Career Profile: Rhonda Linnett Graber, CIC, is a senior insurance professional who is passionate about educating clients, developing strong teams and building business.
She has held numerous executive positions in the industry while developing a diverse background in leadership, development, sales and marketing. Graber started her career at her family firm, which later merged with Bollinger Insurance. She spent over 15 years at Bollinger, holding various positions in business and personal insurance and serving on the company’s board of trustees. In 2013, Arthur J. Gallagher acquired Bollinger, and Graber stayed on for two years to assist with the transition. Now, coming full circle, she is the president and owner of Skylands Insurance Group in Netcong, New Jersey, where she works with businesses and individuals to provide insurance solutions.
Graber has received numerous industry awards including multiple Agent of the Year awards and the Policy Makers Award. She has served on advisory boards for companies such as Travelers, Hanover, Plymouth Rock, ACE and PURE.
Education: Graber holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Gettysburg College. She has held the certified insurance counselor (CIC) designation for over 25 years and is pursuing the certified personal risk manager designation.
Community Involvement: Graber has been a leadership council mentor for Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business Leadership since 2011. She is past president of the North Essex Chamber of Commerce, is the founder and a chapter leader of Dining for Women and is a volunteer for the Valerie Fund. Graber has returned to Caldwell University’s board of trustees after having previously served on the board for 10 years.