Call us at (631) 324‑0041, extensions are listed below for your convenience.

Agency Principals

J. Paul Amaden ext. 304 View Bio
Paul Amaden is the second generation of the Amaden Family that founded Amaden Gay Agencies, Inc. He has been with the agency since 1972. A graduate of Gettysburg College, Paul grew up and raised his family in East Hampton. He has been married to his wife Christine for 47 years, has two children and five grandchildren.
James P. Amaden IV ext. 343 View Bio
James P. Amaden IVJames is third generation of Amadens to lead Amaden Gay Agencies, Inc. He completed his MBA at Fordham University in New York and worked 10 years in the financial industry. The knowledge and experience he gained has served to enhance and shape the way he views Amaden Gay Agencies and its relationship with clients. The principles of honesty, integrity and respect to clients that his grandfather Jim Amaden instilled, are the foundations that he has built his career upon.

James, his wife and three children, live in East Hampton. The family is involved with many local organizations and enjoys traveling, water sports, skiing and photography.

Christopher F. McDonald ext. 341 View Bio
Chris McDonaldChris has worked at Amaden Gay since 1994 and is responsible for the agency’s sales and marketing. Prior to joining Amaden Gay, Chris worked in Baltimore, MD with Colonial Life and Accident Insurance Company. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College. Chris and his wife Daphne have two children and live in Sag Harbor.
Reed E. Jones ext. 316 View Bio
Reed has been with Amaden Gay since 2004 and manages our office. Responsible for overseeing both staff and technology, he also manages the agency’s service operations. Prior to joining Amaden Gay, Reed was a consultant for Banking Services Corporation of America, and then moved onto a Senior Associate position with Korn/Ferry International in the Atlanta, Georgia office. Reed holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Claremont McKenna College as well as an MBA degree from Vanderbilt University. He is a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps. He previously served for six years as the Chairman of the East Hampton Town Planning Board and is an active volunteer with the East Hampton Fire Department. He and his wife Anne and their three children live in East Hampton.
Peter B. Cooper ext. 344 View Bio
Peter has worked at the Amaden Gay Agencies since 1992 and is responsible for the Agency’s life and health insurance division. Peter was born and raised in East Hampton. Prior to joining Amaden Gay Peter worked for Prudential. Peter holds a bachelor’s degree from Albright College and is member of the life underwriting training council fraternal. Peter and his wife Rachel have two children and live in East Hampton.

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Life & Health
Cyri DeCristofaro ext. 317
Peter Cooper ext. 344
Margaret Lester – Manager ext. 312
Claudia Kusanovic ext. 308
Kimberly Schuerlein ext. 339
Mafe Lopez ext. 324
Ada Binozi ext. 322
Helen McGuire – Manager ext. 307
Wendy Lupia ext. 325
Jeannie Federico – Controller ext. 333
Corinne Kelly ext. 306
L’Kela Lawler ext. 319
Insurance Consultants
James W. Brooks  
Alexander Walter  
Lynn Follenius