About JMD

JMD is the Hudson Valley’s premier independent insurance agency, providing thousands of New York clients with customized plans to protect their cars, homes, businesses and families.

As an independent agency, JMD is set up to work for YOU, not any one provider. Our model brings customers the best of both worlds: access to top national carriers and the impartial guidance of local agents they can trust and depend on.

Our mission is simple: understand each client’s unique situation, coverage needs and budget and bring them the best possible plans at the lowest possible prices.

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Meet the Team

Peggy Dwyer
President & Founder

First and foremost, Peggy Dwyer is a neighbor and a committed member of your Hudson Valley community. She and her seven siblings grew up in Cornwall, NY, the idyllic town her parents fell in love with when saving up to move from Brooklyn to the suburbs.

After graduating Cornwall Central High School, Dwyer went on to study Marketing and Management at Niagara University in Niagara Falls, NY. Her degree led her to New York City where she spent 15 years at Smith Barney in the company’s Private Client Division.

In 1997, she and her husband Roger moved back to her hometown to raise their two daughters. At this time, Dwyer began to learn the insurance business from local agents who represented specific carriers. That’s when it hit her: even when they sought similar coverage, no two clients had the same profile. As such, the carrier that was best for client A wasn’t always best for client B. Customers needed a trusted local agent with access to all the major national carriers to shop on their behalf and provide unbiased council on who to go with.

On this insight, Dwyer founded the JMD Insurance Agency in 2006. Since then, the company has experienced organic growth each year based on client referrals and word of mouth.

Outside of the agency, Dwyer is passionate about community and family. After a full day at the office, she can often be found hosting pro bono coaching sessions to help local residents make sound financial choices while avoiding common pitfalls. As a daughter, sibling, wife, aunt and mother, her family keeps her busy, grateful and inspired, especially her two daughters, Jessica and Maddy.

Amanda Campbell
Licensed Sales Associate

Amanda is a Licensed Sales Producer for JMD who has been with the company for two years. Amanda was raised in Ulster County and attended college in Manhattan.

Her work experience throughout New York has made Amanda intimately aware of the state’s unique diversity. Amanda caters to this diversity by providing cost-conscious, unique solutions for our clientele’s insurance needs. When she’s not in the office, you can find Amanda with her family, passionately discussing pop culture and film, or reading a mystery novel.

Bea Brentnall
Customer Service Representative

Bea is the newest member of the JMD Insurance Agency team. She was born in Newburgh, New York and raised in Ulster County. After she attended college in New York City, Bea returned to the Hudson Valley and has worked closely with the public since.

Bea provides excellent customer service by ensuring all JMD customers receive an efficient, quality experience with every interaction. In her spare time Bea attends Dutchess Community College with the intention of transferring to a pre-law program. Bea enjoys walks with her dog, travelling, and spending time with friends.