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Marc Blatt, CEO, Rampart Agency, Inc.

Wife Lindsey, lives in Tenafly NJ. They have three children Alexis, Eliza Jayne and Hadley.

  • Graduated Boston University in Boston Massachusetts with a BS in 1993.
  • Marc entered in the Insurance business in 1995.
  • Licensed in Life, Life settlements and Property & Causalty
  • Serves on numerous General Agent and Advisory counsels and received several insurance company awards over the last 20 years.
  • Member of AALU, NAILBA, and NAIFA
  • Marc Blatt is a current Foundation Board Member at Englewood Hospital and the Young Board at the Jewish Home at Rockleigh.
  • Has Co-Chaired Life Insurance Divisions for the Israel Bonds and UJA in New York City.

Howard Blatt, President of Rampart Agency, Inc.

  • Howard J. Blatt, and his wife, Anita, live in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. They have two children and five grandchildren.
  • Howard entered the life insurance business in 1963.
  • Started Rampart Agency, Inc. in 1965.
  • Received CLU designation 1971.
  • Served on numerous General Agent and Advisory counsels and received several insurance company awards over 40 years in business.
  • Member of AALU, NALU, and the American Society of Financial Service Professionals.
  • Rampart Agency, Inc. is now an independent life insurance brokerage agency with corporate offices in Fort Lee and satellite offices in Lake Success and Doylestown, PA.
  • Principal of Rampart Brokerage, Corp., a national Property and Casualty insurance agency.
  • Howard Blatt has served on the board of a number of civic and charitable organizations.
  • Current member of Board of Directors of the Jewish Home at Rockleigh.
  • Has Co-Chaired Life Insurance divisions for Israel Bonds, UJA and ADL in New York City.
  • Organizer and Member of the Board of Community National Bank in Great Neck, NY

Howard Simon, Account Exec., Rampart Agency, Inc.

  • Bachelor in Science from Syracuse University 
  • Graduated of New House School of Communication at Syracuse
  • Employed with Rampart Agency, Inc. since 1989
  • Rampart Agency, Inc. Long Term Care Manager
  • Industry leader advising brokers & individual clients how to protect against Long Term Care exposure
  • CLTC Designation
  • Long Term Care Insurance Educator more than 30 years
  • Licensed in Long Term Care, Disability, Life, Health, Property & Casualty
  • Resides in Bergen County, New Jersey
  • Wife Judy and two kids, Samantha and Matthew – Judy is a Designer & Merchandiser of kids, teens and junior outerwear. Matt is a graduate from University of Michigan and Samantha from Penn State University.

Michael Smith, MBA, CLU


  • Tufts University, B.A. History 1977
  • Temple University, M.B.A. Risk and Insurance 1979–Research Fellow in Risk and Insurance
  • The American College, C.L.U. 1984

Work Experience

  • May 15, 1979–May 31, 1993 The Smith Agencies, President
  • June 1, 1993—Present Rampart-Smith Agency, Inc. President

Industry Association Experience, Honors, & Awards

  • President—The New York Chapter Society of Financial Service Professionals 6/98-6/99
  • President & Chairman—The New York Center For Financial Studies—6/00-6/03
  • President—Life Supervisors Association of New York—6/84-6/85
  • 35 Year Qualifying Member of the Million Dollar Round Table
  • 2 Time Qualifier for the Top of the Table
  • 6 Time Qualifier for the Court of the Table
  • 2010 Paul Goodman Award Winner—William Penn Life Insurance Co. of NY
  • William Penn Life Ins. Co. of NY Hall of Fame–1999
  • 2012 UJA Federation of New York’s Stephen A. Kramer Humanitarian Award
  • State of Israel Bonds’ 1992 Israel Peace Medal
  • Member of Who’s Who of American Entrepreneurs
  • Member of Metropolitan Who’s Who Registry
  • Member of NYCSFSP, NYCAIFA, and NAILBA
  • Licenses held–Life, Accident & Health, Property & Casualty, and
    FINRA Series 6
  • Expertise in Life Insurance, Annuities, Long Term Care Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Business Continuation Planning, Estate Planning, and Retirement Income Planning

David Whitney

Wife Susan, lives in Pleasantville NY. They have 2 children Ashley and Justin and 2 grandchildren Jonah and Sophia.

  • Graduated Northeastern University Business School Summa Cum Laude 1973
  • His full career has been in the Disability Brokerage business leading Paul Revere, Provident and Unum agencies.
  • He started as a Brokerage Rep with Paul Revere in June 1973.
  • Licensed Life and Health, member SFSP, NAIFA, and Round Table of NY
  • Has served on many company advisory counsels and is past president of NYC SFSP, GAMA, and Round Table of NY.
  • Has been honored by UJA, Israel Bonds, and ADL.
  • Is currently a Director on the Board for the NY Center for Financial Services.



Boyd Varghese, Account Exec., Rampart Agency, Inc.

  • Graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Minor in Business Computer Information Systems
  • Entered into the insurance business since 1998
  • Life and Property & Casualty Insurance licensed
  • Employed part time at POHS Institute of Insurance
  • Customer Service & Insurance Sales Agent background and experience
  • Volleyball Coach & Trainer