Who We Are Meet Our Team

Our team of dedicated and professional insurance agents live in the communities we serve. We are dedicated to finding the right coverage and policies for each customer.

David J. Burns, President

Commercial Agent

Dave has been with The Burns Agency since 1977, when he joined his father in the family business of real estate, tax preparation, and insurance. When he became an owner in 1984, the focus of the office changed to insurance. As a commercial lines agent, Dave handles the insurance needs of our business, municipal, and non-profit customers. Dave lives in the Village of Clinton with his wife, Lisa, and son, David. Dave and Lisa also have two daughters, Beverly and Chelsea.

Elaine D. Wallace

Receptionst/Personal Line Rater

Elaine joined The Burns Agency in January 2017. She has over 23 years of experience as an administrative assistant. Elaine is the proud mother to four children and proud grandmother to seven grandchildren. She enjoys reading, camping, hiking, and family gatherings. She currently lives in the Oneida area.

Wendy P. Lawlor, CISR, CIC

Commercial Agent

An employee since January 1988, Wendy is currently an agent for commercial lines of insurance, and is the office manager. She earned her Certified Insurance Service Representative designation in 1998 and then the Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 2004. Wendy resides in Clinton with her husband, Mark, and children, Erin, Colleen, and Jerry.

Lisa B. Farmer


Lisa rejoined The Burns Agency in June 2011. She has over 20 years of experience in accounting and customer service. Lisa lives in New Hartford with her husband, Paul, and sons, Noah and Joshua.

Julie A. Freemire, CISR, CIC

Personal Agent

As a personal lines agent, Julie has been serving the insurance needs of individuals and families since she was hired in December 1994. She has also earned the Certified Insurance Service Representative designation and added the Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 2014. Julie, her husband, Jim, and sons, Zachary, Curtis, and Benjamin, live in Chadwicks.

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