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Mike Otis

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-- Jeff and Gail C.

Mike Otis

mike_otis.jpgMike Otis was raised in Omaha, Neb., and attended Regis College in Denver, graduating in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

He started his career with Ryder Transportation in Denver while attending Regis and relocated with Ryder to Manchester, N.H., in 1983. Subsequent promotions took him to Boston and then Albany.

Mike changed his career focus in 1987 when he joined the Griffin Agency of Mass Mutual Life Ins. Co. “I became disillusioned with corporate life and wanted a career that offered the opportunity to be my own boss,” he said.

In 1995, Mike and his wife Susan were looking to move and at the suggestion of Bob Griffin visited Oneonta with the intention of starting a branch office of the Griffin Agency.

“While working out of the Roberts professional building I came to know my future partners and was invited to join them in 1996.” Mike said. “Like the Griffin Agency, the Roberts agency has a long history of community involvement and giving back to the community that supports us.”

Mike and Susan reside in Cooperstown, where they raised their three children.

Fast Facts

Name: Mike Otis

Started in Insurance: 1987

Family: Wife Susan; three children.