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2017-01-27 / Top 100 People

Mike Gaetano


The Hartman Group

Mike Gaetano is the president of The Hartman Group, an independent insurance agency dealing with cases including employee benefits, commercial property and casualties, financial services and personal lines divisions. It has offices in Williamsport, State College and Duncannon and currently employs 58 people.

Gaetano graduated from the University of Scranton in 1981 with a dual major in marketing and business management. He accepted a position post-graduation as a surety bond representative with Aetna Casualty and Surety. He then joined The Hartman Group in 1988 as an account executive and became vice president in 1994. He became president in 2002.

Under Gaetano’s leadership, revenue has tripled and the number of employees has more than doubled.

He has learned throughout his experiences to be realistic in professional settings.

“My belief in people is sometimes so strong that I am overly optimistic about their development,” Gaetano said. “I’ve learned that hope must be paired with realism and accountability to help others develop their potential.”

Gaetano is currently the first vice chair of the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce. Prior to this position, he has served on many boards of directors including the Independent Insurance Agents of Northcentral Pa., Associated Builders and Contractors, Woodlands Bank Community, Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, Williamsport/ Lycoming Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee, Economic Opportunity and Growth Corp., Industrial Properties Corp. and Leadership Lycoming Operating Committee.

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