Meet Our Staff

As our client, you will have a team of highly qualified professionals working for you to provide you with the best coverage for you, your family, or your business.  Building a long-lasting relationship with our clients is our number one priority.

Paul Polesky

Paul Polesky

Owner

F. Paul Polesky, Jr. joined The Polesky Agency in 1984, upon earning a B.B.A. degree from the Risk Management & Insurance Department of Temple University – Fox School of Business and Management. He has remained active in continuing insurance education and is a producer for personal, business, life, disability, and health insurance. Paul’s interests besides insurance include food and wine region focused traveling and Alaska fishing adventures.

Scott Berney

Scott Berney

Commercial Lines Specialist

Scott Berney graduated from Grove City College with a business management major. He obtained financial advice and securities trading licenses in 2004 (now expired), life, health, and annuities licensing in 2004, and property and casualty insurance licensing in 2005. He has two years experience with a national insurance company agent in Ohio and four years experience as customer service representative and agent at an independent agency in Greentree/Pittsburgh. Scott has been with The Polesky Agency since November 2011.

With nearly ten years experience in the food service industry, Scott has been able to gain specific insight into providing competitive and appropriate coverages for restaurants, taverns, and catering companies. He also has thorough experience in building competitive packages for contractors, light manufacturing, retailers, trucking companies, and professional offices.

Scott’s interests include traveling across America and Europe, photography, food, wine and beer culture, and riding his Harley-Davidson. These interests have recently grown to include small batch coffee roasting and Jeep off-roading.

Scott has also recently received recognition from Reader’s Choice for Best Insurance Agent in the Robinson/West area, as well as helped The Polesky Agency earn a Silver Award for an insurance agency in the Robinson/West area.

Beth Duafala

Agent and Customer Service

Beth Duafala holds a degree in biology from Concord University. She has been an agent and customer service representative with the Polesky Agency since 2011. Her years of insurance experience serve customers well. Beth is a loving mother with diverse talents including herb gardening and beekeeping.

Elaine Krelis

Elaine Krelis

Clerk and Customer Service

Elaine Krelis is a graduate of Robert Morris University with a degree in business. She joined The Polesky Agency team in 2014. In addition to maintaining agency records, Elaine also excels at providing excellent customer service which is a hallmark of her having been an award winning real estate agent for some 40 years. Elaine is enjoying being a grandmother for two grown children’s families.

Maria Ball

Customer Service and Clerical

Maria Ball has a varied education experience from several of the great schools in the Pittsburgh region. She studied liberal arts for two years at Duquesne University, received a degree in marketing from the University of Pittsburgh, and an education in real estate from Robert Morris University. She has been doing sales support work with the Polesky Agency since April of 2016.

Maria’s interests include reading, cooking, baking cookies, and spending time with her family, especially her young grandson.

William Groom

William Groom

Customer Service and Intern

William Groom is currently an undergraduate attending Robert Morris University majoring in both Business Finance and Economics. He joined the Polesky Agency as an intern in the spring of 2016. William’s primary focus is to help with business growth, and further develop the agency online and social media presence.

William’s interests include contemporary art, a verity food, alternative music, action adventure movies, playing Ultimate Frisbee, and spending free time with his friends and family.