Allen Insurance and Financial announces that Sandra L. Payson of Rockland has joined the company as a personal lines account executive.

Payson is a graduate of Rockland District High School and holds the Accredited Adviser in Insurance and Associate in Insurance Services designations.

"Sandie brings more than 30 years of industry experience to our personal insurance division, — from call center work to claims, to servicing complex personal insurance accounts," said Jean Dutch, chief operating officer at Allen Insurance and Financial, in a news release. "She's a great addition to an already strong staff."

"I love insurance and believe in the products and coverages we sell. I like the complexities of our clients needs. Even after all my years in this business, there are still situations that will be new and unique. No day is ever the same and I truly believe in the good that our insurance products provide for our clients," said Payson.

A resident of Rockland, Payson has three grown children and four grandchildren. Outside of work, she enjoys babysitting her grandchildren as well as traveling, gardening, kayaking and dancing.