Meet Emma A. Massey
Small Businesses are the Backbone of the American Economy. Small Businesses with Backbone Lead the American Economy. Massey Insurance Agency Epitomizes Both Statements
Emma A. Massey, a notable New Jersey business leader, proudly serves as vice president of Massey Insurance Agency. Her late husband, Raymond Massey, established Massey Insurance Agency in Newark where the company has thrived for 45 years with a steadfast commitment to the city. A well-known and respected pillar of the Newark community, Massey Agency lands on the NJBIZ list as a Top 50 insurance brokerage in the state. Emma Massey exemplifies professionalism providing insurance products and services to government agencies, large corporations, small businesses, non-profits, arts centers, charter schools, and individuals.
Mrs. Massey grew the agency through her ability to adapt the company’s products and services to meet the needs of a diverse clientele and providing affordable prices for urban residents. The community greatly benefitted from her “Why Not Newark?” campaign, which encouraged insurance companies to insure Newark’s individuals and businesses. The Massey Insurance Agency is one of the very few African-American womanowned insurance brokerages in the state and is licensed to do business in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and Connecticut.
Past president of the Essex County Chapter of the Independent Insurance Agents of NJ and a member of the executive committee of the Newark Regional Business Partnership, Mrs. Massey graduated from Montclair State University with both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Business Education. She retired after 25 years in Education from Union County Regional High School District #1 to head the family insurance business. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; The Links, Incorporated; the Urban League; and NAACP.
Now that her only child, Ramelle J. Massey, serves as president continuing the family legacy, Emma takes great pride in her daughter’s leadership and boasts that Massey Insurance Agency is one of only 30% of family-owned businesses that survive to a second generation.