PJ Hennessey

Risk Advisor

Meet PJ Hennessey

PJ Hennessey is the Risk Advisor at Granite Insurance, joining the company in August of 2020. PJ’s role with the company is focused around working with families and small businesses in our local communities to come up with comprehensive risk management analysis and solutions to make sure our clients are given the best opportunity to succeed.

Prior to joining Granite Insurance, PJ graduated from Appalachian State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science Business Administration in Risk Management and Insurance through the nationally renowned Brantley Risk & Insurance Center.

Upon graduation, PJ worked for a regional insurance broker with a specialization in transportation insurance solutions before joining the Granite Insurance team and following his passion to help our local communities with their risk management needs.

Throughout PJ’s career, he has obtained several prestigious designations: Certified Insurance Counselor, Personal Lines Coverage Specialist, & Small Business Coverage Specialist that has further expanded his expertise, knowledge, and ability to help our clients.

PJ is a proud, life-long high country native. He was born and raised in Blowing Rock, NC & currently resides in Boone, NC with his fiancé, Melisa, along with their 3 dogs and 1 cat. PJ’s life journey has given him the opportunity to live and work in Ashe, Avery, Caldwell, Catawba, & Watauga counties over the years. PJ plans to always call the High Country and Catawba Valley home. When not in the office, you can find PJ cheering on his Mountaineers or Carolina Panthers on weekends in the fall. PJ also enjoys traveling, cooking, hiking, golfing, and snowboarding in this beautiful place we call home.

Fun Facts about PJ:

  • PJ and his sister are 13 years apart but share the same birthday!
  • All of PJ’s animals have the same tuxedo color scheme.
  • PJ’s dream job as a kid was to follow in my parent’s footsteps and own a restaurant.
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