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PJ Hennessey

Program Business Specialist

Meet PJ Hennessey

PJ Hennessey is the Program Business Specialist at Granite Insurance, joining the company in August of 2020. From 2020 – 2023, PJ served as a Risk Advisor with Granite Insurance, assisting families & businesses in our local Catawba Valley & High Country communities with personal & small business insurance and risk management solutions.

Beginning in 2024, PJ has transitioned to the role of Program Business Specialist, with a focus on assisting clients nationwide among our Specialty Programs, including Ziplines, Aerial Parks, Climbing Gym, Whitewater Rafting, Tour Operators, & more within our Adventure & Entertainment division.

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.

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 wife, Melisa, along with their 3 dogs and 1 cat.

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, pickleball, and snowboarding. 

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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