About Mark Medole

Partner, Commercial Insurance Specialist

Mark Medole

Mark lives in the Clarence Township with his wife, Christy, and his two sons. He obtained his BA from Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA, with a concentration in hospitality and business management.  Upon completing his degree, he operated various restaurants in Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Tampa.  Twenty-two years ago, he had opted to join his family insurance agency.  Mark has obtained his CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designation and continues to thrive in the Commercial Insurance arena.  His vast experience and knowledge of business insurance exposures have made him a valuable, trusted advisor to his clients.

Proactively educating and protecting his clients is Mark’s philosophy – He believes insurance is not a commodity but a process.  His process involves analyzing the specific business needs and exposures, properly matching coverages, risk management techniques, and general education to his clients.  The best client for Mark is an “Educated Client.”  He thrives on the challenges to provide his clients with solutions to manage their risks.

Mark continues to be an active member of the Lions Club of Clarence and is the Board Chair for the Clarence Chamber of Commerce.  He also serves on the Board of Directors for North Towns Federal Credit Union and sits on advisory boards for several insurance companies. Outside work, he enjoys golfing, fishing, cooking, and leisurely with his family.

Professional Highlights:

  • Has CIC designation, which is held by less than 8% nationally of all insurance personal
  • Flipped a Mom & Pop restaurant in Florida grossing $440k annually to over $3.8 million annually.
  • Youngest employee promoted to General Manager in the history of Stouffer Restaurant Company
  • Father and mother founded Emerling Agency nearly 40 years ago, with three employees, originally operating out of their home basement.
  • Has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry!
  • Played an instrumental role in rebranding and new building development for a local Federal Credit Union.

Personal Highlights:

  • Hole in One- July 25, 2007- Turning Stone Golf Club
  • Married to wife, Christy for 25 years
  • Has a Goldendoodle named River
  • Loves to cook
  • Won several awards for best BBQ ribs in WNY
  • Proud father of two boys

High School Diploma (83) – Clarence Central High

BA degree in business and Hospitality (87) – Mercyhurst College

CIC- Certified Insurance Counselor (06) – National Alliance

Licensed Property & Casualty Broker (00) – New York State

  • Hospitality
  • Habitational
  • Contractors
  • Fire Departments
  • Manufacturing
  • Garages and auto-related business
  • Retail, Wholesale, and service operations
  • Stouffer Restaurant Company (87-92):
    • General Manager of various restaurants across the country (Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia)
  • Lonestar Steakhouse (92-97):
    • General Manager and opening coordinator of five restaurants (Pittsburgh, Tampa, Lakeland, Clearwater)
  • Scallawags Restaurant (97-00)
    • Opened and operated a new restaurant concept (Tarpon Springs, Fl)



  • Insurance Club of Buffalo:
  • Board Chair – Clarence Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Director- North Towns Federal Credit Union
  • Clarence Lions Club
  • Active Parishioner- Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Toast members International
  • Clarence Kiwanians Club- past club secretary.
  • Various Insurance Companies- past advisory board positions.
  • “Taste of Clarence” Chairperson 2018, 2019, 2021