Shining the spotlight on agents who consistently contribute to Gem Young’s success.


Sam Morocco, Personal Insurance Consultant

Where did you grow up?

I was raised by my mother and father, plus my mother’s two sisters. We were a typical Italian family. It was a special time in my life. Cherished memories that shaped my values, character and beliefs.

What area do you live in now? What do you like most about it?

Poland, Ohio for the last 8 years. It’s a peaceful, quiet and charming neighborhood.

What do you enjoy when you’re not working?

I enjoy spending time with my wife and oldest daughter, watching sports with my daughter Petrina (especially Steelers, Pirates, Yankees and Penguins), going to Columbus to see my grandkids (twins – boy and girl).

How long have you worked in insurance? How did you find your way into the industry?

I’ve been working in the insurance industry since 1977, about 39 years. I was introduced to the industry by my former father-in-law.

What did you do before that?

I was a teacher and coached football, basketball and baseball. I also directed school plays in high school.

What is your specialty?

I specialize in Life Insurance Planning that includes lifetime income, social security options and choosing lifetime distribution.

What designations do you have and what does that mean for the people you work with?

I had a C.F.P. (Certified Financial Planner) designation in 1990 but dropped the letters in 2005. Now I’m in the process of earning my R.I.C.P. (Retirement Income Certified Professional) designation. It is important to me to consistently improve my knowledge and professionalism.

What is the most challenging / gratifying aspect of what you do?

I love what I do because I get to help bring all parties to an agreement on the best solutions that will solve their needs and concerns. When that happens it is true euphoria.

What are the top 3 things that separate you from your competition? 

  1. Being a Trusted Advisor
  2. Experience and knowledge
  3. Honesty and integrity

Why should someone choose you as their insurance agent?

I put my customer’s needs and interests first, before anything else – that’s my word of commitment to them.


Contact Sam
(330) 533-7941 Ext. 113

About Gem-Young

Gem-Young is Western PA and the Mahoning Valley’s premier insurance and financial planning firm with offices located in Canfield and East Liverpool, Ohio. We are a locally owned, family-run business offering home and auto insurance, business insurance, life and health insurance, and a true wealth advisory asset management service. We believe in making a difference in our clients' lives.