Thomas M. True, Business Leader was honored as a 2019 Guardian of History by The Red Mill Museum Village on November 2, 2019.


Thomas True is one of four children, raised in Florham Park and later Far Hills by his parents Everett and Margaret True. Tom currently lives in Annandale with his wife of sixteen years, Erin, and their daughter Rylie. Erin is a Senior Vice President at True & Associates. Tom has two older children who grew up in Clinton Township. Alicia who is completing her medical residency at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Alicia is married to Dr. Larry Dagrose and they reside in Norwich, Vermont with their two-year-old son, Tom’s grandson, Rowan. Stephen is the Director of Marketing & Sales at an Ohio-based Chemistry company. He resides in the central coast of California and is engaged to Dr. Alina Borchardt.

Tom graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and immediately went to work in the insurance industry. He held various underwriting and management positions with Crum & Forster, Continental, and Marsh & McLennan before starting his own insurance agency at the age of twenty-nine.

True & Associates is a regional multi-line insurance agency which also specializes in surety, benefits, and life. They are licensed in forty-tree states and employ fifty-two people, forty are licensed insurance professionals. True & Associates has four locations in Clinton, Cranford, Wall Street Manhattan with its headquarters in Westfield, New Jersey. The agency handles in excess of $60 million in premiums for contractors, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, professionals, technology, life sciences and all lines of personal insurance coverage.

Tom is a past Director of the Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey and New York, chairing their Legislative and Industry Liaison committees. He held a seat on the New Jersey Department of Banking & Insurance Commissioners Advisory Board and the New Jersey Workers Compensation Bureau Advisory Board.

Tom is currently on the Board of Trustees of the Acorn Montessori School in Lebanon. Tom is on the Board of Trustees of the Valley Crest Farm and Preserve in Lebanon. Tom also holds a seat on the Advisory Board of Durga Tree International. Durga Tree’s mission is the basic human right of every individual to have personal freedom, no matter their socio-economic status, race, gender, or religion. Lastly, Tom is on the National Advisory Board of the Somerset Patriots Baseball Team of the Atlantic League.