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Coface South – Credit insurance specialists

Coface South – E.W. Droppa & Associates, LLC. is a general agency for Coface North America. Providing solutions in credit insurance, business reports and commercial collections.

Management Team


E.W. “Buck” Droppa
CEO and General Agent

A career Credit Professional with over 45 years of experience in the Credit Insurance industry. Attended Newark State College, Union NJ, a U.S. Army overseas veteran, a credit analyst with a National Mercantile Agency, VP of Commercial Collection Service and former legislative liaison and Chairman of Chesapeake Chapter of NACM.

Joseph Noto
Senior VP of Agency Business Development & Banking Relationships

Joe and his sales team are responsible for business development, managing our direct agency salesforce throughout the Southeast. Joe also manages our banking relationship program with key banking partners throughout the South. Joe graduated from the University of Baltimore, School of Business in 1987. He has extensive experience in the field with previous positions as a commercial underwriter in the factoring field, a credit analyst with a major mercantile agency from 1987-1995, a senior risk underwriter in the trade credit insurance industry from 1995-2006 and has been with the agency since 2006.

Kendel Droppa
VP Broker Team

Kendel and her team oversee and facilitate business development and servicing through our key broker partners. Kendel has her B.A. in marketing and business from Salisbury University and has been with the agency in various capacities since 2003.

Debbie Rowe
Manager of Administrative Services

Debbie oversees the administrative and support staff of the agency.

Umberto Distefano
Product Manager, Business Information Division

Umberto coordinates new business development as well as servicing our clients utilizing Coface’s credit reports, Debtor Risk Assessment scores and Credit rating opinions.

Jeanne Gill
Account Manager, Broker Services Division

Jeanne has her P & C license and has been with us since 2010, supporting our broker team. Jeanne coordinates policy issuance, renewals, processing and client service issues.