René Dickens

Employee Benefits Producer

René Dickens is licensed in Life, Health & Disability, Property & Casualty, and holds a Series 6 and 63 Securities License.

She earned her Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation in 1996 and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) in 2002.

Prior to joining Swan Morss Insurance in 2014, René owned her own agency in Elmira for 16 years. She specialized in assisting the agricultural community of the Southern Tier with their insurance and investment needs.

She is a graduate of Ithaca College with a bachelor’s degree in Finance.

René resides in Elmira, New York with her husband and two children.

Current Roles:

Following her passion for serving the food insecure in the Southern Tier she volunteers at The Food Bank of the Southern Tier and The Corning Community Food Pantry.

René also enjoys volunteering in children’s ministry at her church.

Past Roles:

René served for three years on Elmira City School District Board of Education. Her role included time as Vice President, chair of the Audit Committee, and active service on various other board committees.  

She is a past Board Member of The Potter’s Hands Foundation, acting as treasurer during her service with the Foundation. 

René also served for five years as secretary of the board at Victory Highway Wesleyan Church. 


In René’s free time she enjoys traveling with her husband, attending her daughter’s horse activities, walking with friends, and caring for her flower beds.