Janet Voss – President
Janet has been with Insurance Associates since 1986 – first as an agent and in 1991 she began managing the agency. In 1995, Jan became President and co-owner of Insurance Associates. Prior to her career in insurance, Jan was a commercial lender. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin Superior. Jan and her husband, Jeff, have four children and six grandchildren.
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Jeff began his insurance career with Insurance Associates in 1988. Jeff has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls in business. Prior to insurance, he was a real estate lender with a local bank. Jeff and his wife, Jan, have four children and six grandchildren. Jeff enjoys hunting, fishing, sports, and spending time with his grandchildren.
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Kathy has been an agent with Insurance Associates since 1985. Kathy and her husband, Tom, are longtime resident of Eleva. They have three daughters and five grandchildren. When not working, Kathy likes to travel in the western United States and spend time with her family.
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Val began her insurance career with Insurance Associates in 1989 after receving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Personnel Management. She is from northwestern Minnesota, where most of her family still lives. Val and her husband, Dirk, have two grown children, and live in Eau Claire. Besides helping clients with their insurance needs, Val enjoys fishing, gardening, volunteering, playing bridge, reading and traveling.
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Tom has been in the insurance industry since 1977 and contracted with Insurance Associates in 1986. Tom and his wife, Karen, raised two daughters in Northern Wisconsin – having lived in Superior and now Iron River. Tom has a Bachelor of Science degree from Northland College and served in the United States Navy as a Naval Officer for four years. Tom enjoys the north woods, Florida during our winters, and golfing in the summer. Tom and Karen have 3 grandchildren.
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Jennifer began working as an agent with Insurance Associates in 2009. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from UW – River Falls. Before becoming a licensed insurance agent, Jennifer worked many years in Childcare and Preschool Administration. She and her husband, Nathan, live in Rice Lake with their two children, Jonathan and Jordan. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys volunteering in her children’s school, volunteering in the community, camping with her family and scrap booking.
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Marcy has recently returned to Insurance Associates after an 8 year hiatus from our agency. She had previously worked as an agent with Insurance Associates from 1997-2005. Marcy’s other career was in nursing as a wound care specialist. She is from Superior, WI and has lived in Eau Claire since 1997. Marcy has four children and five grandchildren. Marcy enjoys watching her grandchildren in sporting events, reading, bowling, card-playing, and hunting.
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Josh has been an agent with Insurance Associates since 2015. He had previously worked in the Travel Industry. Josh has a degree from Chippewa Valley Technical College in Marketing. He is a life long native of Eau Claire and lives their with his two daughters, and his partner and her daughter.
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Barb has been an agent with Insurance Associates since 1987. Barb is a native of Rochelle, Illinois, and previously worked in a medical office. Barb and her husband, Ray, have two children, Renee and Michael, and four granddaughters. Barb says she will never retire because she loves helping her clients.
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Bonnie Berg – Executive Assistant
Bonnie has been on office staff with Insurance Associates since 1996. Bonnie is an Eau Claire native and graduate of Memorial High School. In 2003, Bonnie obtained her producer license so she could further assist Insurance Associates’ clients. Bonnie and Mike Berg recently celebrated their 40th anniversary. They have three children and eight grandchildren.
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Melissa joined Insurance Associates in 2014 as the agency in-house accountant. She had previously worked as an intern with Insurance Associates in 2012. Melissa has two degrees from Chippewa Valley Technical College; one in accountancy and another in hotel and restaurant management. Melissa lives in Eau Claire with her daughter, and her partner and his two daughters.
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