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  Roger Bang, CLU


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Roger came to First Insurance in 1973 with a background in banking and insurance.  He has been very active in City government as a council person and mayor and is involved with a number of projects and organizations in the north Iowa area. Roger is a valuable asset to the agency in a consultative capacity for business operations and planning.
 

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  Casey Callanan, Vice President

  Specialty: Risk Management, Homeowners, Business & Auto Insurance
  Email: ccallanan@1stinsurance.com

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Casey is a fully licensed agent whose insurance sales include commercial, health, life, and personal insurance along with employee benefits.  Casey is a native of Clear Lake and a graduate of Iowa State University.  After a brief stint in Washington D.C. working for the U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee Casey returned to North Iowa to begin his insurance career.  He has been with the agency since 2002 and became a partner in 2005.  Casey has been involved in many community efforts through the years including serving on the Cerro Gordo County Foundation Board and a Past President of the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.  Along with those organizations he is currently a member of Clear Lake Yacht Club, Mason City Country Club, Mason City Noon Rotary, and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.   Casey, along with his wife Hunter reside in Clear Lake.
 

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Kelly Draheim

  Specialty: Risk Management & Commercial Insurance
  Email: kdraheim@1stinsurance.com

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Kelly Draheim joined 1st Insurance in February of 2008.   Kelly has been in the insurance industry since 1979 and has dedicated his career to the placement of commercial insurance.  He works exclusively as a commercial insurance agent. Kelly has focused his efforts primarily on the manufacturing sector with an emphasis in metals.  Kelly’s experience however is not limited to manufacturing.  With over 30 years in the industry he has broad knowledge of many classifications of business. 

Kelly, an Iowa native, spent much of his career in California and Chicago.  His experiences in those markets position him uniquely in Upper Midwest as an insurance professional. He has an excellent understanding of the insurance contract.  He knows how to structure insurance policies so his clients are able to maximize the dollars they spend on insurance without sacrificing the protection they need.

Kelly is currently representing 1st Insurance group in Omaha Nebraska.
 


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  Kelly Kloberdanz

  Specialty: Homeowners & Auto Insurance
  Email: kKloberdanz@1stinsurance.com

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Kelly Kloberdanz joined the 1st Insurance team in 2011 with over 20 years of experience in personal lines.
Kelly is a naitive of Mason City
 

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  Kristen Long

  Specialty: Commercial Insurance
  Email: klong@1stinsurance.com

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Kristen joined 1st Insurance in 2006. She is a Customer Service Associate in the commercial lines department. She is a 2001 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Public Relations.
 

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 Sue Lukes

  Specialty: Homeowners, Business & Auto Insurance
  Email: slukes@1stinsurance.com
  Phone: (641) 421-8000

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Sue joined 1st Insurance in 2000. She is licensed to sell Personal lines, Home & Auto Insurance. She is a native of Mason City and is very active in the Community.
 

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  Kendall Lundberg

  Specialty: Employee Benefits, Health Insurance & Life Insurance
  Email: klundberg@1stinsurance.com

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Kendall specializes in group benefits, with an emphasis on health, life and worksite plans. Like other agents, Kendall's task is to provide employers with employee benefits plans, but that's where the similarity ends. She concentrates on relieving her clients’ work schedule of non-business related tasks, allowing them to focus on their business. To accomplish this objective, she provides superior service through a team of specialized insurance agents who work directly with employees at their locations for added efficiency. Her team provides an invaluable service to organizations by presenting plan details to employees in a low keyed, knowledgeable and considerate fashion as well as assisting employers in reducing their employee benefits maintenance tasks.

Lundberg received her AA degree from North Iowa Area Community College and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa in secondary education, majoring in speech with a theatre emphasis. Having a background as a life insurance agent, she achieved national recognition for consulting and assisting residents of North Iowa in a caring and effective manner. She is a published co-author of "Straight Talk – Getting Off The Curb" filled with anecdotes illustrating accountability and self management. Along with having volunteered on numerous community non-profit boards and organizations, she has more than 30 years of business experience.
 

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  Wanda McLaughlin

  Specialty: Commercial Insurance
  Email: wmclaughlin@1stinsurance.com

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Wanda McLaughlin joined  1st Insurance in 1997 with 10 years prior insurance  experience.    Wanda is licensed in personal , commercial and health insurance and currently services commercial areas of insurance.
 

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  John Moran

  Specialty: Risk Management, Business Insurance & Employee Benefits
  Email: jmoran@1stinsurance.com

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John has been with 1st Insurance since 1989 and is currently the President.  Prior to joining 1st Insurance he was associated with an insurance agency in Cedar Rapids.  John’s primary emphasis within the agency is business insurance and employee benefits, he is also licensed for security sales.
 

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  Tel Pappajohn

  Specialty: Risk Management, Commercial Insurance, Professional Insurance
  Email: tpappajohn@1stinsurance.com

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Tel is the senior member of 1st Insurance, having been involved with the agency back to its origin as Snyder Pappajohn and Associates. Tel has a long history of involvement in North Iowa as a member of many boards and organizations. Tel’s primary emphasis within the agency is business insurance, he has special expertise in Professional Liability and Directors and Officer’s Liability.
 

 

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 Wendy Snelling

  Specialty: Accounting, Commercial Insurance
  Email: wsnelling@1stinsurance.com

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Wendy joined First Insurance in 2001 and has 15 years experience in the industry.  She is a Customer Service Associate within the Commercial Lines Department and assists the agency with licensing, accounting and is the IT coordinator for the agency.  Wendy is a volunteer for several community programs associated with children’s activities.
 

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 Janet Stern

  Specialty: Commercial Insurance
  Email: jstern@1stinsurance.com

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Janet Stern joined the 1st Insurance team in 1991 as a business insurance specialist.  She holds property/casualty and health/life licensing in Iowa, and several surrounding states.  Janet prepares new submissions and manages business accounts.  She has developed expertise in surety products for the construction and legal professions.   Janet is a native Iowan and graduated from the University of Iowa.
 



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