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Local agents among State Auto Insurance ‘STARS’

April 17, 2008
The Daily Freeman Journal
State Auto Insurance Companies announced the completion of the STAR (Sales Training for Agency Representatives) training program by 12 Town & Country Insurance agents: Webster City office: Mary Schmidt, Mary Struchen, Vicky Hahne, Shelly Anderson, Lanette Smith, and Colleen Shannon; Eagle Grove office: Doug Martin, Mary Phillips, Sheri Molitor and Janice Andersen; Clarion office: Denise Nelsen and Donna Studer.

"The goal of our STAR program is to build our agent's customer service and sales skills so they can better serve their clients." said State Auto President Robert Restrepo. "Those that have completed this program really are our STARs and we are proud to have agents of this caliber completing this training and representing State Auto in Iowa."

Even though the initial program is completed, State Auto sales personnel will continue to work closely with our STARs in developing a seamless sales process that goes from determining the client's needs to constructing an individualized coverage program for them. "This program was designed to take the agent's basic skills and enhance them so they can better serve their customers." Restrepo added.

State Auto operates in 28 states, through more than 30,000 agents, and for five decades, has been A+ rated by A.M. Best company, an independent rater of insurance companies. State Auto is one of only 14 companies that has achieved A+ status from A.M. Best since the beginning.

Town & Country Insurance, is a full service independent insurance agency, offering quality Home, Auto, Health, Life and Business Insurance, with locations in Webster City, Eagle Grove, Clarion and Story City. For more information about the agency, visit

Article Photos

Town and Country agents recently completed additional training. From left are; Mary Schmidt, Mary Struchen, Vicky Hahne, Shelly Anderson, Lanette Smith. Colleen Shannon was not available for the photo.



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