Grow Your County’s Voting Members: Compile a list of farmers in your county who are not
Farm Bureau members. Share this list with your local Allied/Nationwide sales manager, who will
distribute these leads to the Farm Certified agents in your county. The agents will contact these
folks, provide a Nationwide Ag insurance quote, and encourage them to join the Farm Bureau!
Estate Planning: Succession and estate planning are serious concerns for California farmers
and ranchers. Nationwide will pilot at least one estate planning/succession workshop with a
county Farm Bureau in 2010, and will conduct several more in the coming year.
National Policyholder Conference: As a mutual insurance company, Nationwide is owned
by, and accountable to, its policyholders. Each year Nationwide conducts a national
policyholder conference and this year’s event is being held in Des Moines, Iowa, August 30-31.
Representing California at this event will be Mike Bradley, CFBF Manager Leadership
Development, Ken Mitchell, Sacramento County Board Member, Bob Muelrath, Sonoma County
President, and Jake Wenger, YF&R.
Betty Walker, Contra Costa, who spent a day making agency visits with Allied sales manager
Brad Halvorsen and brought each agent a shopping bag of freshly picked Brentwood sweet
Charlotte Mitchell and Imelda Muzio, Sacramento, who are working with local agent Sandi
Ramirez to send letters to 350 Allied auto insureds who are not Farm Bureau members.
Colleen Cecil and Butte County, for having named Nationwide Insurance Butte County’s 2010
Agency Partner of the Year, and for her leadership in chairing the Membership Task Force.
Elizabeth Giannini, CFBF, who will be helping with the rollout of farm leads to agents in
Eric Larson, San Diego, who is working with Nationwide sales manager Cecil Goff to have
Nationwide agents participate in local farmers markets and the county’s golf tournament.
Gary Sack, CFBF, who attended the August Nationwide Ag Agent Farm Certification school and
also presented at that school.
Jackie Crabb, San Luis Obispo, who arranged for Jerry Hillard, Nationwide Ag’s national sales
director, to participate in an Agritourism conference Sept. 22.
Mike Bradley, CFBF, who has brought some great new benefits for Farm Bureau members
including a 5% discount on Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), the nation’s leading pet insurer.
Rhonda Letcher, Solano, who is holding an event for the agents in her county Sept 15th.
Sandy Elles and Sylvie Petitarmand, Napa, who arranged for Nationwide Ag to make a
presentation at their Board meeting and are working with sales manager Brad Halvorsen to
provide leads on farmers who are not Farm Bureau members to agents in their county.
Wayne Zipser and Corrin Amaral, Stanislaus, who compiled a list of farmers in Stanislaus County
who are not Farm Bureau members, and are working with sales manager Valencia Jones to
distribute these leads to agents.
Membership Sales Results
For three months ending July 31st our agents have written 1,322 new memberships, v.
1,567 for the previous three months.
New Agency Appointments
Allied has appointed sixteen new agencies this summer. We have sent them “welcome
to Allied and Farm Bureau” letters. Please contact the Allied Sales Manager and pay
them a “welcome to Farm Bureau” visit:
Agency Town County Sales Manager
G. F. Brown Albany Alameda Julie Buckmaster
Blackwell & Associates Hayward Alameda Michael Simonds
A & J Insurance San Gabriel Los Angeles Trisha Panico
EKIA Insurance Culver City Los Angeles Trisha Panico
HLP Insurance Services Van Nuys Los Angeles Vivian Translateur
Golden Financial Insurance Services Montebello Los Angeles Manuel DeLaCruz
Navion Insurance Anaheim Orange Roseann Penna
Bayside Associates Insurance Solutions Irvine Orange Mark Lundquist
Linda Vista Insurance Services Fullerton Orange Roseann Penna
JKB Insurance Roseville Placer Kathy Campbell
Les Willmon Insurance Elk Grove Sacramento Debbie Evans
Gerald Lee Myslinski Oceanside San Diego Kim Bonesteel
Windfall Insurance Services San Diego San Diego Sherry Mays-Gripp
Golden CenturyInsurance San Jose Santa Clara Linda Gomes
Shockley Insurance Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Linda Gomes
Reputable Insurance Esparto Yolo Brad Halvorsen
Nationwide Insurance Facts
#1 farm insurer in America
Endorsed by eight State Farm Bureaus: California, Connecticut, Delaware,
Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and West Virginia
Ranked #108 on the Fortune 500
More than 16 million policies in force
4th-largest homeowner insurer
6th-largest auto insurer
9th-largest commercial insurer
6th-largest total property and casualty insurer