Office Administration
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Shannon
Claire
RSI Staff/Agents

Jim Poppie
Principal

“We operate with high integrity, discipline, loyalty and honesty –this is the commitment we make every day to the people we serve”

Originally from the Brainerd Lakes area, Jim moved to the Twin Cities after graduating from St Cloud State University. He is married and has two children.

Jim started his insurance career in 1988.

In August of 1999, Jim sold his Allstate Insurance Agency in Wayzata, MN and went into partnership with Marv Bjugan at Richfield State Insurance. He enjoys the flexibility and choices that being an independent agent offers his clients.

“I am proud to be able to provide you with quality insurance products to cover your automobiles, home, boat and recreational vehicles, business and life insurance”

Call Jim for a professional evaluation of your current insurance needs.

jpoppie@richfieldinsurance.com

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Jim Poppie

Chad Bjugan
Principal

Chad started his insurance career with Allstate insurance in 1997. To broaden his insurance knowledge he became an underwriter for Austin Mutual. Chad joined Richfield State Insurance in 2001.

Chad is an active board member of the Richfield Chamber of Commerce and is also Board Chair in 2007. He also serves on the Military Affairs council associated with the 934th Air Force Wing.

He graduated from the University of Minnesota at Duluth where he played lacrosse. He enjoys running marathons, playing golf, and spending time with his family.

Please call Chad to help you match your insurance needs with our insurance products.

cbjugan@richfieldinsurance.com

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Chad Bjugan

Marv Bjugan
Agent/Consultant

Marv began his insurance career in 1970 as an agent for Allstate Insurance Company. He spent 10 years as an agent and the next 11 years as a sales manager with Allstate. In 1992 he purchased his first insurance agency and moved to the current Richfield location when he purchased the Richfield State Agency in 1994.

Marv attended Luther College and Mankato State University. Marv's activity in the Richfield Rotary Club and the Richfield Chamber of Commerce was also vital in getting Richfield State Insurance inducted into the Small Business Hall of Fame in 2002. He has served as chair of the Chamber of Commerce and has been awarded the Farrington Award for community service. He also serves on the Region 8 board of the Minnesota Independent Agents and Brokers.

Marv specializes in all types of insurance and is available to meet with clients at any time to discuss their needs.

mbjugan@richfieldinsurance.com

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Marv Bjugan

Katie Klauda Lewis
Agent

Katie comes to Richfield State Insurance with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the insurance world. Before joining our team, she successfully managed and grew her own insurance agency for twenty years with Allstate. Personalized service and customer satisfaction is cornerstone to her business philosophy and she would be happy to assist you with your insurance needs. Katie will work for you to customize the best coverage at the most competitive price.

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin - Stout and recently achieved an Associate of Applied Science degree in Interior Design from the Art Institutes International Minnesota. She is a member of the Edina Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Metro Links Golf Association and on the board of the International Wine and Food Society. (learn more about Katie Lewis) She resides in Edina with her husband Terry and their labradors Brandy and Cabela.

kklewis@richfieldinsurance.com

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Katie Klauda Lewis - Richfield State Insurance Agent

Kelly Mayerle
Agent

Kelly Mayerle has been an insurance agent with Richfield State Insurance since 2000. Her diverse insurance background brings tremendous value to the agency. She has been an independent Property and Casualty Insurance agent for 9 years with an additional 5 years of experience in the insurance industry working with annuities, life, disability, long term care, health and security products.

Kelly has always been active in the community participating in business, educational and sports organizations; Toastmasters International, BNI, PNG, Richfield Chamber, Twin Cities Sport & Recreation. Kelly is a Bloomington native receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree from St. Cloud State University. She resides with her husband and daughter in Eden Prairie.

fritzinsurance@yahoo.com

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Kelly Mayerle

Scott W. Anderson
Agent

Scott W. Anderson has been an agent with Richfield State Insurance since 1998. His insurance career began with the METLIFE Ins. Co. in 1994 in their training institute in Atlanta, Ga. After 2 years with METLIFE he went independent, and joined RSI in 1998. He is a graduate of Burnsville High School, and Augsburg College, Minneapolis. He has been very active with the youth hockey community in Minneapolis. Other interests include Golf, and the vibrant music scene in the Twin Cities. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and son.

Please call on Scott for your personal or commercial insurance needs.

swander@richfieldinsurance.com

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Scott Anderson

Tom Brooks
Agent

Tom Brooks started his insurance career with Prudential in 2000 as a direct agent. After being one on their top performers, Tom came to Richfield State Insurance in 2001.

Tom grew up in Southern Minnesota and graduated from Minnesota State University at Mankato. Tom is an avid golfer and enjoys watching and following all of the local sports teams.

Tom works with a variety of different insurance products and companies. Please give him a call and he would be happy to assist you.

tbrooks@richfieldinsurance.com

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Tom Brooks

Terry Sweeney
Commercial Agent

Before joining Richfield State Insurance in 2002, Terry was the Human Resource Director/Training Coordinator for H.O.M.E.S., Inc. Terry was also a member of their board of directors.

Terry is responsible for the Commercial Department at Richfield State Insurance.

Terry was raised in Hopkins and still lives there with his wife Barb and his two daughters. Terry attended the University of Minnesota. He is active with the athletic program in Hopkins.

Terry is available to discuss any of your commercial insurance needs.

tsweeney@richfieldinsurance.com

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Terry Sweeney

Paul Newton
Commercial Agent

Paul proudly claims to be from the United States when asked where he's from – mostly because he lived all over the country growing up with a father in the Air Force. He graduated high school from the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield, MN and then received his Bachelors from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. After college he moved to Alexandria, Virginia and worked 10 years in various roles for the American Society for Training & Development. He made a career change and moved back to Minnesota in 2004 to work for Federated Insurance. In late 2006, Paul decided being an independent agent would allow him to better serve clients long-term. He focuses on commercial insurance and understands risks associated with numerous industries.

He enjoys spending free time with his wife (Nyla) and two young boys (Henry & Sam). He likes to stay active in the community and sports leagues and has served on numerous boards – Church, Kiwanis, Youth Soccer Associations.

“I am proud to be able to provide you with quality insurance products to cover your automobiles, home, boat and recreational vehicles, business and life insurance”

Please call on Paul for your personal or commercial insurance needs.

pnewton@richfieldinsurance.com

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Paul Newton

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