We are a professional agency offering personal service for over thirty years.

Russell Janecka, CIC, LUTCF, FMDC

Russell Janecka
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In 1986, Russell took the reins of his father's then ten-year-old agency. His business philosophy is to help clients understand and appreciate their insurance purchase through education and thoughtful explanation.

Russell received his business education through Victoria College and then through the University of Maryland while serving in the US Air Force, in which he served his country overseas in Berlin, Germany. He is licensed as a Multi-line and a Life insurance Agent. In 1990, he received the Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow designation and in 1996, obtained the Certified Insurance Counselor designation, which he updates annually through continuing education seminars each year.

He is also proud to serve as an elected member of the Board of Directors for Germania Farm Mutual and also has served on its subsidiary boards for many years. He has attained the Farm Mutual Director’s Certification and has been a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors for over ten years. 

Jill Friedel, Agent

Jill Friedel

Jill has been with the agency since 1986. Her years of experience have helped her develop a depth in understanding for the needs people present to her in their insurance matters. She is always willing to assist clients with their questions and concerns.

Jill is the agency manager - maintaining the agency records, files, and bookkeeping. 

Leticia Gonzales, ACSR

Leticia Gonzales

"Letie" has been with JIA since 1992. As an insurance solicitor, she works hard at obtaining the best value for her customers when she seeks to place their insurance. Si es necessario se Habla Español! 

Since November 2000, Letie has maintained an Accredited Customer Service Representative designation through her continuing educational insurance studies.

Barbara Etlinger

Barbara Etlinger

Barbara joined our agency in 2004 with many years of experience in loan servicing from First Capital Bank. Prior to that, she had 12 years of experience in a local insurance agency. Her experiences have taught her how to be sensitive to client's needs in securing their financial future.

Tom Amsler, Agent

Tom Amsler

Tom has been with us since 2014 as a producer. He retired from Germania Farm Mutual as a claims adjuster and analyst. This enables him to underwrite and address risk from a different perspective because he's daily seen the coverage applied at the time of a loss.

Fred Kubesch – Life Specialist 

Fred Kubesch
Fred joined our agency after retiring as a full time P&C agent with Swantner & Gordon in Victoria. Fred brings many years of experience as a district manager and agent representing several carriers.