Expanding Locally-Based Insurance Agency Welcomes More New Staff; Agents Receive Insurance Designation


Contact: Lisa Neitzel, Surge Communications
Phone:  (218) 409-4075
Email: lisa@surgetoday.com

NEWS CONTACT: Val Wojtysiak, 218-879-4663, Ext. 200, val@reliablemn.com

CLOQUET/HERMANTOWN, MN, SUPERIOR, WI: (Friday, February 24, 2017) – Reliable Insurance Agency, based out of Cloquet, continues to expand due to excellent client service and performance. Since 2012, Reliable has opened two new branches in Hermantown and Superior, Wisconsin to better serve clients. To meet the growth needs, the agency has added two new staff members: Kristen Modean and Andrew Hjelle. Both will be excellent additions to the agency staff.

Kristen is a Duluth native, graduated from UMD with a Bachelors In Business Administration with a Human Resources Management major. She joined Reliable Agency in 2017. She has worked in employee benefits and payroll administration before finding a career in Property & Casualty Insurance.  She began her Property & Casualty Insurance career in 2009 and obtained her Property and Casualty License in 2010.  She received her Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation in 2012. She has experience in both Personal and Commercial Lines.  Her focus is now Commercial lines but she enjoys keeping up on Personal Lines and helping out if needed.  She enjoys working with and learning about all types of customers and their business/organizations. She looks at every day in the insurance industry as a new challenge.  When not at work she is spending time with her significant other, Jay and their 2 dogs, Taz and Tucker, along with her family and friends. She loves to spend time on the water and traveling (near and far).

Andy grew up in Saginaw, MN. He graduated from high school in 2014 and is pursuing an Associate of Business Finance from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet, MN. Andy joined Reliable Agency in December 2016 and has obtained his Property and Casualty License in January 2017.  Andy is excited to be a part of the insurance world and enjoys helping customers with their needs. When Andy isn’t at work, he enjoys spending time with his family and is active in his church and local politics.

Jolene Lust, Bob Sawyer and Scott Wjotisiak have recently received their CIC (Certified Insurance Counselors) designation. This means that they have further knowledge about various types of policies, coverage, risks, and more, so they can better serve you, your families and your businesses!


About Reliable Insurance Agency

Since 1974, Reliable Insurance Agency has offered quality and reliable service to customers who want a trusted freedom of choice. The agency can meet the personal insurance needs of its customers in areas such as home, auto, health, disability and life. Business owners get service with top companies to make sure that their livelihood stays protected. Reliable Insurance.

Reliable Insurance Agency offers Auto, Home, Business, Life, Health, Disability, Medicare Supplements, Long-Term Care and Annuities/IRAs. The Main Office is located at 803 Carlton Avenue in Cloquet, the Hermantown Branch is located in the Hermantown Square, 5094 Miller Trunk Highway, Suite 500 in Hermantown, and their Superior branch is located at 610 Ogden Avenue in Superior. Visit their website at www.reliablemn.com or call (218) 879-4663 (Cloquet office) or (218) 729-6791 (Hermantown location).


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