An Open Letter
From: Ward Insurance President Erik Finrow
To: Local Business Owners
Ward Insurance recently opened an office in Medford to better serve businesses in Southern Oregon and Northern California.
If you’re a client of Ward Insurance, you already know that we’re an independent insurance agency that provides local service and industry expertise second-to- none.
If you’re not a client of Ward Insurance, I invite you to call me and learn more about us. I can explain our expansion into Southern Oregon and Northern California and what you can expect from us should you decide to become one of our customers.
Ward Insurance is here for the long-term, as you can see by the list of insurance professionals who’ve joined our Medford team.
Call me at 541-687-1117 and let’s start the conversation.
President, Ward Insurance
Introducing the Medford Team at Ward Insurance
Branch Operations Manager
Jim Cox, who has a 35-year career in southern Oregon’s commercial insurance industry, has advised all types of local businesses in all lines of insurance. He serves as Ward’s branch operations manager and as an agent.
Property Loss Prevention
Jeremy Laws is Ward’s in-house loss prevention specialist who helps clients develop custom loss prevention plans to keep them informed, safe, and complaint, resulting in fewer losses and lower costs of insurance.
Employee Benefits Consultant
Long-time Medford insurance executive Les Cracraft is a local expert in Employee Benefits. He will lead the southern Oregon team in this area of coverage.
Employee Benefits Account Executive
Lucinda Blesse is also a member of the Employee Benefits team as an experienced Account Executive who understands both the agency and employer perspectives of today’s rapidly changing health insurance environment.
Trucking & Wood Products Specialist
Mike Niderost is the Ward Medford office’s Trucking and Wood Products Specialist. During his career, Niderost has built a reputation for doing more than helping businesses find the right coverage. He helps them with their overall insurance plan, including special emphasis on loss prevention.
Lynn Wray works as an account manager. She is well known in the Medford area commercial insurance business with many years of experience, specializing in logging and related businesses.
Wood Products Specialist
Geoffrey Stathos brings 38 years of Southern Oregon industry experience to Ward Insurance. He specializes in wood products and many clients know him from his years at Fred S. James, Mission Insurance and United Risk Solutions. Geoffrey’s background combined with Ward’s experienced staff, loss prevention department and in-house claims division makes Ward’s Medford office the new leader in Southern Oregon commercial insurance.
David Niderost specializes in Workers Compensation and is backed up by an entire Ward team of workers compensation professionals who help clients with everything from policy review to claims support.
Property & Casualty Agent
Michael Holcomb is an experienced property and casualty agent who will add his expertise in P&C coverage to the Medford office.
Elaine Aschbacher has been servicing the claims needs for commercial insurance clients in Southern Oregon since 1979. She knows how to provide clients with clear and professional communication during the claims process, and how to work towards the best possible settlement for her clients.
Logan Haugen is one of Ward’s up-and-coming newer producers who’s learning from the experienced agents around him how to take care of clients and how to use Ward’s in-house loss prevention and claims departments to help clients lower losses and insurance costs.