Introducing the Medford Team at Ward Insurance
Several of southern Oregon’s most well-known insurance professionals have come together to form Ward Insurance Agency’s new Medford office.
“These Southern Oregon insurance professionals are not just experienced individuals, they are an experienced team who have worked together for many years. They will provide the local service and attention business owners in the region expect and deserve.”
Erik Finrow, Ward Insurance President
Ward’s new Medford office is comprised of a Who’s Who in southern Oregon’s business community, including:
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.
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.
Account Manager Assistant
Ashleigh Hawkins is an assistant account manager. She brings her industry knowledge and skills to the Medford Ward team.
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.
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.