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At Mel Foster Insurance, we have a team of professionals you can rely on to have effective answers to your constantly changing needs. We have 42 employees to serve your needs. We have 25 resident agents licensed in both Iowa and Illinois.

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Jim Behan - Commercial Lines Producer

Jim has been with Mel Foster Insurance since 1983. He specializes in Transportation Insurance.  He has been a recipient of the Chairman’s Club award for 19 consecutive years.  With his years of insurance experience and knowing the Mel Foster Insurance philosophy, he helps mentor new producers.

He enjoys the outdoors especially camping, hunting, golf, and fishing.

 

Email | Phone: 563-359-5446

Sarah Bohling - Commercial Lines Account Manager

Sarah as been with Mel Foster Insurance since 2007 and is licensed in Property & Casualty.  She is an Account Manager in the Transportation Department.  She likes that she gets to learn something new almost every day and loves the opportunity to help clients make informed decisions about their insurance needs.

Sarah enjoys spending time with family and friends.


Email | Phone: 563-359-5446


Marc Engels - President & Commercial Lines Producer

 

 

 

 

Email | Phone: 563-359-5446

Jen Kaney - Commercial Lines Account Manager

Jen has been employed by Mel Foster Insurance since 1999.  She started as a personal lines filing clerk and then moved to Commercial Lines Marketing and Customer Service.  She has been an Account Manager since 2002, working exclusively with transportation accounts.  Jen also has experience with accounting and IT.  She has been licensed in Personal Lines and Commercial Lines Property & Casualty Insurance since 2003.

Jen currently resides in Bettendorf with boyfriend Zach, daughter Emersyn and dog Harry.

Email | Phone: 563-359-5446

Kelli Rodney - Commercial Lines Account Manager

Employed by Mel Foster Ins. since 2014.  Graduated from Liberty University in May 2015 with MBA in Project Management.  Licensed in Personal Lines and Commercial Lines Property & Casualty Insurance since June 2015

Currently reside in Moline, Illinois with two sons - Brayden and Talan

Email | Phone: 563-359-5446

Andy Schoonover - Commercial Lines Producer

Andy joined Mel Foster Insurance in July 2010.  Andy comes to Mel Foster Insurance from Northwest Wisconsin where he grew up working on the family dairy farm.  He is a licensed Commercial Lines Producer in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, and Wisconsin.  He specializes in Transportation Insurance.  During his tenure with Mel Foster Insurance he has attended many educational seminars including Great West Casualty’s Truck Producer School.

He graduated from Minnesota State Mankato in December of 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree. While he was at Minnesota State he excelled in academics as well as being a four-year letter winner, All Conference and All American on MSU’s football team.

Email | Phone: 563-359-5446

Mike Smith - Commercial Lines Producer

Mike Smith has been with Mel Foster Insurance since 1988.  He is a Commercial Lines Producer specializing in Transportation.

Mike is a 1987 graduate of Cornell College with a degree in Finance/Economics.  Mike is married with three children and lives in DeWitt, Iowa.

 

Email | Phone: 563-359-5446

Ben Uker - Commercial Lines Producer 

Ben joined Mel Foster Insurance in 2013.  He is a licensed Commercial Lines Producer in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, and Wisconsin.  He specializes in Transportation Insurance.   During his tenure with Mel Foster Insurance, he has attended many educational seminars including Great West Casualty’s Truck Producer School.  Ben also has 10 years of financial experience.

Ben grew up in Osage, IA and then traveled to Iowa City, IA where he obtained his bachelor degree and wrestled for the University of Iowa under legendary Dan Gable.  Ben was a four year letter winner while contributing to 4 Big Ten and 5 National Championship teams from 1994-99.  Ben also earned the J. Donald McPike Award that is given to the senior on the team with the highest G.P.A.  Ben also competed professionally and coached on the MMA circuit for 9 years while training under Hall of Fame legendary coach Pat Miletich.  Ben has coached wrestling for 10 years at the college and high school level in the Quad Cities.  He enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, along with many different types of outdoor activities.  

Email | Phone: 563-359-5446

Stephanie Smith - Claims Representative

Stephanie has been in the insurance industry since 1978. 

She graduated from Clarion State University of Pennsylvania and the College of William and Mary with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.



Email | Phone: 563-359-5446

Amanda VanTheemsche - Commercial Lines Processor

Amanda joined the Mel Foster team in June of 2016.  She graduated from Western Illinois University.  She has spent her entire career specializing in customer service and she looks forward to offering the best service possible.

 Amanda enjoys spending free time with her amazing family and friends.

 

Email | Phone: 563-359-5446