photos_bio_karlaKarla Hermann

Job title: President/Majority Owner

Karla is co-owner of Hermann Insurance along with her sister Karen. She’s been in the business for pretty much her entire life. She credits her father, Dave Hermann, for teaching her all that she knows about insurance.

Karla grew up in North Branch, Minnesota and only moved away for a short time to attend college. After graduating from Hamline University in 1989 with a B.A. in management and a minor in psychology, she began working for Hermann Insurance.

While Karla appreciated the opportunity to earn a degree, she knows it’s not the degree that makes a person. She learned from her father that owning and managing a business is not something you learn from books – it is something you learn by working with a trusted group of dedicated people. That trusted group is the true face of your business.

A little-known fact about Karla is that her favorite expression is “Good leaders must first become good servants.” This is the most important thing she learned from her father, Dave.

photos_bio_jeffJeff Hermann

Job title: Vice-President/Office Manager

Jeff serves as manager at all three Hermann Insurance locations. He has been serving his customers for over twenty years and is licensed in property/casualty, commercial lines, health and life. He has his Certified Insurance Counselors designation and is a great asset to our agency.

Jeff grew up in Turtle Lake, Wisconsin. He is married to Janelle and has three children – Danielle, Chris and Lauren. He enjoys hunting, fishing and regularly volunteers as a youth sports coach.

A little-known fact about Jeff is that he worked at a cheese factory for three years while attending college.

photos_bio_karenKaren Hermann

Job title: Co-Owner/Sales Manager

Karen is co-owner of Hermann Insurance along with her sister, Karla. She is the sales manager and spends her time setting goals for staff, managing personnel records, and taking care of anything that might otherwise fall through the cracks. She also serves as the office cheerleader.

Karen grew up in the North Branch area and only moved away for a short while to obtain her Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamline University. She also worked for a health-insurance company that did cost containment for medical expenses.

A little-known fact about Karen is that she is an accomplished pianist and her favorite composer is Beethoven.

photos_bio_jewelJewel Lessman

Job title: Account Manager

Jewel has over twenty-seven years of experience in the insurance industry. She has been with Hermann Insurance for over seven years. She is licensed in property/casualty and commercial lines with an interest in pursuing her health and life insurance license. She recently was awarded the designation of Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR). She is a great asset to our business.

Jewel has been married to her husband Joe for over twenty-five years and has one daughter, Taylor. Jewel enjoys going to the movies and gardening. At the end of summer, she enjoys canning the things she has grown in her garden.

A little-known fact about Jewel is that she has lived in North Branch all of her life and that she grew up on a 140-acre farm.

photos_bio_robinRobin Sorgdrager

Job title: Account Executive

Robin has worked for Hermann Insurance since 2014. She is our main customer-service representative and is the first person you will see when you come in the front door. She is also our computer liaison and takes care of coordinating our IT/technical support.

Robin has a son named Wyatt. She enjoys shopping, reading, taking her son on play dates, and anything outside while it is warm.

A little-known fact about Robin is that she almost lost her leg after being bitten by a brown recluse spider.

photos_bio_sandySandy Luecken

Job title: Account Manager

Sandy brings eleven-plus years of insurance experience to our agency. She has worked for Hermann Insurance for over six years and primarily works out of our Rush City office. She is licensed in property/casualty. She once mentioned that she likes to sell, and she is very good at it, taking very good care of her clients.

Sandy grew up in Mora, Minnesota, moved to Eagan, Minnesota in 1993, then finally moved back to Grasston, Minnesota where she lives presently. She is married to Mark and has two children – Hailey and Chase.

A little-known fact about Sandy is that she was a cosmetologist for over twenty years before becoming an insurance agent.

photos_bio_joannJoAnn Belau

Job title: Marketing Specialist/Account Manager

JoAnn started with Hermann Insurance as a customer-service representative over four years ago. After two years, she obtained her license in property/casualty and now spends her time in our Rush City office as an agent and a marketing representative. Her military training gives her a get-the-job-done attitude, which is greatly valued at our company.

JoAnn has been married to Keith for over twenty years and has three children – Marissa, Keanna, and Logan.

She keeps busy with many hobbies such as reading, camping and volunteering. She is a hockey mom and a band mom in addition to many other activities her children keep her busy with.

A little-known fact about JoAnn is that she was an air-traffic controller in the U.S. Navy for four years.

photos_bio_davidDavid Burczek

Job title: Senior Account Manager

Dave is the most senior member of the Hermann Insurance team. He has worked at our agency for over thirty-four years and is licensed in property/casualty, commercial lines, health and life. We have named him our senior diplomat, as he is almost always able to help our clients out of difficult situations.

Dave is married to Deb and has two grown sons, William and John, as well as three grandchildren. He enjoys traveling, and Hawaii is his favorite destination.

A little-known fact about Dave is that he loves old cars and convertibles. He owns a 1996 Red Camaro convertible, a 2001 Chrysler convertible, and two 1957 Chevys.

photos_bio_davidSeth Coy

Job title: Account Executive/Sales Agent

Seth will be working in our North Branch office as an Account Executive/Sales Agent. He has gathered experience in customer service working as a tow truck driver and has also worked in the retail industry.

Seth grew up in Grantsburg, Wisconsin but more recently lives in the Rush City area. Some of his hobbies include golfing, fishing and hunting.

A little known fact about Seth is that he loves the Green Bay Packers. Watch out Vikings…another Packers fan in Minnesota!

photos_bio_davidJudy Armstrong

Job title: Customer Service Representative

Judy works in our Rush City office as our Customer Service Representative. She brings to Hermann Insurance nearly 20 years of experience working as a Customer Care Coordinator.

Judy and her husband Doug moved to Rush City in 2003 to raise their two children – Levi and Kyle. While attending college she lived in the Twin Cities but moved back to the area because (as she puts it) “I guess I’ve always been a small town person at heart”.

A little known fact about Judy is that when she was a little girl she wanted to grow up to be a stunt woman.

photos_bio_davidEric Miller

Job title: Account Manager/Sales Agent

Eric is our newest team member. He will be working in our Isanti office. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and he brings to us a strong understanding of the needs of small businesses. His experience includes sales, as well as, sales management.

Eric grew up in Eagan MN but has lived in Wright County for the last 25 years. He has two children – Cecelia and Adeline. When he is not at their sporting events he enjoys traveling, boating and golf.

A little known fact about Eric is that he has traveled to over 60 countries. That’s impressive!