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R&R Names Ryan Nowicki Vice President of Personal Lines

Posted by Mike Paddock

Fri, Jun 07, 2024 @ 11:06 AM

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Waukesha, WI – R&R Insurance is very pleased to announce the promotion of Ryan Nowicki as the new Vice President of Personal Lines.

Ryan began his career in the insurance industry at Asset Protection Insurance Network in 2009, before even 
graduating from college. Capitalizing on the value he brought during his internship, he continued with the 
agency full-time after graduation in a role that gave him exposure to sales, service, and leadership in both 
Personal and Commercial Lines. 

In 2016, Ryan transitioned to Lundstrom Insurance, initially focused on selling and servicing a Commercial 
Lines book of business. He was promoted to a leadership position, managing the agency’s Commercial Lines 
Operations. In that role, he developed and executed growth strategies, hired top talent, trained/mentored 
employees, and led operations improvement initiatives. 

Ryan moved to Wisconsin to join the R&R team in 2020 as Director of Personal Lines. His leadership has
helped cultivate a large cultural shift for the department in numerous ways. New Business Revenue, Retention, 
and Total Revenue have grown. Ryan has hired and onboarded 4 new Personal Lines Producers, with an even 
split between new-to-the-industry and experienced individuals. A Private Client Division was defined and 
segmented, and the team has seen growth in capabilities, total accounts, and large account penetration. 
Ryan’s team is currently navigating one of the toughest markets the industry has seen, providing their clients 
with stability and direction through times of large rate increases, coverage reform, and carrier instability. 

Ryan’s commitment to R&R can be seen both inside and outside of the agency. He is an Adjunct Professor at 
Carroll University, teaching Insurance and Risk Management to Junior and Senior Finance & Accounting 
Majors. Ryan serves on the Board of Directors for the Pabst Farms YMCA to further develop R&R’s presence 
in the Lake Country community and leads initiatives across various other professional organizations including 
the Young Professionals Insurance Network, Assurex Global’s Private Client Practice Group, and more. 

As Vice President of Personal Lines, Ryan will provide expanded leadership of the Personal Lines team. He
will continue to develop and execute strategies that fuel the growth of R&R’s Personal Lines SBU. He will be 
responsible for coaching and developing the Sales Team to achieve or exceed their individual goals and 
providing overall vision and direction for Audra Noack (Personal Lines Service Manager) and the Personal 
Lines Service Team.

We encourage you to take a moment to congratulate Ryan on this well-deserved promotion. We look forward to 
his continued leadership in the years to come!

R&R Names Jeff Sewell Vice President of Sales Employee Benefits

Posted by Mike Paddock

Fri, May 31, 2024 @ 13:05 PM

Jeff Sewell Promotion
Waukesha, WI – R&R Insurance is very pleased to announce the promotion of Jeff Sewell, Sales Executive in the Employee Benefits strategic business unit, as the new Vice President of Sales, Employee Benefits, effective June 3rd, 2024. Jeff will report to Dave Lancaster, Executive Vice President of Employee Benefits.

This is a new role in the Employee Benefits strategic business unit and became necessary as a result of multiple years of double-digit organic growth and the addition of several new Sales Executives over this same time period.

Jeff joined R&R Insurance in 2015 and has consistently been a top performing sales executive over this period. Prior to joining R&R Insurance, Jeff held sales and sales management roles at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, ADP and Total Administrative Services Corporation.

Jeff’s new responsibilities will include hiring, training and developing our emerging sales executives, assisting in managing the Employee Benefits sales force and playing an active role in sales leadership and agency-wide sales strategy. Jeff will continue to service and manage a number of his key accounts.

Please congratulate Jeff on his new role when you see him!

R&R Names TJ Schlundt Director of International Practice

Posted by Mike Paddock

Mon, Nov 13, 2023 @ 13:11 PM

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Waukesha, WI – R&R Insurance is thrilled to announce the appointment of TJ Schlundt as the new "Director of International Practice," a landmark addition to our Commercial Lines team.
TJ Schlundt, a seasoned Commercial Insurance Consultant, has shown exceptional skill and dedication in his role, working closely with Assurex Global and its numerous agencies worldwide. His extensive experience and deep understanding of international insurance practices make him the ideal candidate for this newly created position.
In his new role, TJ will manage R&R's internal International Practice Group. The practice group acts as a hub for the collective knowledge of the R&R team on various international Commercial Lines coverages and nuances. Additionally, TJ will act as the primary liaison between R&R Insurance and our international partners at Assurex Global, fostering and strengthening relationships with agencies across the globe. His expertise will be instrumental in navigating the complexities of international insurance markets, ensuring that R&R Insurance maintains its reputation for excellence and innovation on a global scale.
TJ Schlundt's appointment as Director of International Practice marks a significant milestone for R&R Insurance as the company continues to expand its global presence and reinforce its commitment to providing top-tier insurance services worldwide.

R&R Wins the 2023 Best Places to Work

Posted by Mike Paddock

Tue, Sep 19, 2023 @ 09:09 AM


Milwaukee, WI – It is a huge honor to win the 2023 Best Places To Work award from the Milwaukee Business Journal.

R&R Insurance was happy to just be the headline sponsor but everyone was blown away to #1 win in the large business category. A huge thanks to all R&R Insurance Services Inc. employees who made this happen. You make this the best place to work!

The Milwaukee Business Journal honored many Milwaukee-area companies broken down into company size categories. R&R fit the large company category, whose employee size ranged from 100 - 199. R&R achieved a score of 91.45, which inched out the second best HNTB Corp. whose score was 90.47.

Some of the reasons R&R claimed number 1 was its emphasis on work life balance. R&R follows a 7.5 hour work day and Flex Fridays which allow employees to compress their work their work week and leave and leave midday every other Friday. We also offers a Go 365 Wellness program with the ability to earn up to $300.00 per year of gift card rewards, an annual Wellness fair and an on site gym.

Congratulations to all our employees. It was well deserved.

R&R Names Tom McInerny Vice President of Commercial Sales

Posted by Mike Paddock

Wed, Oct 19, 2022 @ 15:10 PM

Tom-McInerny-FeaturedWaukesha, WI – It is with great pleasure to announce Tom McInerny has been named R&R Insurance's  newest Vice President of Commercial Sales.

Tom has been with R&R Insurance for five years as one of our leading Commercial Insurance Consultants. He has been diligent bringing on new clients and retained his clientele. Nearly every year he has been with the agency Tom has been a top contender for Producer of the Year.

In his new role, Tom will lead his team in creating partnerships within businesses across the state. He will continue to help clients with his proactive risk management services while sharing his knowledge, experience and best practices with other Commercial Insurance Consultants.

A native of New Berlin, Wisconsin, Tom received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Loras College. Prior to R&R, Tom worked for a national distributor in the water and sewer industry. Outside of R&R, Tom serves on the Catholic Memorial High School Board of Directors.

"As a Sales Consultant Tom displayed many client focused attributes that allowed him to meet and exceed buyer expectations," states Frank Maurer, Executive Vice President, R&R Insurance. "His client focused Risk Management knowledge allowed him to diagnose how to help his prospects/clients as he became an excellent solution provider. His communication skills created a tremendous relationship with his clients and helped to exceed customer expectations. We are confident Tom will utilize his many positive traits to help lead a team of Consultants to become the next generation of professionals here at R&R. The career is a journey and one that is never ending. Tom's talents fit the requirement for continued growth and development."

R&R Insurance Named 2022 Top 100 Brokers of U.S. Business

Posted by Mike Paddock

Thu, Jul 21, 2022 @ 13:07 PM


R&R has proudly been named a 2022 Top 100 Largest Brokers of US Business by the publication Business Insurance

Business Insurance ranks its 100 Largest Brokers of US Business by their 2021 brokerage revenue generated by U.S.-based clients. Insurance brokers who generate 49% or more of their revenue from personal lines are excluded from the list.

Notable in the data is R&R Insurance's solid 9.6% growth. That is a very good number considering 100% of our growth was organic while 43 of the 100 firms listed include growth by acquisition of other US-based insurance firms. 

See the Business Insurance ranking list here.

R&R Insurance Recognized as a 2021 Gold Level Go365 Inspire Health Award Recipient

Posted by the knowledge brokers

Tue, May 17, 2022 @ 11:05 AM

InspireHealth-2021_logo_cropped R&R Insurance Services receives the 2021 Gold Level Go365 Inspire Health Award. This is a National award given by Humana Healthcare, one of the largest healthcare companies in the world for having more than 70% of employees achieve Silver Status or higher in the Go365 program. Competition for this award included several thousand Humana Go365 clients across the U.S.

This award recognizes annually, organizations that demonstrate significant commitment to building a culture of well-being and helping employees live healthier lives now and well into the future. R&R received the Silver Level of the award in 2020 for having more than 60% of employees achieve Silver Status or higher in the Go365 program. 

R&R, again, would like to thank all of our employees for their commitment in helping us achieve this award!

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Topics: Wellness, Awards

R&R Insurance Recognized for 2021 Workplace Health Achievement

Posted by the knowledge brokers

Thu, Dec 02, 2021 @ 11:12 AM

DS-18247 WHAI 2021 Digitall_SILVER The results of the American Heart Association 2021 Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced today and R&R Insurance Services retains its national Silver Level recognition for continuing to take significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. R&R Insurance is one of 1,506 organizations that completed the Index assessment this year, evaluating the time period of July 30, 2020 to June 30, 2021. Of the organizations that completed the Index assessment, 46% received gold recognition, the highest percentage to date, 32% silver and 22% bronze.

The American Heart Association has defined best practices for employers to use to build a culture of health for their employees in the workplace. The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index measures the extent to which the company has implemented those workplace health best practices. Companies recognized at the Silver level have achieved an Index score of 105 - 127 out of a maximum 151 points.

R&R Insurance consistently strives for a healthier work environment for employees.  From additional healthy vending options to physical activity challenges to onsite nutritional workshops, we are proud to offer a variety of options to increase employees' wellbeing.

The American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives, created the Index with its CEO Roundtable, a leadership collaborative of more than 45 members from some of America’s largest companies who are committed to applying evidence-based approaches to improve their employees’ overall health. The Index is a web-based scorecard that looks at organizational best practices and aggregates employee health data to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of workplace health programs. Studies show that worksites with a culture of health with comprehensive, evidence-based policies and programs, and senior leadership support are more likely to have engaged employees and a healthier, more productive workforce.

"We are extremely proud of our employees for taking the time to make their health a priority.  It is through organizations like the AHA that we can support healthy habits in making us a more productive workforce.  Life can change in an instant and we want to ensure our employees are in the best health they can be." states Jack Riesch, Owner & Executive Vice President R&R Insurance Services

A unique feature of the Index is that it calculates an average heart health score for employees of participating companies that securely submit aggregate health data through Life’s Simple 7®, the American Heart Association’s definition of ideal cardiovascular health based on seven risk factors. Life’s Simple 7® includes smoking status, physical activity, weight, diet, blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure. Companies receive benchmarking reports, which allow them to identify potential areas of improvement so that they can advance their annual performance and recognition.



About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.

Topics: Wellness, Awards

R&R Names Chad Messner Sales Manager

Posted by Mike Paddock

Fri, Nov 19, 2021 @ 10:11 AM

Messner, Chad (1)Appleton, WI – Chad Messner of R&R Insurance Services was recently named Sales Manager of R&R's Appleton office.

In his new role, Chad will lead his team in creating partnerships within businesses across the state. He will continue to help clients with his proactive risk management services while sharing his knowledge, experience and best practices with other Commercial Insurance Consultants.

A native of Elkhorn, Wisconsin, Chad received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. His career began in 2000 as a Consumer Products Specialist at Sentry Insurance. He has remained in the industry for over 20 years joining R&R Insurance in 2018 as a Commercial Insurance Consultant. 

"Chad relishes serving clients," states Frank Maurer, Executive Vice President, R&R Insurance. "He is very knowledgeable on insurance policy language and understands client risk profiles and bringing risk management solutions. We look forward to watching Chad continue to challenge himself and grow as an insurance executive."

Stephanie Riesch-Knapp Recognized as a Notable Woman in Insurance by BizTimes

Posted by the knowledge brokers

Thu, Oct 28, 2021 @ 15:10 PM

SRK_AMBizTimes Milwaukee presents its inaugural showcase of Notable Women in Insurance, spotlighting accomplished female professionals throughout the insurance industry in southeastern Wisconsin. We are excited to announce that our very own Stephanie Riesch-Knapp was one of the 15 women recognized!

As a third-generation owner and senior employee benefits consultant, Stephanie knows what it takes to make the agency and her clients successfulwith her knowledge in the healthcare industry, non-stop energy and a tenacious drive to succeed, Stephanie's a natural choice for anyone's benefit needs.

Stephanie also has experience in the property & casualty area which helps to support the agency's core objective to deliver Employee Benefits and Workers Compensation total risk solutions.

Alongside her father, Ken Riesch, and brothers Jack and Bryon, she's credited with leading the firm's vision of employing top talent in the industry, investing in technology, providing employees with development opportunities and supporting the communities in which the agency serves. With 200 insurance professionals, R&R has become one of the largest family-owned independent agencies in the Midwest.

The entire R&R family congratulates Stephanie on this recognition and her accomplishments!

Click here for the full article by BizTimes.

Topics: News, Awards