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February 17, 2017

DES MOINES, IA – Wellmark® Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® is proud to announce the recipients of the company’s 2016 Promise Awards. The Promise Awards recognize Wellmark agents and agencies for their success during the past year as well as their dedication to serving the needs of Wellmark members. As a company dedicated to keeping promises, Wellmark honors these winners for their same dedication to integrity and excellence:

Agents of the Year

Individual Segment

  • Ted Messer– Cedar Rapids, IA    
  • Rocky Blare – Winner, SD    

Small Group Segment

  • Roger Robb – Urbandale, IA
  • Dawn Knutson – Sioux Falls, SD

Top 20 Agents

Individual Segment

  • Dan Walterman – Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Joel Vandekrol – Ankeny, IA
  • Kirk Devine – Urbandale, IA
  • Teresa Hoogendoorn – Rock Rapids, IA
  • Janis Van Ahn – Johnston, IA
  • Lisa Schockemoehl – Dubuque, IA
  • Berni Kramer – Aberdeen, SD
  • Johanna Rundlett – Lone Tree, IA
  • Nathan Link – Waterloo, IA
  • Brenda Eckard – Fort Dodge, IA
  • Tamara Cullen – Atlantic, IA

Small Group Segment

  • Patricia Grieben – Sioux Falls, SD
  • Lisa Knudsen – Rapid City, SD
  • Scott Duncan – Spearfish, SD
  • Nancy Fradet – Mitchell, SD
  • Stuart Lee – Sioux City, IA
  • Seth Major – Sioux City, IA
  • Jessica Stevens – West Des Moines, IA
  • Christine Westerman – Sioux Falls, SD
  • Jordan Volk – Sioux Falls, SD

Agency of the Year

Sub-Retail Agency:

  • AW Welt Ambrisco Insurance Inc. – Iowa
  • Wollman Insurance Agency Inc. – South Dakota

General Agency:

  • Graber & Associates Inc. – South Dakota
  • Group Benefits Ltd. – Iowa

Retail Agency:

  • Boen & Associates Inc. – South Dakota