Meet The Team


Ron Wise


The Wise insurance agency was started in 1990 and has since grown to over 2,000 households. After being a captive agent for 17 years the agency went to the next level and became and independent with many A+ rated carriers. Now, with such versatility, we are able to offer a large variety of insurance products that will suit every client's needs.

I am a Fort Wayne native who also coaches football at the University of Saint Francis. My son, Jordan, is a recent graduate of the University of Saint Francis and is pursuing is Master's degree in business management while working at Lincoln Financial Group. My daughter, Jenna, is currently a senior at IU where she is studying psychology and planning her Master's degree after graduation.


Ellen Pyle

Licensed Agency Producer

I am doing what I love which is analyzing personal and commercial insurance needs for clients. I spent my previous professional career in the employment agency field after graduating from Indiana University in Accounting. I have been married for thirty years to a COO of a financial firm and am blessed with three grown sons.

The business contacts I developed while living in Fort Wayne since the mid 80’s helped jump start my career when I joined Wise Insurance in 2003. Our agency members put our clients' best interests first which sets us apart from others. Representing over a dozen carriers gives us options so we can tailor insurance proposals to our clients' needs and find the perfect carrier for them.

Wise insurance has been a success for over 25 years because of who we are and how much we care. My part of the business is built mainly on referrals and no matter how large or small the risk, each household and business matters and I’ll do my best for each client. I appreciate the association I’ve had with Wise Insurance for over twelve years and proud of what we do for our clients in all areas.


Joy Cook

Receptionist and CSR

I was born and raised in Fort Wayne, In. I have been in public service for most of my adult life. I enjoy my job very much and I have great sense of pride for our agency, Wise insurance is very rewarding place to work.

My husband Zac and I have a young son and three dogs to keep us happy and active at home. We also enjoy being outdoors and attending the many local actives & festivals Fort Wayne has to offer.


Lisa Klein

Agency Producer and CSR

My career in the insurance business started in 1999 with Wise Insurance. I originally hired in as the receptionist and quickly worked my way into getting my property & casualty license followed a year later by a license in life & health insurance. I've spent the last 17 years servicing our existing clients and welcoming new clients into the agency. Each day brings a new challenge as the insurance industry is at a constant change. We are an independent agency so there is much to learn about each and every carrier as well as each individual client. I enjoy working in a diversified agency where I can meet any insurance need no matter the situation.

On a personal level, I have been happily married for 8 years and have a beautiful 7 year old daughter and rambunctious 3 year old son. They are the light of my life. I like to do anything outdoors as long as the weather isn't too cold or rainy. I just love spending time with my family.

I am honored to be part of the Wise Insurance Agency. The shared experience, dedication and knowledge of our staff are invaluable. We have a great team of employees working together to do whatever it takes. After 17 years of employment I am still very much dedicated to my job. I only look forward to what the future brings for me and for the agency.


Michelle Widenhoefer

Agency Producer

I started my career with Wise Insurance in January of 2015. Prior to that I spent several years with a captive carrier. As an independent agent we are able to offer so much more to our clients. Instead of forcing everyone into one program. We have the ability to find the carrier that fits our client’s individual needs. I’ve spent much of the last year learning the ins and outs of each carrier’s preferences and ideal client. This has allowed me to really provide my clients the best possible protection and value for their premium by placing them with the carrier that caters to their specific situation. I handle each of my business clients like a new puzzle. Just because they’ve had the same coverage for years, does not mean it’s the best coverage. My favorite part of working with Commercial insurance is making sure all the pieces of the business are properly covered.

The Wise team is great. Everyone’s number one focus is our clients. We help one another any way we can to make sure our clients are taken care of. We have fun and learn from one another every day. This is a happy office-you can tell when you walk in the door we enjoy our jobs and enjoy working together.

My motivation is my two amazing children. My daughter is attending Columbia Art School and my son is finishing up elementary school. I also have two rescue dogs that keep us constantly entertained. I enjoy trail running, hiking, kayaking-pretty much any outdoor activity, cooking, movies, music venues and spending as much time as I can with family and friends. My brothers, nephews, and son are all car buffs. You can usually spot us at local car shows-always at my booth at the Auburn Auctions, spring and fall.

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