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Wise Insurance Agency

7410 Bluffton Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46809

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About Wise Insurance Agency

The Wise Insurance Agency has been locally owned and operated since 1990 and has been helping the residents of Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Florida, and Texas receive the best insurance and customer care in the industry. With plans in auto, commercial, small business, life, and home insurance, Wise Insurance Agency can help you find the coverage you need. Our number one priority and focus is to meet your needs. You are part of the Wise Family from your first phone call, and we will see to it that you feel welcomed.

Meet Our Team


Ron Wise

Ron Wise, Owner

Phone: 260-747-5373, Fax: 260-478-8121

The Wise Insurance Agency was started in 1990 and has since grown to nearly 5,000 households. After being a captive agent for 17 years the agency went to the next level and became independent with many A+ rated carriers. Now, with such versatility, we can offer a large variety of insurance products that will suit every client's need.

I am a Fort Wayne native who graduated from Snider in 1981.  Bachelors from Anderson University in 1985.  My son, Jordan Wise, graduated from Homestead HS in 2007, University of Saint Francis in 2011 and his received his Masters in 2013.  My daughter, Jenna Wise, graduated from Homestead HS in 2008, Indiana University in 2012 and received her Masters in 2014.

I have coached football for 30 years at various levels.  In Fort Wayne at Homestead HS and University of Saint Francis.

Ellen Pyle

Ellen Pyle, Licensed Agency Producer

Phone: 260-747-5373, Fax: 260-478-8121

I am doing what I love which is analyzing personal 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 three 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 Agency 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 Agency has been a success for 30 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 matters and I’ll do my best for each client. I appreciate the association I’ve had with Wise Insurance Agency for seventeen years and am proud of what we do for our clients in all areas.

Joy Cook

Joy Cook, Receptionist / CSR

Phone: 260-747-5373, Fax: 260-478-8121

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 a great sense of pride for our agency. Wise Insurance Agency 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

Lisa Klein, Agency Producer / CSR

Phone: 260-747-5373, Fax: 260-478-8121

My career in the insurance business started in 1999 with Wise Insurance Agency. 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 21 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 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 13 years and have a beautiful 12- year-old daughter and rambunctious 7-year-old son. They are the light of my life. I like to do anything outdoors if 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 21 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.

Jeana Schwartz

Jeana Schwartz, Agency Producer

Phone: 260-747-5373, Fax: 260-478-8121

Jeana and her fiancé, Brandon, live in Berne, IN and have 3 wonderful children, Sofia, Trey, and Bella, and a Lab named Trigger. When Jeana isn’t running the kids to various activities, she enjoys camping, fishing, playing and coaching sports, cooking, gardening, and anything else that involves spending time with family.

Jeana obtained her insurance license in 2012 and is currently licensed in both Indiana and Ohio. She joined the Wise family in July of 2017 and looks forward to many more years with the agency.

Ines Mendez

Ines Mendez, Agency Producer

Phone: 260-747-5373, Fax: 260-478-8121

Born in Mexico City, Ines began her insurance career in 2003 with ALF Insurance Agency. She joined the Wise Insurance Agency team in 2018. An agency producer, Ines is bilingual and has the ability to help our clients who speak Spanish.

Ines has 3 wonderful children; Betzabe, Moises, and Sinuhe and 2 grandkids; Lluvia and Esau. She loves to dance and spend time with family and friends.

Julie Kavas

Julie Kavas, Agency Producer

Phone: 260-747-5373, Fax: 260-478-8121

I take a personalized approach to Insurance. I want to get to know you, your needs, your house, your cars and tailor a package that aligns with your needs. I want to become partners and friends in the process. I will treat you like my own family and stay focused on exceeding your expectations. I will earn your trust and stay in communication with you throughout the entire process. I am a bull dog when it comes to claims and will not settle until my client is taken care of. This approach has served me well in my 23 years of Insurance.


Chelsea Hart

Chelsea Hart, Agency Producer

Phone: 260-747-5373, Fax: 260-478-8121

Chelsea and her husband have grown up in the southwest side of Fort Wayne for over 20+ years.  They have a 12-year-old boy and are proud foster parents. Her passion is serving others.

Chelsea has over six years of experience in personal line insurance, along with eight years of personal banking. She recommends policies to fit individual client needs with an emphasis on long-term relationship building as well as excellent customer service.

Chelsea works with over 17 well known carriers such as Nationwide, Allstate and AAA Insurance. She makes sure you are comfortable and understand your new policies and will educate you on different features the carrier may offer. She reviews policies at each renewal to determine if their insurance needs are being met, or if other plans would be more suitable.  Chelsea looks forward to many more years with Wise-Hallmark Agency.

Stephanie Braswell Kirby

Stephanie Braswell Kirby, Agency Producer

Phone: 512-646-9766

I am very excited to be joining the Wise Insurance Agency family as their new Texas agent. I have been a licensed property and casualty agent in the insurance industry for several years and a Texas native for over 20 years. I hold the same beliefs and values as Wise Insurance Agency…you and your families’ needs are my number one priority. I believe in treating everyone like my own family and establishing a personal foundation with each client. I will always be happy to answer any and all questions and if I don’t have the answer…I will find it. I truly feel that everyone’s time is valuable and will always strive to be available not only during office hours, but after…because life doesn’t just happen from 9-5. I am looking forward to this great opportunity to help Wise Insurance Agency continue to be the successful agency that it has been for over 3 decades.

On a personal note, I have 3 kids that keep me entertained, two sons (17)(15) and a daughter (13). And in my free time I enjoy teaching Zumba classes at several of the local gyms in the DFW area. I was a former NFL Cheerleader for the Jacksonville Jaguars, many moons ago….and am sometimes teased about being an “insurance cheerleader” because of my passion and excitement for everything insurance related. But I don’t mind one bit….

Teri Sandler

Teri Sandler, Licensed CSR

Phone: 260-747-5373

I was born and raised in Chicago, raised my children in the suburbs of Chicago, and then headed west to Colorado for 9 years. I spent 5 of those years as an automobile claims adjuster for USAA Insurance. I moved to Fort Wayne in 2012, became licensed in P&C in 2016, and have been offering world class customer service for Wise Insurance Agency since July 2019. 


I have three daughters and, with blended families, ten grandchildren between the metropolitan Chicago area and the Minneapolis suburbs.  I look forward to remaining part of the Wise Insurance Agency for many years to come!

Carla Manuel-Holt

Carla Manuel-Holt, License Agent

Phone: 574-656-3176

I joined The Wise Agency in 2020 at our Satellite Office in my hometown of North Liberty, IN!

My area of expertise is Commercial Insurance while specializing in Trucking and Transportation. Growing up in a family business in North Liberty taught me the value of hard work while understanding your dedication to the process, the people and protecting their assets.

During my insurance career, I developed trusting partnerships with insurance company commercial underwriters. We work together to tailor policies enabling us to fit the needs of businesses and trucking operations with the changing markets and economy.

I have an 11-year-old son AJ, who keeps us very busy with soccer, baseball, and hockey! Before my insurance career, I was an equestrian showing horses in the Midwest circuits of Jumping, Eventing and Dressage. And lived to tell about it!