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Meet Our 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 can offer a large variety of insurance products that will suit every client's needs.

Owner

Ron Wise

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 his 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.

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Ellen Pyle

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.

Licensed Agency Producer

Ellen Pyle

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.

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Joy Cook

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 is very rewarding place to work.

Receptionist / CSR

Joy Cook

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.

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Lisa Klein

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 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.

Agency Producer / CSR

Lisa Klein

On a personal level, I have been happily married for 12 years and have a beautiful 11- year-old daughter and rambunctious 6-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 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.

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Jeana Schwartz

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.

Agency Producer

Jeana Schwartz

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.

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Ines Mendez

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

Agency Producer

Ines Mendez

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.

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Julie Kavas

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.

Agency Producer

Julie Kavas

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Lisa Wulff

Lisa is one of the new additions to the Wise Insurance family. She is a licensed agent in personal lines in the state of Indiana and Ohio. Her office is located in Hicksville, Ohio where she was born and raised. She also raised her own family there.

Agency Producer

Lisa Wulff

She is the mother of two outstanding young men and the grandmother of four. She recently lost her youngest son and works passionately with Awareness 22 so no mother will know her heartbreak.

She takes great pride in growing relationships and making sure the clients coverage needs are being met. She will Follow up efficiently, treat you with compassion and always has a smile to share.

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Lisa Watson

I started my career in the insurance industry 24 years ago as a claims representative with a major national insurance company. I finished out my tenure there as a Sales and Service Agent writing insurance in all 50 states. I left that position to pursue a new opportunity working as captive insurance agent for a large regional insurance company where I spent several years helping people protect the things that were most important to them.

Agency Producer

Lisa Watson

In April of 2018 I was blessed to be able to join the family of Wise Insurance. It is here where I met people with the same commitment to excellence I had embodied my entire career. Joining Wise Insurance enabled me to become an independent agent for the first time. How liberating! To be able to help people find the perfect fit for their insurance needs within a host of 15 A+ rated companies is such a pleasure. I look forward to a long and rewarding career here at Wise Insurance helping the people of our community protect the things that matter to them most.

On a personal note, I have been married to my best friend for the last 14 years. We enjoy spending family time outdoors on the shooting range with our son (24) and daughter (11).

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Chelsea Hart

Chelsea and her husband have grown up in the South West side of Fort Wayne for over 20+ years, they have a 10-year-old boy and are all very active in their church, The Chapel. Her passion is serving others and going on short term mission trips to other countries in need.

Agency Producer

Chelsea Hart

Chelsea has over four 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 15 top carriers such as Nationwide, Safeco and AAA Insurance. Over her newly three years with Wise-Hallmark Insurance she has grown our book of business by over 800 new policies while maintaining excellent customer satisfaction ratings. She helps policyholders understand their new policies, provide information on claims, and explain different features of insurance plans. 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.

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