Hiscox Agency Hires Middlefield Firefighter

When Jerry Hiscox, President of the Hiscox Agency Inc. was looking for a new associate agent, he wasn’t going to settle for just anyone. He was looking for a candidate with proven character; and someone who is well respected throughout Geauga County. Hiscox did not have to go far from his central office located in Burton to find such a person. He was looking for someone who had a proven track record for his ability to work hard toward achieving goals and for serving within the community. He was very proud of his selection of Benjamin Reed, a lieutenant within Middlefield’s Fire Department.

Hiscox says, “I remember Ben while he was a stand out student athlete at Cardinal High School. He played traveling baseball with my son’s team, the Geauga County Jays.”

Hiscox says, “I remember Ben while he was a stand out student athlete at Cardinal High School. He played traveling baseball with my son’s team, the Geauga County Jays. Ben has always been a leader and a role model for the youth in Geauga County. His high school and college accomplishments speak well of my new agent. I would like for Geauga County to get to know Benjamin Reed the way I do. He was involved with various activities at Cardinal High School. Ben was the quarterback on the football team and catcher on the baseball team while serving as captain of both squads. Reed was the recipient of the prestigious Yoder Brothers Memorial Scholarship given annually to the top student athlete, which he still considers his greatest accomplishments.”

After high school, Benjamin furthered his education at Lake Erie College, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Social Science. During this time in college, he also played baseball for the Storm. He was captain of this team. Ben was the recipient of Lake Erie’s President’s Award, the school’s highest honor. After graduation, Ben was hired by Lake Erie to recruit for his alma mater.

Today, Ben is very proud to be back in his hometown of Middlefield, serving the community that he grew up in. He currently holds the position of lieutenant, serving with his father Chief Bill Reed within the fire department. One can easily see why Hiscox is excited about his new agent. “Ben’s accomplishments speak very highly of him. When you are selected as captain of your teams and receive awards like he did in college and high school – that’s no easy task.” Hiscox added, “Someone like Ben who is out there protecting the public and concerned with the needs of his fellow residents is probably the main reason I chose him.”

So what can Ben bring to a company that has been in business for over 60 years? “Connections,” Reed says. “Being raised in a small community, most everyone knows each other. With my family being so involved in public service, I’ve really gotten to meet some wonderful people. I have a lot of contacts and look forward to serving their insurance needs.” He also brings a very unique perspective; one that most of us will never see, being a fireman. “I’ve seen horrible things happen. People protected with insurance have light and hope brought to that situation – peace of mind.” Peace of mind was reiterated over and over during our conversation.

“Being able to help someone in the community and be the best person on their worst day to help them out in their time of need.”

What reward does Ben expect from becoming an insurance agent with the Hiscox Agency? Without any hesitation he answered, “Being able to help someone in the community and be the best person on their worst day to help them out in their time of need.”

You’ll find Ben to be a very sincere and genuine person. His background already proves his capability to handle the most extreme difficulties life can throw at us. “Ben is extremely excited at the opportunity to offer the quality insurance protection that Nationwide and our Agency provide our valued customers,” says Jerry.

“I look forward to working with Benjamin as he starts his new career.”

Ben Reed Hiscox Agency Inc.

 

Geauga News
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