Northern Insurance’s Finest: Agents You Can Trust
Producer Profile: Jeffrey A. Thompson
Jeffrey A. Thompson grew-up in Joliet and graduated from Bradley University with a degree in Finance and attained an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago. He worked for Aetna Casualty & Surety in Chicago for seven years in their Bond and Commercial Underwriting Departments and then joined an agency in Naperville. After eleven years of specializing in commercial insurance and bonds, Jeff bought the Cornolo Agency in Lockport. In 2005 Jeff moved the agency to Joliet and formed Northern Insurance Service, Ltd. This agency is now part of a network of nine agencies located throughout the Chicagoland Area representing more than 40 different Property & Casualty Insurance Companies and all the major Health insurance Companies.
Today Jeff resides with his wife Nancy in Joliet. He continues to be involved in the community as a member of the Exchange Club and the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce.
Producer Profile: Bob Dow
Bob Dow has more than 48 years of experience in the insurance business. He previously worked in an all lines agency started by his father and grandfather in Joliet in 1945. Bob enjoys working closely with his customers to serve their individual insurance needs and strongly believes in making his expertise and time available to assist them.
Producer Profile: Chris Dow
Chris Dow has been with Northern Insurance since 2011. For over 70+ years of the Dow family has been in the insurance business in Joliet. Chris, 4th generation, is proud to be following in those footsteps. Chris is fortunate to have his dad Bob as his mentor with over 48 years of insurance experience.
His prior 20 years of experience in the Real Estate industry has prompted him to work with insurance carriers to develop numerous products for the real estate industry. One of these markets includes Real Estate Business Insurance, a business insurance policy specifically designed for the individual real estate agent.
In addition to the real estate market products Chris is well versed in all lines of insurance including Personal lines, Business & Commercial and Life & Health Insurance.
Producer Profile: Armand D’Andrea
Armand D’Andrea graduated from the University of St. Francis with a degree in Finance & Business Administration. He started his Insurance career as an Underwriter at CNA Insurance Co. in Chicago and later moved to the marketing side of the business as an Account Executive and Sales Manager at various Insurance companies in Chicago for several years. Armand joined Jeff Thompson at the Cornolo & Thompson Agency in 2003, after which the two of them formed Northern Insurance (2005). Northern Insurance is now part of a network of nine agencies located throughout the Chicagoland area representing more than 40 different Property & Casualty Insurance Companies as well as all of the major Life and Health Insurance companies.
Armand specializes in Commercial Insurance, Bonds, and Employee Benefits. He is an active member of the Chamber of Commerce and is involved with various local charities and other local fraternal organizations. He and his wife Anne have 4 children.
Producer Profile: Jim Alaimo
Jim began his insurance career in 1968 with Western Southern Life as a Debit Agent. Working his way up to Associate Sales Manager, he earned the elite status of President’s Club Member. Jim wanted more out of his insurance business, so in 1979 he joined Farmers Insurance Group in order to have a full line agency. That meant he would be selling and servicing personal lines of auto, home, life, annuities, health, and commercial insurance. He was involved in a two year training program that gave him extensive knowledge of the insurance industry. That was just the beginning, as he knew he would be involved in continuing education throughout his career. By 2013, this became a 45 year investment of servicing the public. While at Farmers, Jim earned several recognitions including: Blue Vase, Blue Max, Life Masters, Topper Club, Preferred Underwriter, and his most prized, Million Dollar Roundtable Club.
Through the years, Jim was active in his community. He became president of Chaney-Mongee band parents, served as president of the school board and president of Lockport High School band parents. He was an involved parishioner of St. Ann’s church. In later years, he served on the Laraway school board and was member of St. Joseph’s church in Rockdale. Currently his home church is St. Jude’s church in Joliet.
Jim was offered an opportunity by Northern Insurance Service LTD. to sell insurance through them. This brokering has been the highlight of his career because it gave him opportunities to represent many
companies which offer the best possible values to his clients. Jim is working part time while enjoying retirement. He spends time in Marco Island during the winter.
Please call Jim at 815-823-4907 for a no obligation quote or information.
Producer Profile: Jack Connors
Jack Connors grew up in Naperville and attended the University of Iowa where he graduated with a major in marketing. He started his insurance career with Liberty Mutual after he graduated where he got his training in personal lines. Jack interned for Northern his junior year summer which is really what sparked his interest in insurance. He loves the mentoring and relationship building part of insurance and is eager to get to know you and help not only get covered but make sure you understand how you are covered.
Jack recently moved to down town Chicago and is ready to help you.
Producer Profile: Paul Ryndak
Paul has over 25 years of experience specializing in Employee Benefits & Commercial Insurance Services. He has worked for National Carriers and Consulting firms in Illinois prior to joining Northern Insurance Group, LTD as Principal.
Paul graduated with a B.A in Operations Management / International Business from DePaul University. He currently resides with his wife and two children in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
Producer Profile: Cassie Ferrari, CIC
Cassie has over 14 years of experience in commercial and personal insurance and over 10 years as a Certified Insurance Counselor. She is committed to educating her clients with regard to their coverage and pursuing the best possible value in each policy. Cassie’s clients can always rest assured that their insurance coverage is being managed with great detail and attention.
Producer Profile: Randy V. Fouth
Randy V. Fouth. Commercial and bonds. Thirty-five years’ experience in insurance. A graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in accounting. Active in the local chapter of the Illinois Licensed Beverage Association. Active in the Grundy County and City of Ottawa Chamber Of Commerce organizations. I am ready to handle all of your business and bonding needs.
Producer Profile: Josh Stiegler
Josh Stiegler joined the Northern Insurance agency in the fall of 2015 after spending multiple years in the warehousing industry. He is a graduate of Serena High School and currently resides in Seneca, IL with his wife and three children. He holds licenses in Property, Casualty, Life, and Health in the state of Illinois. Josh is ready to help potential clients find the right coverage at the right price.
Producer Profile: Eric Marsaglia
Eric Marsaglia joined Northern Insurance in 2006 after holding several insurance related jobs. Eric began his career, after graduating from Illinois State University with a double major in Finance and Insurance, with Allstate Insurance as a Field Catastrophe Adjuster. He handled an extensive workload of property claims that resulted from large weather/non-weather events such as Hurricane Dennis, California Forest Fires and 9/11 in New York City. This proved to be an invaluable experience in handling claims in a highly stressful situation. After 4 years of daily travel throughout the country with Allstate, he joined Nationwide Insurance as a Regional Property Adjuster. After 1 short year with the claims organization, he began the Marsaglia Agency of Nationwide Insurance in downtown Plainfield. Eric grew his organization over the course of 6 years before joining Northern Insurance Service, Ltd. Since the merger, the agency has grown continually and has now extended into a second office in Glen Ellyn.
Eric is a proud father of three boys and currently resides in Plainfield. He is heavily involved in several local Plainfield organizations. He is a Past President of the Plainfield Lions Club, Past President and member of the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 8 years and serves on the Executive Board of the Plainfield Riverfront Foundation.
Producer Profile: Rick Friedenberg
Rick Friedenberg grew up in the neighborhoods of Chicago. After finishing college, he began his lifelong career in the insurance industry. He worked as a manager for Pennsylvania Life and then formed a partnership with SMF Insurance, a full-service agency in Oakbrook, IL. After selling the agency a few years later, he became the Agency Manager for Berent & Co. He later joined forces with DeGeus & Klafter Insurance. After 18 years with DeGeus & Klafter and Steve Klafter’s retirement, he formed Klafter Northern Insurance, Ltd. with Jeff Thompson. To date, Rick is still agency principal of the Klafter Northern Ltd. office. He specializes in insuring the auto services industry. He is active in servicing his clients and producing new insurance business through our Chicago location.