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Ansay & Associates is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Jerry Thompson Agency, effective immediately. The Durand, WI-based agency has seven employees, all who will make the transition to serving under the Ansay & Associates umbrella in its Eau Claire region. The Durand team will continue to be led by previous owner, Dave Christopherson, who will report to Ansay & Associates Executive Vice President Toby Dutter, who manages the Eau Claire region. There will be no interruption of services for current customers of the Jerry Thompson Agency

“For Ansay & Associates to continue to take the next step, we are looking for leaders to add to our team,” said Dutter. “That’s what we found with Dave and his entire team at the Jerry Thompson Agency. Dave sets forth a clear vision and is an impressive communicator. Everyone understands their roles and responsibilities, which allows them to work at a maximum efficiency. The transition with our group will be seamless.”

Ansay & Associates Chairman & CEO Mike Ansay added: “Toby is an excellent motivator, mentor, and excels at building a great working environment, where everyone feels empowered. We know he’ll continue to help everyone reach their professional goals.”

Established in 1976, the Jerry Thompson Agency became an independent in 1996, and is widely known and respected for its service to the community. It offers a variety of quality companies and products in the Commercial and Personal Lines space.

“In our business, change is inevitable,” Dutter said. “This is one of those changes that is going to benefit clients, customers, as well as our agency. The Jerry Thompson team is renowned for their hard work, customer care, and tenacity.  We’re exhilarated to be fully integrated with their team and greet the new decade providing robust services for our valued clients.”

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