Todd is a lifelong resident of Hartford. After graduating from Hartford Union High School in 1984, Todd attended UW-Whitewater for two years and then finished up his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism at the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh.
Todd worked for RS Semler & Associates during the summer months while going to college; and then worked in telephone sales for the agency part-time after graduating from College, before going on to one of the agency’s trusted carriers, Milwaukee Insurance – in the summer of 1990. He was a Personal Lines Underwriter and a Commercial Lines Underwriter for them, as well as their in-house agent for their ‘house accounts’ until 1994 – when he accepted the Regional Underwriting Manager position with Universal Underwriters – a subsidiary of the Zurich Insurance Group and the largest insurer of both franchised and non-franchised auto dealers, farm implement and equipment dealers, franchised motorcycle dealers, heavy truck dealers, auto body shops and automotive parts stores in the State of Wisconsin.
In the Spring of 2001, Bob and Craig Semler approached Todd and asked him to come on board at the agency; and Todd added his life and health license shortly thereafter. Since then, Todd has grown his book of business exponentially; and he now handles Personal Lines, Commercial Lines, Life, Health, Group Health and Medicare insurance products for his customers.
Todd says that there’s a good and a bad to being a licensed Agent that handles all of those different insurance products……with ‘the good’ being that it can be ‘one-stop shopping’ for his customers, where he can handle all of their insurance needs. ‘The bad’ being that you occasionally have to deal with the perception that one person can’t be good at handling so many different insurance products. Todd credits the Marketing Representatives and Agency Education Coordinators with their carriers – who have been instrumental in providing agents with the tools that they need to stay educated on insurance products in this ever-changing industry; even in the virtual environment. While Todd really like the group of carriers that the agency had before the affiliation with Robertson Ryan & Associates, he says that the group of carriers that they have now is unmatched…… and gives them the ability to insure almost anything – in any state in the country within the Robertson Ryan family.
Todd is married to his wife Michele – who is a High School Special Education Teacher. They have 2 sons (Grant and Joshua) and 1 daughter (Paige). Todd has been active in the community – serving on the City of Hartford’s Park & Recreation Commission for nearly two decades – where he is currently serving as their President. He has also held positions on the Board of Directors for some local youth sports organizations. He is an avid High School Football and Basketball Official; and a High School Softball and Baseball Umpire. Todd was selected to work the WIAA Girls State Basketball Tournament in 2014 and 2020. He enjoys fishing, hunting and golfing with family and friends; and enjoys traveling to California to visit with Michele’s family and friends as well.