Meet Your Dedicated Team

Insuring Your World Since 1924

The people of Dearborn Agency have been delivering a tradition of value to customers for more than 80 years. From our management staff, to our agents, to our support staff, each member of our team works together
to find ways to minimize risks and maximize assets, and provide personal attention to each of our customers.

Insuring Your World Since 1924

The people of The Dearborn Agency have been delivering a tradition of value to customers for more than 80 years. From our management staff, to our agents, to our support staff, each member of our team works together to find ways to minimize risks and maximize assets, and provide personal attention to each of our customers.

Leading the Charge

Our vision is to provide a level of customer service never experienced in the insurance field.
To maintain a management culture that is action-oriented, always flexible, and never bureaucratic.

 

Sandi Daniels, CIC, AAI, President

Dearborn resident since 1990. I started in the agency file room in 1988 and have worn many hats along the way. Scared mother to a newly driving teenage boy. “Glass is always half full,” and always working to fill it more.

Wendy Beever, CIC, ARM, AAI Vice President

An insurance professional since 1987. Previously, served her country as driver to the colonel in the 1st Cavalry Division of the United States Army (yes, the cavalry still needs drivers). Always working to elevate the customer experience. Married and has a daughter who is getting old!

Jessica Juracek, CIC, CISR VP of Operations

From insurance processor to supervisor and co-owner. Loves competition and sports. Hates losing. Self-described “new age cat lady” who enjoys quiet time with her 40 chickens.

Kimberly Gibas, CIC, CAWC Sales Manager

My insurance career started in 1993, bringing me to where I am today: happily customizing insurance programs for family-owned and closely held businesses in South East Michigan. My spare time is filled with family, my three dogs, and gardening. Fire Up Chips!

Movers and Shakers

To be tough-minded, disciplined, demanding, self-critical, and yet supportive of each
other and the team.

To be known as a high-quality business–not just an insurance agency–with an unquestioned reputation for integrity.

Nick Chapekis, CIC, CRM Agent

20 years in the insurance industry. Former small business owner and public relations professional. Ambidextrous in commercial, personal, life, and health insurance. Go Blue!

Frank Lopetrone, Agent

I am interested in making a positive difference in every person's life. My extensive skill set(s) and deep-rooted experience across divisions has allowed my vision to consider and problem solve from every angle. I believe that change is constant, and I will work hard to help make our world a better place; together!

Aaron Lawn, Sales Department

A transplant to Michigan by way of Virginia, and a proud Navy Veteran. My passions are volunteering with the American Legion, traveling with my wife, spending time with my family and my two miniature schnauzers (Winnie & Frasier). I will work diligently to help find an answer to your questions before they become problems.

Tom Sewruk, Agent

Enjoys bowling with his grandkids, fishing, and taking care of his family.

Always About Client Care

That all staff members benefit from the agency’s success: everyone is important!

Meredith Gorden, CISR, Senior Client Service Manager

Fueled by more than a decade of industry experience. Dearborn resident who often finds herself in impromptu kitchen dance parties with her three sons and three stepkids.

Kristen Juracek, CISR, Senior Client Service Manager

Passionate about learning the industry and the art of sales. Weekends are for cheering on the Lions and kicking back with my fiancé, stepson, and four dogs.

Ashley Holthus, Client Service Manager

Tenacious Wayne State alum working toward Accredited Advisor of Insurance designation. Fascinated by Shark Week.

Joanna Swain , Asst. Client Service Manager

Born and raised in Dearborn and is a current student at the University of Michigan. Just accepted a full time position with our personal lines department. In her spare time, she enjoys trying new foods, cooking and traveling.

Chelsey Ray, Client Service Manager

I worked in the restaurant industry for 14 years until I took the jump towards insurance to utilize my customer service skills and help people. When I'm not at work, you can find me up north hunting and fishing with family.

Heather Bruinsma, Client Service Manager

Weekdays, all about client services. Time off is for church, her hubby and two dogs. “You are what you think about.”

James Pawlowski, Commercial Lines Support

I'm originally from Oak Park, Michigan but now I reside in Centerline. After 2 years in the Mortgage world, my career path took a change in direction towards my role in Commercial Insurance at The Dearborn Agency. In my spare time, I enjoy working out, playing golf, and spending time with my friends, family, and dog. I am a huge Indianapolis Colts fan!

Danielle Klebba, Client Service Manager

Self-motivated team player at work. Home life is busy with three daughters and four cats, with a little reading and gardening in between.

Ruth Curtis, Administrative Assistant

Came back from a 16-year retirement to join the agency team. Recommends it as a great place for a second career. Church and Eleanor the cat are whom she serves when not at work.

Lauryn Gibas, Brand Marketing Manager

Social Media enthusiast that joined the Dearborn Agency team as a college intern, now I'm with the agency full-time. In the summer, I am a Student Leadership Camp counselor. The rest of my time is spent as the creative director and photographer for my dog's Instagram account. Fire Up Chips!

Dylan Bowling, Accounting

Wayne State alumni venturing into the insurance industry. Book balancer that enjoys spending time in Downtown Detroit. My free time is filled with cycling, watching basketball and spending time with my two dogs. “The road to success is always under construction.”

JoEllen Cherry

Native of Metro Detroit. On my days off, I watch Equestrian Competitions and try my best at Trivia nights.

Our People-First Mission

We are proud of our tireless commitment to customer service excellence, performance, and integrity, and respect for our whole team. 

We are proud to be committed members of Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest certifier of women-owned businesses and a leading advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs. We believe that women-owned businesses play a vital role in the growth and success of Michigan’s economy.  Our WBENC affiliation not only inspires us to the highest standards in what we do, but further fuels our commitment to maximize the success of our clients and their own businesses.