Jim Hickey, AFIS
Director of Farm & Personal Lines Sales
Raised on a farm in northern Illinois, Jim started his own lawncare business at age 13. After graduation, Jim joined the Air Force, where he continued to develop his relationship building skills and team work ethic, and was awarded Meritorius service for his good conduct and longevity (1984-1995). Through his roles in agency management, sales management and team building at MSI/Country Financial, Farm Bureau and finally Farmers Union Insurance, Jim has developed a strong drive for field underwriting and increasing production volume and profitability. In addition, Jim worked at a John Deere Dealership and owned a very successful insurance agency, where he further honed his sales, marketing, underwriting and management skills, while maintaining a focus and passion for the business community and rural heritage.
Based out of Maple Grove, Jim and his wife, Carrie, have two adult children. In addition to involvement with his church, Jim is a veterans group volunteer and member of the VFW and American Legion. His personal passions include anything involving Jeeps or John Deere, aviation history, and travel with his family. We anticipate his leadership and relationship building skills will contribute to our goals in unprecedented agency growth.