Thomas Ziemann is a 1982 graduate of Bemidji State University with a BS in Business Administration. Mr. Ziemann began his Career in 1982 with Federated Mutual Insurance Company in Owatonna, MN. He began his sales career as a Marketing Representative in Willmar, MN, then moved to Eau Claire, WI, in 1990. He completed his CIC designation in 1986, while earning top sales membership into the prestigious Presidents Council and Distinguished Service Award as a Senior Marketing Representative. In July 1992, his entrepreneurial spirit led him to join a small independent insurance agency called RJF Agencies, Inc. as a partner/shareholder/owner and EVP. Over the next 23 years, he helped build the culture, passion, and vision of a great core group of people. After starting with 9 people in 2 offices, he retired in December 2014 as one of over 800 employees in 15 offices. Mr. Ziemann is known as a “connector” of people. He brings a unique skill set in sales leadership, capital raising, and passion.