Vizance, a leading independent insurance agency serving Wisconsin and surrounding states, recently announced that Rita Napieralski is joining the team as Regional President of the Racine Region, overseeing locations in both Racine and Kenosha.
Rita comes to Vizance with a strong background from various roles in the insurance industry. Her career started in claims, then soon after shifted into sales for over 7 years, eventually becoming the Director of Sales at Wausau Signature Agency. Her experience in sales allowed her to develop strategic selling skills and execute sales development plans while managing her own book of business.
In 2010, Rita moved to the carrier side of the business at Erie Insurance, where she supervised a Risk Management Region. She then became the Senior District Sales Manager managing relationships with multiple agencies and was first introduced to Vizance. Rita moved into the Wisconsin Vice President role, where she was responsible for the growth, profitability, and distribution strategy for the entire Wisconsin territory. Most recently, she worked as the Brokerage and Alliance Sales and Service Director at American Family Insurance.
“I am thrilled to join a visionary agency such as Vizance, because of the commitment to independence and strong focus on associates,” said Napieralski. “When I considered this opportunity, I felt that the ability to join a team that I know and trust was something that I could not pass up. I am excited to contribute to the ongoing success of the organization and cultivate an environment that puts associates first.”
Jeff Cardenas, President of Vizance, echoed Rita’s thoughts. “We are blessed that the timing has worked out with an individual whom we’ve known for a long time, and who has already been instrumental to our growth as an agency. Vizance will always be a fiercely independent agency, allowing us to re-invest in our associates and in the business, while reinforcing the long-term relationships we have with our clients. Rita will play a large part in developing and realizing our vision of being the leader in associate loyalty and client relationships in the Racine Region. Her skills, experience and passion for the role are why we know she will be a great fit at Vizance.”
Vizance’s former Regional President, Chris Antonneau, is transitioning into his new role as Business Development Executive, in which he will be part of the strategic planning and execution of the Vizance growth model. He is eager to have the capacity for additional focus on organic growth, mergers and acquisitions, and recruiting.
Vizance is a privately-held company that provides risk management, business insurance, employee benefits, personal insurance, and financial service solutions to companies, families and individuals. The company is dedicated to remaining independent which provides assurance to associates and clients that Vizance is unwavering in its commitment to them and not investors. Vizance associates create an award-winning culture that is focused on values, performance, and fun.