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Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company recognizes first inductees to new Agent Hall of Fame

Bob Carroll receives Legacy Award

(NEENAH, Wis.) - Jewelers Mutual recognized some of its top agents by announcing the first inductees to its new Agent Hall of Fame including Bob Carroll, Rick Franchi, Kent McClenahan, Karen Signorino and Rhea Van Hook. These five agents were selected because they demonstrate extensive experience in jewelers block insurance and long-term partnerships with Jewelers Mutual. The inaugural presentation was held among a group of agent peers during Jewelers Mutual’s National Sales Conference, which draws together jewelers block agents from around the country and Canada.

Carroll-July“Jewelers Mutual agents are the leading jewelers block insurance experts, and our Hall of Fame inductees represent the best of the best,” said Darwin Copeman, president and CEO of Jewelers Mutual. “All five of our Agent Hall of Fame inductees have built incredible careers serving the jewelry industry and partnering with Jewelers Mutual. They are experienced, knowledgeable, passionate and loyal, and they should be proud of their success with Jewelers Mutual. We look forward to many more years of working together to help protect jewelers and the jewelry industry from the unexpected.”

Members of the Agent Hall of Fame are recognized for their commitment to excellence in serving the jewelry industry and Jewelers Mutual’s commercial policyholders. They are regarded by the company as trusted advisors, demonstrating outstanding expertise in the areas of underwriting and loss prevention. Many have also served as mentors to fellow agents.

Bob Carroll honored with Legacy Award

For more than 35 years, Bob Carroll of Robert G Carroll & Associates has been an independent agent of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company. In addition to his induction in the new Agent Hall of Fame, he was recognized with Jewelers Mutual’s inaugural Legacy Award. The award was presented before an audience of his agent peers, by Patrick Drummond, chief sales officer, and Darwin Copeman, president and CEO.

“When people think of Jewelers Mutual, they think of people like Bob Carroll - agents who are passionate about the jewelry industry, know the business inside and out and understand the risks jewelers face every day,” said Copeman. “He stands out among his peers for his commitment to loss prevention, his service to the jewelers in his area and his commitment to representing Jewelers Mutual.”

Accepting the award, Carroll stated, “I’m stunned. Thank you toJewelers Mutual and the support staff. I learned from all of you. I’m thankful that Jewelers Mutual has given me a grand opportunity to do something that I love and make a living at it at the same time. It’s a great combination.”

Carroll has been a long-time advocate for jeweler safety and security, sharing loss prevention information with jewelers through “CrimeFax,” a crime alert and loss prevention bulletin sent to a network of jewelers throughout the Southwest, as well as writing “The Best Policy” column in Southern Jewelry News and Mid-America Jewelry News on topics related to security, loss prevention, and jewelry insurance. Carroll also serves on the board of the Oklahoma Jewelers Association, Arkansas Jewelers Association and Jewelers Executive Conference. In a related endeavor, Carroll serves on the Oklahoma Alarm and Locksmith Licensing Board, a gubernatorial appointment, and is the current Chair of that body. In 2009, Carroll was inducted into the Oklahoma Jewelers Hall of Fame. He began working with Jewelers Mutual in 1980 with the Thad Farmer Agency. In 1986, he set up his own independent agency.

Carroll lives in Edmond, Oklahoma with his wife Jean and is active in his local community serving on the board of YMCA Camp Classen, playing as principle cellist in the Oklahoma Community Orchestra, and volunteering for his church and other charities.

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