Our Team & Philosophy

The Ware Group administrative team and field sales force is comprised of tenured and experienced insurance professionals.

Our philosophy is simple: Select the best and most talented personnel and support them well in their interaction with employers, employees, and broker partners.

The Ware Group General Agency team is a full service General Agency specializing exclusively in the voluntary/ancillary/supplemental insurance market otherwise known as the “worksite” market. Our experienced team makes your business simpler, easier and more profitable. And most importantly, you will love working with us!

Ware Group General Agency consists of people with a solid understanding of all areas of the insurance and financial services, however our expertise is with worksite benefits and value added services. The average tenure of our management team in the worksite market is 17 years and our enrollment team has an average of 6 years of experience in the field.

Agency Directory

Gary Ware
Office: Champaign
Agency President
Phone: 217-607-0742, Ext 212
Mike Peters
Office: Champaign
Senior Vice President
Phone: 217-607-0742, Ext 102

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Jade Schweighart
Office: Champaign
Office Manager/Senior Customer Service and Claims Specialist
Phone: 217-607-0742, Ext 210
Erin Brzozowski
Office: Chicago
Senior Agent
Phone: 217-607-0742, Ext 108
David Keenan
Office: Champaign
Employee Benefit Specialist
Phone: 217-607-0742, Ext 105

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Melissa Klemm
Office: Springfield
Regional Vice President
Phone: 217-607-0742, Ext 110

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Daniel Patkunas
Office: Champaign
Employee Benefit Specialist
Phone: 217-607-0742, Ext 100

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Matt Rednour
Office: Quad Cities
Regional Vice President
Phone: 217-607-0742, Ext 103