Meet the team who strives to meet your needs.
Russ is the President of Bixler Insurance, Inc., and started with the agency back in 1975. He specializes in Personal, Farm, and Commercial insurance. With his extensive industry experience and knowledge, Russ looks forward to providing clients with smart, comprehensive insurance solutions. He graduated from Indiana Central, which is now University of Indianapolis, in 1973. Russ is very active in community service groups throughout Adams County. He lives in Geneva with his wife Susan and has two sons, John and Andrew.
Matt Lehman, CIC
Matt has been with Bixler Insurance, Inc since 1991 and became a partner in 1995. He specializes in commercial insurance ranging from main street merchants, to large manufacturing. He also works closely with small and large agribusiness exposures, as well as all aspects of personal lines insurance. He received his Certified Insurance Counselor certification in 1995. Matt also currently serves in the Indiana House of Representatives and currently chairs the House Insurance Committee. He is a proud father of three daughters, Kara, Kristen, and Kelli, and lives in Berne with his wife, Joye.
Dustin Cressman, CIC
Dustin has been with Bixler Insurance since April 2013 and became a partner in January 2015. He does a little bit of everything at Bixler Insurance Inc. but specializes in helping you with personal, commercial, agribusiness, and life insurance. Dustin is a native of Berne and a 2011 graduate of Ball State University with degrees in Finance and Insurance. Before joining Bixler Insurance, he gained valuable experience in the insurance industry when working as a Personal and Commercial Underwriter at Auto Owners Insurance Company in Marion, IN. Dustin received his Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 2015, which demonstrates his in-depth knowledge of the entire insurance industry. He and his wife, Kristi, live in Berne, where they are actively involved in the community.
Amy is our personal lines specialist and has been in the insurance industry since 1990. She can help you with all your personal lines needs including: homeowners, auto, recreational vehicle, and personal excess liability insurance. With access to multiple insurance companies, she will research to find the best combination of price, coverage, and service for you and your family. Amy lives in Berne with her husband, Brent. They have five children, Amber, Drew, Natalie, Taylor, and Zach, and three grandchildren.
Berne Office – Health Insurance
Rod is a graduate of Purdue University. He came to Bixler Insurance, Inc. after many years of experience in the electronics industry working as an Engineer and Director of Quality. He specializes in individual health insurance and group health insurance. He is a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters. He and his wife Joan live west of Berne. Rod will provide that special individual attention to help you select the medical plan that best meets your needs, health concerns, and financial goals followed by “Service Beyond the Contract.”
Berne Office – Senior Benefits
Jack has been with Bixler Insurance, In. since 1991. He specializes in senior health care. Each year he researches the changes in Medicare along with the companies that offer senior coverage. He then re-certifies each year with those companies that offer the best and most comprehensive coverage for seniors. He also has a wide range of Long-Term Care insurance plans available. Jack, and his wife Claudia, reside in Fort Wayne, IN.
Doug has been with Bixler Insurance, Inc since May of 2006 and in the insurance industry for over 20 years before becoming a partner in July 2008. He specializes in commercial insurance, ranging from small business owners to large manufacturing. He also specializes in all aspects of personal insurance. Doug is the managing partner of the Decatur location. He lives in Decatur with his wife Theresa and son Derek.
Andrew joined Bixler Insurance in mid-2015 and is excited to work in Geneva with his father, Russ. His focus is on satisfying the insurance and risk management needs of his clients, and he specializes in personal, commercial, and life insurance. Andrew is a native of Geneva and graduated from Indiana University – Bloomington with a degree in political science. Before joining Bixler Insurance, Andrew worked in the sales and marketing industries in various capacities. Andrew lives in Geneva with his wife, Jiovana, and their two children, Elvira and Matteo.
Steve began his insurance career in 1979. He joined Bixler Insurance May of 1992. He is a multi-line agent,writing farm, crop, home, auto, commercial, life and group health for his clients. Steve and his wife Sheryl live on a small farm west of Portland. They have two grown children, Kyle and Kym, and three grandchildren, Ava, Ella, and Eli. Steve is proud to announce that his son, Kyle, has joined Bixler Insurance in Portland.
Terry has been associated with Bixler Insurance Inc. since 2001. Terry specializes in life Insurance needs for you and your family, and also business life insurance needs. On the business side, Terry can do buy-sell, key person, and non-qualified deferred compensation. He brings over 25 years of experience to our customers. Terry served as president and membership chairperson for the ECIALU (East-Central Association of Life Underwriters). He was honored in San Antonio, TX, for his outstanding growth for life underwriters. Terry attended Ball State University and is married with 2 children, Tamra and Jason, and three grandchildren.