Our Staff


Our employees at CWIA are professional, qualified, friendly, and ready to help you! Read more about our employees below by clicking on the arrow next to their name.

Wittenberg, Wisconsin

Bob Clabough, CIC President

Contact Bob Clabough:

Phone: 715-253-2153
Email: bobclabough@claboughassociates.com

My insurance career started back in 1970 with Firemen’s Fund Insurance Company Chicago, IL. In 1972 I met Gordon Cowles who owned a small independent insurance agency. Gordon operated the agency from his home in Wittenberg, WI. I have gone from writing insurance at the kitchen table to purchasing and now operating from two locations in Central Wisconsin.

I enjoy fishing the big waters of Lake Michigan, riding my Harley and driving my 1946 Chevy Streetrod. I serve in several charitable functions. A few examples are working at the Iola antique car show making our famous Wisconsin deep fried cheese curds to raise money for the blind. The Pediatric Brain Tumor Society and other charitable causes.


Eric Nier, Agency Owner

Contact Eric Nier:

Phone: 715-253-2153
Email: ericnier@claboughassociates.com

Professional Profile

I began my insurance career with Metlife in 1993. I am licensed in Property, Casualty, Life and Health. In 2006, I expanded my insurance career options and joined forces with Allstate Insurance. I now enjoy the opportunity as an independent agent by joining Clabough & Associates in 2012.

Personal Profile

I reside in Hatley, WI with my lovely wife and 3 children: Chase, Micah and Taylor. I am a graduate of the University of Iowa. I have served in the U.S. Air Force as a B-52 navigator. I am a Gulf War veteran. My hobbies include: snowmobiling, boating and hunting.


Betty Clabough, CISR/CPIA

Contact Betty Clabough:

Phone: 715-253-2153
Email: bettyclabough@claboughassociates.com

Professional Profile

  • Licensed Insurance Property-Casualty Agent
  • Certified Designation CISR/CPIA
  • Account Manager
  • Marketing
  • Office Manager

Personal Profile:

I have a passion for life! I love animals as well as the elderly. I donate time to the Humane Society. My therapy dog Harriett and I frequently visit Homme Home for the Aging as well as St. Claires Hospital in Wausau.  We are in the application process of visiting the Veterans Home in King, WI. I enjoy donating time to charitable causes. My favorite fundraiser is the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Riding the Harley, passing out food to those hungry motorcyclists or whatever the need is in order to raise money for children is a wonderful way to give back. I love hiking, biking, swimming, boating, kayaking and spending precious moments with my friends and family.


Wade Flanery, Commercial Lines Agent

CWIA - Clabough Insurance

Contact Wade Flanery:

Phone: 715-253-2153
Email: wadem@claboughassociates.com

Professional Profile

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Rich Zenisek, Employee Benefits Specialist

CWIA - Clabough Insurance - Employee Benefits Specialist - Rich Zenisek

Contact Rich Zenisek:

Phone: 715-253-2153
Email: rich@claboughassociates.com

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Carla Chroge, Personal Lines CSA/ASCR

Contact Carla Chroge:

Phone: 715-253-2153
Email: carlachroge@claboughassociates.com

Professional Profile

I have been a licensed agent at CWIA for 24 years. In 1994 I obtained my Accredited Customer Service Representative designation to become more knowledgeable and offer the best customer service to our clients along with taking continuing education classes. I plan to become a licensed life insurance agent in the next few months.

Personal Profile:

I live in the Eland area with my husband and two sons. I enjoy camping, fishing, along with volunteering for a local service organization.


Connie Lang, Commercial Lines CSA

Contact Connie Lang:

Phone: 715-253-2153
Email: connieLang@claboughassociates.com

Professional Profile

I have been a licensed Insurance Agent with CWIA for 10 years. I had twelve years of previous insurance customer service experience with another company prior to joining the CWIA team.

  • Licensed Personal & Commercial Lines Agent
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Receptionist

Pamela Lorbiecki, Personal Lines CSA/CISR

CWIA - Clabough Insurance

Contact Pamela Lorbiecki:

Phone: 715-253-2153
Email: pamlorbiecki@claboughassociates.com

Professional Profile

Pam began working for CWIA in November 1991. She is a licensed agent in personal and commercial lines. Pam continued her insurance education by attending and completing the CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative) designation.

Personal Profile:

Pam and her husband Jerry have lived in the Wittenberg area for over 30 years and enjoy the small town living. They are both active volunteers in the community.


Sara Leonard, CSA/Receptionist

Contact Sara Leonard:

Phone: 715-253-2153
Email: sara@claboughassociates.com

Professional Profile

I have been a licensed Insurance Agent with CWIA for 6 years. I had five years of previous insurance customer service experience with another company prior to joining CWIA.

  • Licensed Personal & Commercial Lines Agent
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Personal Lines Agent
  • Office Assistant

Personal Profile:

My husband and I live in Elderon. We were both raised in the area, and due to this, I feel that I am very aware of the community, its needs, and services that we can help provide to our customers here at CWIA. I am a mother of two young girls that tend to keep me very busy in my time away from the office, and as they grow, keeping me active in the community.


Kim Meisner, CISR/Commercial Lines CSA

Contact Kim Meisner:

Phone: 715-253-2153
Email: kimmeisner@claboughassociates.com

Professional Profile

I joined the staff at CWIA in January of 1993. I became a licensed agent in Property and Casualty Insurance in June of the same year. I have also achieved the designations of ACSR (Accredited Customer Service Representative) and CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative). My main focus at CWIA is Commercial Lines Insurance and Bonds. I also assist in some of the agency accounting.

Personal Profile:

My husband and I farm a small dairy farm outside of Wittenberg where I was raised. We have three grown children and two beautiful granddaughters. When not at the office, I am helping with farm chores and enjoying the granddaughters. I also enjoy baking, gardening and crafts.


 

Merrill, Wisconsin

Sharon Harvey, CSA/Receptionist

Contact Sharon Harvey:

Phone: 715-536-2441
Email: sharon@claboughassociates.com

Professional Profile

  • Licensed insurance agent at CWIA of Merrill since 2004.
  • Receptionist
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Commercial Lines Assistant
  • Property and Casualty Agent

Personal Profile:

I live in Merrill and have three daughters. Outside of work, I enjoy downhill and cross-country skiing and volunteering at the Lincoln County Humane Society and at my church. I also teach lessons for our local figure skating club and serve on the board of directors for the Merrill Soccer Association.

Chad Olson, Life & Health Commercial Lines Specialist

Contact Chad Olson:

Phone: 715-536-2441
Email: chad@claboughassociates.com

I began my career with the Insurance industry in 2005 with CWIA. I am a licensed agent have furthered my education as your certified CISR. I write all lines of insurance from Commercial lines to your Farm, Crop or Life & Health insurance. I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I love fishing, golfing and rooting for those Wisconsin teams! The Badgers, Brewers and Packers.


Tamara Marczak, Personal Lines Agent

Contact Tamara:

Phone: 715-536-2441

My career with CWIA began in 2014, I specialize in the personal lines department as your customer service agent. I am able to assist you with finding adequate and cost effective coverages for autos, homes, renter’s, recreational vehicles, personal umbrellas and the most important, life insurance!

I graduated from Antigo and have lived in the Merrill area for the past 17 years. I enjoy spending time with my husband and two beautiful children. I love watching them grow, just wish that time wouldn’t pass so quickly! In my spare time from being a busy mother, I enjoy painting, creating projects, remodeling our home and catching up with family and friends.


Sara Weith, Personal Lines Agent

CWIA - Insurance

Contact Sara:

Phone: 715-536-2441
Email: saraw@claboughassociates.com

I started at CWIA in August of 2016, and became licensed in Property and Casualty Insurance in September of 2016, specializing in personal lines. I am here help you with changes to your policy, submit a claim for you, as well as helping you to find correct coverages for your home, rental, vehicle, motorcycle, recreational vehicle, and umbrella policies.

I live in Pine River with my Husband, Jay, my son, Porter, my stepson, Jacob, and our beagle/terrier mix Spot. I also have a grown stepson, Austin. As a family we love to hunt, fish, and go camping. Summers are spent outside enjoying the weather and doing the activities we love. In the winter we spend time sledding and playing board games with the kids.


Rick Gleason, Personal Lines Agent

 

Contact Rick:

Phone: 715-574-2437
Email: richardg@claboughassociates.com

Professional Profile

Personal Profile


 

Green Bay, Wisconsin

Gene Norton, Farm Lines Specialist

CWIA - Clabough Insurance - Green Bay WI- Farm Liness Specialist - Gene Norton

Contact Gene Norton:

Phone: 920-373-1665
Email: gene@claboughassociates.com

Professional Profile
I began my insurance career with a life license in 1984. Since then I have added Property, Casualty & Health. I am also a financial advisor with Voya.

Personal Profile
I live in Little Suamico, WI. With my wife Kristi. We have four grown children, Krysti, Shane, Matt & Nate & two grandchildren, Kaden & Adysen. I enjoy golf, basketball & traveling with my wife.

CWIA Insurance - Merrill, Wisconsin


 

Wausau, Wisconsin

Russ Utech

CWIA - Clabough Insurance - Wausau WI

Contact Russ Utech:

Phone: 715-571-9332
Email: rutech@claboughassociates.com

Professional Profile
After growing up on, and operating a dairy farm in Marathon County, I started my insurance career in 1987 with Rural Insurance. Since then, the majority of my insurance experience was spent as an agency principal with The Murphy Insurance Group, where I developed many skills and relationships. Today I am part of CWIA, and continue to work with businesses, business owners, as well as everyday insurance consumers, who value having a professional insurance agent to consult with and assist them with their insurance program.

Personal Profile
I live in the Town of Berlin, and my outside of work interests include working with community service organizations that include the Lions, Elks, and the Wausau Area Builders Association.