Our Team

Meet the AgriBusiness team


 

Brett Walker, AgriBusiness Specialist

Brett has spent his entire career in the risk management business. After graduating from Iowa State, he spent 18 years as a financial officer. In 2004, he initiated the AgriBusiness division at The Accel Group. In 2004 he also joined Russell Consulting Group as a Farm Financial Consultant. Brett and his wife Barb, reside in Waverly. They have 4 children, 3 daughters (Emily, Hannah, and Madison) and a son (Seth). Brett and his family also have a farming operation near Waverly.

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Mark Lenius, AgriBusiness Specialist

Mark grew up working on his grandparents' farm south of Waverly. After the passing of his grandfather, he slowly took over the farming operation. In order to stay close to the farm, Mark attended Wartburg College, where he received his BA in Business Administration. After graduation, he started with Roach Farms Inc. as a licensed Real Estate Agent. Mark joined The Accel Group in 2010 as an AgriBusiness Specialist. Mark also farms south of Waverly.

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Andrew Westendorf, AgriBusiness Specialist

Andrew has been insuring personal, agribusiness, and small business clients since 2008.  He enjoys building lasting relationships with his customers and has a unique ability to create a personalized insurance plan for all of them.   Andrew, his wife Stephanie, their son Davis, and their daughter Andie reside outside of Denver.   He and his family also have a farming operation near Readlyn.  Andrew is a graduate of Loras College.

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Brandt Heitman, Crop Insurance Specialist

Brandt grew up on a family farm near Williamsburg before receiving his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State. After graduation, he was an engineer for Allsteel, Inc. in Muscatine. Looking to return to agriculture and apply his problem solving and risk management skills to an area outside of engineering, Brandt joined The Accel Group as a Crop Insurance Specialist. He enjoys discussing farm business and grain marketing strategy and helping out during harvest.

Molly Martin, Account Manager

Molly is an AgriBusiess Specialist. She graduated from Wartburg College in 1993 with a BA in Finance and Management. Her career started at Firstar Bank in Des Moines and Farm Credit Services of America in Cedar Falls. Molly has been with The Accel Group since 2004. She enjoys working with customers and takes pride in her service skills and strong customer relationships. Molly is married to Dwayne and enjoys golfing, cross-stitching, reading, stock car racing, and her nieces and nephews.

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Jodi Harn, Client Coordinator

Jodi is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and has worked in insurance and safety services since 2001. She joined the Business Insurance Division of The Accel Group in 2006. Since then, she has expanded her expertise to Personal and AgriBusiness Insurance allowing her to provide a comprehensive approach to her clients. Jodi and her husband Jeff reside in Waverly. They have 2 girls, Addison and Emilie. Jodi also enjoys crafting, being outdoors and cheering on the Hawkeyes and Packers.

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