Thriving McClone Promotes, Adds New Team Members

Business Insurance and Employee Benefits teams expand, Bartell promoted

Published Friday, July 9, 2021

MENASHA, Wis.—McClone Insurance has hired six new team members and promoted one in the second quarter as company growth continues.

“As we continue to grow nationally and globally, it’s important to us that we remain committed to the strong personal relationships we’ve built with our clients throughout the years.” says Dustin McClone, President and CEO.

“While we are proud to rank in the top two percent of brokers nationally and offer the tools and resources of a global broker,” McClone continues. “We remain committed to providing the best client experience for clients of all sizes.”

Team Members in Business Insurance, Employee Benefits and McCloneHR

Tiffany Bartell has been promoted from an Account Manager to an Account Executive in the Employee Benefits department. Tiffany has been with McClone since 2019 and is excited to take on the additional responsibilities with her new role.

Terri Bemowski joins the McClone HR team as an account manager with more than 20 years of HR and Payroll experience. She has an associate degree in human resources from the Fox Valley Technical College and holds certification from the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries.

Andrew Maduscha joins the Municipality team with more than 18 years in the insurance industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and has served as a commercial underwriter and commercial property valuation consultant.

Leah Saint-Fort joins the team with more than 19 years working in the healthcare industry. She has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Saint Norbert College and holds a post baccalaureate certificate in public health core concepts from the University of Minnesota. Leah’s vast healthcare experience will be an asset in her new position as an Account Manager in the Employee Benefits department.

April Smith joins the team as a Strategic Risk Advisor in the Employee Benefits department. With more than 20 years in the insurance industry, April focuses on designing custom employee benefit programs for clients to drive organizational performance and bottom-line results. April has a bachelor’s degree from Upper Iowa University and also holds both GBA and CHRS designations.

Amy Smits joins the team with several years of banking and accounting experience. As she transitions into the insurance industry, she will leverage her financial background to grow in her role as a Strategic Risk Advisor in the Business Insurance department with an emphasis in Surety. Amy holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Norbert College.

Ella Tokarski joins the Entrepreneur Business Unit (EBU) team with more than 17 years in the insurance industry, most recently working on business insurance programs for large accounts. Her experience and desire to partner with businesses will help her excel as an Account Executive in the EBU Division.

Founded in 1949, McClone is one of Wisconsin’s largest independent insurance agencies, offering comprehensive services in risk management, business insurance, employee benefits and HR management. McClone is headquartered in Menasha, Wis., with additional regional offices in Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Madison, Milwaukee and Sheboygan. For more information, visit