Our Team

The Aleckson Insurance Agency

The Aleckson team is comprised of licensed professionals with extensive knowledge of the industry. Our agents are here to provide our clients with the best possible coverages and build lasting relationships.  

 
Our Team
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Craig Swanson, President

Craig received a B.A. from Colorado State University and began with Aleckson Insurance after working in Corporate Sales Management for United Airlines and International Sales for DHL. Craig worked closely with Andy Aleckson learning insurance industry best practices and later purchased the agency in 2008. Under Craig's direction the agency has grown significantly through his goal of building an agency that delivers the best value in the marketplace. Craig is an Eagle Scout whose spare time is spent in the outdoors with his wife and kids.

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Eric Swanson JD, Risk Advisor

Eric received a B.A. in Economics from Illinois State University, a JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law, and the Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist designation. Eric’s education, experience and advice add substantial value for his clients. Eric joined the Aleckson Insurance Agency in 2008 and has dedicated himself to developing expertise and constant improvement in order to provide as much value to his clients as possible. In his free time Eric enjoys hiking, cooking and travelling with his wife.

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Jeff Templer, Risk Advisor

Jeff received a Bachelor’s degree from Illinois

State University, a Master's in Education

from National Louis University, and also holds

National Underwriter’s Commercial Lines Coverage

Specialist designation. Jeff joined the Aleckson

Insurance Agency in 2014 and has built strong

relationships with his clients through responsive

service and proactive advice. Jeff’s clients

consider him a partner in risk management and

in working to provide the best combination of

coverage and value.

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Chris Swanson, Risk Advisor

Chris attended SIU Carbondale where he studied business management, and worked in logistics and supply chain management for 15 years before joining Aleckson Insurance. Chris’s clients appreciate his attention to detail and consideration of their unique business needs, and he is able to apply his experience in management to every account he works with. Chris is an Eagle Scout whose spare time is spent woodworking, cooking, gardening and enjoying the outdoors with his family.

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Corey Rentz,
Commercial Manager

Corey earned a B.A. from the University of Iowa and began his insurance career working for Travelers Insurance Company in the Audit department. Corey worked for Wells Fargo in the Commercial Habitational department and later moved to an independent agency in 2008 where he became a commercial account manager. His experience and strong carrier relationships allows Corey to negotiate the most competitive terms and premiums for clients of the Aleckson Insurance Agency.

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Jessica Hileman,
Commercial Account Manager

Jessica brings more than 10 years of insurance industry experience to the Aleckson Insurance Agency and has held roles in customer service as well as account management.  As the primary point of contact for day to day change requests, evidence of insurance, and billing questions, Jessica knows the importance of high quality service and works to provide all clients with an outstanding experience.   She expertly handles client requests and works to exceed your expectations at every opportunity.

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Elliot Kravetz,
Commercial Account Manager
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Megan Meyer,
Personal Lines Account Manager

Elliot received a B.A. in Communications from Columbia College in Chicago, IL.  He has provided customer service and support for over 20 years to commercial property and casualty clients with both brokers and carriers.  Elliot loves spending time with his teenaged daughter, playing with his dog, and riding his motorcycle.

Megan joined Aleckson Insurance in 2020 after working at another independent agency as a Personal Lines Representative. She has a degree from University of Illinois, and loves traveling, gardening, crossfit, and hiking with her dogs.

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Krista Sciaccotta,
Personal Risk Advisor
Rose Hendricks, 
Life, Health, Employee Benefits

Krista received her B.F.A. from Northern Michigan University and holds a National Underwriters Personal Lines Coverage Specialist designation. Her background in client service allows her to focus on building the relationships envisioned for Aleckson Insurance Agency's personal clients. In her free time she enjoys drawing, hunting for antiques, and hiking with her dog and husband.

Rose started with Aleckson Insurance in 2015 after 14 years as an agent with a captive insurance agency. Rose approaches every day with an extremely customer focused attitude and a firm belief in doing the right thing for each and every client every time.  Her compassionate handling of sensitive issues is comforting when dealing with the difficult situations we often encounter in our business.

Kristin "Aleckson" Swanson,
Human Resources

Kristin was born with insurance in her blood.  As a fourth generation owner of the company, Kristin is focused on recruiting talented team members to ensure our clients are advised by the most knowledgeable in the industry.  She received her BA from Colorado State University and later went on to receive her master’s degree.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and four kids.