Times were tough during the Great Depression. A Burlington banker wanted to make it a little easier for his neighbors by providing quality insurance protection when it was hard to get. So in 1933, James Mangold, Sr. started a small agency. His son, James Mangold, Jr., took over the business in 1959 and the third-generation namesake, James Mangold III, was named president in 1998. Today, Mangold Insurance remains family-owned and operated with 14 employees, clients in ten states and is one of the area’s largest independent insurance agencies. We have grown just like the insurance needs of our clients. Our founder’s inspiration, though, has stayed constant – neighbors helping neighbors. He would be proud.
Our responsibilities as neighbors also extend to the community. We proudly participate in the education of our local youth, including giving insurance presentations to business classes and participating in Burlington High School’s Reality Fair. We give our time and financial support to the Burlington Rescue Squad, 4H livestock auctions at several local County Fairs, Burlington High School Athletic Association, as well as many other youth clubs and activities. Our staff members volunteer in many non-profit & civic organizations including Kiwanis, Love Inc., Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce and Chocolatefest.
In 2019 we joined forces with Robertson Ryan & Associates, a Top 100 US Insurance Agency based in Milwaukee. Mangold Insurance remains locally owned and controlled by the Mangold family and our commitment to the community has not changed. Our partnership with Robertson Ryan allows us to expand the insurance programs and resources that we can bring to you. Learn More
Jim started his insurance carrier at the age of one. Born into the family business, he knew early on that the agency would be his career path. He graduated from the University of WI Eau Claire with a degree in marketing, then went to work for a large regional insurance carrier in the commercial underwriting division, He came back to the agency in 1998 in underwriting and moved on to commercial insurance before becoming president of the agency. Jim earned both the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designations. A lifelong resident of Burlington. he stays active in the community and has served on the boards of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, Love Incorporated, Chocolatefest, and the advisory board for BMO Harris Banks Southeast region. He is married to Angie, a 6th grade teacher in the local school district and has three wonderful children that keep him running constantly. In his spare time he is an avid outdoorsman that includes enjoying hunting, fishing, biking, snowmobiling and spending quality family time in Northern Wisconsin.
Laurie is a seasoned insurance expert with over 30 years of industry experience. She focuses on assisting clients with insurance review of contractual agreements, general insurance needs, workers comp retro’s, dividend plans, captives, bonding, directors & officers, professional, employment practices, fiduciary and cyber liability. “I enjoy working with my clients to help them maintain low workers comp experience modifications through insurance review of contracts, claim management, and coordination of appropriate safety programs,” she says. “Purchasing insurance is not solely about buying the coverage; it’s also about finding the right agency that will help clients keep costs down.” Laurie is the mother to twins (a son and a daughter) and is married to a wonderful man. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, cooking and gardening.
Krista has worked at Mangold Insurance since July, 2007, creating policies for personal homes, autos, toys and umbrella. She currently holds a Certified Insurance Service Representative designation. Krista is married to her husband Perry and has three wonderful children, Cecilia, Jordan, Olivia and the family dog Clay. She enjoys stamping, scrapbooking, walking, reading and hanging out with family and friends.
Elaine has over 30 years of accounting and administrative experience. A lifelong resident of Burlington, she currently lives in the Lyons area with her husband Tony. She has 3 children, Lindsay, Justin, and Ryan. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors and spends most weekends in the summer watching Tony compete at truck pulling events across the state. Her pride and joy are her grandchildren, Finley and Brooke.
Linda has worked at Mangold Insurance for over 25 years. She started out as a Personal Lines Assistant and became licensed in 1992. She moved over to Commercial Lines two years later where she has been serving our Commercial clients ever since. Linda and her husband enjoy their ten grandchildren, cooking and gardening together.
Tammy has been with Mangold Insurance for over 20 years and is the Customer Service Representative in the Farm Department and truly enjoys assisting the farm clients. Tammy currently holds her Certified Insurance Service Representatives designation. In her spare time she enjoys going to her cabin up north hunting (recently shot her 2nd bear) and fishing with her husband Tom. Tammy is a proud grandmother of four.
Tina has worked for Mangold Insurance since 2010 and has over 30 years of insurance experience; from processing health insurance claims to underwriting life and disability products. She lives in Burlington and is married to her husband Ryan. She has 3 children Nicole, Jessica and Kevin, an American Bulldog, Rizzo (named after 1st baseman Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs!) and is a new grandma blessed with a happy and cutest grandson! Tina loves hanging out with family and friends, reading a good book (with a glass of good wine.) She is outnumbered in the office when it comes to sports, as she is a Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks fan.
Stephen is a Commercial Account Executive with a background in construction and is also the fourth generation to work at Mangold Insurance. He started in 2014 after graduating from Iowa State University. Stephen recently earned his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation. In his spare time, Stephen coaches youth basketball in Burlington and recently became a board member of the Young Republicans of Racine and Burlington Chamber of Commerce. He enjoys the outdoors with his wonderful wife Cassie and during football season, watching the Green Bay Packers every Sunday. Go Pack!
Sue started her work experience at the age of 13 working in the family restaurant. In 1985 she worked as a dispatcher for a limousine company for a year, then became an Optometry Technician and eventuality was named Office Manager. She came to Mangold in 1999 and has worked in the Farm and Personal Lines departments as an Assistant. Currently Sue is a Customer Service Representative, who has a CISR designation which she earned in 2005. She currently handles small and midsize businesses and enjoys helping and talking with all her clients. She enjoys spending time with her daughter Jessica and son Cameron and her adorable grandson! She also loves spending time with family and friends whether it is around a bonfire, cooking, playing cards or other fun family activities.
Matt was born & raised in Viroqua and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. With over 20 years of sales experience, he has worked at Mangold Insurance for eight years as sales executive in the Farm Department. Having spent over 20 years around the family farm and married to a farm girl from Soldiers Grove, WI, Matt has the deep experience and enthusiasm to relate and provide the necessary coverage to our farm customers. He is a Business Member of the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin, Farm Bureau and Wisconsin Farmers Union. He is also AFIS Certified – Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist. Matt is currently the President of the Burlington Boys Basketball Club and the Travel Youth Basketball for 3rd-8th grade boys and helps coach Flag Football and Baseball. Throughout the year Matt loves to support various Burlington Volleyball, Football, Basketball and Baseball teams. When not working or running his three kids around to sporting activities, he loves to play golf.
Anita Pomazak comes from an insurance family, Co-Owning her own agency and working in Wisconsin for the last 10 years on personal and commercial lines. Anita is happily married to her husband of 10 years Mark. They have four children, Alex, Nikki, Abbie & Lucien. She enjoys spending time with her family at their house on the lake and working with various animals on her hobby farm.
Gail comes to Mangold Insurance with 26 years of insurance experience in the Burlington area. Gail has been happily married to her husband, Tom for 32 years. They have two children, a daughter and son actively serving in the US Army. Gail enjoys spending time with family and friends and her 6 cats. Gail is also very active with veterans organizations and will be embarking on her 5th trip in May, 2017 as an assistant with Vetsroll, taking 200 WWII and Korean War Veterans to Washington DC.