COOK – North Star Insurance Agency (NSIA) in Cook welcomes a new agent, Cathy Aune, to its office located in downtown Cook! Aune, originally from Northeastern Wisconsin, is a midwestern girl at heart. She is looking forward to living life in Northern Minnesota and becoming a vibrant part of the community. “We are proud to welcome Cathy Aune as a new agent to our growing business,” said Rich Crettol, President of NSIA. “Cathy brings experience and professionalism to our company and will help us continue to grow. Her customer service skills are amazing, and I recommend everyone give her a try the next time you are looking for an insurance quote.”
Aune graduated from Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. Out of college she was the advertising coordinator for The Company Store in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. She spent several years as a stay-at-home mom, then eventually rejoined the workforce as the finance director at Little Sweden Resort in Fish Creek, Wisconsin. Eventually, she and her family relocated to South Central Louisiana where she was an Investment Adviser Representative for a Registered Investment Adviser - Ahrens Investment Partners.
“I was first introduced to the Iron Range by my husband, Mark,” said Aune. “His family has been in this area for generations. It has always been Mark’s goal to move to Cook where he graduated from high school. As fate would have it, we were able to make his goal become a reality and move closer to family, bringing with us our son who is a junior at North Woods High School.” Aune also has three grown daughters. Aune will join Lisa Towner at the agency. Towner grew up in Gheen, Minnesota and graduated from Orr High School. She is married to Tim and has three kids, Kayla, James, and Jacob, along with pets, Remi the old beagle, Maggie the Aussie puppy, a few fish, and way too many chickens. “My favorite part of working at NSIA is meeting all the customers and building relationships,” said Towner who enjoys kayaking, time at the lake, spending time with family, reading, fishing and anything with her girl, Maggie.
North Star Insurance Agency purchased a 100-year old insurance business three years ago and has steadily grown over that time. “By adding Cathy as a new agent to our already successful agent Lisa Towner, we anticipate continued growth and success for another 100 years,” said Crettol. “For an agent you can count on, rely on, and relate to, contact NSIA at 218-666-4030.
North Star Insurance Agency is the only independent agency in Cook.