March 29, 2017
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529 W Saginaw
Lansing, MI 48933

Agents

John Keel
President

Phone: (517) 482-1316
John Keel has been with The Rathbun Agency since 1965 and serves as President of the agency. A graduate of Michigan State University, John works in both Personal and Business Insurance with specialties in writing contractors, apartment complexes and bonding. John resides in Delta Township and has a second home in Sears, Michigan. He served 30 years as the Chairman of Delta Townships Parks Recreation and Cemeteries. He is a past President of the Delta Waverly Jaycees and is active in many civic and fraternal organizations.

E Paul Rathbun II
Executive Vice President

Phone: (517) 482-1316
Paul has been with The Rathbun Agency since 1983 and currently serves as Executive Vice President. After graduating from Ferris State University with a degree in insurance, he joined the agency, working in personal and business insurance, with a specialty in employee benefits. He is Series 63 licensed as a Registered Representative with Princor and has his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation. Paul has been on the Board of Ele's Place, the Lansing Rotary Club and his church as well as being involved in many other civic organizations. He has been on the Agents Advisory Council of many major insurance companies and is a Past President of the Lansing Jaycees. In his spare time, Paul is an active runner, cyclist, traveler and music buff. He plays in an over-50 hockey league and claims to have not scored on his own net in years.

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Larry Pingel
Vice President

Phone: (517) 482-1316
Larry Pingel has been with The Rathbun Agency since 1996 and is a Personal and Business Insurance agent. He resides in St Johns area with his wife, Mary. Larry is a Past President of the Downtown Lansing Kiwanis and sits on the board of the Tri-County Office on Aging. In 2002, Larry became an owner of the agency and serves as Vice President.

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Patricia Leyser

Phone: (517) 482-1316
Patricia heads up our financial services division handling group and individual benefits. She has a business degree from Northern Michigan University. Pat handles life, health and disability insurance as well as employee and individual benefits. Pat has been a resident of Delta Township for 30 years and a member of St. Gerard Church. She is a board member of the Saginaw Oakland Commercial Association and the Delta-Waverly Rotary, where she heads up the Backpack Program. In her free time, Pat enjoys biking, running, kayaking and spending time with her granddaughters.

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David Finkbeiner

Phone: (517) 482-1316

David Finkbeiner has been with The Rathbun Agency since 2012 and is a Personal and Business Insurance agent. David has been a resident of the Lansing area for the last forty years and presently resides in Dewitt with his wife, Regina.  He is involved with the DeWitt Sunrise Rotary and enjoys many outdoor activities including traveling, hiking and camping. David is involved in teaching at the Center for Financial Health and mentors high school students considering pursuing a career in insurance.

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Ben Rathbun

Phone: (517) 482-1316

Ben joined The Rathbun Agency full time as a business and personal insurance agent after working at Auto Owners Insurance Company throughout college. He graduated from the MSU Honors College and the Broad College of Business with a degree in finance and is currently pursuing his Master's in Business Administration in Risk Management & Insurance from Olivet College. Ben lives in Lansing and is very involved in many community organizations. He chairs the Capital Region Habitat Young Professionals as well as being a Support Group Facilitator at Ele's Place. Ben also sits on the board of the Old Town Commercial Association and the Michigan Association of Insurance Agents Young Agents Council . In his spare time, he enjoys biking and spending time with his family. Ben claims to make the best bruschetta and enjoys playing his baby grand piano.



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Personal Insurance

Mary LeZotte

Phone: (517) 482-1316

Mary has been with The Rathbun Agency since 2008. She works in personal insurance and runs the front counter. She is the proud mother of two beautiful girls and treasures God, her family and is an animal lover. Mary enjoys walking her dogs every day and enjoys any movie that can give her a good scare.


Brenda Palomo

Phone: (517) 482-1316

Brenda has been with The Rathbun Agency since 1986 and works in personal insurance. She is happily married and enjoys camping with her husband. Brenda also loves spending time with her grandchildren and watching them play sports.


Karen Watson

Phone: (517) 482-1316

Karen has been with The Rathbun Agency since 2001. Born and raised in Lansing, Karen is married with three children. She enjoys spending time with her family and stays busy with all her kids activities. Karen is known around the agency as The Office Goddess.


Jennie Six

Phone: (517) 482-1316

Jennie has been with The Rathbun Agency since 2012. After working in personal insurance, she has transitioned to claims. Originally from West Virginia, Jennie moved to Michigan in 1993 after graduating college. Before working in insurance, she spent 18 working in retail management, 11 of which were spent with Nike. She is married with two stepdaughters and is passionate about animals and animal charities. In her spare time, Jennie enjoys watching baseball, live music, movies and traveling.


Denise Pelletier

Phone: (517) 482-1316

Denise has been with The Rathbun Agency since 2015 She handles personal insurance and bonds. Denise is married with two grown daughters. She is very active in her church and is an animal lover who enjoys horseback riding, landscaping and gardening.


Kim Evans

Phone: (517) 482-1316
Kim has been with The Rathbun Agency since 2015. She handles personal insurance. Kim lives in Lansing and is happily married with three kids. Kim loves everything University of Michigan Wolverines.

Samantha Yeska

Phone: (517) 482-1316
Sam has been with the Rathbun Agency since 2016 and handles personal insurance.  Originally from Washington state, she moved to the Lansing area in 2016.  Sam enjoys going to concerts and used to teach Zumba.

Dee Dolezal

Phone: (517) 482-1316
Dee has been handling personal insurance with The Rathbun Agency since 2016.  An avid Michigan State fan, Dee enjoys spending time with her family, including her three children and two grandchildren.

Business Insurance

Cheryl Grimes

Phone: (517) 482-1316

Cheryl has been with The Rathbun Agency since 2012 and works in commercial insurance. She worked in another agency in Rochester hills for many years before taking five years off of work to raise her daughter. Cheryl then moved back to Lansing to be with her family and friends. In her spare time, Cheryl enjoys biking, traveling and baking.

Administration

Jackie Rathbun

Phone: (517) 482-1316

Jackie has been with The Rathbun Agency since 1995 and runs our inside accounting and premium financing departments. She is married with eight grandchildren and enjoys gardening and working on her pottery. Jackie enjoys spending her summer at her cottage at Houghton Lake.