State Farm agent Leah Malley, along with account manager Jodee Simila and service associate L.J. Green, have settled into the former Beaumont Village offices of longtime State Farm agent George Flesuras at 4108 N.E. Fremont St.
The team opened in the space on July 1. Since last fall, when Flesuras retired, State Farm has been using the office as a floating space for regional agents, while searching for a permanent agent who would be a good fit for the neighborhood.
Malley – who enjoys raising puppies, trying to grow flowers and hiking around the Columbia River Gorge – has more than 15 years of experience in insurance and financial services. She is a graduate of the University of Florida, Warrington College of Business. Following in the footsteps of her father, she is also the second generation in her family to pursue a financial services career.
“My father is retired career banker so, I knew I was going into financial services,” said Malley. “When I met financial service guru Michael Midlam in San Diego, he convinced me. I fell in love with insurance to the extent that I politely annoy my family and friends by talking about it all the time. My career path has not been linear, and I have had the good fortune to work in both the home office and agencies. For nine years I had an independent brokerage and helped people manage their retirement assets, which was extremely personal and pretty inspirational.”
Malley’s local, neighborhood office will offer many of the same services that Flesuras did.
“We offer auto, home, life insurance, annuities and other financial services,” said Malley. “I make it a point to be accessible and hire local team members. We focus on service and our experience sets us apart. We all love helping people to achieve their financial goals and care for their loved ones. The neighborhood feel and great people in the community attracted me to this area. When I saw the office on Fremont I knew that was where I had to be.”
For more information on Malley’s agency or to get a quote call (503) 477-8676 or visit www.leahmalleyinsurance.com.