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ABOUT ME

I joined COUNTRY Financial to fulfill a valuable need in our community.

It's a great feeling to help my friends and neighbors achieve their goals! Please take a little time to learn more about my staff and me.

My Story

Chris D Mizell

Planning for a bright financial future is always difficult. There are so many questions we need to answer: When should I start saving? How can I afford to put away savings for the future and still live a comfortable lifestyle today? It’s my job to help you find the answers to these questions and build a plan to help you achieve your goals. Let’s get together to talk more about your goals!

Chris Mizell Agency Manager, Central Iowa Personal Information – Chris is a Central IL native who moved to Iowa in January of 2015 when promoted to Agency Manager. He resides in Norwalk, IA with his wife Andrea and Daughter Stella 5 and son Charlie 3. Hobbies/Community Involvement – Chris’s primary personal hobby is anything associated with classic American muscle cars. He is the owner of a 1967 Pontiac Grand Prix. He is an active member of the Fellowship Community Church in Norwalk, IA, West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, Executive Leadership Board at the American Heart Association of Iowa, Founder of Master Minds leadership book club of Des Moines, area director for Referral Leaders International, board member of the Embassy Private Social Club Young Members AMP group, member of the Illinois State University School of Communications Alumni Leadership Board, Sigma Chi Fraternity Alumni Warden for the Joseph Cookman Nate Memorial, member of NAIFA Central Iowa, GAMA International, very involved in his children’s gymnastics and an avid 5K participant. Work Experience – Chris Started with COUNTRY in Feb of 2009. Prior to COUNTRY, he worked at State Farm Insurance from 1996 – 2003 and held various positions from a Tom Cruise, “Risky Business” type position in the mailroom, to lifeguard/day camp counselor at State Farm park, after hours call center rep and finally marketing manager and producer at a very successful State Farm Agency in Newport Beach, CA. After leaving State Farm he worked for another competitor, Allstate Insurance in the form of a National Catastrophe Team claims adjuster for a year and a half and then left Allstate to become an independent catastrophe insurance adjuster and catastrophic event manager for Pilot Catastrophe Services in Mobile, AL primarily working as a vendor for Allstate Insurance. In Chris’s adjuster role with Pilot, he adjusted residential claims nationwide with a specialty in toxic and non toxic mold. As a manager, Chris assisted in managing the 2003 Fires in Southern California and all of the hurricanes in Florida and the gulf coast in 2004-2008. Chris’s last role prior to leaving Pilot to come to COUNTRY was as the manager for the call center and field claims adjusters on Hurricane Katrina which endured from 2005 until he left to accept the representative position with COUNTRY in Normal, IL. Education/Awards – Chris is a 2000 graduate of Illinois State with a Bachelors degree in Communications. He has earned his LUTCF professional designation and is testing for his RICP designation next Tuesday. He was recognized as an All Star every year with COUNTRY and is a 4 time All American.

Chris D Mizell

Planning for a bright financial future is always difficult. There are so many questions we need to answer: When should I start saving? How can I afford to put away savings for the future and still live a comfortable lifestyle today? It’s my job to help you find the answers to these questions and build a plan to help you achieve your goals. Let’s get together to talk more about your goals!

Chris Mizell Agency Manager, Central Iowa Personal Information – Chris is a Central IL native who moved to Iowa in January of 2015 when promoted to Agency Manager. He resides in Norwalk, IA with his wife Andrea and Daughter Stella 5 and son Charlie 3. Hobbies/Community Involvement – Chris’s primary personal hobby is anything associated with classic American muscle cars. He is the owner of a 1967 Pontiac Grand Prix. He is an active member of the Fellowship Community Church in Norwalk, IA, West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, Executive Leadership Board at the American Heart Association of Iowa, Founder of Master Minds leadership book club of Des Moines, area director for Referral Leaders International, board member of the Embassy Private Social Club Young Members AMP group, member of the Illinois State University School of Communications Alumni Leadership Board, Sigma Chi Fraternity Alumni Warden for the Joseph Cookman Nate Memorial, member of NAIFA Central Iowa, GAMA International, very involved in his children’s gymnastics and an avid 5K participant. Work Experience – Chris Started with COUNTRY in Feb of 2009. Prior to COUNTRY, he worked at State Farm Insurance from 1996 – 2003 and held various positions from a Tom Cruise, “Risky Business” type position in the mailroom, to lifeguard/day camp counselor at State Farm park, after hours call center rep and finally marketing manager and producer at a very successful State Farm Agency in Newport Beach, CA. After leaving State Farm he worked for another competitor, Allstate Insurance in the form of a National Catastrophe Team claims adjuster for a year and a half and then left Allstate to become an independent catastrophe insurance adjuster and catastrophic event manager for Pilot Catastrophe Services in Mobile, AL primarily working as a vendor for Allstate Insurance. In Chris’s adjuster role with Pilot, he adjusted residential claims nationwide with a specialty in toxic and non toxic mold. As a manager, Chris assisted in managing the 2003 Fires in Southern California and all of the hurricanes in Florida and the gulf coast in 2004-2008. Chris’s last role prior to leaving Pilot to come to COUNTRY was as the manager for the call center and field claims adjusters on Hurricane Katrina which endured from 2005 until he left to accept the representative position with COUNTRY in Normal, IL. Education/Awards – Chris is a 2000 graduate of Illinois State with a Bachelors degree in Communications. He has earned his LUTCF professional designation and is testing for his RICP designation next Tuesday. He was recognized as an All Star every year with COUNTRY and is a 4 time All American.

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650 South Prairie View Dr
West Des Moines, IA 50266-0000
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