YAKIMA - Conover Insurance in Yakima has hired Jeff Widdows as the newest member of its commercial lines sales team.
A native of Sunnyside who excelled on the golf links enroute to graduating from Sunnyside High School, Widdows went on to graduate from New Mexico State University with degrees in accounting, finance and economics. He attended New Mexico State University on a full-ride golf scholarship.
Widdows went on to play professional golf before joining Apple Tree Golf Course as a teaching professional and later as the head golf pro.
He recently passed his state agents licensing exam after a week-long training seminar in Seattle, and is continuing his education and training as he begins his new career.
"Jeff is well educated, articulate and extremely focused on his new career," said David M. LaRiviere, Conover's vice president and branch manager. "Jeff's clients will certainly benefit from his care and enthusiasm."
Conover Insurance is a full service independent agency with specialists in personal and commercial insurance and employee benefits. Founded in 1923, Conover Insurance has offices throughout the Pacific Northwest.