Lance Lopez, the new Agency Manager for the Farm Bureau office in Natchitoches, is eager to connect with the community as he gets settled into his new position.
Lance and his wife Laurie are Alexandria natives, who will soon move to Natchitoches with their 7-year-old son Cruz. Lance has been with Farm Bureau for the last 5 years as the assistant manager for Rapides and Grant Parishes.
Both Louisiana College graduates, Lance majored in business marketing management and Laurie majored in education. Laurie is a stay-at-home mom and former teacher.
Farm Bureau sought Lance out for about 10 years before he went to work for them.
“I’ve always wanted to be in the insurance industry,” said Lance. “I have family in it and I’ve always loved the service part of it. I love dealing with people and developing relationships.”
Lance is also big into community involvement and wants to give back and help out here in Natchitoches.
“Word around the state is that Natchitoches is a great place to live and work,” he said. “I’m always ready to accept new challenges and I enjoy growing businesses.”
Lance started a glass business while enrolled in college, which his wife still operates. He’s also really big into health and fitness and has helped start up several CrossFit gyms in the Alexandria and Pineville area. He used to compete in triathlons, and now coaches for his son’s baseball team.
Lance is looking forward to developing agents at Farm Bureau and will be hiring new agents in the near future. One of his goals is to revamp and continue to promote Farm Bureau in the Natchitoches area.
Farm Bureau is in the business of personal lines from life insurance, to auto and home coverage. What sets them apart from online companies, is the local adjusters and agents that customers can create a personal connection with.
“It’s easy to just go online, but Farm Bureau gives you someone to talk to locally,” said Lance.
There’s also tons of benefits Farm Bureau members can take advantage of including discounted child care seats, discounts on hotel rooms, new vehicle purchase allowances and more.
Natchitoches office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. The office is located at 1911 South Drive. For more information call 318-352-8111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.