Meridian Insurance and Financial Group

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William Turner, CEO/President, Meridan Insurance and Financial Group

William is a native of Columbus Ohio and a graduate of Brookhaven High School.  Upon completion of high school, he enrolled in DeVry Institute of Technology where he completed his course of study in 1985.

William’s professional career began in 1985 with Pitney Bowes Corporation in Columbus, Ohio. After three years, William was offered a position with Commonwealth Insurance of Kentucky in Columbus as a Multi-Line Sales Representative.  After fashioning a successful career in the insurance industry, William later opened his own insurance agency with Allstate Insurance Company.  William later sold his agency to join Nationwide Insurance Company in 1999. William’s initial goal was to build a more diverse Sales & Service Agency, taking advantage of the products and services he could now provide to his clients.  In 2000-2001 William’s Agency received the Nationwide Insurance Auto Council Award.  This award is given to Nationwide Agencies for their outstanding sales.

In August 2001 William accepted the position with Nationwide Insurance as the Columbus Urban Sales & Service Center Manager.  William’s responsibilities and goals were to establish diverse individual, Business, and Community Group relationships that would later enhance our local reputation that Nationwide Insurance was committed to educating residents and business owners on the importance of having Insurance.

In May 2005 William had the great opportunity to transition the Columbus Sales & Service Centers to independent agency status.  Meridian Insurance & Financial Group was formed to carry out the plan to become one of Nationwide Insurance’s most profitable agencies, with the mission to become the best Multi-Line Insurance & Financial Centers at Nationwide, recognized in the community as an agency that provides excellent customer service, professional recommendations and quality products backed by strong National Insurance Company.

In June 2007, William transitioned Meridian Insurance and Financial Group into its own Independent Insurance and Financial Services brokerage.  Representing multiple insurance carriers and offering financial services which include credit education and repair to best serve customers in the state of Ohio with goals of expanding to additional States.

William has participated in numerous community activities, board and advisory committees, and group memberships, and when not at work, William enjoys playing basketball and golf.

For more information visit www.meridianifg.com

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