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Chris Rogers
Chris Rogers is a graduate of Lindendwood University in St. Charles, MO and joined Chapman & Hogan insurance in 2013. Prior to Chapman & Hogan insurance Chris was with Federated Insurance and has worked in Insurance for over 10 years. Chris and his wife have 2 children and enjoy spending time with their family and friends.

Chapman & Hogan Insurance Group
3636 S Geyer Road, #110
St. Louis, MO 63127
314-571-6546
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Ben Nelson
Ben started his career in insurance in 2005 with Liberty Mutual. When Liberty Mutual decided to sell its direct book of business in 2009 to AJ Gallagher, he went along with his clients and worked there 6 years. He joined Sunstar Insurance Group in January of 2015 being drawn to its entrepreneur business model. He is a St. Louis native having attended St. Louis University earning a degree in Finance.

Ben specializes in commercial insurance for mid-size businesses that need help controlling their cost or risk in both MO and IL. Ben and his wife, Julie, have three boys who keep them busy. Ben enjoys coaching and watching his boys play baseball and soccer.

Chapman & Hogan Insurance Group
3636 S Geyer Road, #110
St. Louis, MO 63127
314-571-6546
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John Higdon, Executive Vice President, CIC, CRM
John Higdon started his insurance career as an agent with the Tagge Group of Springfield, Missouri. While working with both commercial and personal line clients, John also attended Missouri State University. After graduating with his Bachelors in Finance, he moved to St. Louis and joined Hogan Group as an independent agent. John specializes in both business and personal insurance, and earned his Certified Insurance Counselor Designation in March 2011. In 2015 John was installed as the president of the St. Louis Independent Agents, which supports local independent agents.

In 2018 John was named to the executive leadership team of Chapman & Hogan Insurance Group where he focuses on the commercial insurance department. His areas of practice include construction, manufacturing, technology, and social services. In 2016 John served as president of the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Rotary Club, where he remains an active member. John, his wife Ashley, and their daughter live in Glendale, MO and enjoy membership at the Missouri Athletic Club.

Chapman & Hogan Insurance Group
3636 S Geyer Road, #110
St. Louis, MO 63127
314-571-6557
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Ryan Burlison
Ryan Burlison began his insurance career in 2005 as a personal and commercial lines underwriter at the Cincinnati Insurance Company in Cincinnati, OH. He then joined Chapman-Sander Insurance in St. Louis as an independent agent in 2008. In 2012 Chapman-Sander Insurance became the first acquisition of Sunstar Insurance Group where Ryan has worked ever since. He is a graduate of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg with a degree in Business Management. Ryan specializes in commercial insurance for all segments of the construction industry in Missouri and Illinois. Ryan enjoys playing golf, ice hockey, and watching Cardinals & Blues games.

Chapman & Hogan Insurance Group
3636 S Geyer Road, #110
St. Louis, MO 63127
314-571-6546
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Jennifer Bell, CWCA
Jennifer has been a licensed insurance broker for over 30 years. After Graduating from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, Jennifer and her father Jim Miller owned Miller Page Insurance Center for over 30 years before joining the Hogan Insurance Group. Jenny specializes in Commercial, personal Insurance, and Bonds. Financial Institutions, Manufacturing, Contracting, and the Petroleum Industry are her forte.

Whether working with a start-up business or her longest tenured client Jennifer goes above and beyond for her customers. "Service to my clients is my number one priority," she says.

She keeps busy with her 2 sons, who are very active in sports, and church. Jenny is a past-president of the Crestwood Sunset Hills Rotary Club, serves on the board of Crestwood Sunset Hills Chamber of Commerce, and volunteers with the Junior League of St Louis, and other non-profit organizations.

Chapman & Hogan Insurance Group
3636 S Geyer Road, #110
St. Louis, MO 63127
314-571-6546
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Jason Duncan
Jason started in the insurance industry in 2005 after working in management for Enterprise Rent-A-Car in St. Louis. Jason worked for a large national insurance company in a variety of sales and management roles and wound up as the Managing Sales Director of the Group Health and Benefits department for the entire Midwest Region. In 2011 Jason joined the Chapman-Sander Insurance group and later was one of the original members of the Sunstar Insurance Group management team.

Today Jason serves as the Sales Manager and producer for the Chapman & Hogan Insurance group here in St. Louis, while also serving as the President of the Employee Benefits Department for Sunstar Insurance. He specializes in developing creative, and cost effective benefit solutions for businesses of all sizes from as few as 5 people to as many as 1,000 lives.

When not in the office, Jason, his wife Lori, son Cole, and Ace the dog live in St. Charles county and enjoy traveling, Cardinals baseball, and running his son’s baseball program in his spare time.

Chapman & Hogan Insurance Group
3636 S Geyer Road, #110
St. Louis, MO 63127
314-749-8994
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Craig Philippi, CWCA
Craig Philippi started his career in insurance in 2011 and joined the Hogan Insurance Group (now Chapman & Hogan Insurance Group) in May of 2015. Craig, a St. Louis native, was drawn to the Hogan Insurance Group for its commitment to their policy holders. "My goal is to make sure the client's commercial or personal needs are addressed and that they have the proper protection from the risk of everyday life."

Craig earned a designation as a Certified Workers Compensation Advisor (CWCA) in 2016. His main focus is in commercial insurance working with Contractors, Manufacturing, Technology and Financial Institutions. Understanding your businesses daily operations, protecting the assets that make your business whole and preparing for long term success, is Craig’s goal for each of his clients.

Beyond the office Craig, his wife Nikki and their two children Henry and Ellie like spend their time with family and friends. Craig is also involved with the Rotary Club of Forest Park serving as president from July 2014 to June of 2015.

Chapman & Hogan Insurance Group
3636 S Geyer Road, #110
St. Louis, MO 63127
314-749-8994
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