Cedar Rapids, NE About Us

        Cedar Valley Insurance Agency, Inc.

Company History:

In 1973, James Cox & Betty Cox formed a small independent insurance agency in Cedar Rapids, NE known as the Cedar Valley Agency.  At this time, the office was housed in the Cedar Rapids State Bank.  The agency’s business grew slowly over the next decade when in 1984 Mike Sullivan purchased Betty Cox’s ownership in the agency.  Cedar Valley Agency incorporated in 1984 under the new name Cedar Valley Insurance Agency, Inc. 

In March of 1985, Brian Yosten was hired as the Manager/Agent for the Agency.  In 1989, Henry Thieman joined CVIA as a subagent and CVIA opened it’s third office on Main Street in Petersburg, NE.  In 1993, CVIA purchased the Jackson Motors Insurance Agency in Cedar Rapids and moved to their present location on Main Street in Cedar Rapids.  At this time, Brian Yosten and James Cox became co-owners of the agency. 

Over the course of the next two decades, CVIA grew to include 3 office locations and 5 agents on staff providing coverage for Auto, Home, Farm, Business, Crop, Life, and Health Insurance.  Henry retired from the Insurance Business in 2004 after 15 years of service at our Petersburg Location.  Brady Yosten joined the agency in 2006 in the Cedar Rapids office and sharing duties with Brian in our Petersburg office.  Ann Glaser joined us in 2013 in our Cedar Rapids office as a Customer Service Representative/Agent, and in 2014 Jen Dietrich joined our Cedar Rapids office as a Customer Service Representative/Agent. In 2015, CVIA announced the purchase of the Krohn Agency out of Albion which had previously served the Boone County area for over 30 years.  Our insurance agents are dedicated to providing you with complete coverage at affordable prices. Learn more about our team!

Brian Yosten  

Brian Yosten brian.yosten@cedarvalleyins.com

Brian has been a Licensed Insurance Agent for over 30 years and is the Owner/Manager of Cedar Valley Insurance Agency, Inc. Brian specializes in Personal and Commercial Lines and Crop Insurance. Brian has been active in several community/area boards and committees while currently serving on the Boone County Economic Development Executive Board, and Cedar Rapids Housing Authority.  Brian travels between our Cedar Rapids and Petersburg offices.  In his free time, Brian enjoys golfing, Husker Football, and preparing BBQ Feasts for Friends and Family.

Brady Yosten  

Brady Yosten brady.yosten@cedarvalleyins.com

Brady has been a Licensed Insurance Agent for over 10 years, earning his CPSR designation in 2012. Brady specializes in Personal and Commercial lines along with managing our Farmowner’s, Public Entity Package, FirePak, and School District programs. In addition Brady currently serves as President of the Cedar Valley Community Foundation, a Volunteer Firefighter and First Responder on the Cedar Rapids Fire Department, Civil Defense Manager for the Village of Cedar Rapids as well as a board member on the Cedar Rapids Housing Authority. In his free time Brady enjoys golfing, Husker Football, Wrestling, and working on new Wine Recipes at his Vineyard.  Brady travels between our Cedar Rapids and Petersburg offices.


Ann Glaser   ann.glaser@cedarvalleyins.com

Ann has been working as a Customer Service Rep/Agent with CVIA since May 2014, Ann specializes in Personal Lines Insurance as well as being well versed in Health Insurance including the Affordable Care Act. Ann Lives in Spalding where she has successfully raised five daughters and now spends time enjoying her grandchildren.  She is a member of St Michaels Church and St Ann’s Altar Society.  In her spare time she enjoys cooking, spending time in her yard, and providing Home Health Services to the elderly.


Jenica "Jen" Dietrich   jenica.dietrich@cedarvalleyins.com

Jenica grew up in rural Cuming County and graduated from Central Catholic High School in West Point.  She attended Hastings College where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in 2010.  Jenica moved to Spalding with her husband in 2012 where she previously ran an in-home daycare business.  Jenica has been with CVIA since February of 2015 and holds her Property & Casualty License.  Jenica specializes in Personal Lines Insurance including Home and Auto Policies.  In her free time, Jenica enjoys working around her and her husband’s Family Farm, reading, and spending time with her family.

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