Angela L. Ripley has more than 20 years of experience as a licensed property and casualty, life and health insurance agent and currently serves as President of VW Brown Insurance Service. Angela joined VW Brown in 2000, after previously working for Erie Insurance Group in her latest position as Senior District Sales Manager.
At VW Brown, Angela is responsible for managing the agency’s carrier relationships, production initiatives, agency acquisitions, as well as a number of accounts, mostly working with the Commercial Department.
As President, Angela has served on several agency advisory boards and was recently appointed by President Obama to serve on the NARAB (National Association of Registered Agents & Brokers) Board. She is also an active member of the IIA of Maryland (Independent Insurance Agents of Maryland).In 2014, Angela was appointed the State National Director, served on as Past Chairman in 2013, Chairman in 2012, Vice Chairman in 2010, and Director-At-Large in 2009. Angela is also very involved in her local community, serving as Troop Leader for Girl Scouts of Central Maryland since 2010 until the present day and a lacrosse coach for Howard County Lacrosse, since 2013. As a member of the Baltimore Junior League in 2002 – 2004, Angela was responsible for fundraising the event called Celebrating Style. From 2000-2005, she organized and lead the Howard County Young Republicans and presently actively participates in the Jimmy Walker Coffeehouse Organization serving as President from 2002-2003 and Treasurer from 2000-2002.
Angela received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration / Marketing and Advertising from Frostburg State University in 1994. She officially became a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) in 1999, Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) in 2004, Associate in Insurance Services (AIS) in 2009, and Certified Risk Manager (CRM) in 2012.
“From 1998-2000, I had the great fortune of working for Richard “Dick” Corbin, who was my branch manager at Erie Insurance Group. He taught me how to be a professional in my field, and that the only way to do it properly was with honesty and integrity. I have always maintained my business with those lessons in mind. I have also been fortunate to surround myself with top quality insurance professionals on my staff that helps us take good care of our customers.”