Russ Schweikert is an Oregon native who has been working in insurance and risk management since leaving the U.S. Navy submarine service in 1993. He retired from the Navy/Navy Reserve in 2008 with 21 years of service, finishing as a Master Chief Electronics Technician (ETCM) (SCW/SS). He spent 10 years with the Ashland insurance firm Reinholdt & O’Harra as producer and partner serving clients in Oregon, Washington, and California, where he focused primarily on commercial and business coverage.
In 2003, after a mobilization recall to active duty for the Navy, he transitioned to work for Ashland Insurance. He services all lines of coverage and has added a significant focus on life insurance and retirement planning as well.
His primary responsibilities as a principal of Ashland Insurance include performing as Chief Development Officer, including recruiting and training new inside and outside producers, overseeing the company training plan, and pursuing inorganic agency growth opportunities.
Russ graduated from Southern Oregon University (SOU) in 2013 with a BS in Business Management and earned his MBA from SOU in 2015. He has earned the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) credential and the Certified Risk Management (CRM) credential to better assist clients with more complex commercial accounts with their growth management, asset utilization, and disaster recovery planning processes. He is also a national faculty member for the National Alliance for Insurance and Education.
He makes his home in Ashland, where he enjoys lifelong learning, and loves spending time exercising and traveling with his wife Kristina of 31 years, and their grown children Ellen of Ashland, and Evan of Hong Kong.