Hazard resident Ricky Steele was recently appointed as the new manager at the Hazard Village Agency with Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance in Perry County. His appointment was announced in Louisville by Chuck Osborne, vice president of agency support and marketing for KFB.
Steele, who is serving his first term as Hazard city commissioner, is also a graduate of Hazard Community College and has been an agent with Kentucky Farm Bureau since October 2007. Prior to joining KFB Insurance, he worked for Steele’s Auto Sales and Citizen National Bank & Trust.
In his new position, Steele will manage the daily operations of the agents and staff at the Perry County – Hazard Village Agency, located at Village Lane in Hazard.
Steele joins an established network of approximately 400 Kentucky Farm Bureau agents statewide. The company, founded in 1944, has offices in all of the commonwealth’s 120 counties. Farm Bureau markets insurance lines including homeowner’s, automobile, and health insurance among others.
The insurance services are affiliated with Perry County Farm Bureau, one of the largest membership organizations in the county. Farm Bureau members have access to a variety of membership services, including discount buying programs, college scholarships, farm marketing, and leadership development activities.
In addition to his service as a city commissioner, Steele is also worship leader for Summit Community Church and a little league baseball coach in Hazard. He and his wife have two children.