Five and a half years ago, longtime American Family agent Herm Lietz handed the keys to his Ripon office to a fresh face, Natasha Novak.

   It was the first time the agency at 120 Watson St. had changed hands in nearly 20 years.

   Last week Thursday, it was Novak’s turn to pass the agency onto someone new.

   Brad Tagliapietra, who runs an American Family agency in Fond du Lac, now will represent both communities as Novak moves up within the American Family family.

   “I have accepted a promotion and I’m going to work at American Family corporate office,” Novak said ...

   Tagliapietra, who has been an agent in Fond du Lac since 1993, is thrilled for the chance to spread his wings into a new community.

Read the full story in the Aug. 8, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.