Brian Thede is honored to continue his insurance career as a member of the Ascend Benefits team at Snyder Insurance. For over 35 years Brian has helped customers in the Bloomington–Normal area select the proper coverage for their needs. Brian specializes in assisting small businesses with their employee benefit plans, most recently as the business and relationship manager for the McLean County Chamber of Commerce’s Employers’ Coalition for Healthcare, Inc. Previously, Brian was an insurance agent with Country Companies before becoming an independent broker for Insure One and Funk Insurance Associates. Brian has served as president and national committeeman for the Bloomington–Normal Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Brian is also a member of the McLean County Wellness Coalition and serves on the Workplace Subcommittee.
Brian and his wife Michelle are proud parents of two grown sons and have been involved with the McLean County PONY Baseball League since before their boys could play. Brian has coached, served on the league’s board of directors and as league president, manages sponsorships, umpires and concessions, and coordinates the Twin City Men’s Senior/Adult Baseball League.