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STAR Insurance Agency Promotes Benefits Consultant

STAR Insurance Agency announces the promotion of Leslee Derbeck to Employee Benefits Account Manager. Derbeck has more than 20 years’ experience working with Employee Benefit clients.

As Account Manager, Derbeck will provide daily relationship management to the Agency’s Employee Benefit clients. Her responsibilities will include client onboarding, renewals, employee meetings, and serving as a critical resource for HR teams to effectively and efficiently administer their benefit plans.

“Leslee’s promotion marks a landmark achievement of growth for the Employee Benefits Division of STAR Insurance,” stated Nick Mehdikhan, EVP of STAR Insurance. “We are now well-positioned to accommodate additional growth in this competitive market space. By having an experienced Account Manager work in concert with our Benefits Consultants, the Agency will be even better-positioned to provide a unique level of dedicated service to our clients and their most valuable assets – their employees.”

Derbeck is currently pursuing her degree in Business Management from Ivy Tech. She is a Whitley County Chamber Ambassador and volunteers for Junior Achievement.

STAR Financial Bank, headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is committed to delivering quality financial expertise and distinctive banking solutions to exceed customer expectations. In addition, STAR Private Advisory offers private banking, investment and fiduciary services. STAR Insurance Agency is a full service insurance and annuity provider. STAR has grown to $1.86 billion in assets with 47 locations in central and northeast Indiana. For more information, visit the company’s web site at

Note: In all references to STAR, “STAR” should be in all caps, as the name STAR was derived from the first names of the early principals (Selah Wright, Thomas Marcuccilli, Arthur Hodson, and Ralph Marcuccilli). Read about STAR’s history, beginning in 1943 here.