Mike Ware has joined Jessie Insurance, 201 W. Broadway, as an agent.
Ware, 53, has been in sales for most of his adult life. He was born, raised and educated in Taylor County.
He started in the retail business in the 1970s at Mitchell's Men's Wear. He has been in fastener sales at Parker-Kalon since the late 1970s and, most recently, with Meaden Precision of Chicago for the past eight years. Ware also has three years of sales experience at Ancil Reynolds Used Cars.