Joe Romeo, Agency Owner / Licensed Insurance Agent
Joe Romeo was born in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from NYCCC with a Sales and Marketing Degree. In Manhattan, he worked in different fields including a brokerage firm on Wall Street, DuPont Chemical in the Empire State Building, SCM, and Pitney Bowes.
He took a position with McGregor Sportswear, which led to a thirty-year long career in the wholesale apparel business with his company Romeo Sales. They represented manufacturers all over the world and their customers across the US ranged from department stores including Dayton's, Donaldson's, Kohl's, Sears, JC Penney, to big box stores including Target and Walmart.
In 2002, Joe took a position as VP of Sales and Marketing with a spinoff company of 3M and worked with ear canal technology. With this position, he worked and traveled to manufacturers of hearing aids and hearing protection products in Europe and Asia, he also lectured across those continents. During this time, he completed a Mini MBA program at St. Thomas University in Minnesota.
After obtaining his insurance licenses, Joe began a successful career with Humana Insurance in Minneapolis. In 2013, he founded MediChoice Insurance Agency with his son James to provide a specialized agency for Baby Boomers who are now eligible for Medicare. MediChoice Insurance Agency represents Medica, Humana, and Blue Cross Blue Shield, and many others.
Joe enjoys gardening and to keep fit, he enjoys riding his bicycle and regularly sees a trainer each week to keep him on track in between his spin classes. Joe resides in Golden Valley, MN with his wife Linda.
James Romeo, Agency Owner / Licensed Insurance Agent
James Romeo graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. He worked at various hotel management positions at Walt Disney World in Orlando for almost 10 years, where he learned world class customer service. James returned to Minnesota as the Front Office Manager at the Sheraton Hotel in Bloomington. After his hotel career he was looking for other opportunities.
In 2007 after 14 years in the Hospitality Industry, he changed careers to the Insurance Industry. James now holds licenses for both Property and Casualty and Life and Health, and his experience includes Principal Financial Group, State Farm, Assurant Health and Humana. Using his customer service background and an educational approach James enjoys helping individuals and families understand their insurance options, and most of all helping seniors navigate Medicare and to find solutions for their insurance needs.
In 2013, James and his father Joe Romeo founded MediChoice Insurance Agency, specializing in Medicare Insurance and represting the leading Medicare insurance companies in the Twin Cites.
James likes to play golf, to snowboard and just enjoys being outdoors. James and his wife JoAnn live in Brooklyn Park, MN with there rescue dog Dory.
Teresa Johnson, Sales Support Manager
Teresa Johnson was born and raised in New Hope, MN. She received her Administrative Management Degree from North Hennepin Community College and worked in the Financial Service Industry for the past 25 years. She worked along side her husband Drew and helped run a very successful business. I currently live in Andover with my husband Drew and we are the parents to 4 children. Benet, Mallory, Kaisa and Saxon. We also have a son in law Alex and a beautiful granddaughter Mia. I enjoy bringing my office skills and many years of client service to MediChoice Insurance Agency to help our clients.
Kaisa Johnson, Administration Assistant