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Hollander retires after 50 years

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From the top of the stairs: Jeff Long, Cecilie Grable, Kristi Glover, Baudelia Campos, Carolyn Mitchell, Jim Boyd, Mike Downs, Alan Reed, Taylor Reed, Bruce Hollander, Denise Rudnick, Todd Wilcks (not pictured: Joanne Snarr)
Brad Coman |

After 50 years with Warren Reed Insurance, former president Bruce Hollander retired on Thursday.

“Without question, Bruce has served our customers and this agency well for half a century,” agency President Alan Reed said. “He has always placed the wellbeing of others before anything else. For that alone, we are very grateful. It is also not overly common now that one would give 50 years of dedicated service to one company … quite an accomplishment.”

Hollander grew up in Carson Valley and graduated from Douglas County High School in 1963. He played football, basketball, baseball and track and field, and participated in student government.

After high school, he joined the National Guard. He was also on the Minden Town Board, serving as chairman and a volunteer firefighter.

He went to work for Warren Reed on June 16, 1966. He completed corporate training programs at United Pacific Insurance Co. in San Francisco and the Insurance Company of North America in Philadelphia.

Hollander valued his professional education and received the designation of chartered property and casualty underwriter in 1978.

He married his sweetheart, Beverly Voshall in 1970, and they have three children, David (Jenifer), Sheri (Jake), and Teri. They have six grandchildren.

During his career he held every position within the agency, and he was named president in 1985. He relinquished that title in 2001, and served as an account executive up until his retirement.

His retirement plans include lots of time with family and friends, traveling and playing golf.