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Clayton Receives Awards At Farmers Annual Banquet
At the recent annual Farmers Insurance banquet, dinner and dance, Lana Clayton, center, was recognized with the Agency of the Year honor and is shown here with District Manager Sam Shaikh, left, and her husband Kevin Clayton. Photo Contributed

At the Farmers Insurance annual banquet hosted in March at the Redwood Café in Modesto, Owner and Insurance Advisor Lana Clayton received some prestigious awards: Agency of the Year, second place trophy for top commercial sales, and third place for life insurance sales in 2016 for District 6.

There are 31 agencies in Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Calaveras counties that encompass District 6 and according to Clayton the agencies in the District will grow in 2017 to around 50.

“The Agency of the Year award is presented to the agent in the district who achieved the best overall agency results for 2016,” stated Clayton. “Production in all areas is measured: life, commercial, policy growth, etcetera, to determine who earns the award. The district manager makes the final decision based upon those results.”

Clayton has been an agency owner for 18 years and spent most of those years in Riverbank. Currently located in downtown Riverbank the office features a staff of five, Joanna Pacheco, Sonya Hernandez, Daniele Chandler, Falcon Pike and Alex Gaynor, working with Clayton, and there is an opening for a lead commercial sales agent. Prior to the downtown location, Clayton had an office at the corner of Oakdale and Patterson roads.

“I could not have won this agent of the year award without my amazing staff as we are a hard-working team,” said Clayton. “I genuinely love downtown Riverbank. It’s very quiet and clean and I have gotten to know most of the other downtown businesses as well as all the city workers.”

As a Riverbank resident for approximately 17 years, Clayton has an appreciation for the City of Riverbank.

Farmers Insurance has been serving America since 1928 when it began in a small one-room office in downtown Los Angeles.

“It (the award) is customarily presented by the district manager; however this year, he made it special,” added Clayton. “One of my long time fellow agents and dear friend, Debbie Curtis was given the honor of presenting me with the award as she is the one that I befriended 18 years ago in an LUTC class and she soon after brought me into Farmers.

“My favorite part of owning my own agency is being able to put my heart and soul into getting to know my clients.”