Rich Mathews is a 2001 Graduate of Florida A& M University’s School of Business and Industry. Rich began his professional career as an Account Manager with the Dow Chemical Co. in Chicago, IL. After working with Dow for three years, Rich returned to Florida A & M and worked for two years as Asst. Dir. of Athletics. Rich wanted to own his own business and to pursue opening a State Farm Insurance agency. In January 2005, Rich began his career at State Farm and after brief stints in Tampa at his father’s agency and Orlando as an Agency Field Specialist, he was chosen to open an agency in Estero, FL in July 2007. Rich led the Florida zone in auto growth for 4 straight years and ranked #7 in New auto production across the enterprise in 2010. Rich also won the Presidents Club in Auto (Top 25) in the country in 2010, 2011 and 2012. He has qualified for Ambassador Travel every year since 2007 and qualified for Chairman’s Circle (Top 3% of State Farm Agents) in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.