John Riedel

A Massachusetts native, John enjoys spending his time outdoors kayaking, hiking and snowboarding. As a licensing coordinator at National Life Group, he assists agents with maintaining state licenses and updating contracts.

John graduated from University of Vermont with a B.A. in English and has a passion for writing. With a background in journalism and communications, he brings an eye for detail to everything he does.

His favorite book is White Fang by Jack London and when he isn’t reading or wandering the Vermont wilderness, he spends his time cooking something new every week.


Communities Where You Least Expect Them

When we think of our communities a few things pop into mind. The local coffee shops. The postal office and fire department. The grocery store down the street and our friends next door. These are people we see day in and day out and typically take some time to build the relationships that form our communities.

Communities can also show up in places where you least expect them. In the summer of 2016 I started my first internship with National Life. About a month in, I went to my doctor on a Friday and found out that I had a tumor. I had been sick before with the flu or a common cold, but I was not ready for this. It was a month before I turned 21, I was in my first apartment paying rent and looking to start my career as a young professional, and I had cancer. (more…)

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Interns Volunteer to Do Good at Vermont Foodbank

When a company has a cause, the enthusiasm can be infectious. That’s the case here at National Life Group, which has a broad cause that matches our corporate values: Do good. Be good. Make good.

As an example, National Life hires a few dozen interns every summer. One of the primary goals is to give them a peek into what it’s like to work in the corporate world. For us, a big part of what we do is to give back to the community. (more…)

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