AJ Schrage

Sales Development Coach (CL)

AJ Schrage joined the Valley Insurance family in September, 2020.  AJ started his career in the insurance industry by serving as an inside producer at an agency that specialized in commercial insurance for over 8 years.  AJ brings his experience to VIAA to the role of Sales Development Coach (CL).  He provides a wealth of commercial lines revenue lift strategies to VIAA members as well as assists in implementing technology that can improve commercial lines sales and service.  Prior to working in the insurance field, AJ practiced as a corporate attorney in the St. Louis area and worked in the Genetics research field at Washington University in St. Louis.


AJ was born and raised in Columbia, MO, where he currently resides.  When AJ is not working, he is an avid golfer, enjoys spending time with family and friends, loves traveling and you can find him at many Mizzou sporting events, both at home and on the road.

AJ has a particular set of skills

  • Zywave Utilization Strategies and Support

  • Facilitating Educational Programs and Resources

  • Operational and employee training and assistance including transaction/hiring structuring

  • Prospecting Tools Including Lead Databases

  • Strategies to Create Commercial Lines Revenue Lift



"I’d like to thank AJ Schrage and VIAA for some support I received.  I was looking for some claims examples related to Lessors Risk Only accounts.  I wanted to illustrate why it’s important to have appropriate liability coverage even though you don’t occupy the building. Since there was not a lot of easily accessible content available, AJ worked with Zywave to create a content piece that specifically addressed this topic.  This will become a valuable addition to Zywave’s already robust content library.  These content pieces made it easier for me to illustrate the need for additional coverage to my clients.  We were able to provide them with higher limits of liability and an umbrella to protect their assets."

— Bill Lawrence
P/L/R Insurance

"I have sat on more than a few webinars with you, and most recently joined the Zywave focus group you guys set up. First, I just want to reiterate how grateful I am for your time and effort in helping us become better agents. The information shared about Zywave was invaluable and I’m looking forward to continually attending in the coming months."

— Sam Fink 
AAdvantage Group

"Just wanted to let you know that AJ and I had a extensive meeting about Zywave yesterday.  We discussed several features of the program and how to implement them in my agency.  I really enjoyed his level of explanation and knowledge of Zywave.  Would really like for him to do a few mini sessions with my office to get the entire office using features of the program."

— Bill K.
POWERS Insurance
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