John Noel

The breadth and depth of John Noel’s business efforts, philanthropic generosity and the acumen his work contributes to the Wausau community knows no boundaries. He began Travel Guard, a travel insurance business, formally launching it from his home basement office in 1985. This ingenious idea inspired John to develop other travel industry products through The Noel Group companies — including Marathon Travel, My Assist, Insure America — as well as organizing Compass Properties, a valuable property-management group that oversees much of Wausau’s downtown. His Campions of Business nomination mentioned John’s “…heart and impactful investments are firmly rooted in his hometown of Wausau …”