The Insurance Institute of Michigan (IIM) recently held elections during its Annual Meeting on Nov. 27, 2007 in Lansing, Mich.
Mike Puerner, vice president, secretary and general counsel of Hastings Mutual Insurance Co., Hastings, Mich. was elected chair of the IIM for a one-year term that began Nov. 27, 2007.
Puerner succeeded David Field, regional counsel of Allstate Insurance Co., Southfield, Mich.
Jeanette Hisek, Michigan product manager at Progressive Insurance, Mayfield Village, Ohio, was elected vice chair of IIM. Bob Donnay, manager industry/government relations for GMAC Insurance, Southfield, Mich. was elected secretary. James Wilds, senior vice president of Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance Co., Frankenmuth, Mich. was elected treasurer.
Five individuals were elected to three-year terms on the IIM Executive Committee. They are: Dan Schrock, state executive director at Farmers Insurance Group, Howell; Mich.; David Sitz, lead counsel at Nationwide Insurance Co., Buffalo Grove, Ill.; Kathy McClain, director of product development at Pioneer State Mutual Insurance Co., Flint, Mich.; Amy Shalley, Michigan legislative liaison, State Farm Insurance, Portage, Mich.; and, Mike Widick, government relations consultant at Westfield Group, Westfield, Ohio.
In addition, David Field, regional counsel of Allstate, Southfield, Michigan, was elected to a one-year term on the IIM Executive Committee.
Companies and their representatives continuing their terms on the Executive Committee are: Bill Cilluffo, vice president, government relations, AAA Michigan, Dearborn, Mich.; Steve Hess, executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, Lansing, Mich.; Jim Robinson, executive vice president, Farm Bureau, Lansing, Mich.; Tom Messner, vice president & chief operating officer, secretary & treasurer, Michigan Construction Industry Mutual, Lansing, Mich.; Rich Rasmussen, president and chief operating officer, Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company, Lansing, Mich.; Mike Reynolds, claims director, ProAssurance Group, East Lansing, Mich.; Bruce DeFouw, market manager; Secura Insurance, Byron Center, Mich.; and Mike Costello, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary at Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Southfield, Mich.; and Jim Laing, president at Wolverine Mutual Insurance Co., Dowagiac, Mich.
Headquartered in Lansing, Mich., IIM is the largest state level trade association representing the property/casualty insurance industry in Michigan.