Michigan News

Johnston Promoted to P/C Underwriter at Michigan-Based J.M. Wilson

Managing general agency and surplus lines broker J.M. Wilson promoted Samantha Johnston to property/casualty underwriter in its Portage, Mich., office. Johnston will be responsible for quoting, binding and servicing property/casualty accounts for independent insurance agents. Johnston gained experience as an …

Associated Banc-Corp Completes Purchase of Ahmann & Martin Co.

Green Bay, Wis.-based Associated Banc-Corp reported it has closed the previously announced acquisition of Ahmann & Martin Co., a risk and benefits consulting firm in Minnesota, through a merger with and into Associated’s subsidiary, Associated Financial Group LLC. Associated Financial Group …

J.M. Wilson Promotes Tobolic to P/C Underwriter in Michigan

Insurance wholesaler J.M. Wilson has promoted Thomas Tobolic to property/casualty underwriter in its Portage, Mich. office. Tobolic is responsible for quoting new and renewal accounts for a wide variety of commercial property and casualty risks, as well as issuing policies …

Detroit Suburb Receives $5M Insurance Payment for Flood Damage

A Detroit suburb has received a $5 million insurance payment to help the city bounce back from damage caused by flooding in August. Torrential rain and flooding on Aug. 11 damaged city property at the Warren Community Center, police department …

Cameron M. Wilson & Associates Promotes Goldberg in Michigan

Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Cameron M. Wilson & Associates recently promoted Amanda Goldberg to director of marketing and communication. Goldberg’s duties will include maintaining existing and cultivating new relationships with retail insurance agents across the Midwest. As a customer of Cameron M. …

White Appointed Director of Innovation at Accident Fund Holdings

Lansing, Mich.-based Accident Fund Holdings Inc. has appointed Jeffrey Austin White as director of innovation. White will lead the newly created innovation team in identifying opportunities for the business to generate revenue and improve operations while leveraging solutions backed by research, …

Michigan Police Targeting Speeding, Distracted Driving After Pileup

Michigan authorities plan to crack down on speeding and distracted driving in eastern Kalamazoo County following a 193-vehicle pileup that killed one man and closed a stretch of Interstate 94 for two days. State police Lt. Dale Hinz tells the …

Kluting Joins Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services in Michigan

Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services Inc., the U.S. retail property/casualty brokerage division of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has hired Steve Kluting in its Grand Rapids, Mich., office. In his new role as area vice president for Gallagher’s food …

Western National Insurance, Michigan Millers Mutual Join Forces

Minnesota-based Western National Insurance Group announced an affiliation between Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Co. and Western National Mutual Insurance Co. This affiliation will be final after the necessary regulatory approvals are completed, which are expected to be done by the …

Michigan-Based Insurer, Hagerty, Hires Hutchinson as President

Classic vehicle insurer, Traverse City, Mich.-based Hagerty, hired Richard Hutchinson as the company’s president, effective Jan. 5, 2015. Hutchinson joins Hagerty from the Progressive Corp., where he has held many leadership positions during his 29-year tenure there. His insurance acumen …