j.m. wilson News

J.M. Wilson Acquires Wisconsin’s Transcom General Agency

J.M. Wilson, a managing general agency headquartered in Portage, Michigan, with eight offices in the United States, has acquired Transcom General Agency, based in Madison, Wisconsin. The transaction was effective April 1. Transcom General Agency was founded in 1995 and …

People Moves: Burkhart to Lead Michigan Big ‘I’; J.M. Wilson Promotes 3, Adds VanderMaiden

Big ‘I’ of Michigan Jared Burkhart will be the next CEO of Big “I” Michigan (MAIA), the association announced. Burkhart joins the Big “I” team on May 3 and succeeds the current CEO, Bev Barney, who is retiring Aug. 31. …

Midwest People Moves: J.M. Wilson; AF Group

J.M. Wilson Portage, Mich.-based managing general agency and surplus lines broker, J.M. Wilson, has added Rebecca Green as chief financial officer. Green is replacing Mark Sundstrand who retired after 42 years of service. She is responsible for strategy and leadership …

Midwest People Moves: Kapnick, J.M. Wilson

McLelland Joins Kapnick as Senior VP, Construction Practice Leader Kapnick Insurance Group in Troy, Michigan, has hired Jason McLelland as senior vice president and construction practice leader. McLelland joins Kapnick with 17 years’ professional insurance and surety bond experience. He …

J.M. Wilson Promotes Bryson to Sr. Transportation Underwriter in Michigan

J.M. Wilson has promoted Kyle Bryson, to senior transportation underwriter in its Portage, Michigan, office. Bryson is responsible for quoting new and renewal Non-Fleet Trucking (1-10 units) and serving independent insurance agents in Michigan. Bryson first joined the JM Wilson …

J.M. Wilson Hires Pov as Assistant P/C Underwriter in Michigan

J.M. Wilson has added Kim Pov as an assistant property/casualty underwriter in its Madison, Wisconsin, office. Pov is responsible for assisting underwriters on a wide variety of property and casualty risks, as well as quoting new and renewal business and …

J.M. Wilson Adds Knibloe as Assistant Transportation Underwriter in Michigan

J.M. Wilson has hired Andy Knibloe, as an assistant transportation underwriter in its Portage, Michigan, office. Knibloe is responsible for assisting underwriters on a wide variety of transportation risks, quoting new and renewal business, corresponding with carrier underwriters, and assisting …

J.M. Wilson Promotes Frawley to Sr. P/C Underwriter in Illinois

J.M. Wilson has promoted Tim Frawley to senior property/casualty underwriter in the company’s Arlington Heights, Illinois, office. He is responsible for quoting new and renewal accounts for a wide variety of commercial property and casualty risks, as well as servicing …

J.M. Wilson Hires Kirby as P/C Technician in Michigan

J.M. Wilson has added Lindsay Kirby as a property/casualty technician in its Portage, Michigan, office. Kirby will provide support to the property and casualty underwriters. She is responsible for providing technical assistance on policies, endorsements, and serving independent insurance agents. …

A Passion for Learning Is Driving Force for J.M. Wilson’s Galecka

One the things Kristy Galecka loves about the property/casualty insurance industry is there’s always an opportunity to learn something new. Like many others, Galecka “fell into” the insurance business when a friend who worked at the wholesale broker and managing …