Jim earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. Jim began his insurance career in 1976 as a sales management trainee in the home office of Federated Insurance Companies. He later became a district manager and ultimately a sales manager for Federated, covering the western half of the State of Missouri.
In 1982, Jim joined Insurors & Investors to once again work more closely with clients in order to assist them in reducing their total cost of risk. He enjoys the freedom of program design and flexibility of risk management techniques offered in the independent broker environment.
With over 35 years of experience as an insurance broker, Jim works with some of the largest and most sophisticated firms in the Midwest. His primary expertise is in the areas of Healthcare and Manufacturing. Jim is well known in the business world as a person with considerable expertise in risk identification and mitigation.
Kristy has been with Assurance Partners for fifteen years. During that time she has been responsible for the management of various departments as well as the development and implementation of our Major Account Division. Kristy is the Chief Operations Officer and a shareholder of Assurance Partners.
As leader of the Risk Management Team, Kristy's experience in strategic planning and management combined with sales and marketing skills helps to guide the delivery of our firm’s value proposition to our customers. Kristy represents multiple major accounts and also participates in the development of our stewardship for all major accounts. She will serve as your main point of contact for risk management issues.
Mark started his insurance career in 1993 as a producer with the Gilbert-Magill Company in Kansas City, where he completed the Producer Partnership Program with the St. Paul Insurance Company. During that time, he also earned his AAI designation. In 1997, Mark joined the Philadelphia Insurance Company as a Production Underwriter. In 1999, Mark joined Assurance Partners.
In 2000, he relocated his family from Missouri to Salina. He became Vice President and a shareholder in 2005. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Business from Baker University. Mark and his wife, Kellie, have two boys Jack and Charlie who are involved in many sports, music, drama and service projects at Sacred Heart High School as well as in the Salina community. He is involved with St. Mary's Grade School and is currently serving on the School Council. Mark also sits on the Board of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Salina.
Mark has developed expertise as a broker and risk management consultant and directs that experience into two main industries; Construction and Public Entities. He counsels his clients in dealing with the design, development and management of insurance, risk management and surety portfolios. He routinely consults with public administrators to develop new strategies that reduce their risk profile and positions them for a more favorable financial performance.
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