Kemner-Iott Agency

Custom Benefits Group

Spalding Insurance Agency

Select Underwriters

Larkin Group

Leverity Insurance Group

Masters Insurance Group

Northern Insurance Agency


Kaminsky and Associates


Wyatt Insurance Group

Great Lakes Leadership Team

Kelly Reed

Managing Partner, Great Lakes Region

Kelly Reed is the Managing Partner of Acrisure's Great Lakes region. Previously, he served as CEO of VAST, a company he joined after graduating from Northern Michigan University where he was a scholarship athlete (Football - Quarterback) in 2007. Kelly quickly developed a niche within Medical Professional Liability Insurance and has been integral in the development of Acrisure's Healthcare Center of Excellence, which focuses on risk management strategy and commercial and benefits placement for hospitals, health systems, private practice physician groups, senior living communities and Allied Healthcare providers.

Kelly has continued his education earning multiple industry designations, including Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Licensed Insurance Counselor (LIC) and Professional Workers Compensation Advisor (PWCA). He's received frequent recognition by the insurance industry, being named the 2016 Young Agent Award by ProAssurance, the “Young Guns” award from Insurance Business America, a finalist for “Broking Rising Star” by Insurance Insider and most recently a finalist for the 2022 Health Care Power Broker. He is also a Member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Association (PLUS), Member of the Michigan Agent Council for Accident Fund and was the past chair of the Enterprise Agent Council for ProAssurance, which is a top five medical professional liability insurer domestically.

Kevin Mulder

Head of Finance

Kevin Mulder joined Acrisure in finance in 2015. Most recently, he was the Business Service Lead for Acrisure's Midwest operations before taking on the role of Head of Finance for the Great Lakes Region. Kevin's career began in public accounting and consulting serving clients ranging from small and middle market to Fortune 500. His financial background as a Certified Public Accountant adds depth of understanding to client needs, expectations, and opportunities.

Jared Lindboe

Head of Operations

Jared Lindboe is an insurance & financial services industry veteran with more than 25 years experience. During that time he has worked in multiple functional areas including: sales, training, product, distribution, underwriting, and marketing along with field, agency & corporate operations. He has spent time working with independent agents, captive agents & hybrid agencies across more than 30 states.

For the last two years, Jared has been the Chief Operating Officer at The Huttenlocher Group (an Acrisure Partner) in Waterford, MI. In that role, he manages 10 individual agencies with more than 100 staff. The agencies sell & service personal lines, commercial lines and employee benefits around the Detroit & Flint Metro areas.

Jared completed both his undergraduate degrees & master’s degree at Ashland University in Ashland, OH. Outside of work, he and his wife Laura (along with their golden retrievers, Brutus & Hoosier), enjoy time on the boat, traveling, or tailgating at college football games.

Jeremy Bryant

Head of Client Solutions

Jeremy is responsible for serving clients in several risk management segments, including strong carrier relationships, building claims advocacies, sourcing risk/loss control/safety resources, and other client focused responsibilities. He has over 30 years of experience placing policies and handling claims in real estate, retail, distribution, manufacturing, and construction industries.

His day-to-day focus includes insurance placement best practices, effective brokerage design and placement, reinsurance development, niche program coverage forms, and working with international partners to ensure clients adhere to compulsory laws.

During his career Jeremy served as Director of Risk Management for a large Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) and also has experience as an Assistant Risk Manager for a large private, family-owned commercial property management and construction development operation that included international exposures, professional sports ownership, aviation exposures, equine and farming, estate planning, wrap-ups, and master insurance programs.

Jeremy holds a business degree from The Ohio State University in finance and risk management. Jeremy’s professional accreditations include Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Certified Risk Manager (CRM), Certified Programs Leader (CPL), and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC).

Jeremy is community involved with the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), enjoys coaching Track & Field for a local school, and has taught students through various curriculums in the Risk Management industry.

Sarah Kline

Head of Growth

Sarah Kline is the Head of Growth of Acrisure’s Great Lakes region, leading our team of sales professionals in bringing the best of technology enhanced financial solutions that protect our client’s lives and businesses, resulting in growth for clients and our teams.

Previously, Sarah served as Chief Operations Officer of 44North, a company acquired by Acrisure in 2017 that specializes in health and life solutions for employers and individuals. With over 15 years in the insurance industry, she brings field and leadership level experience in sales, marketing and operations.

Sarah, her husband of 25+ years and their daughter call northern Michigan home. Sarah is driven by her faith and has a passion for working with children from preschool to high-school.

Christie White

Sales Development Leader

Over her 10-year career with Acrisure, Christie White has led sales producers across Commercial and Personal Lines, Individual Life and Health, and Employee Benefits. As Sales Development Lead for the Great Lakes Region, she will partner with Regional leaders across sales and marketing to develop and manage the Total Client sales process. Christie looks forward to creating a strong sales culture and equipping our sales professionals with the tools needed to be trusted advisors for our clients. Residing in Marquette, MI, Christie enjoys everything Lake Superior has to offer and hanging with her best bud, Peanut (her dog).

Dave Herriman

Personal Lines Operations Leader

Dave Herriman comes to the Region from Kemner Iott Benz (an Acrisure Partner for eight years) where he served as Agency Principal. He has worked in the insurance industry on the agency side for 23 years. In his new role, Dave will collaborate with your Great Lakes Region leaders to execute operational initiatives to grow our personal lines book of business and retain our current customer and creating efficiencies through technology and well-defined processes. Dave lives with his family in Adrian, MI, where they are all looking forward to spending time in the UP and by their pool this summer.

Jennifer Meekhof

Life & Health Operations Leader

Jennifer Meekhof joins the Region from 44North where over the last 23 years she served in multiple capacities, most recently as Director of Operations. Jennifer’s focus as L&H Operations Lead will be to develop operational initiatives within the Great Lakes Region’s EB Team. These initiatives will support growth and retention while optimizing the client experience and maximizing efficiency. Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and lives in Cadillac, MI with her husband, Scott, three kids, two kittens and her walking partner, Lucy the dog. Jennifer loves spending time hiking, collecting sea glass and kayaking but she especially loves cheering her kids on in their extracurricular activities.

Mike Jager

Personal Lines Growth Leader

With a 20+ year career in personal lines insurance, Mike Jager has been with The Larkin Group for more than six years and is a member of the Acrisure Private Risk Advisors Group. In his new role, Mike will focus on building a strong team that provides producers with the support they need to be successful. He'll also be creating our Private Client division and collaborating with Employee Benefits and Commercial Lines to optimize growth in Personal Lines. When he's not working, Mike enjoys playing golf and spending time with his wife Erica and their three kids.

Trish Partin

Director of Operations

Trish started her career with Acrisure in service, sale, and operations in one of our Great Lakes agencies over 15 years ago. Over the last 12 years at the Acrisure corporate office, she has worked extensively on carrier appointments and contracts, licensing, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions. Her experience on both sides of an Acrisure deal, paired with her comprehensive knowledge of the insurance industry and Acrisure way, make her an ideal Leader for our Great Lakes Platform. Trish lives in East Lansing, MI with her husband and two children. Says Trish, “They are all incredible athletes, so I spend my time running to their events, working out, reading, hanging with friends or going to MSU games.”

Platform Advisory Council

Jim Huttenlocher

Advisory Council Chair

Jim is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan Business School. After a career in commercial lending, Jim joined The Huttenlocher Group as an Agency Principal to produce and service large complex property & casualty clients. Jim spends the majority of his day interacting with the agency's diverse commercial clientele, specializing in risk consulting and complex coverage placements. He has experience underwriting, placing coverage, and adjusting all types of client loss exposures. Jim also enjoys assisting other insurance consultants in their professional development and sales techniques.

Jim is an Eagle Scout and has served as the President of the Detroit Area Council. He is also an avid outdoorsman and enjoys traveling with his wife and family.

Carmen Edgehouse

EVP & Advisory Council Member

Carmen joined Acrisure in 2021 with a deep expertise in insurance industry leadership, and currently serves as the Executive Vice President for Acrisure’s Midwest & Great Lakes Regions. He is a versatile business leader focused on collaborating with Acrisure Agency Partners to inspire profitable growth and operational success while preserving and enhancing Acrisure's unique culture of entrepreneurialism and client-centricity at at levels. In this role, Carmen provides advisory and operational support to all Agency Partners across an expansive geographic footprint throughout the US and Canada.

Prior to joining Acrisure, Carmen served as the Regional Director of Operations for USI where he was responsible for managing USI’s commercial lines, personal risk and small business operations to drive client retention and growth. And prior to that, Carmen spent nearly 13 years with Oswald Companies in Cleveland, OH where he served as the Vice President / Practice Leader for several Property & Casualty focused teams. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Kent State University, and continues to serve as Executive in Residence for the Insurance Studies program at Kent State. He is deeply committed to Cleveland community where he remains active with several non-profit organizations including the Cleveland Leadership Center, United Way of Greater Cleveland and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, among others. His involvement in these organizations is dedicated to spreading awareness regarding the importance of philanthropy and encouraging professionals at all levels to become more engaged in non-profit and civic enrichment opportunities in the Greater Cleveland area.

Lisa Slone

Advisory Council Member

Lisa Slone serves as an Advisory Council Member for the Acrisure Great Lakes Region.

Lisa began her insurance career in 2001 as a receptionist in a small agency while working towards her bachelor’s degree at Indiana University. Lisa joined the May Agency shortly after the agency partnered with Acrisure in 2008. She has made herself available to new opportunities and expertise and worked her way into more responsibilities and leadership roles throughout her career.

With over 22 years in the insurance industry, Lisa has worked in all areas of an agency from entry-level to accounting, management, and operations. Her sales focus is Commercial Insurance and she works with small to large commercial clients. Lisa has participated on several carrier Agent Advisory Boards, as well as an active member of several industry associations including the Big I, and on the Board of Directors with the Big I in Indiana.

When Lisa isn’t working, you’ll find her spending time with her husband of nearly 25 years and their two children.

Rachel Johnson

Advisory Council Member

Rachel Johnson currently leads the operational team at VAST. VAST is in Northern Michigan and has group benefits, individual medical, personal lines and commercial team members. VAST also has a significant professional liability practice.

Rachel has been with Acrisure since VAST joined in 2016. Rachel spent some time on Jeremy Hertz's compliance team before returning to VAST to assume the Chief Operating Officer Role. Her previous experience is on the carrier and provider side, and she has a strong health and business law focus.

As a licensed attorney Rachel has a passion for compliance and assists clients and the team in benefits compliance and works closely with the Acrisure home office legal and other teams whom she got to know well when she was on that side of the house.

Rachel is also passionate about the transformation Acrisure is currently in the midst of and the value and growth it will bring to clients and team members.

Bill Wesley

Advisory Council Member

Bill Wesley serves as an Advisory Council Member for the Acrisure Great Lakes Region. He previously was the President of The Campbell Group since 2015.

Bill has been in the insurance industry for over 24 years. His previous positions include executive roles with a locally owned agency, Hilb, Rogal & Hobbs, a national broker, and Harleysville/Nationwide Insurance.

Bill started his career as a CPA and currently holds the professional designations of Accredited Advisor of Insurance (AAI) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC). Bill has served on several advisory councils and currently is the chairman of the FCCI Midwest advisory council. He is also a board member of the Michigan Catholic Conference.

His hobbies include golf, guitar, and following Michigan State Athletics. His is married to Linda and has two daughters and three grandchildren.

Chris Fisher

Advisory Council Member

Chris' insurance career has spanned twenty-five plus years, but he has been around the business his whole life. Learning from the best in the business helped him develop an underwriter's mindset and a deep understanding that maximum profitability comes not just from having many clients, but the right clients.

Chris spent the early part of his career learning (he is a Certified Insurance Counselor, Certified Risk Manager and Licensed Insurance Counselor) and working as a producer and account manager. He knows what it is like to do the work. If you ask him, he will tell you he is still an account manager.

Chris' boots-on-the-ground involvement is also why he has been able to successfully transition from being a player on the team to its coach. He knows the best way to take the agency to its next level is to develop the skills the team needs to make it happen, then get out of their way.

Chris loves the business, but he is not all business. Outside of work he is about three Fs: his faith, family, and their farm. He and his wife are busy raising four kids and a menagerie of animals (horses, chickens, ducks, you name it) on a farm in the country.

Brian Cote

Advisory Council Member

With a business card and a promise, Brian took his working experience with a number of healthcare systems in Minnesota including Mayo and started 44North twenty years ago. Today, with the help of over 100 employees, Brian's business has become the largest privately held benefit providers in the state servicing over 100,000 lives and over 400 businesses. For each of these businesses Brian sees 44North role as a critical piece in helping improve people's lives by providing clarity for much of the confusion that exists, removing many of the unnecessary medical bills that occur and providing medical pricing transparency that unfortunately healthcare is deeply lacking.

Peter Bern

Advisory Council Member

Peter has been a P&C Insurance Retail Producer for almost three decades and brings extensive experience and knowledge in a wide range of risk management and customized insurance programs to both corporate and personal clients. Peter started his career in 1997 right out of college with The G.F. Hoch Company, an independent, multi-line P&C insurance agency located in Cleveland, OH. It was there that he developed long term affiliations with many top-rated insurance professionals and insurance companies that provided him with the ability to offer financial stability, a wide variety of products, and dependable claims services that allowed him to develop an extensive and loyal client base in a variety of industries. In January of 2010, Peter and his partner Derek Hoch successfully purchased the assets of The G.F. Hoch Company, changed the name and company branding to Leverity Insurance Group, and Peter officially became the CEO. After exponentially growing the agency, it was in April 2018 that Leverity officially became an Agency Partner and shareholders of Acrisure.

In addition to his extensive insurance experience and education over the last 27+ years, Peter graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in finance. On a personal note, Peter is married to Kathryn, and they enjoy traveling, spending time with their 5 children & 2 dogs, going to concerts, and playing golf.


  • Anderson

    Thompson Insurance & Financial Services

    3414 Main Street

    Anderson, IN 46013

    (765) 644-6787

    [email protected]

  • Auburn Hills

    The Benefits Group

    691 N. Squirrel Rd.Suite 115

    Auburn Hills, MI 483262847

    (248) 299-7000

    [email protected]

  • Auburn Hills

    Hartland Insurance Group

    691 North Squirrel Road, Suite 190

    Auburn Hills, MI 48326

    (248) 377-9600

    [email protected]

  • Beachwood

    Leverity Insurance Group

    3737 Park East Drive, Suite 204

    Beachwood, OH 44122

    (216) 861-2727

    [email protected]

  • Beachwood

    Samar Financial Group

    3737 Park East Drive - Suite 204

    Beachwood, OH 44122

    (216) 503-4077

    [email protected]

  • Blacklick

    Burnham & Flower – Blacklick

    3500 Taylor Road Suite C

    Blacklick, OH 43004

    (269) 381-1173

    [email protected]

  • Bloomington

    The May Agency

    1327 N Walnut Street

    Bloomington, IN 47404

    (812) 334-2400

  • Bowling Green

    McClure Insurance Group - Bowling Green

    124 West Washington St.

    Bowling Green, OH 43402

    (419) 891-9494

  • Centerville

    Kevin Murphy and Associates Agency - Centerville

    6708 Loop Rd #43

    Centerville, OH 45459

    (937) 252-1655

  • Chagrin Falls

    National Risk Management Services

    7181 Chagrin Road, Suites 230

    Chagrin Falls, OH 44023

    (440) 247-2708

    [email protected]

  • Clinton Township

    Lucido's Insurance Agency

    39999 Garfield Road

    Clinton Township, MI 48038

    (586) 286-8200

    [email protected]

  • Clinton Township

    Paye, Fischer & Krause Insurance Agency

    40320 Hayes Rd

    Clinton Township, MI 48038

    (586) 263-1990

  • Commerce Township

    Insurance Advisors

    8884 Commerce Road

    Commerce Township, MI 48382

    (248) 363-5746

    [email protected]

  • Dayton

    Kevin Murphy and Associates Agency

    2412 S Smithville Rd

    Dayton, OH 45420

    (937) 252-1655

  • Dayton

    Kevin Murphy and Associates Agency - 3013 N Main

    3013 N Main St

    Dayton, OH 45420

    (937) 252-1655

  • Escanaba

    Garceau Insurance Agency

    823 Ludington Street

    Escanaba, MI 49829

    (906) 497-4292

  • Escanaba

    Northern Insurance Agency

    601 Ludington Street

    Escanaba, MI 49829

    (906) 786-2122

    [email protected]

  • Farmington

    Gene Harris Agency

    31711 Grand River Avenue

    Farmington, MI 48336

    (248) 474-8550

    [email protected]

  • Farmington

    HBL Insurance Agency, LLC

    31711 Grand River Avenue

    Farmington, MI 48336

    (248) 539-3003

    [email protected]

  • Fishers

    Rhodes Insurance Group

    11393 Lantern Rd

    Fishers, IN 46038

    (317) 915-5555

    [email protected]

  • Fort Wayne

    DCP Insurance Services

    10441 Illinois Road

    Fort Wayne, IN 46814

    (844) 859-0745

    [email protected]

  • Fort Wayne

    Thompson Insurance & Financial Services - Fort Wayne

    10355 Dawson's Creek Boulevard, Suite A

    Fort Wayne, IN 46825

    (765) 644-6787

    [email protected]

  • Gallipolis

    Saunders Insurance Agency

    437 2nd Avenue

    Gallipolis, OH 45631

    (740) 446-0404

    [email protected]

  • Geneva

    Bartlett Insurance Agency - Geneva

    866 East Main Street

    Geneva, OH 44041

    (216) 447-4420

    [email protected]

  • Gladstone

    Northern Insurance Agency - Gladstone

    906 Delta Avenue

    Gladstone, MI 49837

    (906) 428-4515

    [email protected]

  • Grand Rapids

    Presidio Insurance Solutions

    2685 Northridge Drive

    Grand Rapids, MI 49544

    (616) 218-7109

    [email protected]

  • Independence

    Bartlett Insurance Agency

    4600 Rockside Rd Ste 105

    Independence, OH 44131

    (216) 447-4420

    [email protected]

  • Kalamazoo

    Burnham & Flower Agency

    315 S Kalamazoo Mall

    Kalamazoo, MI 49007

    (269) 381-1173

    [email protected]

  • Kent

    Taylor Insurance

    Dennis Taylor Agency

    3982 State Route 43

    Kent, OH 44240

    (330) 673-6723

    [email protected]

  • Lancaster

    Miller-Lewis Benefit Consultants

    127 W Mulberry Street

    Lancaster, OH 43130

    (740) 654-4055

    [email protected]

  • Lansing

    Lyman & Sheets Insurance Agency

    2213 E Grand River Avenue

    Lansing, MI 48912

    (800) 648-0856

  • Marine City

    Great Lakes Insurance Agency

    605 S Parker Street

    Marine City, MI 48039

    (810) 765-8114

    [email protected]

  • Maumee

    McClure Insurance Group

    1302 Conant St., Ste A

    Maumee, OH 43537

    (419) 891-9494

  • Muskegon

    Employee Benefit Services

    489 Seminole Road

    Muskegon, MI 49444

    (616) 970-5262

    [email protected]

  • Novi

    NuStar Insurance Agency

    39555 Orchard Hill Place, #130

    Novi, MI 48375

    (248) 380-6190

    [email protected]

  • Okemos

    Voss Insurance Services

    2395 Jolly Road, Suite 195

    Okemos, MI 48864

    (517) 347-6100

  • Powers

    Garceau Insurance Agency - Powers

    N15916 US Highway 41

    Powers, MI 49874

    (906) 789-0900

  • Reynoldsburg

    Masters Insurance Group – Reynoldsburg

    7620 Farmsbury Dr

    Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

    (614) 471-7676

    [email protected]

  • Springboro

    Wyatt Insurance Group

    405 S Main St

    Springboro, OH 45066

    (937) 748-4411

    [email protected]

  • Suttons Bay

    Bonek Insurance Agency

    1475 S Peck Road

    Suttons Bay, MI 49682

    (231) 271-3623

    [email protected]

  • Terre Haute

    Rhodes Insurance Group - Terre Haute

    3100 S. 7th Street

    Terre Haute, IN 47802

    (317) 915-5555

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    32888 Ryan Road

    Warren, MI 48092

    (586) 274-9600

    [email protected]

  • West Chester

    Woods Agency

    8075 Cincinnati Dayton Road

    West Chester, OH 45069

    (513) 779-4545

    [email protected]

  • Westerville

    Masters Insurance Group

    178 W Schrock Rd Ste A

    Westerville, OH 43081

    (614) 471-7676

    [email protected]


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