Auto-Owners Insurance Group
Headquarters: Lansing, MI
Year founded: 1916
Number of offices: 100+
Leadership: Jeffrey S. Tagsold, chair and CEO; Daniel J. Thelen, president; Michael D. Pike, executive vice president; William F. Woodbury, first vice president, secretary, general counsel; Jonathan R. Riekse, senior vice president, personal lines underwriting; Mary S. Pierce, senior vice president, marketing and sales, life company operations; Denise G. Williams, senior vice president, HR and incentive travel; Theodore W. Reinbold, senior vice president and treasurer, actuarial and financial; Anthony Dean, senior vice president, IT; Andrea L. Lindemeyer, senior vice president, commercial lines underwriting; Jamie P. Whisnant, senior vice president, claims
Established in 1916, Auto-Owners Insurance Group is known for its exceptional financial strength and stability, as well as for its status as one of the nation’s largest insurers, writing more than 5.2 million policies annually.Auto-Owners is rated A++ (superior) by A.M. Best and is a Fortune 500 company. It has received numerous awards from national organizations for customer service and quality and is certified as a Great Place to Work.
Valuing its team members and customers, along with honesty, hard work, prudence, loyalty, relationships, opportunities for associates, stability, consistency and profit, Auto-Owners is 100% committed to the independent agency system. “We consistently demonstrate that commitment by paying generous commissions and not competing against them by writing directly,” says Auto-Owners chair and CEO Jeff Tagsold.
The company has experienced record growth over the past few years due to the improvement of its rates – a consequence of its consistent, profitable results, Tagsold says, adding: “We offer a wide array of products with competitive coverages and pricing, and great agency-facing automation, which allows them to do business efficiently with us.”
- Auto-Owners Insurance Group