Tim Kurtz Named President/CEO of HMK Insurance

HMK Insurance is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2018 Tim Kurtz has assumed the role as President/CEO.  Tim has been with HMK for 22 years and has been a part of the management team for 20 years.  He has been the Managing Partner of HMK since the Alera inception.  Part of Tim’s new duties going forward will be greater involvement with the Alliance in leadership positions on its Executive Committee and Board of Directors.  Tim will continue to handle his book of business, produce new business and help manage the agency’s growth and internal operations as he had been doing.

Bill Kreitz, who preceded Tim as President and CEO, will remain on the management team and continue handling all of his accounts.  This transition has been planned for quite some time and has been taking place behind the scenes for several years, allowing for a smooth and seamless change in leadership. In making this orderly transition we are confident and excited about the future of HMK under Tim’s leadership.  Please join us in congratulating Tim on his new role at HMK

The Alera Group Acquires Controlling Interest In The Insurance Alliance

We are pleased to announce that The Alera Group now has majority ownership of The Insurance Alliance, effective June 30, 2018.

The Alera Group has corporate offices in Chicago, Illinois, and has member firms and locations throughout the United States, including three Alliance agencies, AIA American Insurance Administrators, LLC, Hampson-Mowrer Agency, LLC, and Zinn Insurance, LLC.

All other Alliance agencies will remain independently-owned, and will remain members of The Alliance.

The Alliance office and management team will remain in place, with no contemplated changes in day-to-day operations, with the exception of an expanded geographic territory.

We are excited about the new opportunities this presents, including the ability to recruit quality independently-owned agencies, and being in the position to become part of The Alera Group’s national P&C platform.


Brian Hersh Joins Miers

Miers Insurance AgencyBrian Hersh has announced that Brian R. Hersh has joined the firm.  Brian started his insurance career at Federated Insurance over 10 years ago and has had tremendous success in the sales of commercial lines, benefits and life insurance.  Brian’s passion for the business and knowledge of insurance will be an asset to Miers Insurance for years to come.

Brian joins Miers as an Account Executive to continue Miers’ recent success providing nsurance and risk management services to many of the top companies in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas. He can be contacted 610-797-7900, extension. 3008.

Accellerations 2017 Award Winners Recognized

The results of the 2017 Accellerations sales contest were revealed this afternoon at the recognition luncheon held at the West Shore Country Club Camp Hill, PA. Presenting the awards were John McDonnell and John Milisits of Selective Insurance, the 2017 Accellerations Platinum Sponsor.
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Ryan Rispoli of HMK Insurance (pictured above) was the winner of the Commercial Lines Producer of the Year with $1,823,953 of new business.

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The Next Generation Award winner was Kenneth Serfass of Miers Insurance writing almost $1,400,000 of new business.

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Jessica McMullen of PDM Insurance was the winner of the Diversification Award writing $1,494,708 of new business in this category.

The Commercial Lines Grand Prize Winner (chosen by drawing) was Todd Collins of HMK (not pictured).

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American Insurance Administrators received the Personal Lines Agency of the Year award. (Accepting the award is Jim Smith)

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Paul I. Sheaffer Agency was the 2017 Commercial Lines Agency of the Year for the second year in a row. (Accepting the award is Don Myers.)

The overall new business written for the contest period was over $21 million in commercial lines business and $2.28 million in personal lines.

Congratulations to all of our participants!