Team MJ

Curious about the masterminds shaping our 60-year legacy of success in risk management and benefits consulting? Our associates are the heart of our organization, bringing passion, expertise, and commitment to the forefront of everything we do.

Take a moment to get acquainted with the bright minds that make up MJ’s dedicated team.

Risk Management Team

Adam Adler

Client Executive

Adam Adler joined MJ as a client executive in our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. In his role, he is instrumental in steering the generation and execution of risk management strategies. Adam’s expertise extends to overseeing the entire lifecycle of our client’s multi-year risk treatment plans, from inception through ongoing evaluation, to periodic revision. With a keen focus on creating tailored solutions, he ensures the seamless integration of comprehensive plan design.

With a robust background in client management and new business production, Adam brings a wealth of experience from his previous role at a global insurance brokerage and risk management services firm. Leveraging this extensive background, he contributes valuable insights to Team MJ in areas such as analytics, risk services, risk transfer, and client advocacy. Adam’s proficiency is pivotal in delivering a superior client experience and supports MJ’s commitment to excellence.

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Cindy Archer

RIsk Transfer Specialist

Cindy Archer joined the MJ team in 2007 as a risk transfer specialist in our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. In her role, Cindy works to coordinate service and marketing activities for clients, as well as managing data analytics to identify potential gaps in coverage and making recommendations on those limitations. On top of servicing the day-to-day needs of her accounts, Cindy and her team aim to provide clients with the best possible risk management solution to fit their individual needs.

Prior to joining MJ, Cindy worked as a multi-line claims adjuster for Erie Insurance. With over 30 years of industry experience in both the agency and carrier side of the business, Cindy has grown to become an expert in several fields. Her specializations include social services, recycling, and manufacturing, where she develops risk management strategies and programs tailored to her clients’ needs.

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Tyler Bartling

Risk Management Consultant

Tyler Bartling joined the MJ team as a sales intern in the Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. Since then, Tyler now serves as a risk management consultant within the Risk Management + Commercial Insurance team.

As a risk management consultant, Tyler plays a pivotal role in analyzing identified risks, evaluating their likelihood, and assessing their potential impact on the organization. Collaborating closely with stakeholders, he contributes to the development of effective risk management strategies. This encompasses implementing risk mitigation measures and exploring risk transfer options. He believes in forming strong relationships with his clients and enjoys meeting them to understand their businesses better.

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Rob Baumgartner

Risk Management Consultant

Rob Baumgartner joined the MJ team in 1996 as a risk management consultant within our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. Over the years, he ascended to become a principal of the firm in 2008. Rob’s expertise lies in the construction, real estate development, and surety segments of our business.

Before venturing into the insurance industry, Rob kickstarted his career as an owner/operator of a family construction company. His background and extensive knowledge in this field have been the driving force behind his dedication to serving the unique needs of the construction, surety, and real estate industries.

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Kelly S. Botos

Risk Transfer Specialist

Kelly Botos joined the MJ team in 2012 as a risk transfer specialist in our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. Kelly coordinates service and marketing activities as well as manages the daily servicing needs of her clients. With a focus on risk management, trend reporting, and data analysis, Kelly and her team work to create comprehensive risk management strategies tailored for clients in the manufacturing, healthcare, and technology industries.

Prior to joining MJ, Kelly worked as an account manager for Mead & Company, Inc. With nearly two decades of industry experience, Kelly has grown to become an expert in several fields. Her main areas of specialization include the manufacturing, technology and healthcare fields, where she has been instrumental in developing tailored programming for clients in these industries. Her favorite part of the risk transfer specialist position is being able to form personal relationships with her clients.

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Brianne Carrillo

Risk Transfer Specialist Team Lead

Brianne Carrillo joined the MJ team in 2018 as a risk transfer specialist within our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. She has since transitioned to the role of a risk transfer specialist team lead. Brianne and her team collaborate closely with the analytics, risk services, and client advocacy teams. Together, they craft and implement effective risk transfer strategies that align seamlessly with the client’s interests.

Drawing on her extensive industry experience, Brianne brings over a decade of expertise to the team. In her previous role as an executive account specialist at Charles James Cayias Insurance, Inc., she handled contract negotiations and wrote business risks spanning various industries and risk classes. Brianne’s dedication to her work at MJ is driven by a passion for our purpose, admiration for our exceptional associates, and a deep appreciation for the unique culture that sets us apart.

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Stephanie Carter

Risk Transfer Specialist

Stephanie Carter joined the MJ team in 2018 as a risk transfer specialist within our Risk Transfer + Commercial Insurance department. In her role, Stephanie is responsible for creating comprehensive risk financing and transfer strategies for clients in the construction and manufacturing industries.

Stephanie began her insurance career in 2014 as a commercial account manager for Brown & Brown Insurance. Currently, she applies her prior experience to her present role, where she endeavors to assist clients by aligning their risk management programs with their organizational goals as they expand and evolve. Stephanie’s unwavering commitment to fostering a culture of continuous learning and innovation within MJ makes her an exceptional asset to the team.

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Noah Chopp

RPA DEVELOPER

Noah Chopp joined the MJ team as a data analytics intern in our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. After graduating from Butler University, he joined the team full-time as a data integration analyst. Currently, he holds the position of an RPA developer. In this role, Noah assists in driving new solutions regarding how we collect, evaluate and analyze data to make tactical and strategic recommendations around business issues.

Prior to MJ, Noah worked as an actuarial intern, where he performed model updates and created a standardized process for impact analysis. Throughout his career, Noah has cultivated a data-driven mindset and a strong interest in designing automated processes to simplify data pipelines, which makes him a valuable asset to the MJ team.

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Michael Cieslak

Account Manager

Michael Cieslak joined the MJ team as an account manager in the Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department, with a focus on small business commercial lines. In his role, Michael takes charge of coordinating service and marketing activities, ensuring that our clients receive the utmost care and attention.

Michael’s dedication to risk management, trend reporting, and data analysis allows him to craft comprehensive risk management strategies that perfectly align with the unique needs of our small business clients. He goes above and beyond by managing their daily servicing needs, always guaranteeing a smooth and seamless experience.

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Arden Coher

Client Executive

Arden Coher joined the MJ team in 2001 as a risk management consultant in our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. Today, Arden works as a client executive, specializing in manufacturing, real estate, nonprofits, and service industries. With over 40 years of experience within the insurance industry, Arden leverages his expertise to develop and execute strategies that create better, smarter, and more successful organizations.

Working closely to understand each client’s business, risk exposure, and corporate goals and objectives, Arden and his team aim to design risk management programs that are tailored to each client’s unique industry needs. By focusing on alignment, he and his team work to ensure that MJ’s clients receive the best possible risk management solutions.

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Kristen Conard

Data Analyst

Kristen Conard joined the MJ team in 2014 as an account coordinator in our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. Kristen quickly transitioned to serving as a client advocate in our Manufacturing practice group, and has since moved into our Analytics practice as a data analyst.

In her role, Kristen produces, supports, and maintains a collection of analytics reports for key clients in partnership with the client service team. Kristen develops functional reports for clients and her team, and builds data maps to translate raw data into information. Kristen also writes data queries, interprets results, and works to display her findings in an easily digestible format using MJ’s proprietary analytics tool, APERTURE®.

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Ryan Daniele

Senior Vice President, Strategic Marketing

Ryan Daniele joined the MJ team in 2015 as a client executive within our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. His exceptional performance led to his promotion to director of strategy + operations and subsequently, to the position of vice president of risk transfer. Ryan currently serves as the senior vice president of strategic marketing within our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department.

In his current role, Ryan works diligently with carrier partners to negotiate, strategize, and deploy the best possible coverage deals for MJ’s clients. He’s been instrumental in streamlining our processes and monitors MJ’s carrier relations, ensuring that our organization maintains enduring relationships with leading firms that enable us to deliver an exceptional client experience.

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Emily Daughhetee

Surety Service Representative

Emily Daughhetee joined the MJ team as a surety service representative on the Surety team within our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. As a surety service representative, Emily assists the team in gathering valuable information and helping to calculate premiums for both our surety clients and underwriters. Emily plays an instrumental role in processing bonds and delivering the best service to our clients.

Prior to joining MJ, Emily worked as a servicing manager at Oak Street Funding, where she performed financial analysis, compliance, performance and cash flow assessments for their lines of business. Her attention to detail and dedication to the client experience is what make Emily a wonderful addition to MJ.

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Kiefer Dieckamp

Risk Management Consultant

Kiefer Dieckamp joined the MJ team as a risk management consultant in our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. In his role, Kiefer is responsible for crafting, overseeing and executing tailor-made risk management strategies for our large-scale commercial clients. With his commitment to building strong client relationships, Kiefer is a true asset to the MJ team.

Prior to MJ, Kiefer honed his client management skills in roles such as a sales manager and account manager. Through these roles, he personally oversaw the needs of over 80 clients during his tenure. This invaluable experience has strengthened Kiefer’s dedication to customer service and makes him a go-to-expert at MJ.

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Nick Doman

Risk Transfer Associate

Nick Doman joined the MJ team as a risk transfer associate in the Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. In this role, Nick works with our clients and carrier partners to develop and build our client’s insurance program and risk management strategies. Nick plays an essential role in implementing and executing on these strategies while delivering an exceptional client experience.


Nick brings a wealth of experience from his previous role at a global insurance brokerage and risk management services firm where he served in an account services role. In his prior role, Nick developed, marketed and presented client-specific strategic insurance programs. His client relationship experience and deep understanding of unique risk management programs that make him a valuable member of the MJ team.

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Diane Dugan

Client Support Specialist

Diane Dugan joined the MJ team in 2015 as a client support specialist in our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. Her primary role involves processing certificates and carrier audits, verifying policies, and updating claim information. Through these tasks, Diane ensures that she provides clients with the highest level of customer service, including timely, organized, and accurate processing of information.

Before joining MJ, Diane accumulated experience in various fields, including serving in the U.S. Army as a medical records technician, functioning as a unit secretary in the Department of Defense, and working in banking as a credit department employee and bank teller. Diane’s diverse professional background has equipped her with a range of skills, which she brings to her current role at MJ.

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Wes Edrington

Director of Analytics + Automation

Wes Edrington joined the MJ team in 2018 as a senior risk analyst in our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department and has since been promoted to director of analytics and automation. Wes oversees the data collection and normalization of various datasets, as well as the development and production of reports for MJ’s Risk Management + Commercial Insurance clients using MJ’s proprietary analytics tool, APERTURE®. As director of analytics and automation, he is responsible for leveraging data analysis and automation techniques to drive decision-making and operational efficiency across the enterprise and is an active member of MJ’s Senior Leadership Team.

Prior to MJ, Wes gained professional experience in roles such as business and research analyst. Having developed his leadership skills throughout his time at MJ, Wes works alongside the analytics team to determine best practices for handling and analyzing loss data, exposure data, and policy data to provide a descriptive picture of past trends, predict future trends and prescribe solutions that best meet the risk management needs of MJ’s clientele. Wes and his team also work to enhance MJ’s internal and client-facing workflows through process automation, removing friction from both the employee and client experience.

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Karen Feltner

Client Advocate

Karen Feltner first joined the MJ team in 1983 as a commercial account manager in our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. With more than 40 years of industry experience, Karen now functions as a client advocate in our construction and mining + energy practice groups.

In her role, Karen works closely with her team to create and implement risk management strategies that are tailored to each client’s specific business goals and objectives. She focuses on ensuring alignment with the client’s needs and provides ongoing support to ensure that the insurance and risk management program is executed successfully.

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Dane Fife

Risk Management Consultant

Dane Fife joined the MJ team as a risk management consultant in our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. In his role, Dane is responsible for acquiring new clients, nurturing relationships, and expertly executing tailor-made risk management strategies for our prestigious large-scale commercial clients. His expertise lies in scrutinizing financial, operational, and compliance risks, empowering clients to make well-informed decisions regarding their risk management strategies, ensuring adherence to regulatory standards, and sustaining long-term stability in a rapidly evolving business landscape.

Prior to MJ, Dane was a household name in Indiana due to his illustrious career with Indiana University Basketball. From his early days as a standout player to his later transformation into a skilled coach, Dane has spent nearly two decades honing his skills in the world of basketball.
Just as he was celebrated for his ability to connect with players and inspire them to achieve their best on the court, he now employs those same relationship-building talents to connect with a wide range of MJ clients. As their trusted ally, Dane’s dedication to serving MJ clients makes him a valuable addition to our organization.

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Jessica Fisher

Manager, Advocacy

Jessica Fisher joined the MJ Insurance team in 2009 as an account assistant in our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. In 2011, she advanced to the role of client advocate and assumed a training & development role where she was charged with training new and existing employees. In 2022, she advanced to a manager role and became responsible for leading several MJ associates on the advocacy team. Her aptitude for learning the nuances of the industry along with her proficiency with technology has allowed her to become a valued part of the team.

On top of her management responsibilities, Jessica works with her team to develop and execute risk management programs and strategies tailored to each specific client. Jessica’s favorite part of her role is being able to teach and help people grow in both their personal and professional lives.

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Erin Garza

Risk Transfer Specialist

Erin Garza joined the MJ team as a risk transfer specialist in our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. In this role, Erin is responsible for working closely with the analytics, risk services, and client advocacy teams to develop risk transfer strategies. These strategies consist of coordinating service and marketing activities, inspecting data for potential coverage gaps and making the necessary recommendations on those limitations that correlate best with the needs of her clients.

Prior to MJ, Erin acquired over six years of experience working in the insurance industry in roles such as assistant vice president of multinational account manager and Commercial Line account manager. Her drive and dedication to providing clients with the best solution for their insurance needs make Erin a valuable asset to the MJ team.

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Talia Green

Data Analyst

Talia Green joined the MJ team as an analytics intern and has since stepped into a full-time role as a Data Analyst within our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. In her role, Talia produces, supports and maintains a collection of analytics reports in partnership with client services for the MJ Risk Management + Commercial Insurance team.

Prior to joining MJ, Talia grew her passion for data and analytics during her time at Butler University, where she earned her degree in Statistics. Armed with this knowledge, her current responsibilities include writing data queries, interpreting results and displaying her findings in an easily digestible format using MJ’s proprietary analytics tool, APERTURE®. Her favorite part about MJ is the ever-expanding knowledge she gains about the insurance industry.

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Payton Greenlee

Risk Transfer Associate

Payton Greenlee joined the MJ team as a risk management intern and quickly progressed into a full-time associate in the Risk Management Commercial Insurance department. Currently, Payton works as a risk transfer associate, where she collaborates closely with the analytics, risk services, and client advocacy teams. In this role, she works with our clients and carrier partners to develop and build our client’s insurance program and risk management strategies. She plays an essential role in implementing and executing on these strategies while delivering an exceptional client experience.

Payton’s journey with MJ began when she interned in our Commercial Lines department while pursuing her studies at Butler University. This experience enabled her to gain valuable insights into the inner workings of various departments, including analytics, risk services, risk transfer, small business, sales, claims, and advocacy.

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Adam Hartman

Risk Management Consultant

Adam Hartman joined MJ as a consultant for the Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. In his role, Adam specializes in understanding the dynamic needs of small businesses, forging close connections with clients to understand their enterprises. He excels in aligning their goals with proactive risk management strategies

Before MJ, his experiences in sales and business development and as an international assistant coordinator at other insurance brokerages helped him hone his diverse skill set. Adam’s enthusiastic energy and determination shine through as he tackles complex challenges, making him an invaluable asset to the MJ team.

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Neil Heider

Risk Management Consultant

Neil Heider joined the MJ team in 2013 as risk management consultant in our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. Neil specializes in creating unique risk management programs for middle-market to upper-middle market companies. His expertise on the client side of the business has allowed him to view risk management from a different perspective.

Before MJ, Neil worked in both the construction and manufacturing industries where he oversaw production, quality, and safety standards. With over a decade of experience in these industries, Neil understands the business needs of our clients and the challenges they face on a daily basis. This insider knowledge helps him align clients’ risk management programs with their business goals and objectives to ensure progress.

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Cathy James

Manager, Commercial Claims

Cathy joined the MJ team in 2002 as a commercial claims manager within our Risk Mangement + Commercial Insurance department, and continues in that capacity today. In her role, Cathy is responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of the commercial claims team, as well as creating and maintaining best practices throughout the department. She and her team work to provide proactive claims assistance to clients while providing optimum service and delivering the most advantageous claim resolutions.

With nearly three decades in the industry, Cathy’s knowledge and experience lie in handling multi-line claims, including workers’ compensation, property, general liability, property, auto, marine, and specialty coverages. She also has vast experience in the transportation, mining, Japanese-owned business, construction, and manufacturing industries.

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Mike Janicki

Vice President, Risk Services

In 2018, Mike Janicki became a valued member of the MJ team, stepping into the director of risk services role within our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. Mike quickly ascended to Vice President of Risk Services. Armed with over two decades of insurance industry experience, Mike leads our risk services and claims management teams, exerting a pivotal influence in shaping and enhancing our risk services offerings. Leveraging his extensive risk management and safety expertise, Mike is dedicated to assisting clients in elevating their overall risk management practices and programs.

Prior to joining MJ, Mike worked as managing director for FCCI Insurance Group, where he was responsible for company-wide risk control operations and administering department budgets. Additionally, he had a hand in developing strategic industry partnerships and providing leadership and collaboration in defining risk control and service platforms for the organization.

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Cindy Jenkins

Manager, Surety + Bonds

Cindy Jenkins became a part of the MJ team in 1998, taking on the role of manager in our Surety division. With an impressive career spanning over 30 years, she has honed her expertise, focusing particularly on the construction contract segment of our business.

In her capacity, Cindy plays a pivotal role in shaping the optimal development and implementation of service procedures within the surety and construction practice group. Her commitment to delivering a superior client experience is evident through her strategic approach to optimizing workflow, contract design, and customer support solutions.

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Brenda Johnston

Surety Service Representative

Brenda Johnston joined the MJ team in 1999 as a surety service representative on the Surety team within the Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. She is responsible for client service for commercial surety and construction clientele.

In her role, Brenda gathers valuable information and calculates premiums for both our surety clients and underwriters. She acts as the liaison between surety clientele and surety companies and serves as the primary point of contact for each. Brenda’s favorite part of her role as surety service representative is issuing bonds, a task she has become an expert in.

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Kris Kiley

PT Risk Support

Kris Kiley joined the MJ team in 2007 as an account coordinator in our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. Through Kris’s hard work and dedication, she was later promoted to the role of an account manager. Her success continued to grow, leading her to her current position as part-time risk support, where she specializes in large construction, specialty contractors, and contract review. In her role, Kris coordinates service and marketing strategies to ensure her clients receive the highest quality care and attention. She also provides customized risk management solutions to meet their individual needs.

Prior to MJ, Kris worked as an account manager in the Commercial Insurance and Surety departments at a large independent agency. This prior experience equipped her with valuable expertise that greatly contributes to her current role. As a dependable and invaluable point of contact for her clients, Kris remains a vital member of the MJ team.

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Kimberly Kinkead

Surety Service Representative

Kimberly joined the MJ team in 2014 as a surety service representative with our Surety team in our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. In her role, she plays a pivotal role in facilitating the issuance of surety bonds, maintaining strong client relationships, and managing the various aspects of the bonding process. Kimberly serves as the key point of contact, fostering communication and coordination for our surety clients.

Prior to her time at MJ, Kimberly pursued her education at Purdue University and worked as a payment processor for Forum Credit Union. With her natural problem-solving ability, she takes pride in resolving issues for others through her work.

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Ginger Krahn

Account Manager

Ginger Krahn joined the MJ team in 1985 as commercial claims coordinator, providing proactive claims assistance to the Commercial Claims team within our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. She has since moved on to the role of surety service representative and was promoted to account manager in our small business practice group back in 2008.

In her role, Ginger works to coordinate service and marketing activities for her clients, as well as managing data analytics to identify potential gaps in coverage while making recommendations on those limitations. She is the primary point of contact for the day-to-day servicing needs of our small business clientele.

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Lula Laubecher

Manager, Risk Transfer

Lula Laubecher joined the MJ team in 1998, starting in the Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. Over time, she grew to become the leader she is today. Before her current role, Lula was a commercial lines team leader in MJ’s construction practice group and most recently served as the client advocacy team leader. Currently, as the manager of risk transfer, she leads a team of risk transfer specialists who serve mid-market and small commercial clients. Her primary focus is to develop and establish best practices, procedures, and risk management processes throughout the department, all aimed at optimizing client experience and success.

Before joining MJ, Lula worked at Protect-All Insurance Agency. With almost 25 years of experience, Lula works with her team to create comprehensive risk management strategies, focusing on their clients’ tolerance for risk to provide the best possible solution while offering extraordinary service. Through this process, she and her team are able to tailor programs that fit the specific needs of their clients throughout the country.

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Lori Lee

Risk Transfer Specialist

Lori Lee joined the MJ team as a risk transfer specialist in the Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. In her role, Lori frequently functions as a coordinator of service and marketing activities, going above and beyond to guarantee a seamless experience for our clients. She takes charge of their daily servicing needs, making sure that every interaction is smooth and efficient. Her dedication to risk management, trend reporting and data analysis enables her to develop comprehensive strategies that perfectly align with the unique needs of our clients.

Prior to MJ, Lori accumulated over twenty years of experience as a senior account manager. During this time, she managed a substantial book of business and served as a mentor to upcoming producers, providing invaluable guidance and support. Lori’s commitment to excellence in service also led her to actively participate in various committees, deepening her passion for developing and implementing procedures and training.

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J. Colin MacNab

Executive Vice President, Risk Management

J. Colin MacNab joined the MJ team in 1993 and brings with him over 30 years of experience. As executive vice president of risk management, Colin is passionate about ensuring the continued success of his clients through MJ’s development and growth into new technology and risk consulting programs. He strives to continually focus on building long-lasting relationships by keeping open lines of communication and staying abreast of his client’s evolving business needs. He measures his success by the success of his clients in all aspects of their businesses.

Throughout his career, Colin has consulted with businesses of various sizes, ranging from start-ups to global conglomerates, across a wide range of industries. Leveraging his unique perspective on risk identification and analysis has enabled him to create successful strategies for his clients to optimize their risk profiles, resulting in the best risk transfer and financing outcomes.

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Mike Marsella

Vice President, Surety

Mike Marsella joined team MJ in 2006 as a surety consultant specializing in the construction industry. His focus and commitment to construction companies fueled his professional growth and led him to assume his current role as vice president within our Surety division.

Mike works with contractor clientele of all sizes, and his deep knowledge extends to virtually every facet of the construction industry. Mike is instrumental in contract design, financial analysis, succession planning, board advisory, ESOP matters, and all things surety bonds.

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Ryan Miller

Employee Benefits Consultant + Japanese Business Team Manager

Ryan Miller joined the MJ team as an employee benefits consultant within our Benefits Consulting department. He functions as part of our Japanese-owned Business practice, which helps our Japanese clients understand how to manage risk in the United States as they deal with significant differences in culture, language, and laws. Ryan is responsible for consulting with clients and potential clients to understand their business needs and demonstrate advanced knowledge of the client’s industry. He also leads the development and execution of client’s benefit plan strategies.

Ryan previously worked at Anthem, Inc., where he served as a specialty sales executive. He possesses over ten years of experience in the employee benefits and business consulting space, providing him with expertise in plan design analysis, alternative funding strategies, captive insurance alternatives, fully insured to self-funding transitions, and manufacturing.

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Edward Mournighan

Risk Management Consultant

Ed Mournighan joined the MJ team in 1975 and now serves as a risk management consultant in our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. Ed specializes in the construction, real estate development, and surety bonding industries, where he develops custom risk management solutions for these types of businesses.

Before his tenure at MJ, Ed served in the United States military. Now, with 49 years of risk management experience, Ed focuses on aiding clients in overcoming operational challenges by helping them understand the crucial relationship between insurance coverage and cost. Ed enjoys meeting with his clients and working hard to gain insights into their company culture and goals to ultimately create risk management solutions that are designed to help meet these unique needs. His in-depth knowledge of the business and expertise in niche industries make him an invaluable asset to the MJ team.

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Aaron Parker

Senior Vice President, Commercial Insurance

Aaron Parker joined the MJ team in 2017 as a client executive in the Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. In 2022, he was named senior vice president – commercial insurance. A native of the industry, Aaron has nearly two decades of experience in enterprise risk management, insurance program design and procurement, claims management, loss control and safety programs. In his role, Aaron is responsible for the stewardship and strategic development of the Risk Management and Commercial Insurance department and delivering on all aspects influencing the overall client experience. He manages the department’s performance objectives and serves as a key member of the MJ Senior Leadership Team, where he leverages his expertise to contribute industry insights, influencing the development of enterprise and growth strategies.

Prior to joining MJ, Aaron worked as the senior insurance and risk manager for the State of Texas Office of Risk Management, where he was responsible for leading the Insurance Services department and served as a consultant to more than 100 State of Texas government agencies and institutions of higher education. Aaron also served Concordia University Texas as its first director of risk management, building a formal risk management and insurance program for the university.

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Haylie Pavlik

PT Risk Support

Haylie Pavlik joined the MJ team in 2018 as part time risk support within our Risk Management + Commvercial Insurance department. In her role, Haylie is responsible for managing the day-to-day communication and service needs for our clients in the transportation industry. Her exceptional communication skills and dedication to providing the highest level of client service make her an invaluable asset to our team.

Prior to joining MJ, Haylie was a second and third grade elementary teacher at Indianapolis Public Schools. Her experience in teaching has helped her to develop a unique set of skills that she now utilizes in her work with our clients. Haylie finds the constant change and new challenges of her work to be incredibly rewarding and enjoys the satisfaction of finding solutions to complex problems. Haylie’s passion for her work and dedication to client satisfaction make her a standout member of the MJ team.

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Richard Quigley

Risk Management Consultant

Richard Quigley joined the MJ team in 2009 as a risk management consultant in our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. In his capacity, Richard specializes in risk transfer analysis, risk management strategies, and loss prevention for clients spanning the transportation, recycling, manufacturing, and construction industries. Richard helps business owners and corporate officers develop and implement cost-effective insurance and risk management solutions centered around their overall business goals and objectives.

Before joining MJ, Richard honed his skills at Liberty Mutual, where he consulted clients on optimizing insurance and risk management programs. With a wealth of experience and a genuine passion for client success, Richard has earned a reputation as a trusted consultant and is an invaluable asset to team MJ.

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Elexis Richards

Surety Service Representative

Elexis Richards joined the MJ team as a surety service representative with the Surety team in our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. As a surety service representative, Elexis plays a pivotal role in facilitating the issuance of surety bonds, maintaining strong client relationships, and managing the various aspects of the bonding process. She is instrumental in gathering valuable information and calculating premiums for both our surety clients and underwriters. Elexis acts as the liaison between surety clientele and surety companies and serves as the main point.

Prior to MJ, Elexis worked as an assistant general manager. Through this role, Elexis gained valuable communication and leadership skills, which she utilizes in her position at MJ. Her ambition and determination for continued professional growth make her a vital asset to our team.

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Graham Rieg

Risk Management Consultant

Graham Rieg joined the MJ team as a sales intern in the Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. He quickly developed a passion for risk management and, following his graduation from Butler University, became a full-time risk management consultant. In his role, Graham analyzes identified risks to determine their likelihood and potential impact on the organization. He collaborates with stakeholders to help businesses make informed decisions and minimize potential threats and uncertainties.

Prior to joining MJ, Graham earned his degree in Risk Management and Insurance and Finance from Butler University. During his college years, he gained valuable industry experience through internships at various insurance agencies. Graham’s passion for the industry and his drive to succeed make him a valuable asset to the MJ team.

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Sheila Rura

Risk Transfer Specialist

Sheila Rura joined the MJ team in 2006 in our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. Specializing as a risk transfer expert in MJ’s Construction practice group, Sheila manages large specialty construction accounts and maintains a keen focus on risk management, trend reporting, and data analysis.

With nearly three decades of industry experience, including spearheading the Risk Management department of a Fortune 500 company, Sheila is a true luminary in her field. Her extensive knowledge of insurance and risk management makes her an invaluable asset to our team.

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Diane Scales

Claims Consultant

Diane Scales joined the MJ team in 2003 as a commercial claims coordinator and now functions as a claims consultant within our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department.

In her role, Diane works with a team of industry professionals, where she serves as the primary liaison for all claim-related matters. On top of day-to-day client service, she and her team analyze, report, and review claims, as well as make recommendations on their findings in order to reduce future losses.

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Laurie Schoening

Risk Transfer Specialist

In 2000, Laurie Schoening became a valuable member of the MJ team, taking on the role of risk transfer specialist in the Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. In her capacity, Laurie is dedicated to coordinating service and marketing strategies. She also utilizes data analytics to identify potential gaps in coverage, offering insightful recommendations to address these limitations. Beyond managing the day-to-day needs of her accounts, Laurie collaborates with her team to deliver clients tailored risk management solutions that best suit their distinct needs.

Prior to MJ, Laurie’s journey in the risk management industry spans over 40 years, making her a true veteran and expert in the field. She has honed her skills in various specializations, including garage, service, technology, municipalities, manufacturing, and construction. Laurie’s approach to these unique industries has been instrumental in developing programs to respond to clients’ specialized needs.

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Carol Scully

Strategic Risk Management Director

Carol J. Scully joined the MJ team in 2014 as strategic risk management director in the Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. With over 20 years of global risk management experience, Carol oversees our comprehensive risk management initiatives and is MJ’s resident cybersecurity expert. Her specializations include global risk management, program development and implementation, crisis management and response, cyber loss prevention, and a keen understanding of the dynamic requirements impacting business operations.

Carol recently received her Cyber COPE Insurance Certification (CCIC) from Chubb and Carnegie Mellon University. The CCIC is testament to her deep understanding of the best practices in the cyber security risk management, governance and operations.

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Becky Seiler

Client Executive

Becky Seiler joined the MJ team in 2002 as a claims coordinator in the Commercial Claims department. She was later promoted to a risk transfer specialist in the Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. Over time, Becky transitioned to the role of a client executive, where she works closely with the analytics, risk services, and client advocacy teams to develop and implement risk management strategies that safeguard our clients’ interests and position them for long-term success.

With over 24 years of experience on the agency and carrier side of the business, Becky brings a unique and knowledgeable perspective to our organization. Her dedication to providing clients with the best solutions for their insurance needs makes Becky a true asset to the MJ team.

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Kimberly Shedd

Vice President, Client Experience – Arizona Risk Management

Kimberly Shedd became a member of the MJ team in 2009, starting as a commercial account manager in our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. Demonstrating exceptional skills and dedication, she quickly moved up the ranks and currently holds the position of vice president of client experience for the Arizona Risk Management team. In her current role, she ensures the seamless execution of MJ’s consulting process, overseeing the coordination of activities among analytics, risk services, risk transfer, claims consulting, and client advocacy team members. Kimberly also plays a vital role in onboarding processes, nurturing client relationships, and mentoring new associates in the risk management department.

With over two decades of experience within the insurance industry, Kimberly’s expertise lies in risk management strategy and execution, property and casualty insurance, workers’ compensation, experience modification analysis, and claims management. Kimberly and her team work to create comprehensive risk management strategies that align with her clients’ corporate goals. With an eye for detail and a passion for delivering extraordinary solutions, Kimberly inspires her team to always strive for excellence.

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Aaron Shields

Client Executive

Aaron Shields joined the MJ team in 2011 as a risk management consultant within our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. With over a decade of hands-on experience spanning diverse sectors such as manufacturing, recycling, food, and hospitality, Aaron has seamlessly evolved into his current role as a client executive. In his role, Aaron plays a pivotal role as the internal conduit between the analytics, risk services, risk transfer and client advocacy teams. His mission is to guarantee the seamless execution of client strategy and customer service.

Prior to MJ, Aaron honed his skills at organizations such as Liberty Mutual and Arthur J. Gallagher. His in-depth knowledge of the underwriting, claims, and loss control processes, along with his experience in risk management strategy, plan design, analytics and risk transfer analysis, uniquely positions him to expertly align his clients’ overall business goals to their risk management programs and strategies. Aaron and his team help clients focus beyond insurance to become more productive risk management organizations, all while aiming to reduce their total costs of risk.

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Brenda Slavens

Risk Transfer Specialist

Brenda Slavens joined the MJ team in 2002 as a commercial account manager in our Small Business practice group. She has since moved to assume the role of risk transfer specialist in the Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department, where she specializes in servicing the needs of our clients in the construction industry.

In her role, Brenda and her team work to provide comprehensive risk management and insurance programs and strategies to their clients. Along with servicing the day-to-day needs of her clientele, she strives to provide extraordinary service while managing the marketing and renewal process for new and existing accounts.

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Matthew Wilhelm

Account Manager

Matthew Wilhelm joined the MJ team as an account manager in the Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department, with a focus on servicing small businesses. He plays a crucial role in ensuring our clients receive exceptional care and attention. Matthew’s daily responsibilities include coordinating service activities, implementing effective marketing strategies, and managing the needs of our clients. Through his work, Matthew takes pride in delivering top-notch service and building strong relationships with our small business clientele.

Prior to his start at MJ, Matthew honed his skills and gained invaluable experience as a commercial account manager. Working closely with small to medium-sized clientele, he developed effective property and casualty strategies that ensured clients received optimal coverage. Matthew’s unwavering dedication to providing an exceptional client experience is what truly sets him apart and makes him an invaluable asset to the MJ team.

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Dylan Wilson

Client Executive

Dylan Wilson joined the MJ team as a client executive in our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. With a focus on the construction industry, Dylan oversees the entire lifecycle of our clients’ multi-year risk treatment strategies. In his role, Dylan collaborates with various teams including Analytics, Risk Services, Risk Transfer, Claims Consulting, and Client Advocacy to ensure flawless execution of MJ’s renowned consulting process. His expertise and attention to detail ensure that our clients receive top-notch service and tailored risk management solutions.

Prior to MJ, Dylan acquired over a decade of experience in underwriting and production underwriting. Having previously held prestigious positions such as a senior regional director, regional director, sales rover and senior underwriter, Dylan brings a wealth of knowledge to the MJ team.

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Marcia Woldahl

Client Advocate

Marcia Woldahl joined the MJ team in 1996 as an account manager in our small business practice group and has since assumed the role of client advocate in our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department. In her role, Marcia specializes in policy and audit reviews and coverage verification while providing client support and servicing the day-to-day needs of MJ’s manufacturing and construction accounts. She also works with her team to develop and execute risk management programs and strategies tailored to their clients’ specific needs.

With more than 30 years of insurance experience, Marcia leverages her expertise in the manufacturing and construction industry sectors to assist in the marketing and renewal process for new and existing clientele. Marcia loves that she is able to use her expertise and experience in the industry to mentor more recent members of MJ’s team.

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Lee Zollner

Claims Consultant

Lee Zollner joined the MJ Insurance team in 2015 as commercial claims coordinator in our Risk Management + Commercial Insurance department and now holds the role of claims consultant. A native of the industry, Lee previously worked as a field claims representative for Society Insurance, where he handled multi-line and complex liability claims. With nearly 15 years of experience, Lee brings with him a breadth of knowledge of claims management, resolution, and litigation techniques.

At MJ, Lee is responsible for providing proactive claims assistance to clients in various industries. With technical expertise in workers’ compensation, auto liability, general liability, product liability, and construction defect coverage, Lee serves as the primary point of contact for all claim reporting and day-to-day inquiries. Lee and the MJ commercial claims team analyze, report, and review claim activity to ensure clients receive the optimum service and the most advantageous claim resolutions.

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