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Meet Our Team

Corporate Office

President
Melissa Johnson
President

Bio

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President

Melissa Johnson

President

Bio

Melissa Johnson is the President at Midwest Insurance Corporation.  She has built her 15+ year career in the insurance industry with a focus on underwriting and marketing.  Melissa’s background gives her a unique risk analysis perspective, affording her client’s piece of mind as she helps protect all aspects of their businesses, for the best value available through access to multiple companies as an independent agent.

Melissa lives in Ankeny with her husband Tracey, her step-son Ryker who is 13 years old, her daughter Vada who is five years old and her son Bain who is three years old. She enjoys cooking, reading and being active with her family

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Director of Ag
Brian Venteicher
Director of Ag

Bio

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Director of Ag

Brian Venteicher

Director of Ag

Bio

Brian is the Director of Ag, located in our Nevada office. He comes to us with over 14 years of insurance experience. He has spent most of his career working with farmers and mitigating agricultural risks. He has championed many campaigns, putting plans together that help keep farmers on the farm. Brian lives in Iowa Falls, IA with his wife. He has 2 grown children. Brian enjoys spending his free time hunting, fishing, golfing, and bowling.

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Account Manager
Terry Geerdes
Account Manager

Bio

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Account Manager

Terry Geerdes

Account Manager

Bio

Terry joined the MIC team in Nevada, as an Account Manager on December 2017.  He brings 15+ years of experience in account management and sales.  Terry is licensed to help with Life, Health, Variable Life, Annuities, and P & C lines of business.  Throughout Terry’s career one thing has been constant, his commitment to helping clients get what they want.  Terry grew up in Story County and lives in Nevada. In his spare time he enjoys coaching his daughters’ soccer team and spending time with friends.

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Account Manager
Ros Dunblazier
Account Manager

Bio

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Account Manager

Ros Dunblazier

Account Manager

Bio

Ros’s insurance career spans 40 years. Since 1995 she has worked in various capacities at Midwest Insurance Corporation. Ros Currently is an Account Manager in our Nevada office. Community involvement is important to her. Outside of work her involvement includes The Rotary Club of Nevada, The Nevada Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Story County and Nevada Nice.

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Account Executive
Todd Sampson
Account Executive

Bio

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Account Executive

Todd Sampson

Account Executive

Bio

Todd is an Account Executive out of our Nevada Office.  He has worked for MIC since 2013 and has focused on all facets of insurance related to the Agriculture industry.  With his extensive Ag background he has the knowledge and expertise to create an insurance plan that protects his customers operation today AND tomorrow.  Todd enjoys coaching multiple sports at Nevada high school and staying involved on his family's grain and livestock operation North of Nevada.

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Project Manager
Jenny Chitty, CISR
Project Manager

Bio

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Project Manager

Jenny Chitty, CISR

Project Manager

Bio

Jenny Chitty obtained her personal lines insurance license in 1995, her commercial lines insurance license in 2002 and her Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation in 2008. Jenny is the Project Manager. She also assists with setup, training, usage and support of our agency management system for all offices. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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Client Service Agent
Kirstin Grote
Client Service Agent

Bio

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Client Service Agent

Kirstin Grote

Client Service Agent

Bio

Kirstin is a Client Service Agent for our Nevada location. She specializes in helping our agents and customers with Production and Acreage Reporting, and any other crop needs they may have. She is currently licensed in Crop and is working on receiving her P & C License. She resides out of Ames, Iowa as she is attending Iowa State University. She has been working with insurance for one year and is looking forward to learning and becoming an Agent.

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Office Assistant
Dianne Martin
Office Assistant

Bio

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Office Assistant

Dianne Martin

Office Assistant

Bio

Dianne works as an office assistant and rep in the accounting department reconciling commissions for the Nevada office. Dianne joined MIC in 2007 after retiring from teaching High School Business and Computers. Dianne lives in Nevada with her husband Maynard.

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Client Service Agent
Katie Fortsch
Client Service Agent

Bio

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Client Service Agent

Katie Fortsch

Client Service Agent

Bio

Katie is a Client Service Agent, licensed in Property and Casualty and also in Crop. Katie holds an Agricultural Studies Degree with minors in Agronomy and Agricultural Systems Technology from Iowa State University along with an Agricultural Production Management Degree (with an emphasis in Crops) from Kirkwood Community College.  Prior to coming to MIC, Katie was a Logistics Coordinator at Dow DuPont Pioneer for five years.  Katie grew up in Nevada and enjoys making connections with MIC clients.  Katie, husband Austin, and daughter Regan live in Colo.  In her spare time, Katie enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and baking, gardening and being outside.

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Administrative Specialist
Jana Allfree
Administrative Specialist

Bio

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Administrative Specialist

Jana Allfree

Administrative Specialist

Bio

Jana is an Administrative Specialist at the Nevada office who joined MIC at the beginning of September 2018. She enjoys being the first point of contact for our clients and the “go to” person for questions or direction. In her free time, she loves spending time with her daughters, especially going to a concert or movie, or taking a long drive. 

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Boone, IA

Director of Personal Lines/ Branch Manager
Brenda Blackford
Director of Personal Lines/ Branch Manager

Bio

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Director of Personal Lines/ Branch Manager

Brenda Blackford

Director of Personal Lines/ Branch Manager

Bio

Brenda is the Director of Personal Lines, and also the branch Manager for our Boone and Madrid offices. She holds a Business Degree from Grandview College. She has held various rolls throughout the 20 plus years of experience she has in the industry, from claims, to underwriting to management. Her passion is truly helping others and empowering those to be the best they can be. Brenda and her husband live in Ankeny with their son. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, camping and cheering on the ISU Cyclones!

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Account Manager
Jeanna Warrick
Account Manager

Bio

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Account Manager

Jeanna Warrick

Account Manager

Bio

Jeanna has been a licensed independent agent for 10 years. She is currently an Account Manager out of the Boone office. She is equipped to service your insurance needs. Her goal is to build long lasting relationships with her customers and creating that “peace of mind” that we all look for. In her spare time she enjoys watching movies, camping and boating and spending quality time with friends and family.

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Client Service Agent/Administrative Specialist
Carrie McCain
Client Service Agent/Administrative Specialist

Bio

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Client Service Agent/Administrative Specialist

Carrie McCain

Client Service Agent/Administrative Specialist

Bio

Carrie is a Client Service Agent and also an Administrative Specialist out of the Boone office. She has been with MIC since 2014, but in the insurance industry since 2011. She loves meeting people in the community and makes sure her customers leave with a smile on their face! In her spare time she enjoys participating in vendor fairs, spending time with family and working on her home which she shares with her husband and 2 dogs.

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Central City, IA

Account Manager/Branch Manager
Karen Fish
Account Manager/Branch Manager

Bio

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Account Manager/Branch Manager

Karen Fish

Account Manager/Branch Manager

Bio

Karen is our Central City Account Manager and the Branch Manager for this location. Karen is also a licensed personal and commercial insurance agent. She has worked in the insurance industry for 24 years. She loves working in the small-town agency and getting to know the people and sharing their life experiences with them. She prides herself in her strong customer service skills, and has her CIC (CERTIFIED Insurance Counselor) and her CISR (CERTIFIED Insurance Service Representative) designations. In her spare time, she loves riding her motorcycle, exploring new places, and new restaurants.

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Independent Contractor
Kevin Johnson
Independent Contractor

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Independent Contractor

Kevin Johnson

Independent Contractor

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Madrid, IA

Client Service Agent
Hannah McCoy
Client Service Agent

Bio

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Client Service Agent

Hannah McCoy

Client Service Agent

Bio

Hannah started her career with Midwest Insurance in October 2015. Hannah is licensed in personal and commercial lines of business. She is currently working as a customer service representative at the Madrid location. She strives to offer excellent customer service by knowledgeably assisting customers with their daily insurance questions and concerns. Hannah was born in Boone, IA and now lives on a small acreage with her husband, Zack, and children, Connar, Brenna, and Lucille. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and animals.

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Maxwell, IA

Account Manager/Branch Manager
Beth Caple
Account Manager/Branch Manager

Bio

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Account Manager/Branch Manager

Beth Caple

Account Manager/Branch Manager

Bio

Beth is our Account Manager and also the Branch Manager for the Maxwell office. She is licensed in crop, personal, commercial, life and health insurance. She has worked for MIC since 1996. She enjoys getting to know her customers and helping them with their insurance needs. Beth is a graduate of Iowa State University. Her husband, Bryce, is a farmer in the Maxwell area. Beth and her husband have 3 kids that keep them very active. In her spare time Beth cheers on the Cyclones and loves to read.

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Customer Service Agent
Amanda Sharp
Customer Service Agent

Bio

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Customer Service Agent

Amanda Sharp

Customer Service Agent

Bio

Amanda is a Customer Service Agent, licensed in property, casualty and crop. She holds a psychology and criminal justice degree from Simpson College. She has held jobs in retail and human services management and wanted to try something new which led her to MIC. Amanda grew up on a farm in rural Maxwell and is excited to work in the Maxwell office and being able to see familiar faces. Her passion is anything to do with the outdoors and helping others in any way she can. Amanda and her husband live in Maxwell with their dog, Remington and cat, Penny. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, being in nature, fishing, hiking or geocaching, and crafts and interior decorating.

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