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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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Operations Manager
Amanda Rudd
Operations Manager

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Operations Manager

Amanda Rudd

Operations Manager

Bio

Amanda and her husband, Ryan, live in Ames. They went to high school in southern Iowa before attending Iowa State. Their son, Rylan, is a senior at Midland University and has played on both the baseball and golf teams. Amanda has worked in commercial insurance for the past 12 years with a focus on sales and IT and has background in management, mortgage, and telecommunications. She enjoys a variety of music, including Broadway musicals, participating in book club, DIY home improvements and spending time with family and their 2 Italian greyhounds.

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Personal Lines Sales Agent
Terry Geerdes
Personal Lines Sales Agent

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Personal Lines Sales Agent

Terry Geerdes

Personal Lines Sales Agent

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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Personal Lines Team/Account Manager
Brenna McKern
Personal Lines Team/Account Manager

Bio

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Personal Lines Team/Account Manager

Brenna McKern

Personal Lines Team/Account Manager

Bio

Brenna is a Client Service Agent who joined the MIC team in October, 2018. Brenna graduated from Iowa State University with a Communication Studies degree. Brenna has been in the insurance industry for 10 years; she is licensed in property and casualty insurance. Brenna has worked on both the company side and independent side of insurance. She prefers the customer interaction on the independent side. Brenna lives in Nevada, with her husband Nathan, and 3 children, Dylan, Devin and Kelsey. Brenna enjoys spending her free time with friends and family, usually at some sort of sporting event, cheering on the Chicago Cubs or Iowa State Cyclones. 

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Personal Lines Account Manager
Amanda Sharp
Personal Lines Account Manager

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Personal Lines Account Manager

Amanda Sharp

Personal Lines Account Manager

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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Hertz Farm Management Relationship Manager/Agricultural Insurance Sales Agent
Brenda Blackford
Hertz Farm Management Relationship Manager/Agricultural Insurance Sales Agent

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Hertz Farm Management Relationship Manager/Agricultural Insurance Sales Agent

Brenda Blackford

Hertz Farm Management Relationship Manager/Agricultural Insurance Sales Agent

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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Agricultural Sales Agent
Todd Sampson
Agricultural Sales Agent

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Agricultural Sales Agent

Todd Sampson

Agricultural Sales Agent

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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Agricultural Team Lead/Account Manager
Beth Caple
Agricultural Team Lead/Account Manager

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Agricultural Team Lead/Account Manager

Beth Caple

Agricultural Team Lead/Account 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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Crop/Agricultural Account Manager
Kirstin Grote
Crop/Agricultural Account Manager

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Crop/Agricultural Account Manager

Kirstin Grote

Crop/Agricultural Account Manager

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 Property & Casualty. Kirstin holds an Agricultural Studies Degree with a minor in Agronomy from Iowa State University. Along with an Agricultural Business Degree from DMACC. Kirstin, her husband Brayton, and their puppy Jax reside in Ankeny, Iowa. She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, camping, and cheering on the Cyclones.

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Agricultural Account Manager
Katie Fortsch
Agricultural Account Manager

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Agricultural Account Manager

Katie Fortsch

Agricultural Account Manager

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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Commercial Lines Team Lead/Account Manager
June Nicholson
Commercial Lines Team Lead/Account Manager

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Commercial Lines Team Lead/Account Manager

June Nicholson

Commercial Lines Team Lead/Account Manager

Bio

June joined MIC in January 2019 as the lead commercial account manager. June and her husband, Kevin, live in Slater. They have 3 adult sons and 4 grandchildren. June has worked in commercial insurance for the past 39 years on both the company and agency side of the industry. In her spare time, June enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, boating, reading and watching movies.

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Claims Manager/Account Manager
Hannah McCoy
Claims Manager/Account Manager

Bio

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Claims Manager/Account Manager

Hannah McCoy

Claims Manager/Account Manager

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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Adminstrative Specialist
Jana Allfree
Adminstrative Specialist

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Adminstrative Specialist

Jana Allfree

Adminstrative 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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Part-Time Accounting
Dianne Martin
Part-Time Accounting

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Part-Time Accounting

Dianne Martin

Part-Time Accounting

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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