NORTHUMBERLAND, Pa. (Dec. 8, 2016) – Hartland Insurance has joined Keystone Insurers Group as Keystone continues to expand in Michigan. Hartland Insurance has offices in Hartland, Highland, Hamburg and Flushing.
“In our early stages of exploration into Michigan, we were advised by many, ‘You cannot successfully launch this state without Dave Walker!’” said Elizabeth Schenk, Keystone’s vice president of sales and geographic expansion. “Both Dave and his wife, Barbara, are distinguished industry leaders and their impact is known well beyond the borders of Michigan.”
“One question that will be asked,” said Hartland Insurance President Dave Walker, “is, ‘Why Keystone?’ The answer is both simple and complex. The complexity deals with the fact that the marketplace is changing, and with that change agency operations have to continue to evolve. We see this as one more step in the evolutionary process of our organization. The simple response is that if you’re going to align yourself with an organization, don’t you always want it to be the best in the marketplace? From that perspective, Keystone was an easy choice.”
About Hartland Insurance Agency – Hartland Insurance Agency Inc. was established in 1978 by company Vice President Barbara Walker’s father and currently boasts a staff of more than 30 employees. Dave Walker is the current president. Hartland has been designated a “Best Practices Agency” by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (Big “I”) since 2013 and is a member of numerous chambers of commerce and local community groups. Dave’s involvement in the Big “I” spans decades; he has received awards from the organization for his service in many committee leadership roles. Barbara has also received recognition for her leadership in several community organizations, as well as with the Michigan Association of Independent Agents. For more, visit www.hartlandinsurance.com.
About Keystone Insurers Group (Keystone) – Keystone started in 1983 when four independent insurance agencies teamed up to pool their experience and expertise. Growing to almost 300 independent agency partners in 11 states, Keystone provides its agents with a community of like-minded agencies, industry expertise, and access to specialized products for their clients. Keystone is ranked number two on Insurance Journal's 2016 list of Top 20 Privately-Held Property/Casualty Agency Partnerships. For more information, go to www.keystoneinsgrp.com.
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Lea Ann Hawk