NORTHUMBERLAND, Pa. (May 20, 2015) – St. Louis-based agency Missouri General Insurance Agency today became the first in the Show-Me State to become a franchise partner in Keystone Insurers Group, one of the nation’s largest property and casualty insurance brokers. The announcement was made jointly today by Missouri General President Jim Baxendale and Keystone’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing Elizabeth Schenk.
“We’re very proud to announce that Missouri General has accepted the honor and responsibility of becoming Keystone’s first partner in the state of Missouri,” Schenk said. “Missouri General is one of the largest and most progressive agencies in the state. With a solid knowledge of the market and a sterling reputation, Missouri General will help guide our expansion plans in Missouri, setting the bar high for future partners."
Baxendale added, “Since its founding in 1981, Missouri General Insurance Agency has taken pride in offering professional service and risk management solutions tailored to the individual needs of our clients. By aligning with Keystone, we will be able to deliver even greater products and services to our clients. Keystone’s excellent array of resources and talent will help us strengthen our position in the marketplace while allowing us to remain independently owned and operated. It’s truly a win-win proposition for us and, more importantly, for our clients.”
About Missouri General Insurance Agency – Missouri General Insurance Agency has grown to more than 120 employees since its debut in 1981. Five partners own the agency: Jim Baxendale, Brad Greer, R. Mitchell O’Brien, Doug Clift and Steve Willis. One of the largest independent insurance agencies in the state, Missouri General Insurance Agency is a full-service operation offering business and personal insurance, and benefits and financial services. For more information, please visit www.missourigeneral.com.
About Keystone Insurers Group (KIG) – Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, KIG is owned by its franchise partners and employees in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia. In addition, KIG conducts business in Illinois and Missouri. Each partner is an independent agency. With property/casualty premiums exceeding $2.3 billion, Keystone is ranked number one on Insurance Journal's 2014 list of Top 20 Privately-Held Property/Casualty Agency Partnerships.