Officers & Directors

President

Laura Wood, CPCU

Laura began her career at Auto-Owners in December 2012 as a PIP Claim Representative. She is currently a PIP Claims Coordinator with Home Office Claims. Laura earned her CPCU in 2015 and also holds the AIC, AIC-M, AINS, and API designations. She grew up in southeast Michigan and is a graduate of Michigan State University. Laura currently lives in Lansing with her husband, Josiah and their son, Gabriel.

Vice President

Olivia Edgar, CPCU

Olivia began her career at Accident Fund Insurance Company of America in 2013.  Over the past 4 years, she has held multiple positions in the Company’s Finance and the Business Development departments. Olivia graduated in 2009 from Michigan State University with a BA in Accounting and 2010 from Michigan State University with a MS in Accounting. Olivia earned her CPA license in 2011 and her CPCU designation in 2016.  She currently resides in East Lansing.

Treasurer

Tony Thelen, CPCU

Tony is currently an Administrator within the Accounting Division at Auto-Owners Insurance Company. He began his career at the Auto-Owners in 1998 as an accountant and has held various positions in the Company’s Accounting and Internal Audit Divisions. Tony graduated from Central Michigan University with a BA in Accounting. He earned his CPCU in 2016 and also holds the AIAF, ARM, APA, ARC and several other designations.

Tony currently resides in Grand Ledge with his wife Erin and two daughters, Zoey and Sadie.

Secretary

Jason Jerome, CPCU

Jason is an attorney in the Legal Division at Auto-Owners Insurance Group.  He began his insurance career in 2014 in the Claims Division and held several positions in the Claims Division prior to moving to his current position.

Jason holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University and a Juris Doctor Degree from Michigan State University College of Law.  He earned his CPCU designation in 2016 and also holds the AIC and CCLA designations.

 

Director

Jessica Robinson, CPCU

Jessica is currently a Storm Coordinator within the Claims Division at Auto-Owners Insurance Company. She began her career with Auto-Owners in 2002 and has held various positions in the Company’s Claims Division. Jessica holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Central Michigan University. She earned her CPCU designation in 2016 and also holds the AIM, AIC-M, API, SCLA and several other designations.

Jessica currently resides in Grand Ledge with her husband Jeremy and two daughters, Bailey and Harper.

Director

John Schmidt, CPCU

John began his career at Auto-Owners in 2002. He has held several positions within the claims division, and is currently the manager of Home Office PIP & Med Pay Claims. He is a graduate of Michigan State University with a BA in General Business Administration. John earned his CPCU designation in 2018 and also holds the AIC, AIC-M, and AINS designations. John lives in Lansing with his wife, Andrea and his son, Calvin.

 

Director

Bryan Pung, CPCU

Bryan is a Senior Business Development Consultant at Accident Fund Insurance Company.  He began his insurance career in 2002 and has held positions in Underwriting and Marketing as well as several years of agency experience.  Bryan earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Logistics from Central Michigan University and earned his CPCU designation in 2016.

Bryan resides in Grand Ledge and loves spending time with his three daughters, Taylor, Sydney and Riley.