Officers & Directors

President

Matt Lennox, CPCU

Matt is an Administrator in the farm underwriting branch at Auto-Owners Insurance. He began his career in 2007 and has held several positions within the underwriting division. Matt graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance and earned his CPCU designation in 2015.

Matt is married to his beautiful wife Bonnie and together they have one son, Riley.

Vice President

Laura Wood, CPCU

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

Treasurer

Tony Thelen, CPCU

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

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.

Director & Immediate Past President

Nicole Smith, CPCU

Nicole began her career at Auto-Owners in 1998 as a claim representative in MI PIP Claims.  In 2007, she accepted a transfer to the Life & Medical Claims and in 2015 transferred to the Subrogation and Auto Liability Department.

Nicole earned her CPCU designation in 2015.

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.