NORTHUMBERLAND, Pa. (Dec. 8, 2016) – Mason-McBride Inc. of Troy has affiliated with Keystone Insurers Group, as Keystone expands its presence in Michigan.
“When our plans became public to expand into Michigan, Mason-McBride was recommended by many,” said Elizabeth Schenk, Keystone’s vice president of sales and geographic expansion. “They are esteemed by their peers, entrenched in their industry associations and actively involved in their communities. Mike and Scott McBride along with Jamie Parry will provide tremendous intellectual capital to the Keystone partners.”
“We are excited by the opportunity to expand the resource base we can bring our clients,” said Mason-McBride President Mike McBride. “As an independently owned and operated professional insurance advisory firm, we sought out a resource affiliation that complements our culture and innovation efforts as we adapt to a dynamic marketplace. Keystone met and exceeded our needs and expectations.”
About Mason McBride – Mason-McBride Insurance Inc. was established in 1916. President W. Michael McBride joined the agency in 1984. His brother, Scott P. McBride, joined in 1988 and is the current chief operating officer. Jamie Parry, executive vice president, joined as a principal as part of the integration of Summit Risk Management in 2006. Agency principals and staff are active members of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (Big “I”). Four past and current presidents of the state association are from Mason-McBride. Mike McBride currently serves on the Big “I” national board representing the state of Michigan, and he serves as chairman for the Trusted Choice board. The agency writes business in many states across the country and boasts a staff of more than 30 employees. For more, visit www.mason-mcbride.com.
About Keystone Insurers Group (Keystone) – Keystone started in 1983 when four independent insurance agencies teamed up to pool their experience and expertise. Determined and scrappy in the face of a difficult market, this small group believed that agencies could be stronger and more successful if they linked arms. Today, that passion and spirit that started Keystone continues. 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