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Our Staff


Administrative

Flinn Randy

Randy has been at the helm of the agency since 2003. He has spent 20 years in the finance, public accounting and technology industries, directly participating in venture funding, business acquisitions, and operations and risk management. As a licensed CPA, with a graduate degree in finance, Randy advises clients on matters relating to risk management, insurance program design, contract negotiation, and finance. Randy holds licenses for property and casualty Insurance as well as FINRA series 6, 7 and 63 securities licenses. Randy earned his undergraduate degree from Alma College, and his MBA in Finance from Northwestern University. He is also a member of the executive leadership group, Vistage Michigan.

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Pennington Susan

Sue has a long standing history within the company, beginning her career in 1986 with R.A. Campbell Agency, which was later obtained by KorthaseFlinn. Sue has held multiple leadership roles, including Personal Insurance Agent and Manager of the Personal Insurance Division. She maintains licenses in Property and Casualty and her Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation.

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Blohm, Justin

Justin joined KorthaseFlinn in October of 2015 as a Relationship Manager. In February of 2017 he was promoted to Director of Marketing & Community Engagement. With a strong background in marketing, community involvement, management, and networking Justin is responsible for all of the KorthaseFlinn’s community engagement and marketing activities. He enjoys golfing and is an avid outdoorsman. Justin graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Business Administration and Management.

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Health & Wellness

Lewaniak Denise

Denise is co-owner of KorthaseFlinn Insurance & Financial Services and Vice President of Employee Benefits. Denise holds licenses in Life and Health Insurance and Variable Annuities. With recent healthcare reform, Denise is also a Certified Application Counselor for the Healthcare Marketplace. This new certification is useful in her role of assisting with compliance and providing healthcare reform guidance for mid-to large-size employer groups. Denise has also won the Key Producer Award from Priority Health for new business and client retention. She serves her community by volunteering with the Harbor Springs Public Schools and the Manna Food Project.

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Engel Heather

Heather joined the KorthaseFlinn Employee Benefits team in 2010, bringing with her eight years of corporate human resources experience. This past experience provides great perspective to her employer group clients. Dedicated to client education, Heather ensures her groups understand their benefits, and with continuing education and licensing she remains a valuable resource. She is licensed in Life and Health Insurance, earned a Master’s in Management from Walsh College as well as a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Alma College. Heather enjoys helping her community as a Girl Scout Leader and is actively involved with the Rotary Club of Little Traverse Bay Sunset.

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Reid Sarah

Sarah has over 9 years of experience in Employee Group Benefits and rejoined KorthaseFlinn in 2011 after taking a family sabbatical.  Sarah oversees the Employee Benefits Service Team as well as performs all aspects of customer service including direct client communications, claims resolution support, administration, and manages the internal open enrollment process for our clients.  Sarah earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Grand Valley State University and holds licenses in Life and Health Insurance.

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Tubacki Susan

Since joining KorthaseFlinn in 2010, Susan’s advanced analytical skills have enabled her to successfully conduct cost/benefit analysis from multiple carriers for small employer groups and individuals. Susan has lead the department in research and understanding of the  Affordable Care Act. She advises her clients daily and assists them in finding the right plan in the Healthcare Marketplace. In addition to being licensed in Health and Life Insurance, she is also a Life Insurance Counselor (LIC). She is responsible for assisting with all areas of service including claims resolution and benefits support to her clients.

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Sandtveit Brooke

Brooke joined KorthaseFlinn in 2008.  Her duties include administration, transaction auditing, and claims resolution support for health, dental, vision, life, disability, and supplemental plans. She monitors regulatory developments and implements Third Party Administration (TPA) services for Section 125 and HRA plans.  Brooke earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts from Central Michigan University. She holds licenses in Life and Health Insurance. Brooke also participates in the Char-Em United Way Day of Caring.

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Heinzel Maria

Maria joined our Employee Benefits department as an Account Service Representative in 2015 with a strong background in Human Resources and Customer Service. A degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University majoring in Human Resource Management greatly benefits our employer clients and enabled her to quickly acclimate to her responsibilities.  Maria assists with member claims resolutions as well as the timely processing of benefit enrollments and changes for our many employer clients. 

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Business Insurance

Flinn Randy

Randy has been at the helm of the agency since 2003. He has spent 20 years in the finance, public accounting and technology industries, directly participating in venture funding, business acquisitions, and operations and risk management. As a licensed CPA, with a graduate degree in finance, Randy advises clients on matters relating to risk management, insurance program design, contract negotiation, and finance. Randy holds licenses for property and casualty Insurance as well as FINRA series 6, 7 and 63 securities licenses. Randy earned his undergraduate degree from Alma College, and his MBA in Finance from Northwestern University. He is also a member of the executive leadership group, Vistage Michigan.

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Williamson Michael

Michael began his career in Commercial Property & Casualty Insurance in 1998 working for a large insurance brokerage firm in Chicago. Prior to joining Korthase Flinn, he developed expertise and skill handling large accounts in Chicago, where he was responsible for risk management consulting, contract review, day-to-day service and insurance placement. His client experience includes manufacturing, food production, real estate, healthcare, contractors and other complex risks. At KorthaseFlinn Michael provides risk management consulting, coverage analysis, contract review, audit resolution, client service and carrier negotiations for our large commercial clients. Michael has earned his Associate in Risk Management designation, is a Licensed Insurance Counselor in the state of Michigan and has held a Property & Casualty License throughout his career. Michael earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.

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Huhn Rachel

Rachel joined the KorthaseFlinn Business Insurance  team in 2011. As an Account Manager, Rachel excels at customer service. Some of her primary responsibilities include assisting customers with their questions, endorsement and audit processing, policy reviews, certificates of insurance, and insurance placement. Rachel is licensed in Property and Casualty Insurance. She earned her undergraduate degree from North Central Michigan College and Grand Valley State University.

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LaFave Darlin

Darlin joined the Business Insurance team us as an Account Manager in January of 2015 and provides outstanding professional service to her clients. Darlin came to KorthaseFlinn with over 25 years of experience as a Customer Service Representative working for independent agencies in Southern Michigan where she gained valuable knowledge handling many construction related accounts.  Darlin holds a Property & Casualty license and is currently working toward the completion of her CISR designation.

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MacKenzie Jennifer

Jennifer joined the Personal Insurance Division of KorthaseFlinn in 2014 and in 2016 transitioned to the Business Insurance team. Jennifer has worked in the financial sector since 2007 making her well-suited to serving the small business community as an insurance advisor.  She is licensed in Property and Casualty, as well as Life and Health with Long Term Care and Annuity certifications. In 2016 she earned a Certified Authority on Workers' Compensation designation (CAWC). Jennifer earned a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Lake Superior State University in 2008 and is a 2006 Graduate of Leadership Little Traverse.

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Personal Insurance

Schultz Vicki

Vicki joined the Personal Insurance Division of KorthaseFlinn in 2003, when the agency purchased Fifth Third Insurance. For nearly 30 years Vicki has specialized in Life, Home and Auto Insurance, starting her career as a Customer Service Representative with an agency in Flint, Michigan. She maintains licenses in Property and Casualty and Life and is currently working towards completion of her Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation. Though she works primarily from our Petoskey office, Vicki volunteers her time with the Boyne City Public Schools.

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Cavaness Terrie

Terrie joined the Personal Insurance Division of KorthaseFlinn in 2001. Currently working towards her Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation, Terrie is licensed in Property and Casualty Insurance assisting her clients from our East Jordan office with their personal insurance needs. She is also active in her community as a volunteer for the East Jordan Public Schools.

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Britton Matthew

Matthew joined KorthaseFlinn as a Property & Casualty professional in 2008, and is a Personal Insurance Advisor in the Boyne City office. He holds licenses for Property & Casualty Insurance as well as Life and Health. Matthew has earned the prestigious Licensed Insurance Counselor (LIC) designation, which is bestowed on less than three percent of Michigan agents. He has also secured designations as a Certified Authority on Workers’ Compensation (CAWC), Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS), and a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC). At KorthaseFlinn, Matthew specializes in working with our clients to create a plan that will provide peace of mind through home, auto and life insurance policies.  He also serves as a member of the Boyne City Advisory Committee through the Charlevoix County Community Foundation and was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow for his exceptional service as a Rotarian.

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Rebec Hanah

Hanah began her career at KorthaseFlinn as a temporary employee in 2014. Her enthusiasm and work ethic landed her an opportunity to work full-time for the agency providing administrative support to our Personal Insurance team, and assisting clients with everything from payments to claims. She volunteers her time at the Taylor School in Petoskey.

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Financial Services

Britton Betsy

Committed to excellence, Betsy strives to enrich her customers’ lives by helping them work toward financial freedom. Betsy has worked on the KorthaseFlinn Financial Services team since 2007. She specializes in qualified retirement planning, exit strategies, security investments, annuities, and life and disability insurance for individuals and companies. In addition to FINRA Series 7, 66 and 63 Security Licenses, she is a licensed Life and Health Insurance Agent, and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Grand Valley State University. Betsy also uses her knowledge as a Leadership Little Traverse Graduate to help her community, holding various positions with local organizations including the Char-Em United Way and the Charlevoix County Community Foundation Scholarship Panel.

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Weber Nancy

Nancy joined the Financial Services team at KorthaseFlinn in 1998. She brought with her a wealth of financial industry knowledge, including time spent as a Regional Investment Sales Manager for a national banking institution. In addition to FINRA Series 7, 63 and 24 Security Licenses, she is a licensed life and health Insurance agent. Nancy’s experience and network within the financial and local communities has made her a trusted advisor. She specializes in qualified retirement planning, exit strategies, security investments, annuities, and life and disability insurance for individuals and companies. Nancy is also an active member of the Boyne Valley Lions Club.

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Senior Services

Since joining KorthaseFlinn in 2010, Susan’s advanced analytical skills have enabled her to successfully conduct cost/benefit analysis from multiple carriers for individuals with coverage both on the Marketplace as well as Medicare Supplement plans. In addition to being licensed in Health and Life Insurance, she is also a Life Insurance Counselor (LIC). She is responsible for assisting with all areas of service including claims resolution and benefits support to her clients.

 

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Boyne City Office

1150 Boyne Avenue
Boyne City, MI 49712
Phone: (231) 582-6512
Fax: (231) 582-7130

Petoskey Office

1098 Bay View Rd.
Petoskey, MI 49770
Phone: (231) 348-8121
Fax: (231) 582-7130

East Jordan Office

100 Main St., Suite 10
East Jordan, MI 49727
Phone: (231) 536-2268
Fax: (231) 582-7130

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