Mission Statement

Madison Mutual Insurance Company is dedicated to providing superior personal lines insurance products to our policyholders at a competitive price. We are committed to the well-being of our policyholders, independent agents, employees and the communities in which we operate.

Our History

Madison Mutual was born because of one man who took action. In 1919, a man named Joseph Hlad was unsatisfied with the way his insurance company handled his claim after an auto accident. The owner of a local general store in Mont Station, Illinois, Hlad decided to take the matter in his own hands and develop his own auto insurance company. Convincing 265 of his neighbors to contribute $20 each to form the company, Hlad created Madison County Mutual Auto Insurance Company, which opened for business in January 1920 inside Hlad’s general store.

Until the early 1980s, Madison Mutual exclusively wrote auto insurance policies, but all that changed in 1983 when the newly named Madison Mutual Insurance Company expanded into Home, Farm, and Personal Umbrella lines. Now Madison Mutual serves customers in Illinois and Missouri and will soon be expanding to other states.

OUR LEADERSHIP

Michael H. Wenos

Michael H. Wenos

CPCU, President

Having served in the insurance industry since 1989, Michael joined Madison Mutual Insurance in 2001 as Manager of the Claims Department. He was promoted to Corporate Vice President in 2005. In 2008, he became President and was elected to the Madison Mutual Insurance Board of Directors in January 2009.

A graduate of Eastern Illinois University, Michael holds a B.S. in Business Finance and has received the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. He is a board member of the Property Casualty Conference Board of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, has served as a board member of the Collinsville Metropolitan Exposition and Building Authority and is active in several civic and charitable organizations.

Ann Frank

Ann Frank

Corporate Vice President and Treasurer

Ann joined Madison Mutual in 1998 as the Corporate Controller. Prior to her tenure at Madison Mutual, Ann was employed by Basler Electric Company in Highland, IL as the Budget Analyst and Accounting Manager and by Deloitte, Haskins Sells as a staff auditor. Ann graduated from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville with a B.S. in Accountancy and a Master’s in Business Administration.

Jaime Wagoner

Jaime Wagoner

Director of Sales and Agency Development

Jaime joined Madison Mutual Insurance in 2008 as Marketing Representative and in 2014 was promoted to Senior Marketing Representative and played a key role in growing territories in Illinois and launching Madison Mutual in both Missouri and Indiana. Jaime has 16 years of sales and marketing experience including 12 years in insurance sales and marketing for both large corporations and small businesses. In 2016 Jaime was promoted to Director of Sales and Agency Development.

Brian Gifford

Brian Gifford

CPCU, CHFC, CLU, Director of Claims

Brian Gifford joined Madison Mutual in January 2012 as Director of Claims. He was formerly employed as a Special Investigation Claim Team Manager with State Farm Insurance. Brian holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Millikin University and earned his Juris Doctor degree from SIU-Carbondale. He also possesses a CPCU, CHFC, and CLU certification.

Dan Navarro

Dan Navarro

Director of Underwriting

Dan has worked in the insurance industry for over 25 years with both national and regional carriers. The majority of his career has been in field underwriting, loss control and marketing as well as managing underwriting operations. Dan has a business degree from Arizona State University and has received his CPCU,CLU and ChFC designations.

Paul Beckley

Paul Beckley

Director of IT

Paul joined Madison Mutual Insurance in 2014 as a Business Analyst on the inCore development team where his more than 30 years of IT experience helped the team increase in-house maintenance from 25% to over 90%. Before joining Madison Mutual, Paul worked as an IT consultant for a number of large corporations in the St. Louis area, including Anheuser-Busch, Boeing, Master Card, and Nestle-Purina. In 2016 Paul was promoted to Director of IT.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Bennett W. Dickmann

Chairman of the Board

Retired City Administrator, city of Edwardsville, IL

John R. Motley

Director

President, Richards Brick Company

Gregory W. Coffey

Director

CPA and Attorney, Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd.

Michael H. Wenos

Director

President, Madison Mutual Insurance Company

Richard J. Mark

Director

President, Ameren Illinois

Dennis M. Terry

Director

Director of Market Relations/Board Projects, First Clover Leaf Bank