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News Release: Retailers Insurance Adds Sales And Marketing Professional

Retailers Insurance Company - Thursday, November 14, 2013

LANSING – Retailers Mutual Insurance Company has added a nationally recognized sales and marketing professional to its growth-oriented team.

President and CEO James P. Hallan announced the hiring of Teresa Breed as Director, Insurance Sales.

“We’re excited about Teresa letting us talk her into joining Retailers Mutual and about the team we have built to accelerate our company’s growth,” Hallan said. “Her state and national awards are testament to her achievements and professionalism.”

Breed joins Tom Tuggle, Senior Vice President Insurance Sales and Membership, and Kurt Dettmer, recently hired Senior Vice President Insurance Sales and Business Development, in working directly with Independent Agents.

She comes to Retailers Mutual from Fremont Insurance, where she was Marketing Manager. She previously was Senior Marketing Representative for Titan Insurance Company and an Independent Agency manager. 

This year Breed was the Michigan Association of Professional Insurance Agents (MIPIA) nominee for national sales rep of the year award. In 2005 she received the national sales rep award for the Nationwide Insurance Companies, and in 2002 received the Michigan Insurance Agents (MIA) Young Agents Council Master Award.

Breed is a licensed Agent, and she and her husband are Cheboygan residents.

Retailers Mutual Insurance Company was established in 2006 by the conversion of Michigan Retailers Association’s Retailers Fund workers’ compensation program. The mutual company provides workers’ compensation and dental insurance to Michigan businesses of all types.

Note: A high-resolution photo of Teresa Breed is available from Laura Schilling at lschilling@retailers.com or 800.366.3699 ext. 313.

News Release: Retailers Insurance Adds Sales And Marketing Executive

Retailers Insurance Company - Tuesday, November 12, 2013

LANSING – In a move that reflects both the company’s solid record of sales growth and plans to aggressively increase market share, Retailers Mutual Insurance Company has added another highly accomplished sales and marketing executive.

President and CEO James P. Hallan announced the hiring of Kurt Dettmer as Senior Vice President Insurance Sales and Business Development. 

“Kurt is a proven insurance professional, and we’re pleased to have him on board to help Retailers Mutual move to the next levels,” said Hallan. “The company has a bright future.”

Dettmer joins Retailers Mutual after serving as Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Fremont Insurance Company in Fremont. During his tenure at Fremont, the company increased direct written premium to $117 million from $28 million over a 10-year period. 

A licensed Agent in P&C and Personal lines, he also previously worked for The ASU Group in Okemos as a TPA and multi-lines claims adjuster.

Dettmer will work closely with Hallan and Tom Tuggle, Senior Vice President Sales and Membership. He is a graduate of Ferris State University, where he received his degree in insurance and real estate management.

A Macomb Township resident, he is the father of two sons.

Retailers Mutual Insurance Company was established in 2006 by the conversion of Michigan Retailers Association’s Retailers Fund workers’ compensation program. The mutual company provides workers’ compensation and dental insurance to Michigan businesses of all types. 


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