Frankenmuth Insurance Welcomes Gary Burton to Agency Council

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Wisconsin agent joins 10 other agents from various states to represent carrier's network on Council.

Gary Burton of Robertson Ryan & Associates

"Gary brings 32 years of insurance experience and is a great addition to the Agency Council,” said John Benson, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer for FI.

Frankenmuth Insurance, the regional insurance carrier based in Frankenmuth, Mich., is pleased to announce the addition of Gary Burton of Robertson Ryan & Associates Inc. in Milwaukee, Wis., to its Agency Council. Frankenmuth Insurance (FI) formed its Agency Council six years ago and appoints agents from each region where FI does business to ensure the needs and concerns of all its agency partners are represented.

Burton has been in the insurance business since 1984. In 2001, he became Chief Operating Officer of Robertson Ryan & Associates, and since Burton assumed leadership, the agency has experienced tremendous growth. In 2001, Robertson Ryan had 29 producers and one office, but today they have more than 90 producers with 12 offices operating out of four states. As a Top 100 U.S. Insurance Agency, Robertson Ryan offers a relationship-based approach to business, personal and employee benefits insurance.

“Gary brings 32 years of insurance experience and is a great addition to the Agency Council,” said John Benson, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer for FI. “His contributions will be vital as we work together to explore strategic issues that ultimately benefit all our agency partners.”

Members of the Frankenmuth Insurance Agency Council meet twice annually to discuss issues of mutual interest, providing valuable insight that helps strengthen the company’s partnerships with all agencies. Other members of Frankenmuth Insurance’s Agency Council include:

  • Brian Bartosh, Top O’ Michigan Insurance Agency (MI)
  • Gretchen Hopp Doyle, Baker-Hopp & Associates (MI)
  • Victor Jowers, Upchurch & Jowers Agency (SC)
  • Mike Kuhl, Kuhl Insurance Agency (IL)
  • Brent Neal, Frank E. Neal & Co. (TN)
  • Rich Smith, Hickok & Boardman (VT)
  • Bill St. Charles, Michigan Community Insurance Agency (MI)
  • Sam Tuten, Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC. (OH)
  • Todd VanDyk, Olivier - VanDyk Agency (MI)
  • Vickie Wolcott, M.J. Schuetz Insurance Services (IN)

Benson said, “We are grateful to all our council members for their time and efforts and look forward to working with Gary in the years to come.”

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