Experience and Expertise
The Meadowbrook executive team represents a cross section of experience and expertise in a variety of insurance specialties to serve our clients and guide us toward fulfilling our vision.
Kenn Allen, CHCM, CIC
President, Chief Executive Officer
Kenn Allen is President and Chief Executive Officer of Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc. Kenn is the leader of Meadowbrook’s Executive Management Team. Prior to this appointment, Kenn was an Executive Vice President and President of Meadowbrook Insurance Agencies. In that role, Kenn’s primary directive was the management of seven Agency profit & loss centers, and the development of future effective leaders.
Kenn has been with Meadowbrook for over 30 years. During his years at Meadowbrook, Kenn successfully assimilated seven Property & Casualty Benefit Agency acquisitions, developed several affinity Property & Casualty Groups and centralized commercial marketing for efficiencies. He also established multiple benchmarking metrics to drive “Best in Class” and profit and loss accountability and structured producers as free standing profit & loss centers. In support of those efforts, he created a producer equity to perpetuate their books of business and to use as a recruitment tool for new producers.
Kenn began his career with Safeco Insurance Company performing “safety engineering” services throughout the Mid-West. He obtained a second degree in Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene to further his safety engineering effectiveness. Kenn also worked for Republic Hogg Robinson. He was one of three senior vice presidents responsible for overseeing one of America’s largest Third Party Administrators for Workers Compensation, Group Benefits, and Agency Operations.
Kenn has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Management from the University of Cincinnati. He also has a degree in Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene from Henry Ford College. Kenn he is a Trustee of the Michigan Opera and a past President of Doubloon Reinsurance Corporation. In addition, Kenn was a past Chair, Education Chair, Membership Chair, and Forum Moderator of the Young President Organization, aka. World Presidents Organization. He was previously a Southfield, Michigan Chamber of Commerce Board Member. Kenn is current Chair of Insurance and Legal Committee for Walnut Creek Country Club.
Nathan Voorhis, FCAS
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Risk Officer
As Chief Operation Officer & Chief Risk Officer, Nathan is a member of Meadowbrook’s Executive Management Team. His primary responsibilities include managing the company’s operational initiatives and leading the Enterprise Risk Management function for Meadowbrook. In addition, Nathan is responsible for leading the Company’s Actuarial Department, and advancing the development and utilization of analytics throughout the organization.
Nathan began his Actuarial position in March of 2016. Prior to that, he led the General Agency Group underwriting operation for Century Insurance, Meadowbrook’s excess and surplus lines division. Nathan has over 20 years of insurance experience with emphasis in actuarial, underwriting and product management. In his new role, he will work closely with Meadowbrook’s Executive Team on Enterprise Risk Management, data warehouse and data analytics projects, product management and developing risk measures and performance indicators to help manage the business.
Nathan holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Education, as well, as an M.S. in Applied Mathematics from West Virginia University. He became a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS) in 2000, and has been a member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA) since 1997. He was an original officer of Buckeye Actuarial Continuing Education (BACE), an Ohio-based regional affiliate of the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS). Nathan supports the insurance industry and his local community through other committee work.
Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer
In his role as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Patrick is a member of the Executive Management Team. Patrick is responsible for all financial-related activities of the company. He also manages all areas of Treasury, including Investment Management, Cash Management, Accounts Payable, Premium Receivables, Interest Rate Hedging, Goodwill Valuation and all aspects of the Company’s Tax Strategy (Federal, State, Excise, Premium and Personal Property Taxes).
Patrick manages the daily interaction and monitoring of the investment management firms, Conning Asset Management and Munder Capital Management. He also maintains relationships with the Banking group from a credit aspect (debt covenants) and treasury management. In addition to these responsibilities, he assists in managing and evaluating aspects of due diligence, as well as, new business opportunities.
Patrick obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Michigan State University in 1990, where he worked as a Teaching Assistant for the Principles of Financial Accounting Course. He started his career as an accountant with Allstate Insurance in Northbrook, Illinois. In 1991, he moved on to become a financial auditor with KPMG in Detroit, Michigan, focused almost entirely on the financial sector. In 1995, he started managing the financial aspects as Controller of a small medical malpractice operation that included an offshore Cayman captive. After he assisted with the sale of that operation in 2000, he joined Meadowbrook as Director of Financial Analysis, managing the overall tax and budget functions.
In 2001, he joined a small MGA operation offering non-standard auto insurance where he was Director of Finance. After assisting the sale of that operation in 2005, he re-joined Meadowbrook as Director of Financial Reporting, primarily working on internal management company accounting operations. Functions at that time included managing the overall budget process, federal and state income taxes, goodwill valuation and M&A activities (due diligence and integration), and filling in for SEC reporting. In 2008, he assisted with the purchase accounting and integration of the Century merger. In 2009, Patrick was promoted to Vice President and Treasurer, to manage and oversee all areas of the Treasury Department.
James M. Mahoney, CPCU
Executive Vice President
Jim Mahoney is Meadowbrook’s Executive Vice President focused on supporting Meadowbrook’s organizational transition and is a member of the Executive Management Team. He is also working to support an expansion of the retail distribution network to augment the rollout of Meadowbrook’s future product portfolio. In addition, he serves as a Director of the insurance company subsidiaries.
Jim joined Meadowbrook in November of 2000 and served as Branch Manager for the Company’s office in Andover, Massachusetts from 2000 through 2006. He relocated to Michigan in 2007 with responsibility for Meadowbrook’s field operations and program relationships.
Jim has over 41 years of commercial property/casualty experience. He began his career in underwriting with The General Accident Group in 1975. In 1978, he moved to The Hanover Insurance Company and over the course of 17 years progressed through a number of assignments, including New England Regional Executive, Northeast Zone Executive, and Corporate Vice President of Field Operations. In 1995, Jim joined the Lumber Insurance Group as Senior Vice President with responsibility for agency marketing, direct sales, loss control and claims.
Jim attended Merrimack College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He received his CPCU designation in 1982.
Archie S. McIntyre, ARM
Executive Vice President, Business Development
As Executive Vice President of Business Development, Archie is a member of Meadowbrook’s Executive Management Team. In addition to leading the Business Development Unit, Archie has expanded his focus to include Distribution Management, Service Fees, Programs, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Communications. Archie joined Meadowbrook in 1987, through the Internship Program between Meadowbrook and the University of Michigan. He has held numerous management positions throughout the organization over the past 29 years.
Archie was the Branch Vice President of Meadowbrook’s Regional Office in Montgomery, Alabama from 1996 through 1999. Before moving to Alabama, he was Vice President of Meadowbrook’s Public Entity Division, as well as Program Manager of several programs. He has spent time in many areas (both agency and company), including marketing, underwriting, claims, loss control, captive management, program management, sales oversight and program evaluation. Throughout his career at Meadowbrook, he has been instrumental in all of the companies’ acquisitions and the onboarding of each of our active programs and products.
As Executive Vice President of Business Development, Archie is responsible for developing mutually beneficial relationships and profitable new business for Meadowbrook. He accomplishes this by creating new product opportunities, determining and development of agent distribution, due diligence and audit of all new program opportunities, acquisition review and implementation, and the development and monitoring of the company’s strategic plan. His responsibilities include the coordination of the internal program evaluation process, external delivery, implementation and marketing operational support. In addition, he is responsible for brand management and Corporate Communications. Archie dedicates a significant amount of his time towards corporate relationships that include brokers, agents, carriers and reinsurers.
Archie represents Meadowbrook’s strategic minority investment in the Midwest and The Leavitt Group as a member on their Board of Directors. He also manages our relationship with Aquiline, an equity fund Meadowbrook has invested in. Archie is a long time participant of TargetMarkets, as part of their Carrier Committee, and AAMGA, as part of their Marketing Committee, providing advice and direction to each of the boards. He also participates with PLUS, NAPSLO and various other committees to support the insurance industry.
R. Christopher Spring
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Chris Spring, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer is a member of Meadowbrook’s Executive Management Team. Prior to this appointment, he held the positions of President of TPA Associates, Executive Vice President and Vice President responsible for TPA underwriting, claim and loss control, systems, administration, overall Tennessee operations, and the operating systems and services offered to TPA-managed insurance programs.
Chris brings 39 years of insurance company management experience and has managed the design and implementation of large and small-scale computer systems, directed various administrative, underwriting, financial, human resources, and customer service-related functions.
Chris began his career at the Signature Group in Illinois in 1977 and specialized in the development and implementation of business processing strategies, data conversions, and automated policy rating and issuance systems. He moved to the Boston area and joined American Mutual Insurance Companies in 1987 as Assistant Vice President responsible for the development of new production, premium, loss and management information systems. Prior to joining Tillinghast Program Administrators and co-founding TPA Associates, Inc., he served as Director at ISI Systems, Inc.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources from Southern Illinois University in 1975, with graduate level work in Computer Science at DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois.
Christopher J. Timm, CIC
Executive Vice President, Meadowbrook Insurance Group
President, Century Insurance Group
Chris Timm is an Executive Vice President of Meadowbrook Insurance Group, and President of Century Surety Company and ProCentury Insurance Company, which collectively were part of the merger transaction with Meadowbrook in 2008. Chris is a member of the Executive Management Team.
Before joining Century Insurance Group, Chris was the founder and President of Environmental & Commercial Insurance Agency, Inc. of Columbus, Ohio, a Managing Underwriting Agency specializing in environmental coverages. He served as the Chair of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Environmental Risk Management sub-committee, and held a seat on the Air and Waste Management Association’s Business Risk Management Council.
Chris has taught continuing legal education in New York and Ohio on environmental risk management and insurance. He has given continuing education seminars for insurance agents in Ohio and Texas. He is on the Board of Trustees of The Ohio Insurance Institute.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois in 1979 and a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation.
Roger S. Walleck
Executive Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer
As Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer, Roger is a member of the Executive Management Team. In this capacity, Roger oversees Corporate Underwriting, Reinsurance, Loss Control, Compliance, Information Services and Corporate Underwriting Services functions. He is responsible for strengthening the underwriting expertise, defining the underwriting appetite, and managing the performance of the underwritten business.
Roger has over 35 years of commercial underwriting experience. He joined the company in 2005. He served as Branch Leader of the Company’s office in Sarasota, Florida, until 2007 when he took over as Branch Leader of the Company’s Kansas Branch and Operations Office. In February 2014, Roger was appointed Chief Underwriting Officer and relocated to Southfield, Michigan, Meadowbrook’s corporate office.
From 1981 to 2005, Roger held various positions of increasing responsibility at Liberty Mutual, including Division Underwriting Manager of the New York division of Liberty Mutual’s Business Markets operation. He has served on various boards and committees of the New York Compensation Rating Board from 1999 to 2005. He has been an active member of the Missouri Insurance Coalition since 2007.
Roger graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and he earned his CPCU designation in 1996 and his AIS designation in 1997.