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Executive Biographies

  • Tom Van Berkel
    Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

    Tom Van Berkel is chairman, president and chief executive officer at The Main Street America Group, a super-regional property/casualty insurance carrier which offers its commercial lines, personal lines and surety products exclusively through 3,000 independent insurance agents. The company writes property/casualty in 36 states, surety in 45 states and has more than 600,000 policyholders.

  • Bruce Fox
    Bruce Fox
    Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

    Bruce Fox  is vice president, general counsel and secretary/head of law at The Main Street America Group.

    Bruce is responsible for representing Main Street America on all legislative and regulatory affairs. He also ensures Main Street America’s business practices, policies and all other dealings meet state and federal regulatory requirements. Bruce oversees all aspects of governance for our organization to ensure Main Street America is managed in the best interests of our policyholders.

  • Amy Frederick
    Vice President and Chief Information Officer

    Amy Frederick is vice president and chief information officer at The Main Street America Group. She is a member of the super-regional property/casualty insurance carrier’s senior management team, reporting to chairman and chief executive officer Tom Van Berkel, and is based at its corporate headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla.

  • Ed Kuhl
    Ed Kuhl
    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

    Ed Kuhl is the executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer at The Main Street America Group.

    Ed is responsible for oversight of all of the organization’s financial activities, including the accounting, treasury, tax, planning and internal audit functions. Ed also oversees the company’s investment unit, as well as our corporate insurance, ceded insurance, reserving and data management functions.

  • Jeff Kusch
    Senior Vice President/Head of Field Operations

    Jeff Kusch is senior vice president/head of field operations at The Main Street America Group and president and chief executive officer of Main Street America affiliate Austin Mutual Insurance Company.

    Jeff is responsible for leading Main Street America’s field sales function and directing strategies to spur mutually profitable growth via the company’s distribution network. This includes overseeing Main Street America’s five regions and home office field operations unit.

  • Dave Medvidofsky
    Vice President and Head of Human Resources

    Dave Medvidofsky is vice president/head of human resources at The Main Street America Group.

    He is responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of Main Street America’s human resources strategy and products, and oversees the organization’s administrative services and corporate communications functions. Additionally, he facilitates the company’s enterprise risk management program.

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