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Jeff Kusch

Executive Vice President/Head of Insurance Operations

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Jeff Kusch is executive vice president, insurance operations at The Main Street America Group, a super-regional property/casualty insurance carrier that offers commercial lines, personal lines and surety products exclusively through 3,000 independent insurance agents. The company writes property/casualty in 36 states, surety in 46 states and the District of Columbia, and has more than 650,000 policyholders. Jeff is also 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. In addition, he is responsible for Main Street America's core product areas: commercial lines, personal lines and bonds.

Jeff joined Austin Mutual Insurance Company in 1992 as an accounting manager. His leadership roles at Austin Mutual included treasurer, secretary, president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board. Following Austin Mutual’s affiliation with Main Street America in 2012, Jeff became Main Street America's Western Region president, a role he held until his appointment as our senior vice president, field operations, in February 2015. Jeff was promoted in January 2017 to his current role.

Prior to joining Austin Mutual, Jeff was a member of the senior audit staff at Coopers Lybrand LLP.

Jeff is a member of the board of directors of the American Association of Insurance Services, the Minnesota Insurance Guaranty Association, the Property & Casualty Insurers Association of America, the Property Loss Research Bureau and Epien Medical Inc.

Jeff earned his bachelor's degree in accounting at Winona State University, Winona, Minn., and also holds a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation.

 
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