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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.

Tom joined Main Street America in 1990 as vice president, marketing, and in 1993, was promoted to senior vice president, insurance operations. In 2001, he was elected president and chief operating officer and appointed chief executive officer in 2002. In 2006, Tom was elected chairman of all of Main Street America’s operating companies’ boards.

Prior to joining Main Street America, Tom was senior vice president of personal lines at Associates Insurance Group, a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company. He has held several other management positions throughout his insurance career, including key roles with Crum and Forster and Trinity Universal Insurance Company.

Tom is very active in the community and insurance industry. He is past chair of the Jacksonville, Fla., Chamber of Commerce board of directors and has held several other leadership positions at the JAX Chamber including treasurer of the board, chair of the board of governors and chair of JAXUSA Partnership, the Chamber’s economic development initiative. Additionally, Tom has served as vice president of finance for the North Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America, past chair of the River Club of Jacksonville’s board of directors and a board member of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America.

Tom earned his bachelor’s degree at Boston College, Boston, Mass.

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