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Main Street America Announces 1 Company Officer Promotion and 1 New Officer Appointment


Monday, March 26, 2018 9:24 am EDT



The Main Street America Group has announced the promotion of Michele Seymour, director, compensation and benefits, to assistant vice president and the appointment of Thea Campbell, director, solution delivery, to assistant secretary of the super-regional property/casualty insurance carrier.

“Michele and Thea play key roles on Main Street America’s management team,” said Tom Van Berkel, the company’s chairman and chief executive officer. “They exemplify the strong leadership qualities that drive our organization’s continued success in a competitive marketplace and helped us generate solid financial results in 2017.” 

Following are more details about the two Main Street America officers:

Michele Seymour
Assistant Vice President
Director, Compensation and Benefits

Seymour oversees Main Street America’s compensation and benefits function. She is responsible for planning, directing and managing the analysis, development and implementation of the Company’s compensation, benefits and human resources information systems programs that are consistent with the organization’s strategic business and human resources objectives. Additionally, Seymour oversees the administration of several departmental functions including payroll, compensation and benefits.

Seymour reports to Dave Medvidofsky, Main Street America’s vice president of human resources, and is based at the company’s corporate headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla. Seymour joined Main Street America in 2002 as manager, compensation and benefits. She held this role until being promoted to director, compensation and benefits, in 2012. In 2013, she was appointed assistant secretary.

Prior to joining Main Street America, Seymour was a project consultant at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (now known as Florida Blue). Her professional experience also includes compensation analyst roles at American National Bank and Oak Tree Savings Bank.

Seymour earned her bachelor’s degree in business at Jacksonville University. She holds several professional designations including Certified Benefits Professional, Certified Compensation Professional and Senior Professional in Human Resources.

Thea Campbell
Assistant Secretary
Director, Solution Delivery

Thea Campbell has responsibility for overseeing the company’s IT program office. This involves providing strategic direction to the unit to ensure projects are properly managed, controlled and budgeted. In addition, Campbell is responsible for Main Street America’s quality assurance function and IT support services team. 

Campbell, who reports to Amy Frederick, chief information officer, is based at the company’s corporate headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla. Campbell joined Main Street America in 2013 as an IT project manager. In 2015, she was promoted to director, IT program office. Campbell was promoted into her current role in 2016.

Campbell has extensive experience leading an IT project management function, including her role as director of professional services, project management office, at Availity. She also held change management and service request processing roles at Bank of America for more than a decade.

Campbell earned her bachelor’s degree in management information systems/finance from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. She also holds the Project Management Professional PMP professional designation.

About The Main Street America Group

With roots dating back to 1923, The Main Street America Group is a mutual insurance holding company which writes business through its eight property/casualty insurance carriers: NGM Insurance Company, Old Dominion Insurance Company, Austin Mutual Insurance Company, Grain Dealers Mutual Insurance Company, Main Street America Assurance Company, MSA Insurance Company, Main Street America Protection Insurance Company and Spring Valley Mutual Insurance Company. Based in Jacksonville, Fla., Main Street America offers a wide range of commercial and personal insurance, as well as fidelity and surety bond products, to individuals, families and businesses throughout the United States.

With more than $1.2 billion in premium written exclusively by 3,000 independent insurance agents, the 95-year-old company underwrites over 600,000 property/casualty policies in 37 states, as well as 50,000 bonds in 47 states and the District of Columbia. A.M. Best Company rates The Main Street America Group with an "A" (Excellent) Financial Strength Rating, with a Stable Outlook, as well as an “a+” Issuer Credit Rating. The company has $1.09 billion in surplus (capital) and $2.68 billion in total assets.

Main Street America is the founding company partner of Trusted Choice®, the global branding program of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America. Main Street America is also a founding company partner of the TrustedChoice.com agent referral platform and the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) Research Center. For more information about Main Street America, please visit our newsroom at news.msagroup.com or connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MainStreetAmerica.


Dave Medvidofsky
The Main Street America Group
(904) 380-7410

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