AGENTS & STAFF
Jeremy ‘Rit’ MacDonald, CIC – One of the owners of Mid-Michigan Agency Jeremy ‘Rit’ MacDonald (along with wife Katie and parents Ken and Susan), known to many as Rit since his elementary days, has been a part of the agency since 1995, and as a licensed agent since 1998.
Rit also holds his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation from The National Alliance. Rit serves in an ownership capacity of the agency while growing the Property and Casualty side as well as Life Insurance.
A 1993 graduate of Sacred Heart Academy in Mt Pleasant, Rit went on to graduate from Central Michigan University in 1998 with a Bachelor’s Degree while working at the Agency throughout college. An avid sports fan, Rit has coached baseball for over 20 years from T-Ball to college with his alma mater CMU.
Currently, Rit serves on the board of directors of the Professional Insurance Agents of Michigan as well as the Mt Pleasant Little League. Rit deals with nearly all lines of insurance and is happy to help with anyone who wants to sit down and review their coverage or attempt to have a better understanding of what’s important to the consumer when buying their own coverage.
Ken MacDonald Bio – Ken’s contributions to the insurance world began in 1964 after leaving the Air Force with the Continental Insurance Companies in Chicago.
He went on to work as a Marketing Representative for Wisconsin and Michigan Agents for Austin St Paul Mutual Insurance in 1966. In 1972 Ken relocated to the area as a Marketing Rep for Hamilton Mutual Insurance. He continued on with Hamilton Mutual for over 26 years.
In 1994 Ken and Susan purchased the Mid-Michigan Agency in Alma and Susan operated the day to day while Ken continued with the company side. He also went on to work for Fremont Insurance in the early 2000’s before coming in to the Agency on a full time basis.
Ken was a two time PIA Marketing Representative of the Year (1974, 1984) as well as a President of the Michigan 1752 Club. Ken has coached baseball for several decades with his children and grandchildren, and volunteers in many aspects of the Sacred Heart Athletic Association, including a past President and current pillar of the Lenten Fish Fries. He was also president of the Mt Pleasant Little League from 1989 to 1994.
Co-Owner & Agent
Sue also brings over 30 years of experience to the Agency. When her and Ken purchased the Mid-Michigan Agency in 1994, she ran the daily operations while Ken continued on the road on the Company side.
She then doubled her duties with the acquisition of the Don Arndt Agency in 1995. Sue enjoys travel and spending time with her kids and grandkids.
Owner & Agent
Katie has been in the Insurance Industry for over a decade working for The Auto Club Group (AAA) and subsequently for Mid-Michigan Agency as she owns and operates with her husband and in-laws.
Katie worked on the company side for AAA as a Territory Sales Manager calling on agents throughout the state of Michigan, and currently anchors the Shepherd location along with Judy Steere. She focuses on personal lines and is licensed for Life and Health as well as P&C.
Vicki brings over 25 years of insurance experience to the Alma location of Mid-Michigan Agency.
A lifelong resident of the area, she grew up in Carson City Crystal and then moved to St Louis in 1974 where she later graduated high school. She’s the proud mother of 3 and grandmother of 7!
Her experience goes back to 1989 working in claims at the Citizens Insurance Claims Office. In 1999 she joined the St Louis office of Lodewyk, Nesen, and McKim and later moved to the Alma location. As of February 1st, 2016 we are glad to have her as a key component of the Mid-Michigan Agency!
Judy is as well known and vital as they come in any successful business! She started with the Agency when it started as the Don Arndt Agency in Shepherd in 1973.
She stayed through the transition from Don to Ken and Sue MacDonald and currently the Mid-Michigan Agency in 1995, and continues to work Mondays and Fridays to keep the customers laughing and in good spirits.
Judy is a lifelong resident of the area, and is proud mother of 4 and grandmother of 11 and 7 great grandchildren which keeps her busy and hosting meals at known and unknown times! Anybody who knows Shepherd certainly knows Judy Steere!
Phil is a 1975 graduate of CMU and a multi-lines producer who started his insurance career here in Gratiot County back in 1977.
A lifelong resident of Central Michigan, he is licensed to sell Property and Casualry as well as Life and Health Insurance.
Phil has extensive experience working with customers in the area of the Affordable Care Act compliance as well as the Medicare Supplement, Prescription Drug Plan, and Medicare Advantage arenas for many years.
Becky is from the Caledonia, MI area where she graduated high school and then started her insurance career with Foremost Insurance in 1992 where she specialized in mobile homes as a customer service representative for 4 years.
In the fall of 1996 she moved north to Lakeview, Michigan and worked at Miller & Associates there for 9 years before being convinced to come and work for the Mid-Michigan Agency in October 2006.
She recently obtained her Property and Casualty License in February of 2016 and continues to be a vital part of the Agency. She enjoys instructing Zumba, watching drag racing, camping, and spending time with her family and dogs at home!
Mandy is also a lifelong resident of the area growing up in St Louis and attending St Louis High School.
She is married with two children and started her insurance career at Lodewyk, Nesen, and McKim in January 2014. She also joined Mid-Michigan Agency on Feb 1, 2016 an dhandles many facets of customer service, quoting, endorsements, payments, and claim assistance.
She also works in the Medical field as a Certified Nursing Assistant dating back to 1998. Mandy enjoys watching baseball, camping, and the outdoors.
Danielle is from Carson City and has worked in the Insurance Industry for over 16 years. She began her career with John Hancock and worked with Mid-Michigan Agency in Alma for 10 years and is now moving to the Shepherd location of Mid-Michigan Agency. Her primary focus is Property and Casualty, however will be broadening her scope to include Life and Health Insurance.
Danielle's biggest achievement in life is her family. She married her high school sweetheart, together they have two teenage boys. Her hobbies include Tiger’s baseball, hunting, fishing, golfing, watching her children participate in sports and relaxing at the family cottage in Crystal.