Executive Team

Experience and Expertise

The AmeriTrust Group, Inc. Executive Team represents a cross section of experience and expertise in a variety of insurance specialties to serve our clients and guide us toward fulfilling our vision.

Kenn Allen, CHCM, CIC

President, Chief Executive Officer

Kenn Allen

Kenn Allen is President and Chief Executive Officer of AmeriTrust Group, Inc. and is the leader of AmeriTrust’s Executive Management Team. Prior to this appointment, he was a Senior Vice President of the Company and President of Meadowbrook Insurance Agencies (a subsidiary of AmeriTrust Group, Inc.) Read more

Patrick Stewart

Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart is Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of AmeriTrust Group, Inc. and is a member of the Executive Management Team. He is responsible for all financial-related activities of the Company. Read more

Josh Crumley

Chief of Staff

Josh Crumley

Josh Crumley is Chief of Staff of AmeriTrust Group, Inc. He is responsible for identifying innovation and disruption opportunities, business development, business analytics and new product implementation. Mr. Crumley also serves as AmeriTrust’s primary liaison with A.M. Best, one of the insurance industry’s premier credit-rating services. Read more

Brian Zhang, ARM

Chief of Strategic Initiatives

Brian Zhang

Brian Zhang is Chief of Strategic Initiatives of AmeriTrust Group, Inc. He is also a member of the Executive Management Team and of the Board of Directors. Mr. Zhang is responsible for firm acquisitions, competitive analyses, real time client experiences, and corporate projects related to the use of big data and artificial intelligence. Read more

Kristen M. Netschke, Esq

General Counsel and Secretary

Kristen Netschke

As General Counsel and Secretary, Ms. Netschke is responsible for AmeriTrust’s corporate legal affairs and the leadership of AmeriTrust’s Legal Department, which includes the legal, corporate secretary, contract administration, corporate compliance, corporate audit, and data privacy and security functions. Read more

Traci McGuire

Chief Claims Officer

Traci McGuire

Traci McGuire is Chief Claims Officer of AmeriTrust Group. She manages AmeriTrust’s Claim Department and is focused on litigation management and supervision of claims professionals. The Claim Department resolves all claims for both the Admitted and Non-Admitted operations nationwide. Read more

Fred Browning, CPCU, ARM

Chief Underwriting Officer

Fred Browning

Fred Browning is Chief Underwriting Officer for AmeriTrust Group, Inc. He is responsible for the overall underwriting portfolio strategy, underwriting appetite, monitoring industry trends, product management, and effective controls for all lines of business. He and his staff of Underwriting Leaders also provide referral underwriting support to the Admitted and Non-Admitted underwriters. Read more

Cheung Kwan, FCAS

President, Century Insurance Group

Cheung Kwan

Mr. Cheung Kwan is President of Century Insurance Group, AmeriTrust Group, Inc.’s Excess and Surplus Lines Division, in the Westerville, Ohio location. He is responsible for developing the business strategy, and enhancing the underwriting and pricing sophistication of Century’s programs and products. Read more

John Baird

President of Admitted Carriers

John Baird

John Baird is the President of AmeriTrust Group, Inc.’s Admitted Carriers: Star Insurance Company, Ameritrust Insurance Corporation, and Williamsburg National Insurance Company. He has twenty-eight years of property casualty experience, building core competencies in regional and corporate strategic planning, operational management, talent management, and financial management. Read more

Stephen J. Flechsig, CIC

President, Non-Affiliated Carriers and TPA/Fee Services

Steve Flechsig

Steve Flechsig, is President of AmeriTrust Group, Inc.’s Wholesale Agency, Third-party Fee for Service Company, and Managing General Agency which includes Non-Affiliated Carriers business, underwriting, risk management, claims and distribution management for those insurance company partners that are not affiliated with AmeriTrust. Read more

Dave Sheeran

President, Meadowbrook Insurance Agency

Dave Sheeran

The new President of Meadowbrook Insurance Agency describes his secrets for success in the insurance business. His background outside of the industry has proved useful in learning how to find coverages for his clients today.
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Brian L. Risen

President, AmeriTrust Connect

Brian Risen

Brian Risen is the President of AmeriTrust Connect, a new direct to consumer distribution channel for the AmeriTrust Group, based out of Overland Park, KS
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Rick Wagner, SPHR

Vice President, Human Resources

Rick-Wagner
As Vice President, Human Resources, Mr. Wagner is a member of the Executive Management Team. He is responsible for leading the Human Resources, Corporate Support Services, and Facility Management initiatives. Read more