About us

Our Background

The NAMIC Mutual Insurance Foundation was formally designated in March 2018 as a 501(c)(3) organization designed to help foster the continued growth of a strong and invigorated mutual property/casualty insurance industry.

The primary focus of the Foundation is to facilitate tax-advantaged donations to support the foundation's growing scholarship fund. In future years, the Foundation will have the opportunity to take on other projects and initiatives on behalf of the mutual property/casualty insurance industry, including public policy efforts, industry research, academic studies, grants, and public education. All activities will reflect NAMIC and its members’ continued commitment to the future of the mutual property/casualty insurance industry.

Diversity & Inclusion

The mutual property/casualty insurance industry is ripe for new perspectives, innovation, problem-solving skills, and decision-making acumen. Through building diverse workforces and inclusive cultures, workplace environments are created that not only bring a fresh approach to how we run our companies but also reflects our communities. 

A diverse workforce is dependent on a pipeline of talent that is fostered on the principle that a college education in the United States should be available to all students, no matter their race, national origin, sexuality, physical ability, or economic status; this is why the NAMIC Mutual Insurance Foundation and its scholarship program are dedicated to ensuring all qualified students have the opportunity to receive a financial award.

It is the mission of the NMIF and the scholarship program to advocate for all young people as they travel on the path to a career in mutual property/casualty insurance.

Our Board Members

NAMIC Mutual Insurance Foundation Board

The NAMIC Mutual Insurance Foundation Board is governed by a board of directors that is responsible for the leadership and oversight of the Foundation to ensure it supports the mutual property/casualty industry and its future leaders. The Foundation Board consists of NAMIC executive leadership and member company leaders. Current Board members are:

Robert M. Zak

Robert M. Zak

President & CEO
Merchants Insurance Group

Steven C. Sliver

Steven C. Sliver, CPA

President & CEO
Mutual Benefit Group

Jake Black

Jake Black

President & CEO
CFM Insurance

Paul Stueven

Paul Stueven, PFMM, FMDC

CEO & Treasurer
Fairmont Farmers Mutual Insurance Company

Steve Linkous

Steve Linkous

President & CEO
Harford Mutual Insurance Group

Neil Alldredge

Neil Alldredge

President & CEO
NAMIC

Liz Heck

Elizabeth "Liz" Heck

President, CEO & Chairman
Greater New York Mutual Insurance Company

Staff

Sarah Schnettler, Executive Director

sschnettler@namic.org