IMT Leadership

Sean Kennedy, FCAS, MAAA, CPCU – President & CEO

Sean Kennedy

Sean is a graduate of Simpson College with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Economics. He started his career at IMT in 1993 in the Research and Development Department. Sean left IMT to pursue his actuarial designations. With his extensive insurance experience, we were pleased to have him rejoin the IMT team in 2005 as Vice President, Research and Development. In April 2012, he was elected to serve as Executive Vice President and in 2014, Sean was named President and Chief Executive Officer.

Greg Blythe, CPCU – Vice President, Accounting & Treasurer

Greg Blythe

Greg is a graduate of Valley High School. Greg started his career with IMT as an Accountant after graduating from the University of Northern Iowa where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Accounting. Greg advanced to Senior Accountant, Accounting Supervisor, Accounting Manager, was elected Assistant Vice President by the Board in 2007 and was elected Vice President and Treasurer in 2008.

Brad Buchanan, CPCU – Vice President, Personal Lines

Brad Buchanan

Brad began his IMT career in 1989 and since that time has demonstrated his abilities in several areas including Accounting, Reinsurance and Marketing. Brad graduated from Valley High School and went on to earn his Masters Degree from the University of Iowa. In 2000 Brad assumed the Director of Personal Lines title and then was elected Assistant Vice President overseeing Personal Lines in 2002, later that year Brad was named Vice President of Personal Lines.

Rich Nauman, CPCU – Vice President, Marketing

Rich Nauman

Rich, a Marshalltown native, started at IMT in January of 1976 immediately after graduating from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (Insurance Major). Rich started his IMT career as a claims trainee and in late 1976 was transferred to the Cedar Rapids Claims Branch Office where he became a Claims Representative in Eastern Iowa. In 1980, Rich transferred to the Field Department and became the Field Representative in Southeast Iowa. He was then transferred back to the Home Office in 1987 where he became the Production Manager and was later promoted to Senior Manager of Field Services in 1989, Senior Manager of Marketing Services in 2004 and Director of Marketing in 2005. In 2009, he became the Vice President of Marketing and currently oversees the Field Services and Marketing Services Departments.

Brian Neitzel, FCAS, MAAA, CPCU – Vice President, Research & Development

Brian was elected Vice President, Research and Development at IMT in 2012. He is responsible for actuarial matters and product development. Prior to joining IMT, Brian held various actuarial positions in the insurance industry, where he was responsible for personal lines pricing, corporate actuarial functions and development of predictive modeling capabilities. He is a graduate of Drake University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in actuarial science.

Chris Owenson, CPCU – Vice President, Claims

Chris Owenson

Chris started his career with IMT as a Claims Trainee after graduating from the University of Northern Iowa, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Public Relations. He has assumed duties over his career in Claims, Reinsurance, Marketing and Underwriting. He currently serves as Vice President overseeing the Des Moines, Sioux City, Quad Cities and Sioux Falls claim branch offices. Effective January 2019, Chris will assume the role of Vice President of Commercial Lines.

Jim Todd, CPCU, AIC – Assistant Vice President, Claims

Jim Todd

Jim began his career at IMT in 1983 as a Claim Representative Trainee, shortly after graduating from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. Jim left IMT briefly where he perused a sales path, returning to IMT in 1994 as a Claims Representative working from the Des Moines Claims Office. He joined the Claims management team in 1997 as a Claims supervisor, and from there continued to District Claims Manager, Regional Claims Manager, and eventually to Senior Claims Manager. During this time, Jim has also maintained the title of Special Investigations Unit Manger since 2001. In 2018 Jim was elected Assistant Vice President of Claims. Effective in 2019, Jim will become Vice President of Claims.

Mark Vasey – Vice President, Commercial Lines

Mark Vasey

Mark is a graduate of Hoover High School and Drake University where he received a Bachelors degree in Social Science. He began his career at IMT in 1977 as a Safety Engineer. Mark began his second round with IMT in 1990 as an Underwriting Specialist in Commercial Lines. Mark currently serves as Vice President overseeing the Commercial Lines teams, Commercial Lines Underwriters, Loss Control Representatives and Bond Department.

Ann West – Vice President, Information Systems

Ann West

Ann grew up in Des Moines and graduated from Hoover High School. She began her career with IMT in 1983 upon graduating from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Management Information Systems. Ann has served in a number of programming and management positions within the IS Department, including serving as the Director of Information Systems for nearly eight years prior to being elected Vice President of Information Systems in 2014.

Travis McAlpin – Assistant Vice President, Information Systems

Travis McAlpin

Travis began his career with IMT in November of 1996 as a Programmer, after graduating with his B.S. in Management Information Systems from Wayne State College. Since joining IMT, Travis has held various positions in the IS Department, including Programmer Analyst, Sr. Programmer Analyst, Systems Analyst, Manager, and Director. In 2011, Travis received his CPCU designation, and in 2014, he graduated from Boston University with his Masters of Science Insurance Management. Travis has held the Assistant Vice President – IS position since April 2018.

Dalene Holland – Vice President, Administrative Services & Corporate Secretary

Dalene Holland

Dalene started her career with IMT working summers in the liability, claims and communication departments. She graduated from Simpson College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. Dalene’s full time employment started in the Workers’ Compensation Department and eventually she moved into management services. In 2004 she was promoted to Assistant Secretary and elected Corporate Secretary by the Board in 2008. In 2018, Dalene assumed the role of Vice President of Administrative Services, as well as maintained her title as Corporate Secretary.

Marsha Aldridge, SPHR, SHRM-SCP – Vice President, Talent & Engagement

Marsha began her career at IMT Insurance in 2009 as a Senior Manager of Human Resources, moving into the Director of Talent and Engagement position in 2016. Marsha has over 24 years of Human Resources experience and has actively worked to increase her HR knowledge. Marsha has her MBA, and recently graduated from Drake University with a Master of Science: Leadership Development. Currently, she is pursuing her Masters of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Concordia University, Irvine. In 2018, Marsha was promoted to Vice President of Talent and Engagement.

IMT Board of Directors

Richard Keith, Windsor, CO
Chairman of the Board

Sean Kennedy, West Des Moines, IA
President, IMT Insurance

Brian Anderson, Ames, IA
Former Owner – Knapp–Tedesco Ins.

Thomas R. Bernau, West Des Moines, IA
Attorney, Thomas R. Bernau Law Offices

P.C. Denny M. Dennis, Phoenix, AZ
Counsel, Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Farigrave, P.C.

Mark J. Ellsworth, Bennington, NE
Mark J. Ellsworth

PLC Sharon K. Heaton, Murrayville, IL
Former Owner – Heaton Agency Inc.

David W. Treimer, Hartley, IA
Partner of Treimer Insurance Agency

Richard M. Willis, Waukee, IA
Owner – Willis Auto Campus

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