Meet our Underwriting Team:
Jennifer serves as an Underwriter with 44North focusing on both sales & retention. Working closely with her team, she is responsible for analyzing and developing cost effective strategies for clients and prospects. An important focus of Jennifer’s role in Underwriting is identifying ways to keep up with and adapt to the ever changing rules and regulations in today’s benefits market. As a licensed life and health agent, she has enjoyed working with the team members of 44North in various capacities for 14 years, spending the past 6 years in Underwriting.
Jennifer, her husband and three kids, live in Cadillac, Michigan, where they love spending time in their garden, hunting and camping throughout northern Michigan. In the winter months, she enjoys snowshoeing, cooking and getting lost in a good book. If given the opportunity, Jennifer’s dream vacation would be to travel throughout Europe; visiting the sites and landmarks she’s read about while pursuing her favorite pastime- perusing historical fiction.
Joanna works in our Underwriting department helping our clients and prospects with current benefits analysis, quoting, and alternative funding options to provide the best coverage possible while providing savings to the clients and prospects. She has eight years’ experience with the company.
Joanna lives in Lake City, MI with her husband and son. They enjoy traveling as a family.
Lori works in our underwriting department serving as point person for our producers and customer service representatives. She started as a claims analyst and has changed her direction into the underwriting position, and truly enjoys her job and working with the people around her. As an underwriter she creates health insurance quotes to help our clients receive the best options for their health care plans. Her drive for helping others is her number one priority.
Lori lives in Cadillac, Michigan with her husband, Steve, and their son, Andy. They enjoy hunting, camping and fishing. During the summer you can find them in Florida visiting Disneyworld or out visiting new places to camp. In the winter months, she can be found wrapped in her favorite blanket either reading to her son Andy or watching a good movie. One of the items on Lori’s bucket list is to take an Alaskan Cruise with her two favorite guys – Steve and Andy!
Stefanie works in a dual role as both a Customer Service Representative and Underwriter connecting the dots between the two. She works closely with key agents to customize their needs from beginning to end. With nearly 8 years of experience in the insurance industry from preparing quotes to presenting them, she is well rounded in the business and is always ready for whatever you may throw her way. In this ever evolving industry, she understands the importance of going with the flow and adapting to change.
Stefanie lives in Lake City, Michigan with her family, in what they like to consider their little piece of heaven in the country. They love entertaining their family and friends, having bon fires, playing yard games and riding go-carts. Nothing makes them happier than making a loved one feel at home and putting a smile on their face, besides maybe meeting new people to make smile as well! Stefanie will almost always choose a Jean Claude Van Damn, Liam Neeson or Bruce Willis movie over a tear jerker any day and is a diehard chip fan! Any and every kind, doesn’t matter, she will eat it!