News Release: Barton Mutual Insurance CEO Awarded Company Representative of the YearAugust 12, 2019
For Immediate Release
Contact: Matt Barton, MAIA
Jefferson City, Mo. – Brian King, CEO of Barton Mutual Insurance Company, was recently presented the Company Representative of the Year Award from the Missouri Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA). King accepted the award during the Associations’ annual Missouri Agent Connection (MAC) Summit.
King has served at Barton Mutual since 1993. He was an underwriter for several years and served as VP of underwriting before being elected by the board of directors to his current role of president/CEO in January 2018. He graduated from Liberal High School in 1987 and from Missouri Southern State College in 1992. He is a member of the Verdella Free Will Baptist Church in Liberal. He has been married to his wife Elizabeth for twenty years, and they have four children: Jake, Christopher, Kennedy and Madison and one granddaughter, Olivia.
In 2011, a massive tornado struck parts of southwest Missouri, and Barton Mutual suffered large claim losses as a result of that event. The company made a commitment to recover from those conditions and, today, through King’s leadership the company has emerged from financial peril and is again a strong insurance carrier serving the citizens of Missouri.
Barton Mutual Insurance Company was established in 1894 as a single-county farm fire insurer called the Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Barton County, Missouri. The office was in Liberal, Missouri. The company purchased the Farmers State Bank building on the west side of Main Street in Liberal and moved into the building in 1929. The company continues to operate using the original building and has expanded into buildings on each side. Barton Mutual now occupies seven buildings on Main Street and owns the building where the Post Office is located.
In June 1971, the company changed its name to Barton County Mutual Insurance Company and expanded the charter to write state-wide. Today, more than 420 agency locations in the state function as points of sale for Barton Mutual Insurance.
Awarded to a company employee who is currently conducting the majority of his/her business in Missouri, the Company Representative of the Year award is presented to the individual who has done the most to promote the MAIA, foster better company/agent relations, produce new business and help agents give their clients the best service in the industry. The award recipient is selected by the MAIA board of directors.
Founded in 1899, the Missouri Association of Insurance Agents is the oldest and largest association of independent agents in Missouri, representing some 4,000 independent agents, brokers and their employees. Its members are businesses that offer customers a choice of policies from a variety of insurance companies. Independent insurance agents and brokers offer all lines of insurance property, casualty, life, health, employee benefit plans and retirement products.
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