About Us

Give yourself and your loved ones peace-of-mind protection backed by the stability of a financially strong and superior insurance provider. Our professional coverage advisors provide direct support and are tuned into the needs of your busy lifestyle.

NatGen Premier is a brand utilized by the member companies of the National General Insurance Group. Member companies of the National General Insurance Group have a financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) from A.M. Best and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Member companies of the National General Insurance Group are subsidiaries of National General Holdings Corporation, a multi-billion dollar holdings company, which you can find on NASDAQ under NGHC.

National General Insurance is a subsidiary of National General Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: NGHC). National General Holdings Corporation is a multi-billion dollar holdings company which offers home, auto, life, accident and health insurance through a number of growing subsidiary companies and a network of more than 23,000 independent agents across the country.

NatGen Premier Leadership

Andrew McGuire
Andrew McGuire joined National General in September of 2014, upon the closing of the Tower Personal Lines acquisition. He currently serves as Executive Vice President of National General’s Preferred Division, known as NatGen Premier. Andrew’s career began with Safeco in 1995 and evolved with other national carriers such as Allstate and Zurich North America. Before joining the Tower Group, he led the homeowners line of business for Fireman’s Fund as their Vice President of Product Management. Andrew is a proud alumnus of the University of Illinois and native of Chicago.
Deborah Franklin
Deb joined National General in February of 2017 as the Senior Vice President of Sales for NatGen Premier. Deb has a dynamic background in the industry with leadership experience in claims, service, sales, and agency ownership; her most recent tenure being with Universal North America as their National Program Manager. Deb is a proud alumnus of the University of Illinois and holds an MBA from the University of South Florida.
Joe Kurtz
Joe joined National General in December of 2016. Joe is responsible for the oversight of all Preferred and Premier Technology initiatives. Prior to joining NatGen Premier, Joe served as an AVP of Application Development for Zurich North America. Joe is a graduate of Northwestern University and resides in the Chicagoland area with his wife and 4 children.
Hal Thomas
Hal joined National General November of 2015 as Vice President of Claims for NatGen Premier. Hal’s role is to oversee the Auto and Property Claim experience for all Premier Clients. Hal built his career through his work with several national carriers and most recently served as VP of High Net Worth Claim Operations for Ace Private Risk Services. Hal is a graduate of Robert Morris University in Pennsylvania.
Brian Connors
Brian joined National General in September of 2014, upon the closing of the Tower Personal Lines acquisition. Brian serves as the Vice President of Underwriting for National General’s Preferred Division, known as NatGen Premier. Brian spent the earlier years of his career working in Underwriting and Product Management for carriers such as OneBeacon, CGU, and the Hartford. Brian is a proud alumnus of Villanova University and holds an MBA from Boston University.
Brian Voorhees
Brian joined NatGen Premier in December of 2015 as a Senior Business Development Manager. Since then, he has advanced his career within the company to become Regional Vice President for the Eastern Region and is now serving as Vice President of National Accounts. Brian spent the earlier years of his career working for an independent agent in NJ, then as an underwriter for Chubb and Ace Private Risk Services. Brian is an alumni of Seton Hall University in New Jersey.
Mark Niess
Mark joined NatGen Premier in January of 2018 as Regional Vice President of Sales for the Western Region. Mark’s insurance career was built through experience in both agency and carrier sales roles, most recently as Director of Sales for Universal North America’s Western Region and First American Insurance. Mark is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, he retired as a Master Chief in 2005. Mark’s military career spanning 22 years included seven deployments to the Middle East and Persian Gulf regions.
Patrick Gallagher
Patrick joined NatGen Premier in July of 2017 as Regional Vice President of Sales for the Central Region. Patrick has spent time in various roles during his career including agency manager, producer, underwriter, portfolio manager and sales leader for a number of large organizations, including Chubb and Allstate. Patrick most recently lead both the personal lines carrier relationship team and small commercial operations group for a $1B captive brokerage based in Chicago. Patrick is a graduate of Barry University in Miami, FL and holds an MBA.
Jim Bone
Jim joined NatGen Premier in January of 2019 as Regional Vice President of Sales for the Eastern Region. Jim spent the last 8 years as a VP of Sales in the automotive services industry, delivering SaaS and big data analytics to software providers in the auto business. Jim spent the first 18 years of his career in the insurance industry, with roles as VP of Sales for a national carrier, captive agency owner, and independent agency owner. Jim is a proud veteran of the United States Navy.
Chad LaTour
Chad joined National General in January of 2018 as Vice President of Emerging Markets. Chad’s primary role within the company is to build the Flood Division through the National Flood Insurance Plan and various Private Market Offerings for both personal and commercial lines in 48 states. Prior to joining NatGen, Chad was the Regional Sales Manager for Wright National Flood. Chad is a Veteran of the United States Navy and holds several licenses and certifications related to selling and educating agents on flood insurance.