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Notable Women in Insurance

BizTimes Milwaukee presents its inaugural showcase of Notable Women in Insurance, spotlighting accomplished female professionals throughout the insurance industry in southeastern Wisconsin.

METHODOLOGY: The honorees did not pay to be included. Their profiles were drawn from nomination materials. This list features only individuals for whom nominations were submitted and accepted after a review by our editorial team. To qualify for the list, nominees must be based in southeast Wisconsin. They must be currently serving in a senior level role at their firm, must hold a leadership position in their industry outside of their own organization, have made a significant contribution to advancing workplace equality at their own workplace or beyond, and act as a role model or mentor.

Notable Women in Insurance: Cheryl Litvin

Colleagues say Cheryl Litvin, an insurance agent at Brookfield-based First Associated Insurance Agencies Inc., is more than just an insurance expert; she’s a standout...

Notable Women in Insurance: Leticia Guzman

Colleagues say no one is more devoted to protecting their clients from the unexpected than Leticia Guzman, owner of Waukesha-based Leticia Guzman & Associates. “Over...

Notable Women in Insurance: Patti Blaschka

Patti Blaschka, vice president and shareholder of Milwaukee-based Robertson Ryan Insurance, has excelled in the male-dominated insurance industry, serving as a strong advocate for...

Notable Women in Insurance: Alicia Kiser

In the 12 years she has been with M3 Insurance, Alicia Kiser, vice president of human resources, has made significant contributions to the agency,...

Notable Women in Insurance: Kate Current

Kate Current was hired by Madison-based Hausmann Group in 2021 for the newly formed role of director of employee benefit operations. In this role,...

Notable Women in Insurance: Erica Kroll

Erica Kroll’s role as an insured solutions consultant for Milwaukee-based Baird requires her to be independent and objective for 1,400 financial advisors and their...

Notable Women in Insurance: Joanne Szymaszek

Over her decades-long career, Joanne Szymaszek, managing director of Risk Strategies, has made significant impact as a leader, mentor and community supporter, according to...

Notable Women in Insurance: Pamela Rushing

Pam Rushing in June joined Church Mutual Insurance Co. as president of subsidiaries and chief underwriting officer. “Pam brings an incredible wealth of insurance knowledge...

Notable Women in Insurance: Erica Joyce

Erica Joyce, a licensed insurance agent and commercial lines manager at Mequon-based Mid-State Insurance, believes that by getting to know her clients she can...

Notable Women in Insurance: Rita Napieralski

In Rita Napieralski’s role as regional president at Hartland-based Vizance, her focus is on leading the sales team. She is the first woman at...

Notable Women in Insurance: Tammy Muckerheide

Tammy Muckerheide, vice president of commercial underwriting at West Bend-based West Bend Mutual Insurance, is credited with transforming the company’s underwriting process. “Under Tammy’s leadership,...

Notable Women in Insurance: Diana Schmidt

Diana Schmidt joined Hausmann Group in 2017 and leads the property and casualty division for the Pewaukee office. The year after joining the firm, she...

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