Leadership

Missy Waters

Missy Waters

Senior Vice President of Marketing and Service

Missy has been in the crop insurance business for 25 years, beginning her career as an underwriter for a Texas agency. Through the years, she has worked as an Underwriting Supervisor, Operations Supervisor, Training Manager, and Regional Vice President.

Missy joined the ProAg team in June of 2006. “I am proud to work for an organization that values their employees and customers,” she states. “I see it throughout the company every day.”

Terri Sell

Terri Sell

Senior Vice President of Operations

A graduate of MidAmerica University, Terri entered the crop insurance business with Continental Insurance in 1986, and joined ProAg in 2004 as the National Operations Manager. In her crop insurance career she has held various positions, including Crop Hail Underwriter/Supervisor, MPCI Underwriter/Supervisor, Regional Operations Manager, and Agent in Illinois, Indiana, and Kansas.

She grew up on a grain farm and spent many hours with her father, who was committee chairman for their ASCS division. She credits her extensive knowledge of agriculture to that experience as well as her strong background as a member and leader of 4-H.

Terri has three grown children: Tangela, Jessica, and Cameron, and four grandchildren. Family is her primary focus away from the office, but she also enjoys tropical vacations, collecting Wizard of Oz memorabilia, and gardening.

German Mendoza

German Mendoza

Senior Vice President of IT

A graduate of the University of California-Berkeley, German has worked in the crop insurance industry since 1998. His first stop as a software consultant was with Rural Community Insurance in Anoka, MN. He has been part of the ProAg team since 2006 and also serves on the NCIS TIP committee.

Away from work, German’s calendar is filled with his daughter, Lauren’s, sports and social activities.

Darci Simonsen

Darci Simonsen

National Claim Manager

Darci has been in the crop insurance industry for over 35 years including experience agency and claims experience. Darci has progressed through the ranks of the claims and compliance during the last 25 years – from claims auditor and compliance reviewer to his current role as National Claim Manager. His agricultural experience also includes having farmed for 29 years.

Darci’s education includes attending NDSU which lead him to become a Certified Crop Advisor. He has two grown children, Maria and Joshua who both live in North Dakota. He also enjoys hitting the open road riding motorcycle or enjoying the outdoors while hunting and fishing.

Vikki Blettner

Vikki Blettner

National Compliance Manager

Vikki has been in the crop insurance business for over 20 years. Her career began in the Northwest as an underwriter. Through the years, she has held various positions, including claims supervisor, claims processing manager, and legal analysis coordinator.

Vikki joined the ProAg team in 2004. Working to help protect America’s farmers and ensure they can continue to farm, is exactly where she feels she belongs. Vikki enjoys being a part of the crop insurance industry.

Vikki and her husband, Kerry, live in northern Idaho. Together with their children, Kara and Logan, they spend their free time snow skiing, water skiing/wake-surfing, mountain biking or attending the kid’s sporting events.

Jeanie Bonewitz

Jeanie Bonewitz

National Crop Accounting Manager

She grew up on a farm and has been involved in agriculture all of her life. Jeanie attended Kansas State University and has 38-years of crop insurance experience which started by becoming the crop hail office supervisor for her first employer.

During her career, she has worked as an MPCI Underwriting Supervisor and a Regional Office Supervisor. She joined ProAg in August of 2006.

Jeanie has three grown and married sons and four grandsons.

Chris Ohm

Chris Ohm

Regional Vice President of ProAg’s Southern Region

Chris brings over 15 years of experience in the crop insurance industry to ProAg. He has worked in positions with various crop insurance companies including being a marketing representative as well as regional and national underwriting supervisor positions.

Chris’ education includes an Agricultural Business bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.

Diane Stinson

Diane Stinson

Regional Vice President of ProAg’s Northern Region

She is responsible for the supervision of all operations and the servicing of numerous insurance products within the Upper Midwest region of eight states. Diane has 25 years of experience in the crop insurance industry, including roles as a claims processor, software training specialist, underwriting and claims supervisor, and regional marketing manager.

Diane’s career has focused on mentoring her employees to better themselves and the companies they work for. She considers the success and career advancement of her team members her greatest accomplishment. Diane is currently a Women in Agribusiness national advisory board member and sees this as a great opportunity to contribute to the participation and growth of women in the diverse field of agriculture.

Jeffrey Vanlandingham

Jeffrey Vanlandingham

Regional Vice President of ProAg’s Eastern Region

He has worked in the crop insurance industry since 1993, serving most recently as Regional Operations Supervisor for the Lexington Office of ProAg. Prior to joining ProAg in 2012, Jeffrey worked for Great American Insurance Company in various capacities, including Senior Actuarial Analyst, Senior Crop Specialist, Profit Center Manager and National Training Director.

A classically trained pianist, Jeffrey works with 22 piano students each week. He also volunteers as a director with the Public Housing Authority, helping them meet financial and compliance goals.

Cathy Holen

Cathy Holen

Regional Vice President of ProAg’s Western Region

Cathy brings over 23 years of experience in the crop insurance industry to ProAg. She has worked in positions with various crop insurance companies in a variety of underwriting roles including supervising underwriters as well as most recently, managing a California-based regional office for another crop insurance company.

Nicole Boswell

Nicole Boswell

Director of Human Resources

Nikki is responsible for managing the human resources staff as well as providing consultative and strategic leadership to various areas within ProAg. She brings over 15 years of experience in the human resources field to ProAg including SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Crucial Conversations Trainer, and 360 Performance Feedback certifications.

Nikki’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management and Management Information Systems from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

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