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Program Experts

The Blue River Underwriters team is passionate about specialty programs and delivering them better than anyone else. This focus leads to trusted agent partnerships and increased carrier collaboration to ultimately drive greater success. As part of Breckenridge Insurance Group, a specialty risk solutions and services provider, Blue River Underwriters continues to build world-class programs and coveted carrier partnerships worldwide.

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Team Depth

Our team of program administrators, underwriters and support team members know the insureds’ industries they serve and bring a welcome perspective to their agents. The leaders of our programs have serious tenure and when coupled with the enthusiasm among all, it’s a refreshing differentiator. Our professional team welcomes the interest of new and established agents alike. For more information on getting appointed with Blue River Underwriters, please contact us.

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Partnership Approach

We’re here to help agents access great insurance program options in an efficient and productive manner. We want to be your ‘go-to’ risk resource now and into the future. With an intense focus on responsive client service, Blue River Underwriters is quickly becoming an invaluable partner to many. Give us a chance at your next risk and let us earn your business… or let us refer you to someone who can. In fact, our companywide values are founded on the desire to take what we do to new HEIGHTS. We look forward to realizing this vision together and partnering with you.

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Diversity & Inclusion

At Blue River Underwriters, we appreciate the differences and perspectives of a diverse team. As part of Breckenridge Insurance Group, our company culture embraces inclusivity and opportunity for all who join us. Breckenridge was founded by a trailblazing female insurance executive and entrepreneur, Tracey Carragher. She has set forth a clear vision for the organization by creating a dynamic workplace that welcomes all. We’re fully invested in this strategically and as a moral imperative and we will continue to invest time, talent and resources to GO FURTHER … TOGETHER. See our group website to learn more.

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Recently Written

Franchised Auto Dealer State: CA
Coverage: Workers' Compensation Limits: Statutory Premium: $209,303

Smoke & Vape Shop State: TX Coverage: Package Limits: Various Deductible: $1,000 Premium: $5,700

Lakefront Resort State: ME Coverage: GL, Property & IM Limits: $1MM/$2MM Deductible: $1,000 Premium: $7,209

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Our Leadership

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David Jordan
President and CEO
Breckenridge Insurance Group

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David Jordan
President and CEO
Breckenridge Insurance Group 

As in his prior roles and now as head of the Breckenridge Insurance Group, David is a champion of clients’ interests and in empowering the team to anticipate and excel in serving their needs. With nearly 40 years of property and casualty insurance industry expertise, he’s helped build several companies into trusted and respected leaders by way of discipline, transparency and collaboration. Before Breckenridge, David was with Vela Insurance of W.R. Berkley Corporation for a decade as President and CEO. There he grew the company significantly having tremendous success in addressing market needs with new products and an unwavering commitment to client service excellence. He additionally served in leadership roles as COO of Risk Specialists Companies and Senior Vice President of Lexington Insurance Company and a Vice President at both AIG and Atlantic Mutual Companies. As newly appointed to the helm of Breckenridge, David is looking to build on the firm foundation of the company now celebrating its tenth year of operation. He is enthusiastic about the opportunity to harness the entrepreneurial spirit and drive of the talented team within and preserve the innovative Breckenridge culture backed by strong financial investment and led by a proven management team. In his free time David can be found cooking and traveling, or both.

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Stephen J. Kelley
President
Blue River Underwriters

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Stephen J. Kelley
President
Blue River Underwriters

Steve has built his impressive 30-year insurance career in the commercial underwriting space. Steve most recently was with SeaBright Insurance Company, leading nationwide business development field operations. Previously, he was at Aon Corporation as President of Muirfield Underwriters with premium writings exceeding $1 billion under his tenure. Additionally, he has held key management positions at AmTrust North America and Casualty Insurance Company. Steve oversees Blue River underwriting programs and facilities with a focus on divisional growth, program quality, and partner value. He also is charged with product enhancement and the development of new programs. Steve enjoys spending time with his wife Cathy and five children and playing golf. He is also very passionate supporter and past President of the Board of Directors of The Cancer Support Center, a non-profit in the Chicago area.

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Chris Mitchell
Chief Technology Officer
Breckenridge Insurance Group

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Chris Mitchell
Chief Technology Officer
Breckenridge Insurance Group 

As head of technology for Breckenridge Insurance Group, Chris is charged with all technology oversight including infrastructure, systems, proprietary products and support. He works closely with the heads of varied companies, internal department heads, external vendors and international carrier partners to implement strategic company priorities. Chris has more than 17 years of insurance technology experience. Most recently he was chief information officer of Swett & Crawford and prior to that he was a senior vice president of information technology at Aon Services Group where he served in variety of IT roles with subsidiaries of St. Paul Fire and Marine’s facultative and treaty units. When not guiding the technology team, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife of 31 years and his daughter, who recently began her legal career in Atlanta. They are active in their church and local community groups.

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Tim Anders, CPCU
Senior Vice President of Underwriting
Breckenridge Insurance Group

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Tim Anders, CPCU
Senior Vice President, Underwriting
Breckenridge Insurance Group 

Tim Anders is responsible for managing the technical underwriting aspects of Breckenridge Insurance Services Contract Binding and Blue River Underwriters Programs. This includes overseeing new product development, developing and implementing best practices, and managing underwriting strategy and communications across divisions. Tim was most recently VP, Underwriting and Operations for GuideOne Insurance and previously was VP for Alternative and New Programs at Zurich North America. He has also worked in senior roles at The Hartford and Atlantic Mutual Companies.

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