Meet our Team

Thompson Flanagan’s energy comes from our smart, motivated people. We shorten the distance to insurance answers to keep your business moving.

 

 

 

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Managing Directors
Property & Casualty
Lawyers Liability
Executive Liability
Accountants Professional Liability
Employee Benefits
Operations
Amanda Kowalski
Executive Assistant

Hometown | St. Paul, MN
Alma Mater |St. Cloud State University
Joined TF | November 2018

Aspiring Doodle mom
Never met a sandwich I didn’t like
Blood Type: Pinot Noir

Brett Benz
Account Manager

Hometown | Highland Park, IL
Alma Mater | University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign
Joined TF | November 2016

Brian Carragher
President

Hometown | Calumet City, IL
Alma Mater | Wabash College
Joined TF | June 2006

Married with four daughters
Chicago sports fan
Springsteen devotee

Brian Flanagan
President

Hometown | Evanston, IL
Alma Mater | Notre Dame
Joined TF | May 2005

Have shirts organized by color
3 amazing kids
Irish -> Bears -> White Sox

Brian Martin
Account Manager

Hometown | Glenview, IL
Alma Mater | Villanova University (undergraduate)
Alma Mater | DePaul University (graduate)
Joined TF | October 2013

Rowing coach at Loyola Academy
Vast knowledge of horticulture
Chicago sports and Villanova basketball

Bryan Dickson, CRIS
Broker

Hometown | Libertyville, IL
Alma Mater | Illinois State University – Finance & Insurance
Joined TF | June 2014


Devoted Cubs Fan
Intramural Sports Enthusiast

Casey Stalter
President

Hometown | Des Moines, IA
Alma Mater | Drake University
Joined TF | August 2004

Husband and proud father of 2 children
Addicted to everything golf related
Fairweather St. Louis Cardinal fan living in Chicago

Colleen Sokolowski
Account Coordinator

Hometown | Carol Stream, IL
Alma Mater | Illinois State University
Joined TF | June 2017

White Sox fan
Food enthusiast

Curtis Young
Partner

Hometown | Mission Hills, KS
Alma Mater | University of Arizona – BA
Alma Mater | Loyola University – Chicago – MBA

Married w/ 3 Children (22, 19, 12)
Avid golfer
Loves live music

Dan Gunter, ARM
Vice President

Hometown | Anchorage, AK
Alma Mater | Missouri State University
Joined TF | June 2014

College Football Fanatic
Craft Beer Enthusiast

Danny Hughes
Partner

Hometown | Evanston, IL
Joined TF | October 2005

Likes brick wall backgrounds
#6 of 8 kids
Fan of foreign films

Doug Thompson
Managing Director

Hometown | Winnetka,IL
Alma Mater | Southern Methodist University (SMU)
Joined TF | June 2004

Married to college sweetheart
Two amazing kids: Will & Caroline
Always wanted to be in the Rolling Stones

Ed Claffy
Partner

Hometown | Oak Lawn, IL
Alma Mater | University of Colorado
Joined TF | May 2009

Father of 3 daughters
Outdoor enthusiast
Problem solver

Frank Zimmer
Partner

Hometown | Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Alma Mater | University of Dayton
Joined TF | November 2010

Detroit Red Wings & Detroit Tigers
Part-time golfer
Enjoys any game involving a racket

Greg Eisinger
Partner - CFO
Jack Hughes
Partner

Hometown | Evanston, IL
Alma Mater | DePaul University
Joined TF | June 2004

Camping and outdoors
Loves to cook
Debbie Hughes (Better Half from the Southside)

James Macias
Account Coordinator

Hometown | Chicago, IL
Alma Mater | Saint John’s University (Minnesota)
Joined TF | September 2018

Former DIII Football Player
Competitive Powerlifter
Doesn’t Use Social Media

James Noteman
Vice President

Hometown | Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Alma Mater | University of Detroit
Joined TF | June 2019

Detroit Sports Fan
4 Great Kids
Triathlons in my Spare Time

Jim Stanton
Assistant Vice President

Hometown | Chicago, IL
Alma Mater | Loyola University – Chicago
Joined TF | January 2019

Married to Beth
Father of Jimmy, George, Katherine, and Sheila
Chicago Sports Fan

John Berner
Partner
John Dore

Hometown | Chicago, IL
Alma Mater | Yale
Joined TF | 2004

Rugby enthusiast
Favorite baseball team: 1957 Milwaukee Braves
Enjoys being a grandfather

Joseph Flanagan
Broker

Hometown | Evanston, IL
Alma Mater | Marquette University
Joined TF | June 2017

Diehard Northwestern fan
Basketball Enthusiast

Cut teeth as a TF summer intern

Julie Wild
Account Executive

Hometown | Mandeville, LA
Alma Mater | Auburn University
Joined TF | May 2019

Football Fanatic, Auburn and Saints
Concert Enthusiast, Alt Rock
Avid Skier

Julio Bermudez
Partner

Hometown | Philadelphia, PA
Alma Mater | Columbia University
Joined TF | April 2010

Father of two teenagers
Loves golf (in spite of the inability to break 100)
Bleeds Eagles Green (NFL)

Katie Czechowski
Assistant Vice President

Hometown | Glenview, IL
Alma Mater | Kendall College
Joined TF | September 2013

Barre & Cycle fitness instructor
Loves stand-up comedy
Favorite holiday – 4th of July

Kaylee Bruffett
Account Executive

Hometown | Rock Island, IL
Alma Mater | Illinois State University
Joined TF | August 2014

Avid cyclist
Loves live music
Tree hugger

Kelley Larson
Account Executive

Hometown | St. Louis, MO
Alma Mater | University of Missouri
Joined TF | April 2017

Loves to ski
Birding enthusiast
Runner

Kevin Bucher
Account Coordinator

Hometown | Chicago, IL
Alma Mater | University of Toledo
Joined TF | February 2019

Montana
Led Zeppelin
Go Bears

Larkin Flanagan
Managing Director

Hometown | Evanston, IL
Alma Mater | Boston College
Joined TF | 2004

Has a wife and 4 wonderful kids
Loves spending time at Thompson Flanagan
Bears & White Sox

Mac Murray
Partner

Hometown | Chicago, IL
Alma Mater | University of Notre Dame
Joined TF | September 2007

ND Football and Chicago Sports (Cubs not Sox)
Rides bike to work year-round
Loyola Academy Athletic Hall of Fame (Golf)

Maddie Stibal
Broker

Hometown | Highland Park, IL
Alma Mater | Indiana University (Bloomington)
Joined TF | August 2014

Champagne enthusiast
Constantly shopping
Occasionally exercising

Maggie Anderson
Broker

Hometown | Edina, MN
Alma Mater | DePauw University
Joined TF | April 2017

Former smoothie bar entrepreneur
Aspiring Yogi
Chris Farley is her hero

Maggie Carruthers
Claims Advocate

Hometown | McHenry, IL
Alma Mater | Vanderbilt University
Joined TF | March 2019

Lifelong Cubs Fan
Crossfitter
Loves Coffee and Craft Beer

Maribel Torres
Account Manager

Hometown | Cicero, IL
Joined TF | July 2018

Mother of 3 amazing children

Chicago sports bandwagoner
Game of Thrones Fanatic
Avid wine drinker

Matthew Thomas
Broker

Hometown | Cleveland, OH
Alma Mater | Miami University
Joined TF | January 2015

Cleveland sports
Dave Matthews Band
Avid runner

Melissa Brcik
Vice President

Hometown | Midlothian, IL
Alma Mater | University of Illinois Chicago
Joined TF | July 2004

Happily married to an avid hunter
Proud mother of Mario Jr., Ava, Dominic and Anthony
Wine connoisseur

Michael Cermak
Assistant Vice President

Hometown | Chicago IL
Alma Mater | University of Toledo
Joined TF | June 2013

St. Patrick High School Alum
UT Rocket Alum
Wannabe Outdoorsman

Michael Zera
Vice President

Hometown | Evanston, IL
Alma Mater | St. Norbert College
Joined TF | January 2012

Chicago Cubs/Baseball Nerd
Avid Golfer
Country Music Fan

Nadine Friedman Daniels
Senior Vice President

Hometown | Jacksonville, IL
Alma Mater | 
Illinois State University
Joined TF | 
November 2018

Mom of two young girls

Loves to host events for family and friends

Nick Campbell
Partner

Hometown | Lake Forest
Alma Mater | Hamilton College
Joined TF | January 2006

Married to “California Girl”, Julie, for 33 years
Three children: Kelly, Gordon and Andrew
It’s all about GOLF

Nick Day
Broker

Hometown | Northbrook, IL
Alma Mater | Indiana University
Joined TF | March 2019

Hockey/Golf (die-hard Blackhawks fan)
Country Music
European Travel (favorite city: Copenhagen, Denmark)

Pat Staunton
Vice President

Hometown | Chicago, IL
Alma Mater | Illinois State University
Joined TF | December 2013

Chicago sports fanatic (Bears, Cubs, Bulls & Hawks)
Stoolie
Has a beautiful wife and daughter

Rachéal Carter
Account Coordinator

Hometown | Chicago, IL
Alma Mater | Indiana University Northwest and Wilbur Wright Colleges
Joined TF | May 2016

Frugal fashionista
Makeup maven
Mexican food connoisseur

Sharon Brindise
Senior Vice President

Hometown | Norridge, IL
Joined TF | January 2007

Mom of 3
Enjoys different types of cuisine
Crime novels/shows fan

Sierra Osborn
Account Coordinator

Hometown | Gladbrook, Iowa
Alma Mater | University of Iowa
Joined TF | January 2019

Lifelong Iowa Hawkeye Fan
Pasta Lover
Yogi

Spencer Moysey
Assistant Vice President

Hometown | Winnetka, IL
Alma Mater | The Catholic University of America
Joined TF | October 2016

Married with a daughter
Golf Enthusiast/Optimist
Political News Junkie
Beverage of choice, Scotch

Stephen Coulter
Account Manager

Hometown | Scituate, MA
Alma Mater | Xavier University
Joined TF | August 2017

Avid Skiier

License Plate Collector

Brunch Enthusiast

Tim Ingersol
Assistant Vice President

Hometown | Midlothian, IL
Alma Mater | University of Illinois-Chicago
Joined TF | August 2005

Chicago Bears season ticketholder
Craft beer enthusiast
Passion for the outdoors

Tina Mital
Account Executive

Hometown | Moline, IL
Alma Mater | Iowa State University
Joined TF | July 2012

Bocce Champion
Concert goer
Dachshund lover

Yasmine Kumar, J.D.
Assistant Vice President

Hometown | Skokie, IL
Alma Mater | University of Illinois College of Law
Joined TF | April 2018

Faux foodie
Starbucks habitué (cold brew every time)
Globe-trotter

Zach Tanham
Partner - General Counsel

Hometown | Winnetka, IL
Alma Mater | Miami University (B.S.)
Alma Mater | DePaul University College of Law (J.D.)
Joined TF | July 2008

Started at TF as a summer intern
Proud Cubs fan
Loves to travel

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