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Baldwin Insurance Associates is a family owned insurance agency. We write all types of insurance, for your family, your farm or your business. Please read about and come meet our great staff.  

 

COMPANY BIOS

 

BUD BALDWIN
    PRESIDENT/ PRODUCER – Bud graduated from MSU-Northern in 1971 with a Bachelors of Science in Business Education.  He started his insurance career with Aetna Life and Casualty as a commercial underwriter in 1971.  He moved back to Montana in 1975 and began his sales career.  Bud moved to Havre in 1979 and continued in insurance sales.  He opened Baldwin Insurance with son Brad in 2011.  He received his Certified Insurance Counselor designation in mid 1980's.  Bud has served on the Northern Montana Care Center Board, the MSU-Northern Foundation Board and is a past president, and currently serves on the Clack Museum Board and is a past president.  Bud also was President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Montana in 2003. 

 BRAD BALDWIN 
    PRODUCER - Brad grew up in Havre and graduated from Havre High.  After graduating with a bachelors degree from the University of Montana he moved back to Havre to get into the insurance business.  His hobbies include homebrewing, photography, collecting and listening to vinyl records, and golf.  He can help you with all lines of insurance.

 RON FISCHER
    
CLAIMS DEPARTMENT/PRODUCER - Ron grew up on the Hi-line and graduated from Chinook High School in 1989. After earning a Bachelors of Science from the College of Business and Public Affairs at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota, he returned to Montana in order to make "C.M. Russell Country" a better place to live and work. Ron lives in Chinook, where he and his wife, Melissa, raise their four sons: Josef, Micheal, Billy and Roger. He is a member of the Sons of the American Legion, serving as Post Commander for Chinook in 2011-12, and enjoys hunting, fishing, camping and cooking international cuisine. Ron has been with our team since since March of 2007 and is dedicated to serving you, our valued clients, in the hopes of ensuring that your claims experience is as fair and satisfactory as it can be. If you ever have any questions about your claim, please call or send an email.

ALEX THORNTON
    CROP AND FARM ACCOUNT MANAGER
- Alex grew up in Big Sandy, and was fortunate enough to experience the many facets of production agriculture that are so prevalent in north-central Montana. After graduating from the University of Montana with a bachelor's degree in business administration focused in accounting, Alex joined the crop insurance department at Baldwin Insurance Associates. In the spring of 2010, he became the farm and ranch account manager, and he is currently working toward obtaining his Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS) designation. In his spare time, Alex likes to spend time with his wife, Laura and their boxer dog Aena.

 ERIN JENSEN
    RECEPTIONIST/PRODUCER - Erin grew up in Billings and graduated from Billings West High School in 2003. She moved to Havre in December of 2006 and has been in the insurance business since 2007. She married Adam Jensen in 2008. They have two children, Jayce and Kaylei. As a family they enjoy going to Jayce’s many sporting events, hunting, fishing, camping, and spending time at the lake with friends and family. 

VIC VELK 
    INDEPENDENT PRODUCER – Vic grew up in Havre, graduated from the University of Montana in 1970 with a bachelor’s of Business Administration in finance and marketing. Vic and Candy have three daughters that all have their masters, Meghan Swan and Samantha Richards, both Griz, working in Boise, Idaho; and Lindsey O’Brien, Bobcat, works in Great Falls. Vic has six grand kids, three in Great Falls.

Vic started in the insurance business with Solem Inc., Associates in 1979 and started working with Bud Baldwin 1990. Vic has served on many boards in the Havre area over the years and is the treasurer for the Hill County 4-H Foundation for the last twenty years and is a current member of the Havre Lions Club.

Vic’s hobby is riding motorcycles which he has done since high school and currently runs a Honda Goldwing and V-65. He has also farmed for the last 25 years south of Inverness and North of Havre.

He enjoys working with his customers and friends.


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