PORTAGE, MI, JANUARY, 2019 – J.M. Wilson is proud to announce that Travis Lankerd, Brokerage Underwriter, and Jenna Hans, Senior Property & Casualty Underwriter, have been selected for the 2019 class of the Markel Ascending Stars Program that recognizes young talented insurance professionals as future leaders in the insurance industry.  These young leaders will be invited to take part in a special council, with the goal of strengthening their professional relationship for the duration of their career.

Travis joined J.M. Wilson in 2017 as a Brokerage Underwriter and has earned cyRM (Cyber Insurance and Risk Manager) and RCLS (Registered Cyber Liability Specialist) designations.  He is an Olivet College graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Risk Management.  Travis’ favorite part of the job is the opportunity to be challenged on a daily basis to find solutions to complex problems.  He also enjoys knowing that his work provides value to the financial security and risk management of the insureds’ businesses.

Jenna Hans joined J.M. Wilson in 2013 as an Assistant Underwriter, before her promotions in 2015 as P&C Underwriter and 2018 as Senior P&C Underwriter.  Jenna enjoys the relationships she’s developed with her carriers and agents and her favorite part of the job is facing new and different challenges every day.

About J.M. Wilson

J.M. Wilson is a Managing General Agency and Surplus Lines Broker providing independent insurance agents access to specialty markets for both personal and commercial lines. With offices in eight states, J.M. Wilson is able to provide coverage for standard and hard-to-place commercial, transportation, property & casualty, brokerage, professional liability and errors and omissions, personal lines and surety classes in thirty-six states.

For more information about J.M. Wilson, call (800) 666-5692 or visit

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