Thomas M. Van Berkel
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
The Main Street America Group
Chairman since September 2006, Director since June 2001
Thomas “Tom” Van Berkel is chairman, president and chief executive officer at The Main Street America Group, a mutual insurance holding company system with nine property/casualty insurance carriers. Main Street America offers its commercial lines, personal lines and surety products exclusively through independent insurance agents. Tom joined Main Street America in 1990 as vice president, marketing, and in 1993, was promoted to senior vice president, insurance operations. In 2001, he was elected president and chief operating officer and appointed chief executive officer in 2002. In 2006, Tom was elected chairman of all of The Main Street America Group’s operating companies’ boards.