MCIT Staffs New Underwriting Manager Position as Part of Reorganization

August 01, 2017
Gary Severson
Gary Severson

In preparation for MCIT’s assuming underwriting duties from its service provider in 2017, the position of underwriting manager was created. Gary Severson joined MCIT as the underwriting manager June 30. For more than seven years, Severson served MCIT in a similar capacity as program manager for Meadowbrook Insurance Group, MCIT’s primary service provider.

As the MCIT underwriting manager, Severson oversees the underwriting functions for MCIT. He is responsible for underwriting, certificate issuance and policy maintenance necessary for the operation of MCIT.
Severson is a veteran of the commercial insurance industry with more than 30 years of experience across a broad spectrum of disciplines. He has held management positions in agency and program management, underwriting, reinsurance and premium audit.

He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s of science degree in economics. He also holds the professional designations of chartered property casualty underwriter and associate in premium auditing.

MCIT Deputy Director Steve Nelson says, “Gary brings to the MCIT service team a solid understanding of our program, coverages and the day-to-day coverage needs of our members. His extensive insurance background, including almost eight years working directly with our membership, makes him uniquely qualified for this role and assisting in the conversion and reorganization work that lies ahead.”

Members can contact Severson at 1.866.547.6516, ext. 6410, or