Kurt Eaves, Vice President of Underwriting, Sales, and Service

Kurt Eaves joined Grinnell Mutual in 2012 and is the vice president of the Underwriting, Sales, and Service division. He oversees more than $470 million in written premium and a staff of over 200 in commercial lines underwriting, loss control, personal and farm lines underwriting, sales, billing and customer service, actuarial services, product development, and statistical reporting and compliance.

Kurt has spent his entire professional career in the field of property and casualty insurance and risk management, working with a wide variety of commercial businesses from small companies to Fortune 500 accounts. The functional areas he has worked in include loss control engineering, sales, marketing, underwriting, and retail insurance brokerage.

Kurt also serves on the board of directors for Grinnell Select Insurance Company, Grinnell Specialty Agency, Grinnell Compass, Drive Spotter, Inc., the Global Insurance Accelerator, the Iowa AgriTech Accelerator, FarrPro, Inc., and Serious Social Media, Inc., and is a mentor for insuretech and agritech startups.

He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1985 with a B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering and holds Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate of Risk Management (ARM) designations.

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