The Insurance Center, An Alaskan Corporation is a locally-owned Managing General Agency based in Anchorage, Alaska that represents national and international Property and Casualty corporations.
The Insurance Center was founded by Gus and Mary Gustufson in 1981. After surviving the boom, bust and rebuilding years after the Alaska Pipeline’s rise and decline, they sold to Philip and Anna Mink in 1996. The Mink’s and their team of loyal and amazing employees expanded the business to include Dwelling, and Commercial Property and Casualty lines of insurance. In 2010, Phil and Anna turned the business over to us, their daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Joshua Korver, and we’ve been excited to be a part of the Alaskan business landscape since then.
Josh and I now like to think of ourselves as “Mom and Pop Version 3.0.” Our team of dedicated and experienced employees has over 100 years of insurance experience, serving our valued agents throughout Alaska. This year, on April 1, 2021, we celebrate 40 years in business, and look forward to the future with many years ahead.
Please contact us with any questions, concerns or compliments. We are always open to suggestions and improvements. Thank you for supporting your local Alaskan MGA. We appreciate your trust and will continue to work hard to keep earning it!
Joshua has an Electrical Engineering degree from Gonzaga University, and has a Juris Doctorate from the University of Washington Law School. Josh’s first career was as an Intellectual Patent Attorney for a law firm based out of Minneapolis, MN that had a satellite office in Seattle, WA. His clients included National Semiconductor, Microsoft, and other high-tech intellectual clients. Deciding to focus on family, he and his wife Angela moved to Anchorage in 2006 to start their careers in insurance. Josh has been the President of The Insurance Center since 2009. Josh has served as the Chairperson of the Governmental Affairs Committee for 7 years for the AAMGA prior to its merger with NAPSLO to become WSIA. Josh is now also President of NAGA Solutions, a Technology Platform for Insurance.
NAGA National Alliance of General Agents
Angela has a degree in Public Relations/Advertising from Gonzaga University. Angela’s first career was doing Advertising/Marketing for high-tech companies in Seattle, WA. She and Josh moved back to Anchorage to start their careers in insurance, and to become the perpetuation plan for her parents. Angela served as Executive Director for the Alaska Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers Association for 2 years before becoming an owner. Angela has served on the Insurance Professionals of Anchorage Board as a Director and Secretary, and became the chapter president in June 2018.
One of the original employees, as of 9/1/18, Chris has now been with TIC for over THIRTY YEARS! (Throw confetti, pop the champagne!) She is the Manager of Personal Lines and the Claims Manager, an Alaskan Expert. Chris grew up in Tok, spent time in Soldotna, and now finds joy spending time with family and friends.
A graduate of Dimond High (despite protesting and wishing she had graduated from Bartlett High), Kerry has been in insurance since 1984, with more of half of that time at The Insurance Center. She is the Manager of the Commercial Lines Department, and an expert on all things Commercial Lines. She currently loves spending time with her beautiful grandchildren, her favorite daughter and her favorite son.
Sara has quietly been the backbone of TIC. Since her arrival in 2001, she has spent her entire career dedicated to insurance at The Insurance Center. If she doesn’t have the answer, it’s because there isn’t one. When not working or cheering on her son in his culinary adventures, she enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Timothy has spent the past 21 years in Alaska doing insurance on both the Agency and MGA side. He has been working for TIC since 2016. Tim was also the Insurance Professionals of Anchorage President for two years. In his downtime, he has many hobbies that keep him busy, but his favorites are spent outside in the Alaskan wilderness.
Stacy has been with Team TIC since June 2017. She grew up in Anchorage and is a proud Bartlett High graduate. Her career in insurance started in 1998 as a filing clerk/receptionist, and took the opportunity to get licensed in Personal Lines, and quickly advanced to Commercial Lines in 2001 and never looked back. She’s had her CISR since 2005. Her insurance background was originally on the retail/agency side, so when she came to us as a renewal underwriter, she had to learn the MGA side of insurance. She quickly asserted herself and her skills grew, so she is now our lead New Business underwriter. If you’ve had a chance to have her work on a quote for you, you know that she is amazingly fast and super-fun! In her spare time, she loves hanging out with her #1 Dog, Gunner, and she enjoys the outdoor life, working in the yard, long road trips, loves movies and loves to play poker- she is an avid poker player any chance she gets.
Family does have its privileges! Corey is Kerry’s nephew and has taken a definite liking to insurance. In his free time, he enjoys playing video and board games, playing guitar and piano, and spending lots of time with his family. He is that friendly voice answering our phones now!
Chameng graduated from Westwood College in Colorado with a BAS, and has returned to his beautiful home in Alaska. He has been at TIC learning a lot about insurance and turning it into a career. He has a deep love for many hobbies, but with being a great dad to two boys and a brand new baby girl, his book is full. He tries to balance sports, volleyball, soccer, gym, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, eating, and his commitment to his church. His priorities are hanging out with his little kiddos and his huge extended family.
Johnny’s grandpa, John Kohler I, started Rural Alaska Insurance in 1987 in Fairbanks, and Johnny III worked in the family agency from the tender age of 14 with his dad and aunt, crushing phone calls and kicking out T-files. Once he was legally able to get licensed in insurance, he moved on to working in Personal Lines and graduated to Commercial Lines. He is now getting to know a whole other part of the insurance world here at TIC as a Renewal and Personal Lines underwriter, bringing his vast knowledge of insurance and technology to us. In his spare time, he loves playing poker, making music and watching sports.
Kelly Kohler is the sister to our own Johnny Kohler 3. Another “Kohler Insurance-Kid,” Kelly has been running around offices from an early age doing a variety of jobs from moving files at the Rural Alaska Insurance offices to counseling students about their post-secondary education options, and most recently working in the mortgage department of a local bank. When she’s not learning as much as she can about insurance, Kelly enjoys playing games, cooking, taking care of her two cats, and camping.
Pam Dixon has tremendous knowledge and over 20 years of experience in multiple areas of underwriting. She also has a strong background in business development, regulatory compliance, and has a degree in Computer Information Systems. If that’s not enough, she also has her Associate in Underwriting (AU) and General Insurance (AINS.) She is happily married with her 4 children and four grandchildren. In all of Pam’s spare time she enjoys reading, boating and as a result of social distancing—she has become an avid fisherman.
Leah Abbott graduated with a B.S. degree in Insurance and Economic Securities from the University of South Carolina. She brings with her over 30 years of commercial underwriting experience. During her career, Leah has worked in the carrier and retail side of the business. Leah and her husband met in high school, and now have twin daughters enjoying their junior year in college. In her spare time, she enjoys tennis, reading, visiting her girls, and trying to teach her dogs to play fetch.
Jonathan joined the amazing team in March. Jon grew up in Alaska before leaving to join the military and to pursue his degree He graduated from Cal State University of Fullerton in California with a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration, and has returned to his beautiful home in Alaska. He enjoys going to the gym, eating, reading, hiking, playing and watching basketball. He also loves to learn about tech, piano and guitar. He is also very committed to his church and looks forward to working with our team to expand his knowledge and growth.