Who are The Michigan Agency Partners?
Michigan Agency Partners, LLC was founded in 2012 by David L. Rice Jr. and Eric “Ric” Walton of the Walton Agency. We operate as a SIAA master agency operating in the State of Michigan. We are an organization where our business is building yours; we provide direct access to carriers, higher commissions, bonuses, contingencies and overrides. We also support our partners with back office support, sales support and operational support.
The Walton Agency was established in Jackson, Michigan by Lee Walton in 1951. Eric “Ric” Walton joined his fathers agency in 1975 after graduating from Western Michigan University and working as an insurance underwriter. The Walton Agency’s team of insurance professionals now number nearly 50 and they look forward to continued growth in the future. The Walton Agency covers all aspects of personal and commercial insurance services, including life, health and employee benefit programs.
Michigan Agency Partners was formed to help independent agents remain independent and to help create, retain and grow the local independent agency system with a proven system with SIAA.
Michigan Agency Partners provides your agency with the opportunity to increase its independence, income, and value
Eric “Ric” Walton, CIC, Llc
President and Owner
Ric Walton is the President and Owner of the Walton Agency. Located in Jackson MI the Walton Agency has continuously grown and nearly has a staff of 50. (FULL BIO.)
David L. Rice Jr., CIC, CBC
Executive Vice President and co-founder
David is the Executive Vice President and co-founder of Michigan Agency Partners. (FULL BIO.)
Brandon G. Ansel, Founding Partner, Michigan Agency Partners, LLC
Mr. Ansel is the President of NorthStar Capital Advisory Services. (FULL BIO.)
Personal Lines Sales and Marketing
Natashia comes to Michigan Agency Partners with two preceding years at an Independent Agency, Rating Commercial Accounts. (FULL BIO.)
Wendy is the Client Coordinator with Michigan Agency Partners. She has 12 years of experience in the insurance industry. (FULL BIO.)
Personal Lines Rater
Ron is the Personal Lines Rater with Michigan Agency Partners. He is Licensed in the State of Michigan for Property and Casualty (FULL BIO.)
Michelle K. Brown, CPIA
Vice President; Personal Lines Sales Manager
Michelle is the Vice President; Personal Lines Sales Manager for Michigan Agency Partners. (FULL BIO.)