OUR TEAM

 

Tim Verduin, President

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Tim Verduin is our Founder and President. Tim grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago with three siblings and two loving parents. He attended Trinity Christian College where he played baseball, and graduated with a double major in Business and Theology. After he graduated, he decided to follow in the footsteps of his father, Jim Verduin, and began to learn all he could about insurance. After working in the insurance industry for over a decade, Tim decided it was time to begin a venture of his own where he could execute his vision for an agency that operated with integrity and excellence. He is happily married to his wife Mandy, and the two enjoy exercising, biking, playing softball, finding good wine and exploring Chicago together. 

 

Jackie Vanderlaan, Personal Lines account manager

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Jackie VanderLaan has been working in insurance and financial services since 1990. She and her husband Dave have been married for 42 years and have four children together (whom she happily reports are all married to wonderful spouses!). They are blessed with 10 grandchildren, which makes for a busy family of 20. Jackie is an Illiana area expert who was born in Chicago, grew up in Palos Park, lived in South Holland and Beecher, but now resides in Lowell. When she's not taking care of our clients, Jackie and her husband are avid campers or "glam-pers," as they pull their travel trailer to visit different little towns or spend time with their family. Jackie also enjoys cooking, working in the garden with Dave, and doing all kinds of "crafty stuff." Clearly a woman of many talents!

 

Mary ellen Burgess, Commercial LInes Account Manager

Mary Ellen Burgess has had various roles within the insurance industry for over 25 years. It is very important to her not only to service clients well, but actually help them to understand the different aspects of insurance.  Mary Ellen is a native of NWI and the proud mother of two children. She is an optimist and her motto is to look at life as a glass half full rather than half empty. When she's not doing insurance work, she loves to travel, both domestically and abroad (she's a Caribbean expert!). She also enjoys reading, embroidery, the theater (especially musicals) and going to concerts, as she has a great appreciation for all types of music.

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mandy verduin, Administration & Marketing

Mandy Verduin is the wife and sidekick to her husband, Tim. Mandy grew up in the west suburbs of Chicago and attended Northwestern University where she danced and earned her degree in Secondary Education and Spanish. After studying and living abroad in Spain and Argentina respectively, Mandy worked as a high school Spanish teacher for 6 years at Loyola Academy, just north of Chicago. Mandy enjoys traveling, reading, powerlifting, dancing, speaking Spanish, and hunting for good food (especially donuts). She has joined REGION to manage the administration and marketing and is excited to use her skills in a new way and spend even more time with Tim.