Tom Cassady, Jr
Over the past three decades Tom Cassady has built a well-rounded career in underwriting, customer service and executive leadership. Cassady's career began in 1983 when he took a position in Chicago with General Accident Insurance as an underwriter. In 1985 Tom joined Rollins Burdick Hunter (now part of Aon) as an Account Executive where he focused on client service and new business development. In 1987, Cassady moved to South Bend joining Cassady Neeser & Brasseur (CNB) as a producer and moved up the ranks to Partner, Owner and Managing Partner.
As Managing Partner, Cassady focused on organizational growth through acquisition and new business sales. In 2012, he and the other CNB partners facilitated a merger between CNB and The Horton Group, where he now serves as President of the Indiana Division.
Today, Cassady's role as Branch President includes overall strategic direction and sales and organizational leadership for the l Indiana Operation. He focuses on organic growth, new business development, enhancing community presence, attracting new talent, managing mergers and acquisitions in addition to servicing his existing own clients.
Cassady likens his day-to-day responsibilities to that of a symphony director, “As Branch President, all CNB clients are my clients. My role in leadership and operations ensures clients are receiving the best of our team's performance.” At the end of the day, Cassady knows that the Agency's attention to detail is what sets his service apart. “When one of our clients approaches us with complicated issues, we listen to all the details of their unique situation and then orchestrate a smooth solution utilizing our team of experts. Each employee must deliver an outstanding individual performance while working in harmony with their team members. It's imperative that we are always giving our client's an experience that is both exceptional and memorable.”
Cassady recognizes that insurance advisors are needed now more than ever. “Businesses and individuals continuously face challenges and need an advocate on their side. They need someone who understands issues such as health care reform and can help them minimize their risks while being mindful of their costs. Nothing motivates me more than being a part of each client's success.”
What inspires Cassady is the variety of clients and types of industries that he gets to work with – from a pet food manufacturer to medical malpractice. “Nothing motivates me more than being a part of each client's success.”
Cassady is a native of South Bend, Indiana. He is married with three children. He is active at his community and church as well as an avid athlete, marathon runner and golfer.
- B.S., Public Administration - Indiana University (Bloomington, IN)
- Licensed Property and Casualty Producer
- Licensed Life and Health Designation Producer
- Cassady Neeser & Brasseur, A Member of The Horton Group, Branch President 1987 - Present
- Rollins Burdick Hunter, Account Executive 1985 - 1987
- General Accident Insurance, Underwriter 1983 - 1985
- Beacon Health Ventures – Board of Directors
- Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, Board Chair
- Holy Cross Village at Notre Dame – Board
- Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana – Legislative affairs