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Kevin Mershimer is an Executive Vice President for Horton’s Risk Advisory Solutions. In this role, Kevin is responsible for providing Horton clients with comprehensive, cost-effective and innovative solutions to meet their most complex, risk-related challenges.

Prior to joining Horton, Kevin served as Regional Manager for Lumbermen’s Underwriting Alliance, where he spent the first 16 years of his career. As a result, Kevin brings extensive experience working with clients in the wood products and plastics operations industries.

“Through my underwriting experience, I will be able to help clients make subtle changes at their operations that will make them more attractive to carriers,” said Kevin.  “Bringing more carriers to the table can result in lower rates for my clients.”

One of Kevin’s most memorable experiences working within the industry was using his deeper understanding of a property policy to help a client avoid a heavy coinsurance penalty, resulting in a fair and sufficient claim settlement.

Kevin believes exceptional customer service is a diminishing art. Therefore, he is excited to be part of a team dedicated entirely to meeting the unique needs of Horton clients.

“While I cannot control all aspects of the insurance process, I feel I need to be outstanding in the area I can control: client service,” said Kevin.

Since 1998, Kevin has been an active member of the Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association (IHLA). The IHLA is a nonprofit that plays a crucial role in the development of the forest and wood industry and focuses on improving the business climate for their members through industry promotions as well as legislatively.  Kevin has served on many of the organization’s boards and is the IHLA’s 2020 President.

Good agency to work with. Kevin Mershimer gets things done quickly and efficiently. Good guy to have around.
– Hugh Locke, Miller Veneers

Kevin attended Slippery Rock University in northwestern Pennsylvania where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Safety and Environmental Management.

Kevin’s hometown is Grove City, Pennsylvania. He currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife and three children.  In his time away from work, Kevin enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and riding motorcycles.

Fact File:

  • B.S. Degree in Safety & Environmental Management, Slippery Rock University

Professional Background
  • The Horton Group,
    • Executive Vice President, Risk Advisory Solutions (2022 – Present)
    • Senior Sales Executive, Risk Advisory Solutions
    • Sales Executive, Risk Advisory Solutions
  • Lumbermen’s Underwriting Alliance, Regional Manager
Community Involvement
  • Serves as General Repair Tech for his church
  • Boy Scouts of America, Scout Master
Industry Association Memberships
  • Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association (IHLA) – 2020 Association President
  • National Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association (NHLA)