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Mark Bagwell is a Senior Vice President for Horton’s Business Insurance Division. In this role, Mark is responsible for growing and managing Horton’s client base in middle market construction and manufacturing. He is part of a team that provides clients with comprehensive, cost-effective, and innovative solutions to meet their most complex, risk-related challenges.

Prior to joining Horton, Mark worked as an account manager for Aerotek Commercial Staffing and then as a Senior Sales Manager for Markel-First Comp. These roles allowed him to develop a vast knowledge of the manufacturing and insurance industries, along with the critical ability to develop strong relationships with clients. Mark stated that being able to apply these skills in his role at Horton has made the job a perfect fit for him.

Mark recognizes that the commercial insurance market remains very soft, with aggressive pricing in all lines excluding commercial auto. He believes that this stems from increased focus at the customer level on safety, risk management, and driving down claims. “Insurance company profits are at near all-time highs, and it’s our job as brokers to drive down costs for our clients.”

Marks shines in his role as a Senior Vice President through his strong interpersonal skills and his attention to detail. He works to embody these characteristics every day when assisting his clients. “In working on any project in this job, you have to be focused on the details. Insurance programs and clients are dependent upon the fine points of their coverage to protect their businesses. Having an intensive focus on details provides my clients with the comfort that I won’t miss any details, no matter how minor.”

On top of paying close attention to detail, Mark feels that the most crucial aspect of his job is customer service and always working his hardest on behalf of his clients. “We are selling our clients an intangible product and asking them to trust us with large amounts of money. In turn, it’s our responsibility to provide them with phenomenal customer service and always have their best interests in mind.”

In his free time, Mark enjoys exercising, working in his yard, and golfing. He is on the board of 3 local organizations while also coaching Youth Baseball, but above all, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and four kids.

Fact File:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Indiana University – Bloomington, IN
Professional Designations & Licensing
  • Licensed Property & Casualty Producer
  • Licensed Life & Health Producer
  • Associate in Risk Management (ARM)
  • Associate in General Insurance (AINS®)
  • Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS)
Professional Background
  • The Horton Group, Senior Vice President, 2022 to present
  • Cassady Neeser & Brasseur, A Member of The Horton Group Sales Executive, 2013 to 2022
  • Markel-First Comp,Senior Sales Manager – Indiana, 2009 to 2013
  • Aerotek Commercial Staffing, Account Manager, 2005 to 2009
Industry & Community Involvement
  • Michigan Area Construction Industry Advancement Fund (MACIAF)
  • Construction Advancement Fund
  • Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky
  • Northwest Indiana Contractros Association
  • Indiana Constructors Inc. (ICI)
  • Indiana Manufacturers Association