Our Team

Meet the experienced insurance specialists who are behind you all the way.
Jim Stone
Jim Stone
President
Jim is the president and founder of Cornerstone Preferred Insurance. With nearly 30 years of experience, he has developed a broad clientele and has expertise in a number of different industries. Jim has earned both his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designations!
Ian Martin
Ian Martin
Vice President
As Vice President, Ian handles many responsibilities for Cornerstone. In addition to overseeing his business and personal clients, he also manages the Health Insurance division. Ian has earned designations for Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS).
Charlie Deaver
Charlie Deaver
Account Executive
Charlie is an Certified Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS), who handles both business and personal clients for Cornerstone. His specialties, however, lie in Entertainment Rentals and Habitational industries. Charlie’s clients know him best for being available at any time, by email or even text!
Chris Vandermeulen
Chris Vandermeulen
Account Executive
Chris is a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) with extensive experience in business insurance. He has been working in the insurance sector for over 13 years and is in the process of pursuing his Certified Risk Manager (CRM) certification.
Nick Luizzi
Nick Luizzi
Account Executive
Nick is a Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist who has experience with both personal and business insurance. He is known for working incredibly hard to make sure his clients save time and money!
Kari Janzen
Kari Janzen
Senior Account Manager
Kari has been a Certified Insurance Counselor for over 20 years! She specializes in business insurance and helps our clients get through the confusing web of insurance policies.
Susan Payne
Susan Payne
Senior Account Manager
Susan has worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years! She has both her Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Certified Insurance Services Representative (CISR) designations, so she is extremely well-qualified to help her clients with all their insurance needs!
Marcela Cutright
Marcela Cutright
Senior Account Manager
Marcela has been in the insurance industry for more than 20 years and is a Certified Insurance Service Representative! Having worked for both the insurance company and the broker side, she has a better understanding of how to serve her clients best.

Why Work With Independent Agents?

Want to know why you should use an independent insurance agent like Cornerstone Preferred Insurance vs. a direct writer like State Farm or Geico? Here are four great reasons to choose an independent agent:
  • Price Hunting Made Simple

    While Google Compare can be great for giving you an initial ideas of the cost, it is by no means comprehensive. Our agents have access to dozens of policies and will find the best price and the best coverage for you.

  • Expert Advice

    Trying to read and understand a 50 page policy is next to impossible if you don’t have any experience with insurance. Our independent agents are experts at their trade. They have read hundreds of policies and know where to look for potential issues. You don’t have to worry about cross-checking your policy, because our insurance experts do all the work. Additionally, we’ve worked with countless policies for multiple companies, so we know which ones are best to use!

  • Amazing Customer Service

    We don’t work for the insurance companies, we work for YOU. That means we have your best interest at heart and our goal is to make you happy, not the insurance company. Not to mention, you'll never have to call the insurance company. Just call us to get your claim handled!

  • One Stop Shop

    Most direct writers only give you 1 or 2 types of insurance; however, you probably need car insurance, home or renters’ insurance, health insurance, dental insurance, and even life insurance. By using an insurance broker, we can help you get all the insurance you need in one place. You won’t have to call multiple providers, just us!

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