MMG Insurance Company has promoted John Herweh to Vice President and Director of Human Resources effective this month.  Herweh replaces MMG’s previous Vice President and Director of Human Resources, Lynn Lombard, who retired on July 1, 2016 after a 45-year-career with the Presque Isle-based company.

MMG Insurance, 44 Maysville St, Presque Isle, Maine

MMG President and CEO Larry Shaw says Herweh brings nearly 20 years of experience from human resource management and senior technical roles within mid-sized to large companies. Prior to joining MMG, his immediate previous position was Vice President of Human Resources with a government contract IT services firm located in Washington DC. Previous, Herweh held employee relation and senior staffing roles with Perdue Farms and the Hershey Company.

John Herwah/MMG

Herweh has a degree in Business Management from Gettysburg College and a Master of Business Administration from Salisbury University. He has completed certificate programs including Senior Professional in Human Resources from the Human Resources Certification Institute and Senior Certified Professional from the Society of Human Resource Management and is a Franklin Covey Certified Facilitator.

John also recently retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves after a 28- year military career. He resides in Presque Isle with his wife Dixie and their 3 children Gabe, Faith, and Hope.

MMG Insurance Company was started in 1897 in Houlton, Maine with a group of citizens concerned about the cost and availability of insurance. At that time, fire was by far the number one threat to the local farming community. So in its early days, the Company focused solely on insuring its members against loss or damage to their properties due to fire and lightening strikes. Over its history, MMG has evolved to a regional company, entering the State of Vermont in 1981, New Hampshire in 1984, Pennsylvania in 2006 and Virginia at the end of 2011.

Today, the company writes in excess of $175 million in premiums in partnership with more than 180 Independent Agencies across 450 locations.


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