Our Team

Matthew C. Kurland, CRPS

President
mkurland@kurlandInsurance.com

I’ve been in the Insurance industry since: 2002
Best Service Tip: Listen, Listen, Listen
If I weren’t in the Insurance Industry I’d be…: a Professional Outdoorsman
You’d never believe I…: trained to be on the skydiving team in college
All Time Favorite Song: “Time” – Pink Floyd
The best way to relax is: Read Hemmingway with a cigar and good wine.
Words to live by: Don’t let success go to your head, never let failure get to your heart.

Charles H. Kurland

CEO
ckurland@kurlandInsurance.com

I’ve been in the Insurance industry since: 1975
Best Service Tip: Give as much knowledge as you can to the client. Give them extra time, they will always appreciate it.
If I weren’t in the Insurance Industry I’d be…: An architect
You’d never believe I…: have more interest in my employees succeeding than my own success.
All Time Favorite Song: “I Did It My Way” – Frank Sinatra
Words to live by: Treat others the way you would like to be treated.
The best way to relax is: a good round of golf.

Tamara J. Hickman

Vice President of Personal Lines
thickman@kurlandInsurance.com

I’ve been in the Insurance industry since: 1992
Best Service Tip: SMILE when speaking on the phone
The best way to relax is: Getting up a half hour before the kids do just to drink a cup of coffee and read a magazine.
Best above and beyond insurance service moment: I had a client coming to Orland Park from Chicago. Their car broke down about 10 minutes away from the office. It was snowing that day and I went and picked them up.

Thomas E. Kurland

Licensed Insurance Advisor
tkurland@kurlandInsurance.com

I’ve been in the Insurance industry since: 1979
Best Service Tip: The Customer should always be made to feel they’re important. They are.
If I weren’t in the Insurance industry, I’d be…: In Boating Service or Sales
You’d never believe I…: was in the Army and played the Trumpet for 17 years.
Words to live by: Treat everyone like you would like to be treated.
Best way to relax: Being near the water

Stephanie M. Auberry

Licensed Insurance Advisor
sauberry@kurlandinsurance.com

I’ve been in the Insurance industry since: 2013
If I weren’t in the Insurance Industry I’d be…: in Human resources or computers
Words to live by: Life’s not the breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away
The best way to relax is: reading

Rene G. McFadden

Licensed Insurance Advisor
rmcfadden@kurlandinsurance.com

# of years experience in the insurance industry: 25
Best Sales/Service Tip: Always treat EVERYONE with respect
If I weren’t in the Insurance Industry I’d be…: selling jewelry on a beach in the Caribbean
You’d never believe I… : Love roasted Brussel Sprouts!
All Time Favorite Song: “Long Time” – Boston
Words to live by: Things happen for a reason… and… What goes around, comes around.
The best way to relax is: To read a good book on a beach in the Caribbean
Best above and beyond insurance service moment: Designed an insurance program for Non-Profit Animal Rescue organizations so they were able to continue with their adoption events and find “forever” homes for the animals.

Brenda M. Nelson

Licensed Insurance Advisor
bnelson@kurlandinsurance.com

I’ve been in the Insurance Industry since: 2012
Best Sales/Service Tip: Be a good listener
If I weren’t in the Insurance Industry I’d be..: Running a dog rescue
All Time Favorite Song: “What a Feeling” by Irene Cara
Words to live by: Let it Go!
The best way to relax is: Watching a good movie with a glass of wine

Nicole A. Ness

Licensed Insurance Advisor
nness@kurlandinsurance.com

I’ve been in the Insurance Industry since: 1998
Best Sales/Service Tip: Your independent insurance agent serves you first
All Time Favorite Song: “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
Words to live by: Stay positive
The best way to relax is: Read a book

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