Meet the Team

Entrepreneurial

 

Entrepreneurial

Kirk K. Madsen

Account Executive

Kirk has always had a strong desire and passion to see people succeed. As a former classroom teacher, he understands how important it is for each client to be treated...

Kirk has always had a strong desire and passion to see people succeed. As a former classroom teacher, he understands how important it is for each client to be treated as an individual whose situation may differ from other clients. That's the reason the Associates in the Entrepreneurial division at SilverStone Group work so hard to develop good relationships with their clients -- because you can't really help someone until you know the challenges they face.

Kirk views each day as a new opportunity to earn the right to do business with his valued clients. The Entrepreneurial Team works with a variety of small- to medium-size businesses and each engagement requires expertise, strategies and risk management solutions tailored to the client's individual needs. Dealing with multiple clients requires a team of organized and efficient professional to assist with the array of tasks and questions that come up on a daily basis. The Entrepreneurial Team prides itself on meeting these challenges and offering comprehensive coverage and competitive pricing, along with the outstanding service that clients expect.

A native of Council Bluffs, Kirk has an extensive knowledge of the city and is actively involved in numerous civic projects including non-profit risk management. He was involved in the St. Paul Partnership Training program, which provided him with extensive product knowledge on a wide range of prospects. Kirk says he is not the type of person who can sit back and read about what's going on in his community. Instead, he takes a "hands-on" approach, giving back through service on a variety of local, civic, governmental and non-profit organizations.

Kirk serves on the Board of Directors for the Iowa West Racing Association, the Board of Trustees for Iowa Western Community College, the City of Council Bluffs Board of Health and the Micah House. He served as past Board Chair for the Council Bluffs Chamber of Commerce, where he co-chaired the Total Resource Campaign, their largest fundraising effort. Kirk is also a past member of the Ameristar Casino Advisory Board, Council Bluffs Rotary and DC Ambassadors and is a past participant of Leadership Council Bluffs. He is also actively involved with numerous advisory committees and fundraising efforts throughout the city.

Contact Information
e-mail: kmadsen@ssgi.com |  phone: 712.329.3108  |  fax: 402.557.6324

Professional Certification

  • Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI)

Education
Master of Education  |  Secondary Education & Speech Communication
University of Nebraska-Omaha |  Omaha, NE

Bachelor of Arts  |  English &  Speech
Saint Olaf College |  Northfield, MN

Steve Nelson

Account Executive

Steve knows a thing or two about strategy and taking risks. Prior to starting his career in insurance, Steve worked for nearly 20 years in the gaming industry.

Steve knows a thing or two about strategy and taking risks. Prior to starting his career in insurance, Steve worked for nearly 20 years in the gaming industry. As luck would have it, Steve decided to bring his keen management and customer service skills to SilverStone Group.

As an Account Executive, Steve works with various carriers to gauge clients’ risk tolerance and insurance needs and develop a tailored solution for the specific business. Steve relies on his past experience and enjoys the fact that each day brings a challenge requiring a customized solution.

After business hours, Steve applies that same strategic mind as an avid billiards and card player. He even boasts a third place finish in a World Series of Poker event.

Contact Information
E-mail: snelson@ssgi.com  |  phone: 712.329.3140  |  fax: 402.557.6324

Professional Designations
Associate in Claims (AIC)
Associate in General Insurance (AINS)

Dawn Hanson

Account Manager

With an energetic approach to problem solving, Dawn’s work style makes her invaluable to her clients and peers. Dawn has dedicated the majority of her career to insurance...

With an energetic approach to problem solving, Dawn’s work style makes her invaluable to her clients and peers. Dawn has dedicated the majority of her career to insurance, with over 12 years of experience in medical, professional and construction insurance services.

As an Account Manager in Entrepreneurial Risk Services, Dawn is committed to helping her customers. She brings a new perspective to client business needs and draws on her vast insurance experience to help provide answers. Dawn holds a producer’s license from the State of Nebraska for property/casualty insurance and is an active member of the Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska.

Although her career has kept her centralized in Omaha, Dawn enjoys traveling whenever possible – mostly to tropical beaches in Hawaii, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. When stateside, she spends time with her dogs and enjoys the outdoors.

Contact Information
E-mail: dhanson@ssgi.com  |  phone: 402.964.5638  |   fax: 402.557.6324

Professional Certifications
Accredited Advisor of Insurance (AAI)
Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)