The Insurance Center, An Alaskan Corporation is a locally-owned Managing General Agency based in Anchorage, Alaska that represents national and international Property and Casualty corporations.
The Insurance Center was founded by Gus and Mary Gustufson in 1981. After surviving the boom, bust and rebuilding years after the Alaska Pipeline’s rise and decline, they sold to Philip and Anna Mink in 1996. The Mink’s and their team of loyal and amazing employees expanded the business to include Dwelling, and Commercial Property and Casualty lines of insurance. In 2010, Phil and Anna turned the business over to us, their daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Joshua Korver, and we’ve been excited to be a part of the Alaskan business landscape since then.
Josh and I now like to think of ourselves as “Mom and Pop Version 3.0.” Our team of dedicated and experienced employees has over 100 years of insurance experience, serving our valued agents throughout Alaska. We celebrated 35 years of business on March 1, 2016, and we look forward to many more years ahead.
Please contact us with any questions, concerns or compliments. We are always open to suggestions and improvements. Thank you for supporting your local Alaskan MGA. We appreciate your trust and will continue to work hard to keep earning it!
Joshua has an Electrical Engineering degree from Gonzaga University, and has a Juris Doctorate from the University of Washington Law School. Josh’s first career was as an Intellectual Patent Attorney for a law firm based out of Minneapolis, MN that had a satellite office in Seattle, WA. His clients included National Semiconductor, Microsoft, and other high-tech intellectual clients. Deciding to focus on family, he and his wife Angela moved to Anchorage in 2006 to start their careers in insurance. Josh has been the President of The Insurance Center since 2009. Josh has served as the Chairperson of the Governmental Affairs Committee for 7 years for the AAMGA prior to its merger with NAPSLO to become WSIA. He currently sits on the Emerging Trends Committee for WSIA.
Angela has a degree in Public Relations/Advertising from Gonzaga University. Angela’s first career was doing Advertising/Marketing for high-tech companies in Seattle, WA. She and Josh moved back to Anchorage to start their careers in insurance, and to become the perpetuation plan for her parents. Angela served as Executive Director for the Alaska Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers Association for 2 years before becoming an owner. Angela has served on the Insurance Professionals of Anchorage Board as a Director and Secretary, and became the chapter president in June 2018.
One of the original employees, as of 9/1/18, Chris has been with TIC for THIRTY YEARS! (Throw confetti, pop the champagne!) She is the Manager of Personal Lines and the Claims Manager, an Alaskan Expert. Chris grew up in Tok, spent time in Soldotna, and now finds joy spending time with family and friends.
A graduate of Dimond High (despite protesting and wishing she had graduated from Bartlett High), Kerry has been in insurance since 1984, with more of half of that time at The Insurance Center. She is the Manager of the Commercial Lines Department, and an expert on all things Commercial Lines. She currently loves spending time with her beautiful grandchildren and doting on her beautiful daughter.
Theresa has been in insurance since 1982, with more of half of that time at The Insurance Center. She has spent considerable time becoming an expert, especially in Property Insurance. Armed with her trusty hand-rater, there isn’t a bind she probably hasn’t seen! She spends her time enjoying her family and being extra-creative with projects (you should see her decorate her door at Christmas time!)
Sara has quietly been the backbone of TIC. Since her arrival in 2001, she has spent her entire career dedicated to insurance at The Insurance Center. If she doesn’t have the answer, it’s because there isn’t one. Now, she enthusiastically cheers for her son, who plays football at her alma mater West High School. When not working or cheering for her son, she enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Timothy has spent the past 21 years in Alaska doing insurance on both the Agency and MGA side. He has been working for TIC since 2016. Tim was also the Insurance Professionals of Anchorage President for two years. In his downtime, he has many hobbies that keep him busy, but his favorites are spent outside in the Alaskan wilderness.
David is bringing his many years of commercial underwriting expertise from the company-side, as well as his retail/agency experience he’s accumulated over the past few years. He is learning rapidly, and embracing his new MGA life here at TIC. David has a love for all things baseball, hockey, and music. Outside of work, he likes to experience the best parts of Alaska such as hiking, camping and fishing.
Soua is coming up on three years working at TIC, with his specialty in Accounting. Since coming to work at TIC in 2015, Soua has saved Angela lots of hours of tireless banking and accounting work. We’ve enjoyed having him as a vital member of our staff. He spends his free time volunteering with his church group and spending time with his family.
Christine burst onto the TIC scene in September of 2017 and has proved to be vital to the health of TIC. She is an extremely hard-working individual who has been a huge asset to helping us function on the day-to-day business management. She has been a wonderful addition to our staff, and we hope she has a long and happy career here at TIC.
A homegrown Alaskan, she graduated a few years ago from East High School in Anchorage with honors. She is new to insurance, but coming to us with experience in retail and banking. She is a dog-mom who has three lovely fur-babies! (She says you can wish her Happy Mother’s Day, too!) When not at work, you can find her at the local dog park,