Thomas M. Van Berkel


biosDir_TVB.gifChairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
The Main Street America Group
Jacksonville, Fla.
Chairman since September 2006, Director since June 2001 


Thomas “Tom” Van Berkel is chairman, president and chief executive officer at The Main Street America Group, a mutual insurance holding company system with eight property/casualty insurance carriers, which offers its commercial lines, personal lines and surety products exclusively through independent insurance agents. Tom joined The Main Street America Group in 1990 as vice president, marketing, and in 1993, was promoted to senior vice president, insurance operations. In 2001, he was elected president and chief operating officer and appointed chief executive officer in 2002. In 2006, Tom was elected chairman of all of The Main Street America Group’s operating companies’ boards.