With 13 dedicated insurance professionals, and over 100 years of combined experience, we provide a superior level of expertise.
Everyone at our agency is committed to finding you a quality policy specifically tailored to your needs and your budget. We are very proud of our tradition of service and commitment to personalized attention. We invite you to take a moment to meet the incredible team that works hard to uphold our company values every day!
Karen Nemier began her insurance career in 1986 as a claim adjuster where she gained extensive claim handling experience. After 12 years as a Litigation Specialist for a major insurance company, Karen started her own insurance agency in 1998. After developing her own successful agency, she joined Lisa Kennedy in 2008 to form the Kennedy Nemier Insurance Agency. Karen is licensed in property and casualty insurance as well as life and health. Karen obtained her LUTCF designation in 2006 which reflects advanced education in Life Insurance. She is a graduate of Western Michigan University and has been married to her husband Craig Nemier for 18 years.
Karen’s goal is to provide exceptional service and insurance choices for her clients with the goal of building lifetime relationships one client at a time. Karen specializes in high net worth clients and she has insured many high-value homes along with art and jewelry collections. She also works with many commercial clients helping them to achieve the best possible coverage and insurance value. At our agency, every client is important to us and Karen seeks to make sure that every customer knows that we appreciate the opportunity to serve them for their insurance needs.
Lisa Kennedy is a graduate of Truman State University and has been an insurance agency owner since 1998. She is licensed in Property & Casualty, Life, Accident, and Health Insurance. She holds a Certified Authority on Workers Compensation (CAWC) designation. Not only is Lisa an accomplished insurance professional, but she has a building and real estate background giving her added expertise in residential and commercial property insurance. Lisa also works with Non-profits, contractors, and professional offices for their insurance needs. Lisa specializes in risk management for general liability, workers compensation and income protection. Lisa will provide a thorough analysis of your risk, create a customized insurance plan, and look for the best value for your insurance dollar.
Lisa is a Leadership Canton graduate and is very involved in her community with Canton Rotary, Advisory Board Member for Salvation Army, Canton Community Foundation Women’s Giving Circle-Giving Hope, Plymouth/Canton/Northville Chambers of Commerce, Business Networking International, and she is a supporter of Moose Charities, Goodfellas, and the Partnership for the Arts and Humanities at Cherry Hill Village Theater.
Teri Panek is our Customer Service Manager here at Kennedy Nemier Insurance Agency. She has been serving clients at the agency since December of 2008. One of her primary goals is to ensure that all of our current and future clients are treated in the highest regard that each of them should expect and deserve.
Teri began her career with the Kennedy Nemier Insurance Agency as an administrative assistant, and has since obtained her Property & Casualty license to become a more valuable resource to the clients and the agency.
Jim graduated from Michigan State University in 1985 and has been in the health insurance business since 2008. Jim assists seniors, individuals and small business owners with their health insurance needs. Jim enjoys working with seniors and is certified by numerous companies to assist them in making informed decisions on their Medicare coverage. Jim can provide a wide range of options to individuals who are not covered by an employer group health plan as well as talk to business owners about what they can do to protect themselves and their employees from the debilitating cost of medical care. Jim is also licensed in Property and Casualty and can provide home, auto, and business insurance to our clients. He has been married to Sue for 24 years. Jim enjoys golf, competitive skiing, and travel.
David joined the Kennedy Nemier team in October of 2014, bringing with him 13 years of experience as an insurance agent. David has served on the board of the Michigan Professional Insurance Agents association and is involved in numerous other insurance industry associations. Commercial insurance specialists must know the needs of the client and the products to meet them; Dave excels in his ability to do both. David is a former Golf Pro and father of two children with his wife, Wendy.
Pat Callebs joined the Kennedy Nemier team in 2010. Pat is a licensed Property and Casualty Insurance Agent who specializes in client account retention. She is the person who reviews your renewals and quotes policies that will fit each individual customer's needs. Pat is also licensed for Life Insurance and helps clients protect their risks. She has lived in the local area over forty years. Her experience in raising 3 boys and enjoying 5 grandsons helps her to be relatable to real life and your insurance needs.
Michele joined our KNIA team in July 2015 bringing over 23 years of experience in the insurance industry for both commercial and personal lines. She started her career education at Henry Ford Community College earning an Associates degree in Liberal Arts. During her time in school, she worked part-time at an insurance agency as a file clerk. She was asked to fill in during an illness to a co-worker and got her insurance license and made a career of it! She earned her CISR in 2005, and a passion for helping people is the force behind her longevity. She enjoys playing with her 3-year-old grandson Rohan, reading, cross stitch, crafting and a huge passion for music.
Michelle has one of the most important jobs at the agency: Keeping things organized! When you call our office you can expect a friendly voice at the other end, and Michelle is that voice.
As our administrative assistant, Michelle takes care of the phone directory, files, and the day to day administration of the comings and goings of the office.
Michelle has spent over 20 years as an administrative assistant and bookkeeper. She has two boys with her husband Chris. She enjoys reading and scrapbooking.
Meet Sara Anders, our Customer Service Specialist. Sara specializes in helping people. Her passion has been in lifting others up as a volunteer for the Friendship Circle, serving children afflicted with autism. She studied Hotel and Restaurant Management at Eastern Michigan University and enjoys biking, reading, and movies. Her passion and her skills are a perfect fit for our KNIA team!
Dan joined Kennedy Nemier in October 2016 after moving here from CA in July. Although new to the area, he grew up in Pennsylvania and graduated from Penn State in 2003. Dan earned his CPCU in 2009 and brings 11 years of commercial insurance experience with him. Dan is passionate about insurance and makes it his mission to ensure that all his clients get the best service and protection as possible. He has been married to his wife Anna for 6 years and they have a little boy, Zach.