BARRINGTON, IL--(Marketwired - April 29, 2016) - Member Insurance Agency, Inc., the largest provider of insurance to co-op and independent hardware stores in the United States, today announces a new advisory committee that will help guide the agency in its mission of delivering a wide range of customized insurance products for the hardware and building supply wholesale and retail market.

"After 44 years, we remain dedicated to building a tremendous insurance program for our policyholders, and feel we can create an even stronger, more tailored program through the entrepreneurship and formation of the Member Insurance Agency Advisory Committee," said Scott Reynolds, CEO of Member Insurance Agency, Inc. "The Advisory Committee will help us to identify opportunities, promote growth, innovate, and welcome more and better members to the program. Additionally, the Advisory Committee will allow us to discover new ways retain members, and help the next generation of retailers gain the insurance knowledge and tools they need to successfully protect their business."

The new Member Insurance Agency Advisory Committee consists of four leaders who will serve in three-year terms. Committee members are professional, qualified individuals with superior knowledge of Member Insurance Agency and the retail co-op industry. They represent a diverse group of retailers who bring to Member Insurance Agency a shared commitment of honesty, passion, perseverance, and integrity. Over time, it is expected that the size of the Advisory Committee will grow. The members of the Advisory Committee are:

Bruce Ellis (Chairman) -- President/CEO of Roswell Lumber Co., which has two Do it Center® locations in Roswell and Artesia, New Mexico, and an Overhead Door franchise serving southeastern New Mexico. Bruce has served on the Board of Directors for Member Insurance Ltd. for many years, holding several leadership roles on the Board and its committees.

John Fix 3rd -- Owner of Cornell's True Value Hardware, Eastchester, New York. John has previously served on the Board of Directors for Member Insurance Ltd. including several years as Chairman.

Steve Fusek -- President of Fusek's True Value Hardware, Indianapolis, Indiana. Steve has held numerous leadership roles in the retail hardware industry as well as the racing industry.

Dan Berry -- Dan serves as President of Paradise Home Center, a third generation lumber and hardware store serving the community of Union, SC.

About Member Insurance
Member Insurance ( is the largest provider of insurance to co-op and independent hardware stores and related businesses and has been doing so since 1972. Member Insurance is endorsed by multiple national cooperatives and provides property, casualty, life, & health insurance solutions along with offering extended service plans to its members to sell to their customers.

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