GMI Agency, LLC, also known as GMI Insurance, is locally owned & operated.
Let us introduce you to our agents:
Donna Strahm has returned to GMI Insurance after spending 16 months as the Nanny for her twin grandsons in the state of Washington. She has been a licensed Property, Casualty, Life and Health Insurance Agent for 30 years.
Being a natural at taking care of people, Donna is passionate about excellent customer service and detail-oriented in handling each individual’s insurance needs. While she was born a city girl, in her adult years she has enjoyed country living with a personal view to the farming industry. Donna is a proud Mom of a blended family that loves planning events to include an abundance of food and fun for all ages. She also loves to travel and meet new people, enjoys the tranquility of the beach, and spends as much time as possible with family, especially her grandchildren.
Kelli Richards is a licensed Property & Casualty Insurance agent and Agency Manager for GMI Insurance. With over 30 years in the insurance industry, Kelli offers considerable Insurance expertise to GMI Insurance and its clients. In addition to her extensive experience in Insurance, she also has a diverse background in office administration and professional client servicing, having worked in musical instrument retail, wholesale & manufacturing, property management, food manufacturing & distribution, as well as radio. Born in Anderson, she moved to Fort Wayne to attend International Business College, and has called Fort Wayne home ever since. When she’s not working, she enjoys live entertainment of all kinds, Chicago Cubs baseball, visiting the ocean … and she’ll never pass up an opportunity to spend time with her very close-knit family.
Verlin Bulmahn is a Purdue University graduate, BS ’72, Ag Econ, worked 16 years for Federal Land Bank in farm mortgage lending and has been in the insurance industry since 1989 as an agent licensed in Indiana in Property & Casualty insurance. Verlin and his wife, Marilyn, reside on a multigenerational farm near Decatur Indiana, where he also has his home office. Their hobbies include enjoying the rural life style & agriculture, reading, cooking and occasionally traveling to new destinations to explore.
Kathy Baker is a licensed agent in Property & Casualty and Life & Health, and holds a designation for CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative) through The National Alliance. Currently working from her home office, she has been in the insurance industry since 2005. Kathy and her husband, Ryan, have been married since 2010, and are proud parents of an adorable little boy. In their spare time they like visiting state parks, camping and fishing. Having been born and raised in Waynedale, Kathy and her family now reside in Monroeville.
Craig Fruechte is a 6th generation farmer, with over 15 years of experience farming grain and livestock in Adams County, just outside of Decatur, where he maintains his home office. He is a 2013 graduate of Vincennes University, having earned a degree in Agri-Business, as well as a Dale Carnegie graduate. Prior to joining GMI Insurance as a Property & Casualty Agent, he worked for 10 years at Agri Stats. Craig and his wife, Mindy, were married in 2003, and enjoy spending time with their son and daughter.
Jeff Simshauser is a licensed Property and Casualty Insurance Agent for the state of Indiana. Having grown up on the family farm, he has over twenty years of experience in grain farming. He is also knowledgeable in construction and the concrete business. Jeff and his wife, April, were married in 2003. They have two daughters, whom they are raising in their rural home, just outside of Monroeville.