Our Team

Our team of insurance professionals is here to serve you.

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Mark Vickery, CIC, CAIP, CPIA

President

Mark Vickery is married with 2 children. His wife is Terie, daughter Samantha, and son Jacob. Mark has been in the insurance Industry since 1989 with over 30 years of experience. Mark founded AIC Insurance in 1997. Mark has an expertise in manufacturers, developers, distribution, and professional services. Mark was born and raised in the Grand Rapids area and enjoys most outdoors sports including fishing, hunting, and hiking.

Jason McNamara, CIC, CAIP

Vice President

Jason McNamara is married with 2 very active boys. His wife is Sarah and his sons are Jack and Henry. Jason has been in the insurance industry since 1997 and with AIC since 1999. Jason was born in Lansing, MI, went to Western Michigan and moved to Grand Rapids upon graduation. Jason enjoys watching his boys play lacrosse, football, and basketball, along with traveling with his family.

Tom VanderVelde

Personal Risk Manager

Tom is married with three children. His wife is Christina and their children are Isaiah, Trinity, and Asher. Tom has been in the insurance industry since 2012 and started with AIC in August of 2018. Tom was born and raised in the Jenison area and enjoys golfing, distance running, and umpiring little league baseball. He loves insurance because he loves finding solutions for people to help them get the coverages they need. He and his family love to visit Frankfurt, MI, and outside the office Tom is the Georgetown Little League Board President, coaches his daughter, and is working on qualifying for the Boston Marathon.

Stacy Higgins, CISR Elite

Personal Risk Manager

Stacy, her husband Josh and their children Bentley and Shelby reside in the Northview area. Stacy has been in the insurance industry since 1999 and started with AIC in October of 2020. She loves the insurance industry because it’s different every day and she thrives on finding creative solutions for her clients. Her hometown is Sparta, MI. Her children are involved in sports, so her evenings often consist of watching one of their events and on the weekends the family can be found up North exploring and tending to property they own up there. For Mother’s Day, Stacy’s kids got her a chainsaw and she is excited to put it to good use up North.

Derek Mead M.A.

Risk Manager

Derek and his wife Ally reside in Caledonia and he was born and raised in Grand Rapids. Derek has been in the insurance industry since 2018 and started with AIC in May of 2022. He loves insurance because everyone needs it and everyday is something new. He enjoys meeting new people and the challenge of finding them the best solutions. In college, Derek was a swimmer, and later a Division 1 swim coach. These days he is an avid scuba diver, photographer and enjoys exercising. One of his favorite travel destinations is Key West.

Dee Drewek

Benefits Specialist

Dee and her husband Don reside in Lowell. Dee has been in the insurance industry for over 33 years and started with AIC in May of 2022. Dee finds helping place a company’s group benefits with the right carrier that meets their employees needs very rewarding. She loves to serve her clients and their employees well and help them navigate complex benefits situations. Outside of the office, Dee enjoys exploring and experiencing new restaurants, gardening, and travel. Her favorite travel destinations are Aruba and Tuscany, and she is looking forward to visiting Alaska soon. Dee loves to make people laugh and has a great, witty sense of humor.

Samantha Lamberts

Account Manager

Samantha, her husband Nathan, and their son Lucas reside in Lowell. Samantha has been with AIC since 2018, and has a background in hospitality and sales. She does a little bit of everything including handling claims follow up, referrals, being a liaison, and serving clients well. Samantha loves being part of the insurance industry because it affords her the privilege of helping to take care of people when they need it the most. She loves being outside; hiking, swimming, spending time with family and friends. Her favorite places to travel are St. Lucia, anywhere in Northern Michigan and Ireland. After working in the restaurant industry for over a decade, Samantha love crafting cocktails and chatting about wine.

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Contact Information

Office Hours - 7am to 5pm
Phone Hours - 8am to 4pm
Monday Thru Friday
7275 Bronson St. S.E.
Ada, MI 49301
Toll Free: (888) 695-9777
Phone: (616) 676-4000
Fax: (616) 676-4010

Community Involvement

Ada Historical Society
Ada Township Fire Department
American Cancer Society
Flat River Outreach
Fore! The Children
Grand Rapids Dream Center
Multitude Ministries
Straight Street Ministries
Susan Mast ALS Foundation
Young Life

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