Board Members

The West Michigan CPCU Society Chapter Board is comprised of elected members that have the responsibility of developing, maintaining, and determining the direction of the chapter.  In addition to the daily operations the board members also oversee the new member and new candidate on-boarding, ethics awareness, social responsibility, and good work efforts.

Beau Barnum


Beau Barnum is a Commercial Lines Underwriter Executive at Michigan Insurance Company working with local agencies in the Grand Rapids and Lansing areas.
His background consists of E&S Wholesale/MGA Underwriting with AmWINS Brokerage of MI for over 10 years prior to MIC.  Beau is a graduate of Olivet College where he was an active participant in Gamma Iota Sigma and continues to support their program and related activities.  He enjoys the outdoors, sports, and spending time with his family, which includes his wife and 3 children. 


Paul Young


Paul Young graduated from Western Michigan University with a Public History degree and a teaching certificate.  He was an ASHI certified home inspector for 22 years, in the last 13 years of that career he owned and operated his own home inspection business.  Paul started in insurance as a Catastrophe Claims Adjuster at Liberty Mutual insurance.  He moved to Farm Bureau Insurance in 2012 to help start a homeowner insurance inspection program as a Homeowner Field Underwriter.  In the last two years at Farm Bureau Insurance Paul earned his CPCU, AIC-M, AU-M, API, AINS.    

Andrew Bauchan


Andrew Bauchan is a Property Staff Underwriter for Farmers Insurance. He has worked at Farmers for 13 years as a sales agent and underwriter. He completed his CPCU in May of 2012 and is currently pursuing a MBA through Olivet College. Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife and their daughter, along with reading, continuing insurance education, running and sports.


Janie Hathaway


Jane Hathaway has worked at Hastings Mutual Insurance Company for 31 years.  Currently she is AVP-Underwriting. She also has experience in compliance and commercial lines. She received her JD from Thomas M Cooley Law School in 2011 and was admitted to the Bar in 2012. She enjoys spending time with her three children and five grandchildren as well as gardening, knitting and her pets.

John Mullen


John Mullen is a senior Middle Markets Underwriter at Zurich North America. John's background consists of both wholesale and carrier underwriting as well as time spent as an Independent Agent.  He is a graduate of Olivet College for both his undergraduate degree and his MBA.  John enjoys spending time with his wife, traveling, and exploring new culinary styles.

Amand Boring


Amanda Boring is a National Property Claims Quality Assurance Consultant for Farmers Insurance. She started at Farmers in 2006 as a Customer Service Representative then a Property Claims Adjuster including work as an Emergency Mitigation Restoration Program Coordinator and Direct Repair Program Coordinator. Amanda has a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from CMU. She enjoys gardening, kayaking and watching horror movies with her husband.


Roger Weise


Roger Weise is currently an underwriting manager at Farmers Insurance.  He started in insurance at Michigan Millers Mutual and has been at Farmers Insurance for 20 years.  He is an Olivet College grad and also received his MBA from Olivet College. He has two children and enjoys photography, traveling, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with his family and friends.