Meet the SPP Producers

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Mike Pertzborn, Owner


Mike Pertzborn, a graduate of Buena Vista University and Des Moines native, started selling Life insurance in 1972. Mike joined Steve Stille and Tim Pierce in 1981, forming the Stille Pierce & Pertzborn Insurance Agency. With over forty years of experience under his belt, Mike takes a hands on approach for his clients, writing both Property and Casualty policies for personal and commercial, as well as individual and group Life and Health policies. Mike and his wife, Roxi, are active in the Storm Lake community and enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.

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Tom James, Owner


Tom has been a loyal colleague and friend at SP&P for over 20 years. Tom and his team proudly serve 250 commercial and personal clients throughout Northwest Iowa and the Storm Lake area. Tom is originally from Northern Minnesota, but he and his wife have called Storm Lake home since 1995. Tom’s wife, Cindy, teaches at Storm Lake Elementary School and they have three children – twin daughters who will be starting their sophomore year at the University of Northern Iowa, and a son who will be a sophomore at Storm Lake High School. When Tom is not at SP&P, he is a member of the Storm Lake Sports Boosters and is also an active member of St. Mark Lutheran church. Tom is looking forward to working with his new partners and serving his existing and new clients.

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Mike Pertzborn II, Owner


Mike is a 4th generation insurance agent and has 13 years of experience of which the majority of it spent in large commercial P&C. Prior to Insurance Mike went to University of Northern Iowa and graduated with a degree in Finance. Mike is also a Veteran of the war in Iraq and served 6 years in the Marine Corps. He enjoys working with his family members in the agency and all the staff that are essentially his extended family. Outside of work Mike loves spending time with this Wife and 2 children, boating, working on the acreage, hunting and golfing even though he is a horrible golfer. 

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Tony Pertzborn, Owner


Tony was born and raised in Storm Lake, Iowa and graduated from The University of Northern Iowa. He spent four years in the insurance industry in Denver, Colorado before moving back to Storm Lake to join Stille Pierce & Pertzborn. He is licensed in all lines of insurance with his primary focus on employee benefits. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family, boating, hunting and watching sports. 

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Howard Hatlelid, Producer


Howard Hatlelid, a Minnesota native, has sixty years of insurance experience. He has lived in the Storm Lake area since 1964 and celebrates life with his wife, Shirley, his three daughters, nine grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Howard gained experience in Loss Control, Property and Casualty underwriting, and marketing during his tenure with Federated Insurance. He joined the SPP family in 1992 selling Property and Casualty insurance for both personal and commercial lines, Life and Health policies, and is the only producer in the office who sells Long Term Care policies.

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Mike Cadwell, CIC, LUTCF,



Mike Cadwell has thirty-six years of experience in Property and Casualty insurance and the Life and Health industry. He worked with Federated Insurance for twenty-six years before taking early retirement and joining the SPP crew in 2007. Mike officiated High School Football for 17 years and High School and College Basketball for 30 years. He remains involved as an Observer of Officials for the Great Plains Athletic Conference and the Summit League. He loves time with his grandchildren and family and is still under the “illusion” that he can improve his golf game.

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Clark Fort, CPCU, Producer


With thirty-nine years of experience under his belt and a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation, Clark Fort focuses on the commercial and personal lines of insurance for SPP. A Storm Lake native, Clark enjoys the outdoors, participating in triathlons, and of course, spending time with his wife and daughter.

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Jared Brashears, Producer


Jared was born and raised in Storm Lake and graduated from Storm Lake High School in 2008. After High School, Jared attended Iowa State University where he graduated in 2012. Jared obtained his insurance license in 2014 and specializes in Commercial and Farm/Ag Insurance. Jared and his wife Melanie reside in Storm Lake with their son, Bennett. When Jared is not at SP&P, you can find him outdoors enjoying hunting, fishing, golfing or boating on the lake. Jared looks forward to growing SP&P and developing new and servicing existing relationships.