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Commercial Department Promotions

April 24, 2019

Merchants Bonding Company announces the promotion of Tyson Conley to Director of Commercial Underwriting. Tyson leads the commercial efforts of the Austin, Texas office

which services Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.


Tyson joined Merchants Bonding Company in 2006 as a commercial surety underwriter and was promoted to senior commercial surety underwriter in 2013. In 2016, he transferred from the West Des Moines corporate office to lead the Austin office. He was named commercial underwriting manager in 2017 and was promoted in 2019 to director of commercial  underwriting.


Dan Lengeling has been promoted to Assistant Director of Commercial Underwriting. Dan's leadership and drive have been integral in leading the Commercial Department’s growth. 


Dan joined Merchants Bonding Company in 2010 as a commercial surety underwriter, was promoted to senior commercial surety underwriter in 2016, and became assistant director of commercial underwriting in 2019.He has a finance degree from the University of Iowa and received a certificate in risk management and insurance from the Vaughan Institute. Dan obtained the Associate in Fidelity and Surety Bond (AFSB) underwriting designation from the CPCU Society.


Merchants Bonding Company announces the promotion of Andrea Coon to Manager of Commercial Underwriting- Southeast. Andrea will lead what will be named the Southeast Territory of the Commercial Department including Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. 


Andrea joined Merchants in 2005 as a Contract Underwriting Assistant and has held the roles of Underwriting Assistant, Commercial Underwriter and Senior Commercial Underwriter. Andrea throughout he time at Merchants Bonding Company has played a key role in developing new agencies in the Midwest and mentoring new underwriters. 


John Tiedt has been promoted to Manger of Commercial Underwriting- Northeast. John will lead what will be named the Northeast Territory for the Commercial Department including Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Concentric, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, Delaware, Washington D.C. and Maryland. 


John joined Merchants in 2005 as a Contract Underwriter and has held the roles of Contract Underwriter, Commercial Underwriter and Senior Commercial Underwriter. John throughout his time at Merchants Bonding Company has played a key role in developing new agencies in the East and mentoring new underwriters.