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Officers And Board

Chairman of the Board
Edward L. Buchanan, IV
Board of Directors
David C. Beachley
Michael W. Brashears
Charles E. Delauter
Daniel L. Delauter
Gregory L. Hare
Kent N. Oliver
Thomas M. Wiles
Director Emeritus
Calvin M. Mahaney

Chairman of the Board
Edward L. Buchanan, IV
Mr. Buchanan was elected Chairman of the Board in April 2013. He brings over 40 years of experience as a certified public accountant and business advisor to numerous businesses and operations in a variety of industries. Mr. Buchanan will use his expertise and management skills to enhance the effectiveness of the Board, as well as serve as a resource to the Company's management team.

Company Officers

Michael W. Brashears
Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer/President


 Mike Brashears is Brethren Mutual's Vice Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer & President. Joining the Company in August 1978 as the assistant accountant, Mike was elected to Brethren's Board of Directors in 1990. In 1995, he was promoted to Brethren Mutual Executive Vice President. Mike was named CEO and Chairman of the Board in 1999.

Mike stresses the importance of communicating openly with the Company's customers and agents. Additionally, he believes the Company must continue to provide a high-level of customer service and maintain competitive products to meet the insurance needs of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia residents.

Mike focuses on the challenge of preserving the Company's corporate personality while successfully competing in the 21st century. 

Jeffrey Borkowski, CPCU, CIC, ARe
Vice President of Underwriting & Marketing

Jeff is Brethren Mutual's Vice President of Undewriting & Marketing. He oversees the Company's Personal, Commercial and Farm Underwriting Departments, in addition to the Marketing and Product Management Services Departments. Jeff was elected a Company Officer in April 2015.

Jeff brings over 24 years of industry experience to his position. He recognizes the importance of the Company reaching consistent profitability. His goal for Brethren Mutual is to be known for its good products, good rates and writing good business. He believes in working hard to keep Brethren Mutual agents satisfied while keeping the Company's goals and strategies in focus. 

Joseph Evelius, CPCU
Vice President of Claims

Joe is Brethren Mutual's Vice President of Claims. Joining the Company in May 2012 as the Company's Claims Manager, Joe brings over 30 years of claims experience to his position. Joe was elected a Company Officer in April 2015.

Responsible for overseeing Brethren Mutual's 30 staffed Claims Department, Joe believes responsiveness and open dialogue are key elements of claims handling. Striving for excellent claims customer service, Joe understands the Claims Department is representative of the Company by keeping its promise to the policyholder with regard to the policy.

Tammy L. Aaron, CPA, CPP
Vice President of Finance/Treasurer/Acting Secretary 


Tammy Aaron is Brethren Mutual's Vice President of Finance/Treasurer/Acting Secretary. She oversees the day-to-day activities within the billing, receivables, payables, payroll, financial and statistical areas. Additionally, she prepares quarterly and annual NAIC required statements and supplemental financial reports.

Joining Brethren Mutual in 1993, Tammy was promoted to Assistant Treasurer in April 1995 and Treasurer in April 1999. She was named Vice President of Finance in April 2002.

Tammy believes the Company's competitiveness has helped to maintain its financial stability. Her focus is to continually monitor the constant changing insurance and financial environments to be proactive in reaching Brethren's future goals.



Contact Us

Brethren Mutual's Policyholder
Services Department

(800) 621-4264
Email: Policyholder Services

Mailing Address
149 North Edgewood Drive
Hagerstown, MD  21740
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