Meet Erika Witler | Distinguished Fine Art & Collectibles

Step into a world where safeguarding masterpieces isn’t just a duty, it’s an art form. At Distinguished, we can help you provide your clients with peace of mind and the highest level of protection for their cherished possessions. Our Fine Art and Collectibles insurance team are experts in the industry and here to help you every step of the way. In this video series, we’re excited to introduce you to the amazing individuals who make up our underwriting team, including Erika Witler.

Erika, a luminary in our Fine Art & Collectibles insurance division, brings unparalleled expertise and passion to her role as Senior Vice President. Get to know Erika in the video below.

Hi, my name is Erika Witler. I’m the Senior Vice President here at Distinguished Fine Art and Collectibles. I’ve been working in the fine art specialty niche insurance space for 20 years now. Working in fine art insurance really gives me an opportunity to serve the greater arts community and blend my long history personally of being interested in art. My grandmother was a professional portrait painter, so she used to take us to the museums and take walks and sculpture gardens, and I used to watch her in her studio painting, and that’s where I first learned to love art.

What’s a fun fact about you?

A fun fact about me is that I’ve been following the Seattle Kraken NHL hockey team since last year when they were doing so well.

If you could have dinner with any celebrity or historical figure, who would it be and why?

If I could have dinner with anyone, I would have dinner with Marie Curie. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the first person to win two Nobel Prize in different fields.

If you could choose any artwork to buy, what would you choose?

If I could pick any artwork to buy, I would choose a Richard Serra.

Who’s your favorite artist and why?

An artist that always inspires me and I’m excited to see when I go to the museums and galleries is Constantine Brancusi. There’s something about the simplicity in the forms he’s using and the material of wood, stone, metal that brings me a sense of tranquility every time I see it. I just really enjoy his pieces.

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About Distinguished Programs

Distinguished Programs is a leading national insurance Program Manager providing specialized insurance programs to brokers and agents with specific expertise in Fine Art and Collectibles, Environmental and Construction Professional, Executive Lines, Inland Marine, Real Estate & Builder’s Risk, Community Associations, Hotels, and Restaurants. Property and Liability products are distributed through a national network of agents and brokers. Serving the same core markets and partnering with the most stable and reputable carriers, Distinguished’s high-limit Umbrella programs remain the clear choice in its area of specialty for superior coverage, competitive pricing, and attentive service. Through thoughtful innovation, stemming back to 1995, Distinguished Programs fosters growth and opportunities for its brokers, carriers, and employees.

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