Meet Michelle Stegmann | 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 Michelle Stegmann.

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

My name is Michelle Stegmann. I’m the head of claims for Distinguished Fine Art and Collectibles. I’m located in Mendham, New Jersey, and I’ve been in the claims space for over 30 years working in various business lines from environmental to coverage to complex litigated to surety and construction. But I’ve been with Distinguished for a little over a year now.

What’s a fun fact about you?

I love all genres of music and I like to play DJ. So when I’m spending time with friends at a party or family, you’ll often find me by the iPad and the speaker cranking out the tunes.

What is your favorite sport/team?

My favorite sport is hockey, and my favorite team is the New York Rangers. They have not won a Stanley Cup since 1994, but that does not matter to a Rangers fan. We will still populate the garden and fill those seats.

What art movement do you most identify with?

Art movement with which I most identify is the pop art movement. It’s a movement that came to the fore in mid 1950s through into the early 1970s in America, and involves artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein. I am drawn to it because it draws on cultural icons of the moment back in those days.

Who is your favorite artist?

My favorite artist is actually not from the pop art movement, but rather the School of Surrealism, and that is Joan Miro, who was active in the early 20th century in Spain. What drew me to Miro is the utilization of very clear lines that have an architectural feel to them that then also blend in splashes of brilliant color.

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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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