Meet Nonie Tompkins | 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 Nonie Tompkins.

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

Hi, my name is Nonie Tompkins, and I’m a Vice President and Underwriter of Fine Art and Collectibles at Distinguished Fine Art and Collectibles, a division of Distinguished Programs. I’m based out of Chicago, Illinois, and I’ve been working in fine art insurance for about five years now. I decided to work in fine art and collectibles insurance because I have my undergrad degree in art history, and coming out of college, tried a couple things and insurance turned out to be the perfect fit for me.

What’s a fun fact about you?

A fun fact about me is that this is the fifth state I have lived in, in the last six years. So, here’s hoping that there’s no more moves in my future.

What art movement do you most identify with?

I really enjoy the Post Office murals, the New Deal WPA movement, to put a lot of public art in the US. I did a stint in museum education and my master’s is in museum education, so I really enjoy just the idea of really accessible public art, art for everyone, and that movement really embodies that.

What’s something you collect?

I collect prints. You can see one behind me, actually. I took a printmaking class in college. It was very hard, but it’s really cool to know the process behind what I see. And, I try to buy local artists when I’m traveling or when I’m moving, so this one behind me is a local Chicago artist.

Do you have a pet?

I have a pet cat, I’m a cat person. His name is Tas, after the Tasmanian Devil, because he made a lot of trouble when he was young, and he’s about two years old.

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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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