Private Collector Insurance

Flexible options that make sense for you

  • Distinguished offers flexible deductible options as low as $0
  • We'll value your collection at the higher of agreed or market value, never at cash or depreciated value.
  • We have flexible payment options

For active collectors

  • Our coverage extends to newly acquired objects, up to 25% of your limit

Easy to submit

  • Because we’re experts, we designed our application process to make sense for your particular collection

No negative Impact

At Distinguished, you have our entire talented team in your corner.

Easy to insure, hard to replace.
Distinguished has you covered.

Our team is highly experienced in the art and collectibles markets. We have immediate access to a vast network of industry experts to help us guide your fine art collection insurance and private art collection insurance needs. Our service pledge is to provide you with prompt and courteous response times, from underwriting needs to claims experiences.

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Patrick Drummond President Distinguished Fine Art
Patrick Drummond


(330) 460-5969

Patrick has over 27 years of insurance industry experience where he has held various leadership roles in underwriting, sales, marketing, product management and claims. Patrick comes to Distinguished with a goal of reinventing art and collectible insurance. He is passionate about improving the customer experience for brokers, agents, and their clients to make insuring the things people love to collect, super easy.

Erika Witler Distinguished Fine Art
Erika Witler

Senior Vice President

Central, Southeast and Midwest Regions
(312) 229-9858

Erika’s focus is on the technical aspect of the business. She supports the team with 20 years of work in the specialty fine art space as both a broker and an underwriter. Her bachelor’s degree in history of art and work experience in museum, gallery and conservation settings combine to provide a unique and supportive understanding of client needs regarding fine art insurance coverage.

Michelle Stegmann Distinguished Programs
Michelle Stegmann

Vice President, Claims

(646) 556-7637

Michelle brings over 30 years of claims experience to the team, most of it in leadership roles. She built and led claims departments for several major carriers and in numerous lines of business, most recently with a focus on the Programs space. Michelle is a lawyer admitted in NY and NJ and is a licensed adjuster in 15 states. She attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Alison Sweeney Distinguished Programs
Alison Sweeney

Vice President, Fine Art Expert

Northeast & Mid-Atlantic
(212) 297-3172

Alison is our Fine Art expert and underwriter working out of our New York office. Before her years as an underwriter, Alison spent seven years as an insurance broker specializing in the Fine Arts. Alison draws on her earlier experience working in museums and appraisals as a Fine Art expert, reviewing client schedules, assisting insureds with complex collections, and attending industry events and fairs. Alison holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Art History.

Nonie Tompkins Distinguished Programs
Nonie Tompkins

Vice President, Underwriter

South Central & Southwest
(425) 213-5173

As Vice President and underwriter, Nonie works with brokers across the Southwest and South Central regions to provide the best possible solutions to their clients. Nonie’s passion for fine art and collectibles insurance has defined her career. Her six years of fine art underwriting experience spans roles at two major carriers prior to joining Distinguished. Nonie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art History and a Master’s in Museum Studies.

Stacy Button Distinguished Fine Art
Stacy Button

Underwriter/Affinity Marketing Manager

Pacific Northwest & Northern Plains
(646) 556-7642

Stacy works with museum and other industry associations and partner organizations to foster enduring business relationships. In her eight years of experience in specialty insurance, she has emphasized developing key broker, client, and industry relationships. She is known for leading operations teams and providing exceptional customer service, and shares a passion for the collectible market.

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