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Who We Are

Nick Newton

Nick began his career in surety with Western Surety Company, serving as Minnesota Marketing Rep for 2.5 years before being promoted to Western Region Marketing Supervisor, in charge of marketing rep production in the states of WA, OR, CA, NV, UT, ID, MT, CO, WY, NE, KS, AZ, and NM.  He joined United Fire & Casualty in 1992 to perform surety marketing and field underwriting for the State of Minnesota.

After 7 years on the company side, Nick spent 5 years at a downtown Minneapolis surety agency before joining Associated Insurance Agents in 2001 to start up Associated Bonding.  He left Associated to join a non-standard surety brokerage in 2011 prior to forming Newton Bonding in 2014.

Nick is Past President of the Minnesota Surety Association (1995-1996) and the Minnesota Association for Guardianship & Conservatorship (MAGiC) (2006-2010).  He is a Director at Large on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP) and is Chair of the Membership Committee.  He previously served as Region 5 Director and Ex Officio Member of the NASBP Executive Committee.  He is a past Chair of the Automation & Technology Committee and the Ethics Committee.  Nick is a faculty member for the NASBP Level 1 Surety School, and also serves on the Commercial Surety, Government Affairs, Professional Development, and Small & Emerging Contractor Committees.  He is one of the original leaders of the Surety Forms Working Group leadership.

Jenny Newton

jenny_newtonJenny began her career with Assured Protection, working as a CSR for 3 years, prior to moving to Green Tree Finance where she also spent 3 years working as an insurance CSR.  She also spent time working at United Funding for 2 years as an Administrative Assistant in their Titling Department and helped develop their in-house insurance agency.  When United Funding closed she took an insurance CSR job with Associated Insurance Agents, until 2004 when she joined St Paul Agency (BW Insurance).  At BW, she spent time in both personal and commercial lines insurance.  She moved to Rudnik Surety in 2012 to assist Nick with his surety bond book of business and will handle all Admin, Accounting, and Account Support functions with Newton Bonding.

Jenny attained her CISR designation in 2001.

Monica Tolzmann

tolzmannMonica graduated from Crown College with her Bachelor’s degree in Communication in 2008. That summer thinking it would just be a summer job she started to work as a receptionist for Associated Insurance Agents. The following December she got licensed as an insurance agent and became a CSR in commercial insurance. A few months later Monica joined Nick to work at Associated Bonding. When he left the agency Monica handled the bonds at the agency and went back as a CSR in commercial insurance for the next 4 years. In her last year at working for CBIZ/AIA she was promoted to an account manager in the small commercial department.  With the growth occurring at Newton Bonding, we are thrilled to have her back working with us!

Amy Thompson

AmyFor 23 years, Amy developed her career at Cedarleaf Inc., starting as a receptionist and administrative assistant then earning a number of promotions to customer service representative and licensing coordinator. As a customer service representative, Amy reviewed workers’ compensation modifications, received and prepared bid bond requests, and managed the day-to-day relations with new and existing clients. Amy has also held her insurance license since 1993, which led her to excel as Cedarleaf’s licensing coordinator. She ensured all insurance licenses had proper documentation, were filed and renewed on time, and the agents who held the licenses were in compliance with continuing education requirements. Aside from her career at Cedarleaf, Amy has worked in banking, printing, manufacturing, logistics, each posing a new opportunity to experience a different type of industry while also allowing Amy to use her excellent customer service and organization skills. Newton Bonding is pleased to have her join our growing team of surety professionals!