Meet the Team

At Bonek Insurance Agency our team of highly experienced professionals are dedicated to supporting your commercial, specialty, or personal insurance needs. Our team takes a proactive approach to ensure your strategic risk management plan provides comprehensive coverage while supporting your long-term objectives. Whatever your insurance needs are, the Bonek Insurance Agency team can provide tailored care and solutions. Contact us today to learn more.

Our Agent

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C.I.C. & Principal Agent

Christopher E. Branson

Chris Branson, owner and agent of Bonek Insurance Agency, earned his insurance license in 1977 and offers extensive, long-term experience in the insurance industry.



Paul Bardenhagen

In 2021, Paul joined Bonek and received his Property and Casualty License and specialized in Life Insurance. He is very excited to be able to expand his knowledge and service more people.

Personal Lines

Licensed Account Executive

Cheri Durdel

Cheri has been a devoted Bonek Insurance Agency representative for thirty-five years and appreciates the fact that Bonek is dedicated and truly cares about its customers.

Licensed Account Executive

Dawn Boike

Dawn has been in the insurance industry for 7 years, after a career that focused on sales, customer service, and automotive logistics. Her diverse and customer service background fits right into Bonek’s customer-focused approach to our clients.

Personal Lines

Rebecca “Becky” McClear

Becky joined the personal lines department in July of 2022 where she has been able to contribute her experience in public relations. Born and raised in Michigan, she has spent the last 30 years in Suttons Bay.

Commercial Lines

Licensed Account Executive

Jessica Sommerfield

Jessica joined Bonek in May 2017 and has proven to be a tremendous asset and has been promoted to Commercial Account Executive Manager.

Licensed Account Executive

Karen Schaub

Prior to joining Bonek in November 2018, Karen’s career was in the legal field for over 30 years and now dedicates her time to clients and Bonek Insurance Agency.

Licensed Account Executive

Lori Alpers

Lori was born and raised in Suttons Bay and worked in the banking industry for 18 years before joining the Bonek Insurance Agency.

Office Staff

Licensed Office Coordinator

Susan Swanson

Before joining Bonek, Susan worked in the insurance industry for ten years and jumped at the chance to work for Chris knowing the reputation he and Bonek have.

Where we are

Bonek Insurance Agency
1475 S. Peck Rd.
P.O. Box 278
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
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