Our Team

John Payne
Managing Partner

John has specialized in the medical-liability insurance business since 1995 as the Marketing Director in the professional liability division of Meadowbrook Insurance Group ( Southfield , MI ). In 2002, John left Meadowbrook and started his own insurance agency.

David Stuter
Owner / Partner

A Backus Payne principal since 2006. Prior to this date, David was a licensed financial planner with American Express Financial Advisors (Series 7 & 63, Variable Contracts, Life & Health) and in the mortgage banking industry since 1994. David has formed Backus Payne Finance (premium financing) producing a new profit center and manages our premium trust accounts.

Cindy Coleman
Client Services Mgr. / Professional & Commercial

Cindy joined Backus Payne in 2010 as a Customer Service Representative. She has been in the medical-liability insurance business since 2005. Cindy also has five years of business owner and workers compensation insurance experience. Cindy comes to us with twenty-six years of experience in the insurance field from such companies as AAA.



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