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Brandon Markve - Co-Owner / P&C Director

Brandon Markve attended the University of South Dakota Business School and graduated from Bellevue University with a degree in Business Administration. Brandon has been a professional in the insurance industry since 2002.  Directly out of college, Brandon started working for his father’s insurance agency from 2002 to 2016.  In 2016, Brandon and his brother Blake formed their own insurance agency, Markve Insurance Solutions.  Brandon specializes and deals primarily in the sales of Property and Casualty and leads this insurance division for our agency. In addition to working primarily with personal and commercial Property and Casualty insurance, he is also experienced in Life insurance and Employee Benefits. Brandon is Life and Health insurance licensed. He is also licensed in both Personal and Commercial Property and Casualty insurance.

Blake Markve - Co-Owner / Health Director

Blake Markve graduated from the University of South Dakota, with a major in Criminal Justice and minor in Business Administration.  After attaining his degree, Blake entered the insurance industry, heading the Health and Employee Benefits division at Bill Markve & Associates. With over a decade of experience in the insurance industry, Blake became Co-Owner of Markve Insurance Solutions, with the agency’s establishment in 2016. Blake is Life and Health Insurance licensed, specializing in the areas of Health and Employee Benefits for individuals and employers.

Liz Howard

Liz Howard attended Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with a scholarship in academic excellence and piano performance. Liz then transferred to the University of Sioux Falls to finish her degree in Communications and Media Marketing. Liz entered the insurance industry in 2014, as an Executive Assistant to Blake and Brandon Markve’s father; she has continued-on as an Executive Assistant to Blake and Brandon, with the forming of Markve Insurance Solutions in 2016. The key areas of focus for Liz include maintaining exceptional customer service for all of our clients’ needs, with the processing and servicing of Property and Casualty insurance, Health insurance, and Employee Benefits.

Deb Johnson

Debbie Johnson was born in Ortonville, MN before moving with her family to North Dakota. Debbie graduated from Aaker’s College, with an Associate’s Degree in Accounting. Debbie moved back to the area in 2012, and entered the insurance industry in 2013.  In 2016, Debbie began working at both Northern Division Offices for Markve Insurance Solutions, located in Milbank and Webster, SD. Debbie is licensed in personal and commercial Property and Casualty Insurance.

Sandy Houghton

Sandy Houghton attended Willmar Vocational Technical Institute, with a degree in Sales and Marketing, in the areas of Fashion Merchandising. Sandy entered the insurance industry in 2016, as a Customer Service Representative, for Markve Insurance Solutions. Sandy works out of our one of our Northern Division offices, located in Webster, SD. With many years of customer service experience, Sandy maintains professionalism in handling any of our clients’ insurance needs.