MJ Insurance, one of the nation’s largest privately-held insurance agencies with more than five decades of success, has appointed Chris Novotney director of business development in the Personal Insurance department.

Novotney will be responsible for developing strategic marketing channels and generating referrals to target prospects in the newly-created role at MJ Insurance.

Bringing more than 10 years of experience in the insurance industry to MJ, Novotney recently served as director of business development at Hays & Sons Construction of Indianapolis, where he led the business development team in seven markets throughout Indiana and Ohio, resulting in record growth for the company.

Novotney received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Indiana State University.

“Chris has a unique background that provided him with multiple perspectives within insurance that will serve him very well in his new role with MJ Insurance,” said Jon Loftin, president and chief operations officer at MJ Insurance. “We’re excited to have him support our growth goals and see the impact he will have at MJ.”

MJ Insurance is a commercial insurance, risk management and employee benefits consulting agency that, since 1964, has grown from a two-person start-up to an agency with more than 140 employees in both Phoenix and Indianapolis. MJ Insurance specializes in a diverse selection of unique service lines including construction, energy, transportation, real estate, manufacturing, sororities and mining. MJ also offers complete employee benefits programs including major medical, group disability, group life and onsite employer clinics. MJ Insurance currently has clients in 16 countries and in every state of the country.


Indianapolis-based MJ Insurance exists to inspire the success, fulfillment and wellbeing of each person it serves: associates and their families, business partners, clients and the community. MJ Insurance is a leading risk management and benefits consulting agency specializing in various commercial sectors: construction, manufacturing, sororities, mining/energy, farm to fork, transportation, metals as well as a complete suite of comprehensive employee benefit programs and services. Fifty years after its founding, MJ Insurance continues to expand through growth, service and leadership. Additional information may be found at www.mjinsurance.com.