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John-Michael T. Polley

Director of Marketing & Communications

As the Director of Marketing and Communications at Shepherd Insurance, John-Michael develops innovative ways for how the company communicates to the public. He improves brand experience by strategically collaborating with vendor partners, producers, clients and employees. Through deploying content and operational initiatives, he helps make the Shepherd story accessible and engaging.


Before transitioning into his current role at Shepherd, John-Michael began as a Sales Executive. He is licensed in both Life & Health and Property & Casualty, providing clients with excellent customer service while generating new business for the agency. Prior to joining Shepherd in 2016, he owned and operated a marketing and consulting firm.


Originally from Carmel, he currently lives on the north side of Indianapolis. John-Michael studied marketing at IU-Bloomington. In his free time, he enjoys writing, working out, extreme sporting and serving in the community.

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