Kim and Tom Michel bring together over 60 years of production and management experience to their agency.  The husband wife team believe in an environment of success, but promote a family atmosphere that advisors and clients appreciate. Their ability to create an independent career agency system model that represents over 50 insurance carriers for multiple needs is why today's producer likes working with Michel Financial Group.

Today's consumer likes the experience that Michel Financial Group advisors bring and having access to so many different products and carriers to help provide solutions for all their needs.

Kimberly A. Michel

Kim has been a pioneer for many women in the insurance and financial services industry and broken down many traditional gender barriers.   Kim first started as a successful agent, then became the top nationally producing brokerage manager for one of the industry's largest companies.  From there, she moved into agency management where she received 5 nationally recognized awards for top production and was the company's leading premium agency for three consecutive years. She is a multiple recipient of GAMA's (General Agent and Managers Association) International Diamond Management Award.

The insurance and financial services industry recognized her contributions to their industry and community by awarding her the prestigious Will J. Farrell award in 2012.  Kim was the first female President of GAMA Los Angeles as well as the first female President of NAIFA (National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors) Los Angeles.

Kim has been elected to the NAWBO (National Association of Woman Business Owners) Los Angeles Hall of Fame.  In 2005, Century City Chamber of Commerce bestowed the Women of Achievement Award on her and in 2009, the Santa Monica YWCA honored her as the Woman of the Year.

She currently is active in many charitable organizations including being on the National Board of Easter Seals after serving multiple years as  Chair of Southern California Easter Seals.  She is also a board member with the Lorraine Jackson Pearls of Hope Foundation and is a contributor to The Every Child Foundation, Big Thinking Women and the Women's Leadership Forum.


Thomas O. Michel

Tom's wide range of experience as an agent, pension wholesaler and as an awarding winning agency manager have garnered him respect throughout the insurance community as well.   He has been a MDRT (Million Dollar Round Table) producer as an agent, then led his respective companies nationally as the leading Pension wholesaler multiple times while continually producing double digit growth.   As an agency manager, he took a previous firm to be recognized as one of LOS ANGELES BUSINESS JOURNAL'S  top 10 insurance agencies and led that respective company as the top producing agency nationally multiple times.

He too has received numerous awards for his efforts in both the community and the industry. He is the receipient of multiple Diamond International Management Awards from GAMA and in 2013 he was also a  recipient of the 2013 Will J. Farrell Award, making Kim and himself the first husband wife recipients in the 60 year history of the industry's prestigious award.

While serving his clients and helping the agency he is passionate about promoting and protecting the industry they are so fond of.  In 2015 Tom was appointed as national trustee to serve on the NAIFA national board of directors. In 2018 he was elected Secretary of NAIFA, and was recently introduced as President-Elect.  Prior to his national service he served as the 80th President of NAIFA California and was a two term President of NAIFA Los Angeles.  Tom meets regularly with top state, federal, and civic legislators and speaks publicly often to promote the insurance industry's most notable contributions to society. He has had the opportunity to meet many and discuss policy with such government leaders as former Speaker of the House John Boehner, current Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, California Senator Dianne Feinstein, former California Governor Schwarzenegger, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Congressman Brad Sherman, Congresswoman Dr. Judy Chu, Congressman Ted Lieu, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, former California Insurance Commissioner David Jones and Los Angeles Mayor's Richard  Riordan and Eric Garcetti amongst others.  He feels that making our policy leaders aware of the role of the insurance and financial advisor and the companies they represent is critical.  

Besides the family atmosphere at Michel Financial Group, Kim and Tom's home family consists of two boys, T.J. and Marcus and they reside in Pacific Palisades.