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Mike Golonka

Vice President, Strategic Partners

Smart Choice welcomed Mike Golonka to the family in 2021 as VP of Strategic Partners. For the past 2 decades, Mike worked exclusively with multistate IA Networks and Brokers in his role as National Sales Director at MetLife Auto and Home. He helped create the IA National Accounts Division - contracting Smart Choice as one of their 1st National Account partners - and then transitioned over to Farmers/Foremost. Prior to National Accounts, Mike also worked at MetLife as an Underwriter, Project Manager, and then Regional Sales Manager in New York. In his new role, Mike will be working closely with Smart Choice Partners and supporting strategic carrier relationships. Mike resides in Wilmington, NC with his wife Jennifer. They have 4 kids, 2 still in college (Jeffrey at NC State and Grace at UNCW) and 2 recent graduates (Lucas at UNCC and Nicholas at ECU).