Meet the Bekins Leadership Team

When people ask us why they should choose Bekins, a big reason is because of the experience and dedication of our leadership team. Their ability to identify trends within the moving industry—and to adapt our business accordingly—is unmatched. They help ensure that our customers’ needs are always met, and provide the guidance we need to continue to be a leader in the moving business.

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Stephen F. Burns – Chairman of the Board
As Chairman of the Board at Bekins Van Lines, Stephen Burns brings more than 25 years of moving-industry experience to the table. In addition to being a moving expert, Stephen also graduated Cum Laude from the Indiana University School of Law.

Stephen became chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Bekins Van Lines in 1988. In addition, he formerly served as chairman of the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA).


Mark Kirschner – Chief Executive Officer
Mark Kirschner serves Bekins as the Chief Executive Officer. An employee of Bekins Van Lines, he is proficient when it comes to the ins and outs of the moving industry, and has been with the company since 1982.

Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Indiana University.

A.J. Schneider – Executive Vice President
A.J. Schneider serves as the Bekins executive vice president. Beginning his career in 2007 with Bekins Van Lines, A.J. previously served the company as vice president of sales and marketing.

A.J. holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Indiana University.


Jerrod Carter – Chief Information Officer
Jerrod Carter has served as the Bekins Chief Information Officer since 2010, ensuring that all technology and IT services are up to par with moving industry expectations.

Jerrod holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.


Ron Borkowski – Vice President of Operations
Ron Borkowski serves as vice president of operations at Bekins Van Lines. He has been with Bekins since 1994 and has more than 30 years of moving industry experience.

Ron holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Ball State University.



Fred McBroom – Vice President of Agency Development & Claims
Fred McBroom is the Vice President of Agency Development & Claims at Bekins Van Lines. He joined the company in 2000 and has more than two decades of moving industry experience.

Fred holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing – Distribution Management from Indiana University.


Tim Wiley – Vice President of Military & Revenue Accounting
Tim Wiley serves as Vice President of Military & Revenue Accounting. Tim joined Wheaton in 1994 and has more than four decades of moving industry experience. He previously served as General Manager/Vice President of Operations at Wheaton agent, Crown Moving & Storage.

 Tim holds a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in Bloomington.


Chris Banguis—Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Move Management
Chris Banguis joined Bekins in 2017. Banguis most recently spent 14 years at Eli Lilly and Company, the Indianapolis-based global pharmaceutical company in roles supporting sales and marketing, manufacturing and research and development.

Banguis holds a Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University.




Interested in joining the Bekins team? Visit our Careers page to learn more.