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Gary Atkins

Executive Vice President/Branch Manager

Gary specializes in brokerage of casualty lines with an emphasis on energy, oil and gas, contractors (industrial, commercial and residential), environmental, equipment rental, and product-driven accounts. He has 38 years of experience in the insurance industry with the last 26 years as an E&S wholesale broker.…

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U.S. Risk Houston

Gary specializes in brokerage of casualty lines with an emphasis on energy, oil and gas, contractors (industrial, commercial and residential), environmental, equipment rental, and product-driven accounts. He has 38 years of experience in the insurance industry with the last 26 years as an E&S wholesale broker. Gary joined U.S. Risk in 2000.

Product specialties
  • Artisan/trade contractors
  • Drilling rigs/oilfield property
  • Environmental
  • Excess liability
  • Excess maritime employers (workers’ compensation)
  • Foreign coverages
  • General contractors
  • Liquor liability
  • Offshore oil drilling and service risks
  • Pollution contractors
  • Products liability
  • Refinery/oil and gas contractors
  • Refinery/petrochemical risks
  • Residential and roofing contractors
  • Umbrella
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Tim Bennett CIC

Senior Broker

Tim joined U.S. Risk in 2013 as Senior Broker for the U.S. Risk Financial Services division. Tim has nearly 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, the last 15+ dealing with management liability, professional liability and fidelity bond coverages with a heavy focus on financial institutions.… Read more
Office Address 2550 Meridian Blvd. Suite 270 Franklin, Tennessee 37067 Work Phone: (800) 851-6501 Work Phone: (440) 385-4311

Tim joined U.S. Risk in 2013 as Senior Broker for the U.S. Risk Financial Services division. Tim has nearly 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, the last 15+ dealing with management liability, professional liability and fidelity bond coverages with a heavy focus on financial institutions. With experience in underwriting and sales, Tim is able to partner with retail agents in the placement of their financial institution clients, whether they are standard market accounts, complex risks or distressed. Tim is here to assist agents in ensuring that each account has the best coverage available on the most competitive basis.

Tim attended Case Western Reserve University School of Management.

Product specialties
  • Cyber/privacy liability
  • Financial institutions D&O
  • Side A DIC
  • Excess liability
  • Financial institution bonds
  • Insurance company E&O/D&O
  • Mortgage brokers and bankers professional liability
  • Professional liability  (financial services firms)
  • Mortgage impairment
  • Lender-placed and REO insurance
  • Commercial crime/kidnap and ransom
  • Broker/dealer and investment advisor E&O
  • EPLI
  • Fiduciary liability
  • Trust E&O
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Sheila Boatman

Vice President/Senior Broker/Underwriter

Sheila specializes in miscellaneous medical malpractice professional and general liability coverages. She has over 25 years of E&S experience and helped establish the Houston Healthcare Division of U.S. Risk in June 2000. She is a Senior Underwriter with underwriting authority through our exclusive miscellaneous medical program through underwriters at Lloyd's.… Read more
U.S. Risk HoustonU.S. Risk HealthcarePros Office Address 2050 West Sam Houston Parkway Suite 1500 Houston, Texas 77042 Work Phone: (800) 833-8803 Work Phone: (281) 249-4933

Sheila specializes in miscellaneous medical malpractice professional and general liability coverages. She has over 25 years of E&S experience and helped establish the Houston Healthcare Division of U.S. Risk in June 2000. She is a Senior Underwriter with underwriting authority through our exclusive miscellaneous medical program through underwriters at Lloyd’s.

Sheila also has extensive experience as a senior broker. She partners with leading underwriters of highly rated national carriers to provide the expertise needed in today’s challenging market. Some eligible classes include surgery centers, home health agencies, staffing agencies, medical clinics, adult daycare, diagnostic imaging labs, MRI centers, DME, CRNAs, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and many more.

Product specialties
  • Adult daycare
  • Allied/misc. healthcare
  • Assisted living centers
  • Clinics
  • Daycare centers/nurseries
  • For-profit D&O
  • Hospitals
  • Medical laboratories
  • Non-profit D&O
  • Nursing/convalescent homes
  • Physicians
  • Professional liability
  • Social services
  • Staffing
  • Umbrella
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Beth Boisseau-Coots

Vice President, Sales

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J.B. Lloyd & Associates Work Phone: (972) 248-2433 Cell Phone: (972) 342-4280
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Grant Bryant, AU, AINS

Senior Underwriter

Grant has over six years of experience in the insurance industry, most recently as an underwriter for Chubb in their energy division in Dallas, Texas. Grant’s focus at U.S. Risk is underwriting oil and gas general liability, excess, and inland marine lines nationwide, as well as brokerage placements for all lines of coverage for the Energy & Environmental division.… Read more
U.S. Risk Fort WorthEnergy & Environmental Office Address 801 Cherry St. Suite 2320 Fort Worth, Texas 76102 Work Phone: (800) 232-5830 Work Phone: (817) 872-0099

Grant has over six years of experience in the insurance industry, most recently as an underwriter for Chubb in their energy division in Dallas, Texas. Grant’s focus at U.S. Risk is underwriting oil and gas general liability, excess, and inland marine lines nationwide, as well as brokerage placements for all lines of coverage for the Energy & Environmental division.

Grant earned a Bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University.

Product specialties

  • Operators and non-operators
  • Oilfield consultants
  • Drilling contractors
  • Well servicing contractors
  • Roustabouts
  • Pipeline operators
  • Many other supporting classes
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Cason Burdett, CIC, ARM

Vice President/Senior Underwriter

Cason joined U.S. Risk in 2012. He manages our in-house Energy & Environmental Division, which is responsible for underwriting general  liability, professional liability, excess liability and inland marine in the oil and gas sector. In addition to his underwriting responsibilities, Cason is also a broker for all lines of energy coverage, handling mid-sized to large accounts.… Read more
U.S. Risk Fort WorthEnergy & Environmental Office Address 801 Cherry St. Suite 2320 Fort Worth, Texas 76102 Work Phone: (800) 232-5830 Work Phone: (817) 872-0090

Cason joined U.S. Risk in 2012. He manages our in-house Energy & Environmental Division, which is responsible for underwriting general  liability, professional liability, excess liability and inland marine in the oil and gas sector. In addition to his underwriting responsibilities, Cason is also a broker for all lines of energy coverage, handling mid-sized to large accounts. Prior to U.S. Risk, Cason was with AIG for six years as a business development manager and primary casualty underwriter.

Product specialties

  • Operators and non-operators
  • Oilfield consultants
  • Drilling contractors
  • Well servicing contractors
  • Roustabouts
  • Pipeline operators
  • Many other supporting classes
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Aaron Cardwell, CIC, RPLU

Vice President

Aaron specializes in insurance solutions for all types of financial institutions. He came to U.S. Risk with our acquisition of J.B. Lloyd & Associates and has over 16 years of experience in underwriting and placement of financial institutions business.… Read more
J.B. Lloyd & Associates/Financial Institutions Office Address 8401 N. Central Expressway Suite 1000 Dallas, Texas 75225 Work Phone: (214) 265-2440 Cell Phone: (972) 207-7855

Aaron specializes in insurance solutions for all types of financial institutions. He came to U.S. Risk with our acquisition of J.B. Lloyd & Associates and has over 16 years of experience in underwriting and placement of financial institutions business. He works with insurance programs for lender-placed hazard and flood and mortgage impairment/errors and omissions Insurance. The Texas Bankers Association and the Western Independent Bankers endorse these programs. Aaron specializes in coverage for banks, credit unions, mortgage bankers, real estate investors, and other financial institutions.

Product specialties

  • Force placed/foreclosed hazard and flood
  • Mortgage insurance tracking
  • Financial institution crime bonds
  • Directors and officers liability
  • Cyber liability and breach response
  • Mortgage impairment/mortgage E&O
  • Employment practices liability
  • Bankers professional liability
  • Lender liability
  • Trust errors and omissions
  • Civil money penalties coverage
  • Repossesed auto
  • Lenders single interest
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Joanna Carle

Assistant Vice President/Broker/Underwriter

Specializing in property and casualty, with more than fifteen years of E&S experience as both a broker and a company underwriter, Joanna’s diverse background gives her an edge to recognize her client’s needs and deliver solutions.… Read more
U.S. Risk AustinU.S. Risk Brokers Office Address 900 S. Capital of TX Highway Suite 450 Austin, Texas 78746 Work Phone: (512) 691-3055

Specializing in property and casualty, with more than fifteen years of E&S experience as both a broker and a company underwriter, Joanna’s diverse background gives her an edge to recognize her client’s needs and deliver solutions. Her positive, driven, professional approach to business has cultivated strong relationships with both her customers and her markets. For her clients, her blended capability of underwriting authorities and access to major brokerage markets is an advantage, with her appetite ranging from main-street business to complex and dynamic accounts.

Product specialties
  • Artisan/trade contractors
  • Boiler and machinery
  • Builders risk/OCP
  • Commercial property
  • Daycare centers/nurseries
  • Equipment floaters
  • Excess/umbrella
  • General contractors
  • Habitational property
  • Hotel/motel property
  • Liquor liability
  • Residential and roofing contractors
  • Vacant property
  • Wind property
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Scott T. Carroll

Executive Vice President/Program Director

Scott has 25 years insurance industry experience that ranges from large company underwriting to small brokerage administration experience. He currently manages Take1, an all-lines underwriting program focused on the entertainment (film, TV, DICE, touring entertainers) and communication industries (audio, video, sound and lighting equipment specialists; event planners and event production service firms). Read more
U.S. Risk Laguna HillsTake1 Office Address 25201 Paseo De Alicia Suite 265 Laguna Hills, California 92653 Work Phone: (714) 285-4090 Cell Phone: (949) 680-0223

Scott has 25 years insurance industry experience that ranges from large company underwriting to small brokerage administration experience. He currently manages Take1, an all-lines underwriting program focused on the entertainment (film, TV, DICE, touring entertainers) and communication industries (audio, video, sound and lighting equipment specialists; event planners and event production service firms).

Product specialties
  • Entertainment
  • Sports and recreation
  • Special events
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Chris Chiodetti

Vice President/Underwriter/Broker

Chris underwrites and brokers packages, monoline property, monoline general liability, excess liability, H&NO auto, professional and inland marine coverages for a large variety of property and casualty classes. Read more
U.S. Risk BrokersU.S. Risk Houston Office Address 2050 West Sam Houston Parkway Suite 1500 Houston, Texas 77042 Work Phone: (713) 243-4365 Cell Phone: (832) 588-7249

Chris underwrites and brokers packages, monoline property, monoline general liability, excess liability, H&NO auto, professional and inland marine coverages for a large variety of property and casualty classes.

Product specialties

  • Churches
  • Contractors (artisan and general)
  • Distributors
  • Habitational (dwellings, apartments, etc.)
  • Hotels/motels
  • Lessor’s risk
  • Manufacturers
  • Mercantile
  • Shopping centers
  • Truckers
  • Vacant warehouses
  • Many more
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Chris Christian, CIC, RPLU

Vice President/Senior Broker

Chris stumbled into insurance in 1985 as a temporary employee at GAF Insurance Services, a bank-affiliated insurance agency in San Diego. After six years with GAF, Chris moved to the carrier side, opening the San Diego branch office of RLI Corp, an underwriter of specialty lines of insurance.… Read more
U.S. Risk DallasU.S. Risk Brokers Office Address 8401 N. Central Expressway Suite 1000 Dallas, Texas 75225 Work Phone: (800) 232-5830 Cell Phone: (760) 415-4213

Chris stumbled into insurance in 1985 as a temporary employee at GAF Insurance Services, a bank-affiliated insurance agency in San Diego. After six years with GAF, Chris moved to the carrier side, opening the San Diego branch office of RLI Corp, an underwriter of specialty lines of insurance. The San Diego office was dedicated to directors and officers liability coverage, and was the launchpad for Chris’s specialization in professional liability.

Product specialties
  • Allied/misc. healthcare
  • Computer consultants
  • Cyber liability
  • D&O (including difficult-to-place)
  • Environmental
  • EPLI
  • Errors and omissions
  • Fiduciary
  • Financial institutions D&O
  • Insurance agents E&O
  • Lawyers
  • Nursing/convalescent Homes
  • Pollution contractors
  • Professional liability
  • Software design/development
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Leslie Craft

Senior Vice President

Leslie joined U.S. Risk in 2003. She has over 30 years of experience in the property and casualty insurance industry, with backgrounds in both retail and Wholesale. She earned her CIC designation in 1997. Read more
U.S. Risk SouthlakeU.S. Risk Underwriters Office Address 365 Miron Dr. Suite D Southlake, Texas 76092 Work Phone: (214) 265-4992

Leslie joined U.S. Risk in 2003. She has over 30 years of experience in the property and casualty insurance industry, with backgrounds in both retail and Wholesale. She earned her CIC designation in 1997.

Product specialties

  • Artisan contractors
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Product liability
  • Liquor liability
  • Builders risk
  • Contractors liability
  • Habitational
  • Property
  • General liability

 

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Karla Dacosta

Associate Broker

Karla began her career in the insurance industry in 2011 during her senior year in college, after working for two years as an administrative assistant and later an assistant account manager for the professional division of a surplus lines brokerage in Framingham, Massachusetts. … Read more
U.S. Risk FraminghamU.S. Risk Brokers Office Address 161 Worcester Road Suite 301 Framingham, Massachusetts 01701 Work Phone: (508) 283-6702

Karla began her career in the insurance industry in 2011 during her senior year in college, after working for two years as an administrative assistant and later an assistant account manager for the professional division of a surplus lines brokerage in Framingham, Massachusetts.  In 2012, Karla graduated cum laude from Framingham State University. where she received her B.A. in Business Administration. She then joined the professional division as an account executive specializing in for-profit and non-profit directors and officers liability, employment practices liability, and small miscellaneous E&O accounts.

At U.S. Risk, Karla focuses on D&O, EPL, E&O, and cyber liability, as well assists in our program business.

Product specialties
  • Cyber liability
  • Computer consultants
  • D&O (including difficult-to-place)
  • Environmental
  • EPLI
  • Errors and omissions
  • Fiduciary
  • Financial institutions D&O
  • Insurance agents E&O
  • Lawyers
  • Professional liability
  • Software design/development
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Kim Daigle

Vice President/Personal Lines Manager/Underwriter

Kim joined U.S. Risk in 2015 when the company acquired IMS/London American. She has over 20 years of experience in property and casualty insurance underwriting, with broad expertise in the high-net-worth personal lines arena. Her background consists of wholesale and retail involvement and is diverse among both E&S and admitted marketplaces. Read more
U.S. Risk Houston Office Address 2050 West Sam Houston Parkway Suite 1500 Houston, Texas 77042 Work Phone: (713) 243-4377

Kim joined U.S. Risk in 2015 when the company acquired IMS/London American. She has over 20 years of experience in property and casualty insurance underwriting, with broad expertise in the high-net-worth personal lines arena. Her background consists of wholesale and retail involvement and is diverse among both E&S and admitted marketplaces.

Product specialties

  • High-net-worth accounts
  • Personal homeowners and dwelling fires
  • Personal auto
  • Personal articles floater
  • Personal umbrella and excess liability
  • Farm and ranch
  • Personal builders risk
  • Personal watercraft
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Jennifer Delatorre

Broker

Jennifer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University in 2008 and worked for Swett & Crawford in Los Angeles for five years before moving back to Texas. Recently Jennifer worked at another DFW wholesaler until coming to U.S.… Read more
U.S. Risk DallasU.S. Risk Brokers Office Address 8401 N. Central Expressway Suite 1000 Dallas, Texas 75225 Work Phone: (214) 265-4909 Work Phone: (626) 390-5407

Jennifer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University in 2008 and worked for Swett & Crawford in Los Angeles for five years before moving back to Texas. Recently Jennifer worked at another DFW wholesaler until coming to U.S. Risk in July 2016. At U.S. Risk, Jennifer focuses primarily on professional liability risks including but not limited to EPLI, D&O, E&O, miscellaneous professional, and lawyers professional.

Jennifer is based in Dallas but works closely with Dave Perkins in our Framingham, Massachusetts office.

Product specialties

  • EPLI
  • D&O
  • E&O
  • Lawyers professional
  • Miscellaneous professional
  • Cyber liability
  • Fiduciary
  • Crime
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Gina Dobbs

Senior Underwriter/Broker

Gina became part of the U.S. Risk team when the company acquired IMS London American in 2017. She has more than 30 years in the insurance industry, starting as a temporary typist and working her way up to underwriter.… Read more
U.S. Risk San Antonio Office Address 8600 Wurzbach Rd. Suite 902 San Antonio, Texas 78240 Work Phone: (972) 313-2160

Gina became part of the U.S. Risk team when the company acquired IMS London American in 2017. She has more than 30 years in the insurance industry, starting as a temporary typist and working her way up to underwriter. Gina has an Associate degree from Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas.

Product specialties

  • Commercial auto
  • Commercial property and casualty
  • Commercial umbrella
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Dorothy Douglas

Senior Underwriter/Broker

Dorothy joined U.S. Risk in 2017 with the acquisition of IMS/London American and has more than 20 years of experience in the commercial underwriting of property and casualty business. She has a strong background in garage and is committed to delivering exceptional service.… Read more
U.S. Risk Houston Office Address 2050 West Sam Houston Parkway Suite 1500 Houston, Texas 77042 Work Phone: (713) 243-4369 Cell Phone: (832) 687-4371

Dorothy joined U.S. Risk in 2017 with the acquisition of IMS/London American and has more than 20 years of experience in the commercial underwriting of property and casualty business. She has a strong background in garage and is committed to delivering exceptional service. Other emphasis includes artisan contractors, lessor’s risk, vacant, warehouse, and directors and officers.

Product specialties

  • Property and casualty
  • General liability
  • Packages
  • Lessor’s Risk
  • Garage Liability
  • Inland marine
  • Vacant properties
  • Excess/umbrella
  • Environmental
  • Directors and officers
  • EPLI
  • Miscellaneous professional
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Theresa Drago, CPCU, ASLI, ARM

Assistant Vice President/Production Underwriter

Theresa specializes in placing workers' compensation nationwide and can include, if necessary, longshore and maritime endorsements. Theresa joined U.S. Risk in 2000 and has over 35 years of experience in the insurance business. Read more
U.S. Risk HoustonWorkers’ Compensation Office Address 2050 West Sam Houston Parkway Suite 1500 Houston, Texas 77042 Work Phone: (800) 833-8803 Work Phone: (281) 249-4926

Theresa specializes in placing workers’ compensation nationwide and can include, if necessary, longshore and maritime endorsements. Theresa joined U.S. Risk in 2000 and has over 35 years of experience in the insurance business.

Product specialties
  • Workers’ compensation
  • U.S. Longshore & Harbor Workers (USL&H)
  • Maritime Employers Liability (MEL)
  • Foreign package
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William Duvall

Underwriter

William joined U.S. Risk in 2014 as part of the U.S. Risk Pros division located in Dallas, Texas. He underwrites professional liability risks with a focus on miscellaneous professional liability, employment practices liability, and insurance agents errors and omissions.… Read more
U.S. Risk DallasU.S. Risk Pros Office Address 8401 N. Central Expressway Suite 1000 Dallas, Texas 75225 Work Phone: 214-265-2407 Work Phone: 800-232-5830

William joined U.S. Risk in 2014 as part of the U.S. Risk Pros division located in Dallas, Texas. He underwrites professional liability risks with a focus on miscellaneous professional liability, employment practices liability, and insurance agents errors and omissions.

William graduated from Tarlton State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. William served in the U.S. Marine Corps as an aircraft mechanic.

Product specialties

  • EPLI
  • Errors and omissions
  • Directors and officers
  • Miscellaneous professional
  • Insurance agents E&O
  • Title agents E&O
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Brian Edwards

Underwriter

Brian has over 12 years of experience in the insurance industry. He specializes in brokerage of E&S commercial property risks with an emphasis on the hospitality industry. At U.S. Risk, Brian is a member of the TCAP team that writes a wide variety of community association exposures across the country.… Read more
U.S. Risk DallasU.S. Risk Brokers Office Address 8401 N. Central Expressway Suite 1000 Dallas, Texas 75225 Work Phone: (800) 232-5830 Work Phone: (214) 265-4906

Brian has over 12 years of experience in the insurance industry. He specializes in brokerage of E&S commercial property risks with an emphasis on the hospitality industry. At U.S. Risk, Brian is a member of the TCAP team that writes a wide variety of community association exposures across the country.

Brian earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Ohio University.

Product specialties

  • Property
  • Coastal property
  • Wind deductible buyback
  • Earthquake
  • Habitational
  • Condo associations
  • Excess/umbrella
  • Inland marine