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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