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Marla Timmons

Senior Broker

Marla has worked for over 30 years in the insurance industry, and has many years experience with all professional liability lines. Marla currently writes all types of professional liability, including E&O, D&O, EPLI, and network security and privacy (cyber liability).… Read more
U.S. Risk HoustonU.S. Risk Brokers Office Address 2050 West Sam Houston Parkway Suite 1500 Houston, Texas 77042 Work Phone: (800) 833-8803 Work Phone: (281) 249-4991

Marla has worked for over 30 years in the insurance industry, and has many years experience with all professional liability lines. Marla currently writes all types of professional liability, including E&O, D&O, EPLI, and network security and privacy (cyber liability). She has experience in various insurance industry genres and has also taught insurance and risk management education courses.

Product specialties

  • Allied/misc. healthcare
  • Bankers professional liability
  • Computer consultants
  • Crime
  • Cyber liability
  • D&O (including difficult-to-place)
  • Employment practices
  • Errors and omissions
  • Financial institutions D&O
  • For-profit D&O
  • Insurance agents E&O
  • Lawyers
  • Non-profit D&O
  • Professional liability
  • Software design/development
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Debbie Tomasini

Underwriter/Broker

Debbie has 22 years of experience in the excess and surplus wholesale industry. Formerly employed with IMS London American, she has been a part of the U.S. Risk team since July 2017. Debbie has bind authority with numerous bind contracts as well as access to a number of brokerage markets.… Read more
U.S. Risk HoustonTransportation Office Address 2050 West Sam Houston Parkway Suite 1500 Houston, Texas 77042 Work Phone: (210) 507-1802

Debbie has 22 years of experience in the excess and surplus wholesale industry. Formerly employed with IMS
London American, she has been a part of the U.S. Risk team since July 2017. Debbie has bind authority with numerous bind contracts as well as access to a number of brokerage markets.

Product specialties

  • Commerical auto liability
  • Truckers liability
  • Truckers general liability
  • Motor truck cargo
  • Contractors equipment
  • Commercial auto physical damage
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Jody Travis, CIC

Vice President/Senior Underwriter/Broker

Jody started his insurance career shortly after returning home from Texas Tech University in 1992. He specializes in surplus lines property and casualty business. He obtained his CIC designation in 2002. He began his career at Specialty Insurance Managers and found his way to Leicht General Agency, then IMS London American, which eventually merged with U.S.… Read more
U.S. Risk Houston Office Address 2050 West Sam Houston Parkway Suite 1500 Houston, Texas 77042 Work Phone: (713) 243-4372 Work Phone: (281) 249-4900

Jody started his insurance career shortly after returning home from Texas Tech University in 1992. He specializes in surplus lines property and casualty business. He obtained his CIC designation in 2002. He began his career at Specialty Insurance Managers and found his way to Leicht General Agency, then IMS London American, which eventually merged with U.S. Risk. Jody has focused on mainstream surplus-line accounts for most of his career and has a long history with general contracting, hospitality, habitational and retail/lessor’s risk. Jody has a longtime commitment to providing exceptional service in all lines of business and brings a wealth of knowledge and professionalism to every account he works on.

Product specialties

  • General contractors
  • Artisan contractors
  • Lessor’s risk
  • Habitational and associations
  • Church and pastoral liability
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Products liability
  • Property
  • Professional liability
  • Inland marine
  • Excess/umbrella
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Ralph Tribendis

Vice President, Sales and Business Development

Ralph Tribendis has been with U.S. Risk for over five years as Vice President of Sales and Business Development. Ralph works from the Richmond, Virginia office and is responsible for supporting all divisions within U.S. Risk with their current business, as well as implementing strategic sales and marketing plans to increase new business submissions.… Read more
U.S. Risk RichmondU.S. Risk Marketing Office Address 6802 Paragon Place Suite 410 Richmond, Virginia 23230 Work Phone: (804) 441-6126 Work Phone: (804) 647-6382

Ralph Tribendis has been with U.S. Risk for over five years as Vice President of Sales and Business Development. Ralph works from the Richmond, Virginia office and is responsible for supporting all divisions within U.S. Risk with their current business, as well as implementing strategic sales and marketing plans to increase new business submissions.

Ralph brings over 35 years of successful sales management and leadership in territory startups, expansion, new product deployments and cross-sell situations for some of the biggest names in both the insurance industry and brokerage community. Previously, Ralph worked for a nationally known insurance provider as vice president of sales, where he was able to revitalize the Mid-Atlantic sales region, earning top ranks in sales performance.

Ralph is responsible for increasing U.S. Risk sales nationally.