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Ed Bordenave

Vice President

Ed joined U. S. Risk in 2016 as a Vice President in the Lodi Branch.  He has 46 years of experience in the underwriting and placement of Financial Service risks as well as Products Liability and Commercial General Liability exposures. …More Details
U.S. Risk – LodiU.S. Risk Brokers Office Address 330 South Fairmont Ave. Suite 2 Lodi CA 95240 Work Phone: 209-365-6130 Work Phone: 866-699-2747

Ed joined U. S. Risk in 2016 as a Vice President in the Lodi Branch.  He has 46 years of experience in the underwriting and placement of Financial Service risks as well as Products Liability and Commercial General Liability exposures.  Ed has developed and underwritten a number of successful programs involving motor truck cargo, residential day care facilities, public entities, public official’s E & O, structural and agricultural pest control, landscapers and tree trimmers.

Ed has a B. S. degree in marketing from the University of San Francisco and an MBA from San Jose State University.

Product Specialties

  • Auto
  • Boat Dealers
  • Boat Insurance
  • Boat Manufacturers
  • Boat Repair
  • Bumbershoot
  • Cargo
  • Charter Vessels
  • Commercial Marine
  • Commercial Vessels
  • Crew
  • Fishing Vessels
  • Marinas
  • Marine Contractors
  • Maritime Employers Liability
  • Personal Boats/Jets Skis
  • Pollution
  • Recreational Marine
  • Rental Boats/Jet Skis
  • Work Boats
  • Yacht Brokers
  • Yacht Clubs
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Joanna Carle

Assistant Vice President, Broker and 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.…More Details
U.S. Risk – AustinU.S. Risk Brokers Office Address 900 S. Capital of TX Highway Suite 450 Austin TX 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
  • Day Care Center/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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Chris Christian, CIC, RPLU

Vice President and Senior Broker

Chris Christian 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.…More Details
U.S. Risk – DallasU.S. Risk Brokers Office Address 8401 N. Central Expressway Suite 1000 Dallas TX 75225 Work Phone: 800-232-5830 Cell Phone: 760-415-4213

Chris Christian 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 launching pad 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
  • Ins. Agents E&O
  • Lawyers
  • Nursing/Convalescent Homes
  • Pollution Contractors
  • Professional Liability
  • Software Design/Development
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Cindy Cordes, CIC, CPIW, DAE

Broker

Cindy began her career in the insurance industry in 1970 working for St. Paul and Commercial Union. For the past 42 years Cindy has worked on the E&S side of the business for The Insurance Marketplace and since 2000 with U.S.…More Details
U.S. Risk – MetairieU.S. Risk Brokers Office Address 2424 Edenborn Ave., Suite 270 Metairie LA 70001 Work Phone: 800-234-2754

Cindy began her career in the insurance industry in 1970 working for St. Paul and Commercial Union. For the past 42 years Cindy has worked on the E&S side of the business for The Insurance Marketplace and since 2000 with U.S. Risk. Cindy currently works in the Metairie Louisiana office for Noel Martinsen with whom she has worked with her entire career. Cindy brings a wealth of knowledge and professionalism to every account she works on. While Cindy is able to handle all lines of business she has a niche specialty in Environmental, Foreign and Professional Liability coverages.

Product Specialties
  • Environmental
  • EPLI
  • Excess Liability
  • Excess Maritime Employers (Work Comp)
  • Foreign Coverages
  • General Contractors
  • Hull&PI
  • Non-Profit D&O
  • Offshore Oil Drilling and Service Risks
  • Pollution Contractors Professional Liability
  • Public Entities
  • Refinery/Oil and Gas Contractors
  • Residential and Roofing Contractors
  • Umbrella
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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 almost two years as an Administrative Assistant and later an Assistant Account Manager for the Professional Department at a Surplus Lines Broker office in Framingham, MA. …More Details
U.S. Risk – FraminghamU.S. Risk Brokers Office Address 161 Worcester Road, Suite 301 Framingham MA 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 almost two years as an Administrative Assistant and later an Assistant Account Manager for the Professional Department at a Surplus Lines Broker office in Framingham, MA.  In 2012 Karla graduated Cum Laude from Framingham State University where she received her B.A. in Business Administration. She then joined the Professional Department as an Account Executive specializing in for-profit and non-profit Directors and Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability and Small Miscellaneous E&O accounts for the same company.

At U.S. Risk, Karla will be focused in the areas of D&O, EPL, E&O, Cyber Liability, as well assisting 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
  • Ins. Agents E&O
  • Lawyers
  • Professional Liability
  • Software Design/Development
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Jennifer Delatorre

Broker

Jennifer graduated with her Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University in 2008 and worked for Swett & Crawford in Los Angeles for 5 years until moving back to Texas. Recently Jennifer worked at another DFW wholesaler until coming to U.S.…More Details
U.S. Risk – DallasU.S. Risk Brokers Office Address 8401 N. Central Exressway Suite 1000 Dallas TX 75225 Work Phone: 214-265-4909 Work Phone: 626-390-5407

Jennifer graduated with her Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University in 2008 and worked for Swett & Crawford in Los Angeles for 5 years until moving back to Texas. Recently Jennifer worked at another DFW wholesaler until coming to U.S. Risk in July of 2016. At U.S. Risk Jennifer is a Broker focusing primarily on Professional Liability risks including but not limited to: EPLI, D&O, E&O, Miscellaneous Professional, Lawyers Professional. She will be based in Dallas but works closely with Dave Perkins in our Framingham, MA office.

Product Specialties

  • EPLI
  • D&O
  • E&O
  • Lawyers Professional
  • Miscellaneous Professional
  • Cyber Liability
  • Fiduciary
  • Crime
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Brian Edwards

Underwriter

Brian brings with him 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.…More Details
U.S. Risk – DallasU.S. Risk Brokers Office Address 8401 N. Central Expressway Suite 1000 Dallas TX 75225 Work Phone: 800-232-5830 Work Phone: 214-265-4906

Brian brings with him 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 Buyback
  • Earthquake
  • Habitational
  • Condo Associations
  • Excess/Umbrella
  • Inland Marine
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Tony Greer

Vice President

Tony joined U.S. Risk in 2011 and is currently responsible for the production and marketing of all lines of Property and Casualty business. His expertise is in the placement of  Property and Casualty lines, specifically, Energy and Environmental related classes as well as Habitational risks.…More Details
U.S. Risk – AustinU.S. Risk Brokers Office Address 900 S. Capital of TX Highway Suite 450 Austin TX 78746 Work Phone: 512-691-3038

Tony joined U.S. Risk in 2011 and is currently responsible for the production and marketing of all lines of Property and Casualty business. His expertise is in the placement of  Property and Casualty lines, specifically, Energy and Environmental related classes as well as Habitational risks.

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Traci Huskey, CPSR

Underwriter

As an indispensable member of our Underwriting team, Traci focuses on multistate risks and the placement of Workers’ Compensation risks for her agents located throughout the nation. Traci has over 18 years’ experience in the workers’ compensation insurance industry and began her career at RISCORP, this company was later acquired by The Zenith. …More Details
U.S. Risk – SarasotaU.S. Risk Brokers Office Address 3665 Bee Ridge Road Suite 214 Sarasota FL 34233 Work Phone: 941-309-7101
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Noel Martinsen

Executive Vice President and Branch Manager

Noel specializes in brokerage Casualty Lines as well as Marine Liability with a heavy emphasis on Contractors and Products driven accounts. He has E&S experience of 42 years of which the past thirteen years has been with U.S.…More Details
U.S. Risk – MetairieU.S. Risk Brokers Office Address 2424 Edenborn Suite 270 Metairie LA 7001 Work Phone: 800-234-0754

Noel specializes in brokerage Casualty Lines as well as Marine Liability with a heavy emphasis on Contractors and Products driven accounts. He has E&S experience of 42 years of which the past thirteen years has been with U.S. Risk. He is involved with General Liability, Umbrella/Excess, Maritime Employers Liability, Environmental packages as well as Professional Liability for hard to place risks. He is primarily a broker but does have underwriting authority with respect to Maritime Employers Liability and Umbrella Liability with Underwriter’s at Lloyds, London.

Product Specialties
  • Environmental
  • Excess Liability
  • Excess Maritime Employers (Work Comp)
  • General Contractors Marine – Wet
  • 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 Patrick

Senior Broker, Underwriter

Tim is both the branch office underwriting manager and a broker.  He has thirty years experience having worked both as a company underwriter, retail agency marketing and E&S broking and underwriting.  His expertise is getting it done at the broadest terms possible at the fairest price to all parties involved in the transaction.…More Details
U.S. Risk – LafayetteU.S. Risk Brokers Home Lafayette LA Work Phone: 877-319-4348 Cell Phone: 615-945-7448 Work Fax: 877-892-9771

Tim is both the branch office underwriting manager and a broker.  He has thirty years experience having worked both as a company underwriter, retail agency marketing and E&S broking and underwriting.  His expertise is getting it done at the broadest terms possible at the fairest price to all parties involved in the transaction.

Product Specialties
  • Artisan/ Trade Contractors
  • Commercial Property
  • DIC/Earthquake/Flood
  • Environmental
  • Excess Liability
  • Foreign Coverages
  • General Contractors
  • Habitational Property
  • Liquor Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Special Events
  • Umbrella
  • Vacant Property
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Thomas Pepper

Broker

Thomas brings with him over 5 years of experience in the insurance industry. He specializes in marine and energy risks, which will be his primary focus at U.S. Risk. Prior to joining U.S. Risk Thomas worked for Lockton Insurance Brokers.…More Details
U.S. Risk – HoustonU.S. Risk Brokers Home 2050 West Sam Houston Parkway Suite 1500 Houston TX 77042 Work Phone: 800-833-8803 Work Phone: 281-249-4960

Thomas brings with him over 5 years of experience in the insurance industry. He specializes in marine and energy risks, which will be his primary focus at U.S. Risk.

Prior to joining U.S. Risk Thomas worked for Lockton Insurance Brokers.

Thomas earned degrees in Maritime Administration from Texas A&M University and Insurance and Risk Management from University of Houston Downtown.

Product Specialties
  • Primary and Excess Marine
  • Energy Risks
  • Maritime Employers Liability
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Dave Perkins

Executive Vice President and Branch Manager

Dave is an Executive Vice President and branch manager of the Massachusetts office of U.S. Risk Brokers, Inc.  Dave has over 25 years of insurance experience and has the professional designation of Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU).…More Details
U.S. Risk – FraminghamU.S. Risk Brokers Office Address 161 Worcester Rd. Suite 301 Framingham MA 01701 Work Phone: 508-283-6701 Cell Phone: 508-864-4446

Dave is an Executive Vice President and branch manager of the Massachusetts office of U.S. Risk Brokers, Inc.  Dave has over 25 years of insurance experience and has the professional designation of Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU). Dave’s expertise extends in the areas of Cyber/Privacy Coverage, Management Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Professional Liability, Medical Malpractice and other specialty insurance products.  He has specific industry expertise with Public & Private Companies, Financial Institutions, Technology & Media, Healthcare and Education.  Dave is a regular speaker at national insurance conferences in the areas of Cyber/Privacy Coverage, Directors & Officers Liability and
Employment Practices Liability.

Product Specialties
  • Cyber Liability
  • Computer Consultants
  • D&O (including difficult to place)
  • Environmental
  • EPLI
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Fiduciary
  • Financial Institutions D&O
  • Ins. Agents E&O
  • Lawyers
  • Professional Liability
  • Software Design/Development
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Dutch Phillips

Vice President and Senior Broker

Dutch brings with him over ten years of years of experience in the insurance industry, working as both a broker and underwriter. He specializes in casualty with emphasis on energy and products related risks, which will be his focus at U.S.…More Details
U.S. Risk – HoustonU.S. Risk Brokers Office Address 2050 West Sam Houston Parkway Suite 1500 Houston TX 77042 Work Phone: 281-249-4958 Work Phone: 800-833-8803

Dutch brings with him over ten years of years of experience in the insurance industry, working as both a broker and underwriter. He specializes in casualty with emphasis on energy and products related risks, which will be his focus at U.S. Risk.  Previously Dutch worked for AmWINS Brokerage of Texas.

Product Specialties
  • Casualty
  • Property
  • Energy
  • Products
  • Umbrella
  • Contractors
  • Wrap Ups
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Jeana Ramos

Vice President

Jeana joined U. S. Risk in 2016 as a Vice President in the Lodi Branch.  She has been involved in Excess and Surplus Lines since 1994.  She has a strong expertise in General Liability, Property and Professional and Financial Products. …More Details
U.S. Risk – LodiU.S. Risk Brokers Office Address 330 South Fairmont Ave. Suite 2 Lodi CA 95240 Work Phone: 209-365-6130 Work Phone: 866-699-2747

Jeana joined U. S. Risk in 2016 as a Vice President in the Lodi Branch.  She has been involved in Excess and Surplus Lines since 1994.  She has a strong expertise in General Liability, Property and Professional and Financial Products.  She has a specialization in commercial recreational marine and has placed complex coverages for marinas, boat manufacturers, boat repairers and boat dealers.  Prior to joining U. S. Risk, she was a partner and the leading producer in an agency that specialized in the placement of marine accounts as well as all Excess and Surplus lines of coverage.

Jeana has a B.S. degree in Paralegal Studies with a minor in Community Affairs.

 

Product Specialties

  • Auto
  • Boat Dealers
  • Boat Insurance
  • Boat Manufacturers
  • Boat Repair
  • Bumbershoot
  • Cargo
  • Charter Vessels
  • Commercial Marine
  • Commercial Vessels
  • Crew
  • Fishing Vessels
  • Marinas
  • Marine Contractors
  • Maritime Employers Liability
  • Personal Boats/Jets Skis
  • Pollution
  • Recreational Marine
  • Rental Boats/Jet Skis
  • Work Boats
  • Yacht Brokers
  • Yacht Clubs

 

 
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Travis Reynolds

Assistant Vice President and Senior Broker

Travis  has over 12 years experience in underwriting and brokering. He currently  brokers casualty and property coverage’s for a variety of classes of business  including: all types of Contractors, Energy, Products related risks,  Environmental, and Habitational accounts.…More Details
U.S. Risk – AustinU.S. Risk Brokers Office Address 900 S. Capital of TX Highway Suite 450 Austin TX 78746 Work Phone: 512-691-3054

Travis  has over 12 years experience in underwriting and brokering. He currently  brokers casualty and property coverage’s for a variety of classes of business  including: all types of Contractors, Energy, Products related risks,  Environmental, and Habitational accounts.

Product Specialties
  • Artisan/ Trade Contractors
  • Builder’s Risk/Installation Floater
  • Commercial Property
  • Environmental
  • Equipment Floaters, Dealers
  • Excess Liability
  • General Contractors
  • Habitational Property
  • Liquor Liability
  • Pollution Contractors
  • Products Liability
  • Residential and Roofing Contractors
  • Umbrella
  • Vacant Property
  • Wind Property
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Wendy Sanderson

Senior Property and Casualty Broker

Wendy joined US Risk in 2015 as a member of the Sarasota, FL underwriting/brokerage team. With a combined 20 years of experience in E&S and Workers’ Compensation, Wendy operates in a dual capacity for U.S. Risk’s WC Division.…More Details
U.S. Risk – SarasotaU.S. Risk Brokers Office Address 3665 Bee Ridge Road, Suite 214 Sarasota FL 34233 Work Phone: 941-309-7203

Wendy joined US Risk in 2015 as a member of the Sarasota, FL underwriting/brokerage team. With a combined 20 years of experience in E&S and Workers’ Compensation, Wendy operates in a dual capacity for U.S. Risk’s WC Division. As an E&S Broker focusing on contractors, hospitality, manufacturing and habitational business, Wendy can help round out current workers’ compensation clients through her cross-selling approach.  In addition, Wendy is the WC Marketing/Business Development Representative responsible for the eastern U.S.

Product Specialties

  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Commercial Liquor Liability
  • Commercial Umbrella
  • Commercial Property
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Pam Schultz

Broker

Pam is a veteran Excess and Surplus Lines broker with over 12 years of industry experience.  Pam is recognized as a seasoned expert in the placement of Executive Liability and Bonds for banks and thrifts. …

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U.S. Risk – NashvilleU.S. Risk Brokers Office Address 2550 Meridian Suite 270 Franklin TN 37067 Work Phone: 800-851-6501 Work Phone: 615-760-1082

Pam is a veteran Excess and Surplus Lines broker with over 12 years of industry experience.  Pam is recognized as a seasoned expert in the placement of Executive Liability and Bonds for banks and thrifts.  She also focuses on placement of Professional Liability Lines for commercial accounts.

Before joining U.S. Risk, Pam attended college in Florida and spent 15 years outside the insurance industry as a staff accountant with training and supervisory responsibilities.

Product Specialties
  • Bankers Professional Liability
  • Crime
  • Cyberliability
  • D&O (including difficult to place)
  • EPLI>
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Fiduciary
  • Financial Institutions D&O
  • For Profit D&O
  • Ins. Agents E&O
  • Lawyers
  • Mortgage Impairment
  • Non-Profit D&O
  • Professional Liability
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Patricia Sutton

Vice President and Senior Broker

Pat specializes in brokerage of both property and casualty lines. She has over thirty years of E&S experience with U.S. Risk. Before joining U.S. Risk, Pat was the property manager for Hartford Specialty in Dallas. Pat specializes in all lines of Property and Liability classes (both GL and Excess Liability). …More Details
U.S. Risk – DallasU.S. Risk Brokers Office Address 8401 N. Central Expressway Suite 1000 Dallas TX 75225 Work Phone: 800-232-5830 Work Phone: 214-265-2436

Pat specializes in brokerage of both property and casualty lines. She has over thirty years of E&S experience with U.S. Risk. Before joining U.S. Risk, Pat was the property manager for Hartford Specialty in Dallas. Pat specializes in all lines of Property and Liability classes (both GL and Excess Liability).  In addition, she has a very extensive background placing Inland Marine accounts for the Oil and Gas/Drilling Contractors, Builders Risk, both Commercial and Residential, and Contractor’s Equipment.

Product Specialties
  • Builder’s Risk/Installation Floater
  • Commercial Property
  • DIC/Earthquake/Flood
  • Drilling Rigs/Oil Field Property
  • Equipment Floaters, Dealers
  • Excess Liability
  • General Contractors
  • Habitational Property
  • Motor Truck Cargo
  • Products Liability
  • Refinery/Petrochemical Risks
  • Residential and Roofing Contractors
  • Umbrella
  • Vacant PropertyWind Property
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Jim Thomas

Vice President and Senior Broker

Jim has over 30 years experience in underwriting and brokering. He currently brokers casualty and property coverages for a variety of classes of business including: all types of Nightclub/Bars, etc., Contractors, some Manufacturers and Habitational accounts.…More Details
U.S. Risk – DallasU.S. Risk Brokers Office Address 8401 N. Central Expressway Suite 1000 Dallas TX 75225 Work Phone: 214-265-2414 Work Phone: 800-232-5830

Jim has over 30 years experience in underwriting and brokering. He currently brokers casualty and property coverages for a variety of classes of business including: all types of Nightclub/Bars, etc., Contractors, some Manufacturers and Habitational accounts. He started his insurance career with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and now has over 14 years with U.S. Risk Brokers.

Product Specialties
  • General Liability
  • Excess/Umbrella
  • Property – Contractors
  • Bars
  • Taverns
  • Nightclubs
  • Manufacturing Risks