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Aaron Cardwell, CIC, RPLU

Vice President

Aaron specializes in solutions for all types of financial institutions. He began his underwriting career in 2001 working with financial institution crime bonds, D&O, bankers professional, and cyber insurance for financial institutions at St. Paul Insurance Company, which later merged with Travelers.… Read more
U.S. Risk FinancialJ.B. Lloyd & Associates Office Address 8401 N. Central Expressway Suite 1000 Dallas, Texas 75225 Work Phone: (214) 265-2440 Cell Phone: (972) 207-7855

Aaron specializes in solutions for all types of financial institutions. He began his underwriting career in 2001 working with financial institution crime bonds, D&O, bankers professional, and cyber insurance for financial institutions at St. Paul Insurance Company, which later merged with Travelers. He joined U.S. Risk with the acquisition of J.B. Lloyd & Associates in 2016. Aaron also works with lender-placed hazard and flood and mortgage impairment/errors and omissions insurance. Both of these unique programs are endorsed by the Texas Bankers Association and available throughout the U.S. Aaron works with banks, credit unions, mortgage bankers, mortgage servicers, real estate investors, insurance companies, investment advisors, and other financial institutions.

Product specialties

  • Bankers professional liability
  • Civil money penalties coverage
  • Cyber liability and breach response
  • Financial institution crime bonds
  • Force placed/foreclosed hazard and flood
  • Directors and officers liability
  • Employment practices liability
  • Lender liability
  • Lenders single interest
  • Monthly reporting policies for residential real estate investors
  • Mortgage impairment/mortgage E&O
  • Mortgage insurance tracking
  • Repossesed auto
  • Trust errors and omissions
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Scott T. Carroll

Executive Vice President/Program Director

Scott has over 25 years of 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 over 25 years of 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
  • Special events
  • Sports and recreation
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Sera Chalayan

Underwriter/Broker

Sera began her career as a banker, moved to wholesale brokerage briefly, and spent the majority of her career with an admitted carrier. She has worked in customer service, account management, human resources, marketing, underwriting, and sales.… Read more
ArmorPark Office Address 25201 Paseo De Alicia Suite 265 Laguna Hills, California 92653-4626 Work Phone: (7140 285-4087 Cell Phone: (949) 337-2376

Sera began her career as a banker, moved to wholesale brokerage briefly, and spent the majority of her career with an admitted carrier. She has worked in customer service, account management, human resources, marketing, underwriting, and sales. She served as President of the Emerging Insurance Professionals and on the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s associate board. From 2016–2018, Sera spent 15 months in the Czech Republic, earning an MBA. In January 2018, she joined the sales team at Gallagher as Area Vice President of the Los Angeles office. In May 2019, Sera joined U.S. Risk as an underwriter with specialty program ArmorPark, focusing on parking garage and valet operations.

Product specialties

  • Parking garage and valet operations
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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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Ashton Clancy, AMIM

Senior Underwriter

Ashton joined U.S. Risk in March 2019, bringing 13 years of experience in both the carrier and wholesale sides of the business. Her diversified experience includes marketing, carrier and agency relations, underwriting, management, and program development.… Read more
U.S. Risk DallasDallas Commercial Underwriting Office Address 8401 N. Central Expressway Suite 1000 Dallas, Texas 75225 Cell Phone: (469) 786-7175 Work Phone: (214) 265-4941

Ashton joined U.S. Risk in March 2019, bringing 13 years of experience in both the carrier and wholesale sides of the business. Her diversified experience includes marketing, carrier and agency relations, underwriting, management, and program development. She is experienced in multiple practices such as property, energy, middle market, and MGA binding.

Ashton currently acts in an MGA underwriting and brokerage capacity, with the pen to about 15 different markets and vast access to brokerage markets.

She prides herself on exceptional service and fast turnaround times, and adding value to carrier and retail partners using her knowledge and guidance to help find comprehensive, affordable insurance solutions for risks large and small.

Product specialties

  • Property
  • General liability
  • Inland marine
  • Liquor liability
  • Excess/umbrella
  • HNOA
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Amanda Compton

Underwriter

Amanda joined U.S. Risk in August 2019 when the company acquired U.S. Brokers Network, who she joined in 2015 as an assistant to the agency. In 2017, she obtained her P&C producer license and has been working as an underwriter for professional liability (errors & omissions) ever since.… Read more
U.S. Risk UnderwritersProfessional Liability Office Address 1832 Woodmoor Drive Suite 101 Monument, Colorado 80132 Work Phone: (719) 488-5502, ext. 2

Amanda joined U.S. Risk in August 2019 when the company acquired U.S. Brokers Network, who she joined in 2015 as an assistant to the agency. In 2017, she obtained her P&C producer license and has been working as an underwriter for professional liability (errors & omissions) ever since.

Amanda is an alumnus of the University of Missouri, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2012. In 2018, Amanda received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs.

Product specialties

  • Professional Liability (Errors & Omissions)
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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