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Amy D’Orazio

Senior Broker

Amy D'Orazio has been in the insurance industry since 2000, starting on the carrier side and moving to the wholesale side in 2005. Her primary focus is commercial insurance. Amy received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.… Read more
U.S. Risk Brokers Office Address 201 Edward Curry Ave. Suite 200 Staten Island, New York 10314 Work Phone: (917) 830-2752 Cell Phone: (917) 957-4497

Amy D’Orazio has been in the insurance industry since 2000, starting on the carrier side and moving to the wholesale side in 2005. Her primary focus is commercial insurance. Amy received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.

Product specialties

  • Commercial general liability
  • Commercial property
  • Habitational
  • Lessor’s risk
  • Religious institutions
  • Vacant buildings
  • Workers’ compensation
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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) 848-4265

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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Neal Daunt

Executive Vice President

Neal joined U.S. Risk in 2017 with the acquisition of Strategic Insurance Underwriters. Neal has been with Strategic since 1991 and is charged with directing/overseeing the underwriting process and maintaining program profitability. Strategic's focus is on underwriting for-hire motor carriers primarily in the Midwest and Southeast regions of the country.… Read more
U.S. Risk UnderwritersStrategic Insurance Underwriters Office Address 5560 Broadcast Court Sarasota, Florida 34240 Work Phone: (941) 444-1656 Work Phone: (941) 753-3100 Cell Phone: (941) 545-6615

Neal joined U.S. Risk in 2017 with the acquisition of Strategic Insurance Underwriters. Neal has been with Strategic since 1991 and is charged with directing/overseeing the underwriting process and maintaining program profitability. Strategic’s focus is on underwriting for-hire motor carriers primarily in the Midwest and Southeast regions of the country. Strategic has exclusive programs with American Hallmark, Berkley National, and Eastern Atlantic Insurance in these regions. In addition, Strategic has underwriting authority with Occidental F&C, an in-house nationwide Lloyd’s program for APD & MTC and brokerage authority with Hallmark Brokerage on distressed risks.

Product specialties

  • Primary liability
  • Physical damage
  • Motor truck cargo
  • Non-trucking liability
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Yetty Davis

Transportation Underwriting Manager—Florida

Yetty has 30 years of experience in the insurance industry working in commercial lines. In 2013, Yetty joined Regency Insurance Brokerage, which was acquired by U.S. Risk in 2019. Product specialties
  • Transportation Liability
  • Long haul, intermediate and short haul trucking
  • Physical Damage
  • Motor truck cargo
  • Commercial auto liability and physical damage
  • Trailer interchange
  • Non-trucking liability
  • Towing
  • Dump trucks
  • Non-medical emergency
  • Public transportation
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U.S. Risk Underwriters Office Address 18851 NE 29th Avenue Suite 904 Aventura, Florida 33181 Work Phone: (786) 785-6903

Yetty has 30 years of experience in the insurance industry working in commercial lines. In 2013, Yetty joined Regency Insurance Brokerage, which was acquired by U.S. Risk in 2019.

Product specialties

  • Transportation Liability
  • Long haul, intermediate and short haul trucking
  • Physical Damage
  • Motor truck cargo
  • Commercial auto liability and physical damage
  • Trailer interchange
  • Non-trucking liability
  • Towing
  • Dump trucks
  • Non-medical emergency
  • Public transportation
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Stephen Diaz

Underwriter

Stephen has 15 years of experience in personal lines insurance, beginning with Travelers as a customer service rep before being promoted to a personal lines underwriter. After over seven years with Travelers, he moved to the surplus/wholesale/brokerage market.… Read more
U.S. Risk UnderwritersPersonal Lines Office Address 2050 W. Sam Houston Parkway S. Suite 1500 Houston, Texas 77042 Work Phone: (281) 243-5765 Cell Phone: (281) 687-6760

Stephen has 15 years of experience in personal lines insurance, beginning with Travelers as a customer service rep before being promoted to a personal lines underwriter. After over seven years with Travelers, he moved to the surplus/wholesale/brokerage market. Prior to joining U.S. Risk, he spent three years with Burns & Wilcox and four years with All Risk Ltd. Stephen graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.

Product specialties

  • Homeowners (primary, secondary, and seasonal homes
  • Rental properties
  • Personal auto
  • High-value clients
  • Primary and excess liability
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Paul Dickard

Senior Broker

Paul joined U.S. Risk in June 2019, bringing ten years of E&S experience with several national wholesalers in the Dallas area. He graduated from the Risk Management and Insurance Program at Mississippi State University. Paul specializes in brokerage and MGA placements for property and casualty exposures.… Read more
U.S. Risk Brokers Office Address 8401 N. Central Expressway Suite 1000 Dallas, Texas 75225 Work Phone: (469) 983-7168

Paul joined U.S. Risk in June 2019, bringing ten years of E&S experience with several national wholesalers in the Dallas area. He graduated from the Risk Management and Insurance Program at Mississippi State University. Paul specializes in brokerage and MGA placements for property and casualty exposures. His focus includes a wide variety of industries including contractors, habitational, real estate, hospitality, manufacturing, warehousing, and retail.

Product specialties

  • General liability
  • Property
  • Products
  • Manufacturing
  • Excess
  • Liquor
  • Pollution
  • Packages
  • Owner’s/contractor’s protective
  • Owner’s interest
  • Builder’s risk
  • Inland marine
  • Energy
  • Environmental
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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: (281) 243-5772

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: (281) 243-5719 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: (281) 243-5752

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: (469) 983-7190

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