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Gary Atkins

Executive Vice President/Regional Director

Gary specializes in brokerage of casualty lines with an emphasis on energy, oil and gas, contractors (industrial, commercial and residential), environmental, equipment rental, and product-driven accounts. He has 38 years of experience in the insurance industry with the last 26 years as an E&S wholesale broker.…

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U.S. Risk BrokersU.S. Risk Houston

Gary specializes in brokerage of casualty lines with an emphasis on energy, oil and gas, contractors (industrial, commercial and residential), environmental, equipment rental, and product-driven accounts. He has 38 years of experience in the insurance industry with the last 26 years as an E&S wholesale broker. Gary joined U.S. Risk in 2000.

Product specialties
  • Artisan/trade contractors
  • Drilling rigs/oilfield property
  • Environmental
  • Excess liability
  • Excess maritime employers (workers’ compensation)
  • Foreign coverages
  • General contractors
  • Liquor liability
  • 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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Drew Atkins, CIC

Broker

Drew joined U.S. Risk in 2015 as a broker in the Houston office. Drew currently brokers casualty for a variety of classes, including contractors, hospitality, manufacturing and habitational. He also works on casualty accounts that are difficult to place due to losses or to the industries in which they work.… Read more
U.S. Risk BrokersU.S. Risk Houston Office Address 2050 West Sam Houston Parkway Suite 1500 Houston, Texas 77042 Work Phone: (281) 249-4925 Cell Phone: (281) 639-5656

Drew joined U.S. Risk in 2015 as a broker in the Houston office. Drew currently brokers casualty for a variety of classes, including contractors, hospitality, manufacturing and habitational. He also works on casualty accounts that are difficult to place due to losses or to the industries in which they work.

Drew earned his Bachelor of Finance and Accounting from Texas Christian University.

Product specialties

  • General contractors
  • Artisan contractors (residential/commercial/industrial)
  • Restaurants
  • Bars/taverns
  • Nightclubs
  • Manufacturing
  • Habitational
  • Inland marine
  • Excess/umbrella
  • Liquor liability
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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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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: (214) 265-4960 Cell Phone: (662) 299-0751

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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Adam Holtman

Senior Broker/Underwriter

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U.S. Risk BrokersU.S. Risk Houston Office Address 2050 West Sam Houston Parkway Suite 1500 Houston, Texas 77042 Work Phone: (281) 249-4908

Adam was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas and attended Texas Christian University. Shortly before graduation, Adam began working in the oil and gas industry and eventually started his own brokerage company. He sold the company to Chesapeake Energy in 2008.

In 2009, Adam joined Hull & Company as a broker/underwriter with no insurance experience at all, but left the company in ten years later as their largest producer. He joined U.S. Risk in 2019 and continues working as a property and casualty broker/underwriter.

Product specialties

  • Commercial property: Coastal/non-coastal, all occupancies, and all TIV sizes. Includes monoline wind and monoline fire.
  • Commercial casualty: General liability; hard-to-place products accounts; contractors of all kinds and sizes; pollution (CPL and site); short-term coverages such as special events; and other products.
  • Excess: Both primary and excess on all classes.
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Angela Ohnesorge

Broker

Angela joined U.S. Risk Houston in August 2019. She brings over 20 years experience on the carrier side specializing in management/professional liability coverages.
  • Product specialties
  • Directors and officers
  • Employment practices liability
  • Fiduciary
  • Crime
  • Kidnap and ransom
  • Cyber
  • Errors and omissions
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U.S. Risk BrokersU.S. Risk Houston Office Address 2050 West Sam Houston Parkway South Suite 1500 Houston, Texas 77042 Work Phone: (281) 249-4923 Cell Phone: (713) 412-4323

Angela joined U.S. Risk Houston in August 2019. She brings over 20 years experience on the carrier side specializing in management/professional liability coverages.

  • Product specialties
  • Directors and officers
  • Employment practices liability
  • Fiduciary
  • Crime
  • Kidnap and ransom
  • Cyber
  • Errors and omissions
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Simone Sterck

Underwriter/Broker

Simone joined U.S. Risk in March 2019. Prior to joining the U.S. Risk team, she was a commercial underwriter for five years at RPS Covington. Simone attended Louisiana State University, interning with Lloyd's of London and the Port of New Orleans Board of Commissioners, and graduated with a degree in business management.… Read more
U.S. Risk BrokersU.S. Risk Metairie Office Address 2424 Edenborn Ave. Suite 270 Metairie, Louisiana 70001 Work Phone: (504) 219-1054, ext. 6 Cell Phone: (985) 502-2800

Simone joined U.S. Risk in March 2019. Prior to joining the U.S. Risk team, she was a commercial underwriter for five years at RPS Covington. Simone attended Louisiana State University, interning with Lloyd’s of London and the Port of New Orleans Board of Commissioners, and graduated with a degree in business management.

Product specialties

  • Binding and middle market brokerage accounts
  • Commercial CGL
  • Property
  • Builder’s risk
  • Inland marine
  • Excess/umbrella
  • Small professional/E&O
  • Directors and officers
  • Garage
  • Liquor liability
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Stephen Vallender

Executive Vice President, Brokerage

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U.S. Risk BrokersU.S. Risk Brokers Houston Office Address 2050 West Sam Houston Parkway Suite 1500 Houston, Texas 77042 Work Phone: (713) 243-4353