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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 HoustonBrokerage 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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Sheila Boatman

Vice President/Senior Broker/Underwriter

Sheila specializes in miscellaneous medical malpractice professional and general liability coverages. She started in the E&S business in 1989 and helped establish the Houston Healthcare Division of U.S. Risk in 2000. She is a Senior Underwriter with underwriting authority through our exclusive miscellaneous medical program through underwriters at Lloyd's.… Read more
U.S. Risk HoustonU.S. Risk HealthcarePros Office Address 2050 West Sam Houston Parkway Suite 1500 Houston, Texas 77042 Work Phone: (800) 833-8803 Work Phone: (281) 249-4933

Sheila specializes in miscellaneous medical malpractice professional and general liability coverages. She started in the E&S business in 1989 and helped establish the Houston Healthcare Division of U.S. Risk in 2000. She is a Senior Underwriter with underwriting authority through our exclusive miscellaneous medical program through underwriters at Lloyd’s.

Sheila also has extensive experience as a senior broker. She partners with leading underwriters of highly rated national carriers to provide the expertise needed in today’s challenging market. Some eligible classes include surgery centers, home health agencies, staffing agencies, medical clinics, adult daycare, diagnostic imaging labs, MRI centers, DME, CRNAs, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and many more.

Product specialties
  • Adult daycare
  • Allied/misc. healthcare
  • Assisted living centers
  • Clinics
  • For-profit D&O
  • Hospitals
  • Medical laboratories
  • Non-profit D&O
  • Physicians
  • Professional liability
  • Social services
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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: (800) 833-8803 Work Phone: (281) 249-4926

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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Amy Freeze

Production Underwriter

Amy joined U.S. Risk in 2010 and specializes in workers' compensation coverage nationwide. She has over 18 years of insurance industry experience in both residential lines of coverage on the retail side, and commercial brokering and underwriting of workers' compensation accounts. Read more
U.S. Risk HoustonWorkers’ Compensation Office Address 2050 West Sam Houston Parkway Suite 1500 Houston, Texas 77042 Work Phone: (281) 249-4939 Work Phone: (800) 833-8803

Amy joined U.S. Risk in 2010 and specializes in workers’ compensation coverage nationwide. She has over 18 years of insurance industry experience in both residential lines of coverage on the retail side, and commercial brokering and underwriting of workers’ compensation accounts.

Product specialties

  • Workers’ compensation
  • USL&H
  • Maritime employers liability
  • Foreign coverages
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Olegario “Oli” Gorostieta

Underwriter/Broker

Oli has over 18 years of experience and worked with IMS/London American for seven years before the company was acquired by U.S. Risk. Oli specializes in finding admitted options for risks which would otherwise go surplus.… Read more
U.S. Risk HoustonAdmitted/Standard Lines Office Address 2050 West Sam Houston Parkway Suite 1500 Houston, Texas 77042 Work Phone: (713) 243-4385

Oli has over 18 years of experience and worked with IMS/London American for seven years before the company was acquired by U.S. Risk. Oli specializes in finding admitted options for risks which would otherwise go surplus. With the admitted carriers available, Oli is able to place business as small as a minimum-premium general liability policy up to national-sized accounts with hundreds of millions of dollars in property values, which sometimes operate in several states.

Product specialties

  • Business owner’s policies
  • Commercial package policies
  • Commercial auto
  • General liability
  • Property
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Management liability
  • Misc. professional
  • Tech E&O
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Karen Misiaszek

Senior Underwriter

Karen joined U.S. Risk in 2001. She specializes in underwriting and brokerage of all types of contractors, bars/taverns/restaurants, liquor liability, storage tank pollution and other environmental liability, inland marine, commercial property, excess and umbrella, and small to medium sized energy risks.… Read more
U.S. Risk HoustonU.S. Risk Underwriters Office Address 2050 West Sam Houston Parkway Suite 1500 Houston, Texas 77042 Work Phone: (800) 833-8803 Work Phone: (281) 249-4910

Karen joined U.S. Risk in 2001. She specializes in underwriting and brokerage of all types of contractors, bars/taverns/restaurants, liquor liability, storage tank pollution and other environmental liability, inland marine, commercial property, excess and umbrella, and small to medium sized energy risks. Karen has over 35 years of insurance industry experience, with 32 years an E&S underwriter and broker.

Product specialties

  • Artisan/trade contractors
  • Builders risk
  • Commercial property
  • Daycare centers/nurseries
  • Energy
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Equipment floaters and dealers
  • Excess liability/umbrella
  • General contractors
  • Habitational property
  • Liquor liability
  • Products liability
  • Residential and roofing contractors
  • Special events
  • Vacant property
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Tammy Morgan

Vice President/Senior Underwriter

Tammy specializes in the underwriting fields of auto, garage, and inland marine. These fields include but are not limited to trucking, commercial auto, public, hired and non-owned auto, dealers and non-dealers. She has 22 years in the insurance industry with the last 17 years as a transportation underwriter.

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U.S. Risk HoustonU.S. Risk Underwriters Office Address 2050 West Sam Houston Parkway Suite 1500 Houston, Texas 77042 Work Phone: (800) 833-8803 Work Phone: (281) 249-4996

Tammy specializes in the underwriting fields of auto, garage, and inland marine. These fields include but are not limited to trucking, commercial auto, public, hired and non-owned auto, dealers and non-dealers. She has 22 years in the insurance industry with the last 17 years as a transportation underwriter.

Product specialties

  • Auto liability
  • Artisan/trade contractors
  • Auto physical damage
  • Commercial property
  • Excess liability
  • Garage
  • General contractors
  • Habitational property
  • Motor truck cargo
  • Public auto
  • Social services
  • Special events
  • Trucking
  • Umbrella
  • Vacant property
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Dutch Phillips

Vice President/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 is his focus at U.S.… Read more
U.S. Risk HoustonU.S. Risk Brokers Office Address 2050 West Sam Houston Parkway Suite 1500 Houston, Texas 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 is 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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Kyle Richburg

Senior Underwriter

Kyle has been an underwriter since 1979, and an MGA underwriter/broker in Texas since 1992. He handles package and monoline coverage for a broad base of business types, including contractors, property owners, service, wholesale and retail businesses.… Read more
U.S. Risk HoustonU.S. Risk Underwriters Office Address 2050 West Sam Houston Parkway Suite 1500 Houston, Texas 77042 Work Phone: (800) 833-8803 Work Phone: (281) 249-4913

Kyle has been an underwriter since 1979, and an MGA underwriter/broker in Texas since 1992. He handles package and monoline coverage for a broad base of business types, including contractors, property owners, service, wholesale and retail businesses.

Kyle holds a BBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He joined U.S. Risk in 2002.

Product specialties

  • Artisan and general contractors
  • Builders risks
  • Commercial property
  • Convenience stores
  • Daycare centers
  • Habitational
  • Homeowner associations
  • Hotel/motels
  • Retail businesses
  • Small manufacturers
  • Special events
  • Vacant property
  • Wholesalers
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Christina Salcido

Broker/Underwriter

Christina Salcido is a broker/underwriter specializing in home health care, adult daycare, rehabilitation centers, durable medical equipment, clinics, urgent care centers, physical therapists, assisted living, and staffing, among many other classes. Christina began her career with U.S.… Read more
U.S. Risk HoustonBrokerage/Healthcare Office Address 2050 West Sam Houston Parkway Suite 1500 Houston, Texas 77042 Work Phone: (281) 249-4902 Cell Phone: (832) 493-1960

Christina Salcido is a broker/underwriter specializing in home health care, adult daycare, rehabilitation centers, durable medical equipment, clinics, urgent care centers, physical therapists, assisted living, and staffing, among many other classes. Christina began her career with U.S. Risk in 2000 in the Underwriting Division for Property & Casualty. In 2005, she made the change to Miscellaneous Malpractice professional and general liability. As a broker, Christina, has access to many resources for your coverage needs. As an underwriter she has underwriting authority through our exclusive miscellaneous medical program through Lloyd’s of London.

Product specialties

  • Independent living facilities
  • Continuing-care retirement communities
  • Assisted living
  • Nursing homes
  • Group homes
  • CRNAs
  • Home healthcare
  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • Dentists
  • Physicians
  • Medical laboratories
  • Social services
  • Staffing
  • Professional liability
  • Hospitals
  • Urgent care centers
  • Clinics
  • Non-medical emergency transport
  • Umbrella
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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 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 8401 N. Central Expressway Suite 1000 Dallas, Texas 75225 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 2017. Debbie has bind authority with numerous bind contracts as well as access to a number of brokerage markets.

Product specialties

  • Commercial auto liability
  • Commercial auto physical damage
  • Contractors equipment
  • Motor truck cargo
  • Truckers liability
  • Truckers general liability