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Marnine Casillas

Senior Associate Broker

Marnine joined U.S. Risk in 2018 as a Senior Associate Broker in the Los Angeles office. She maintains the renewal entertainment book for what was formerly L.A. Xcess Insurance Company, which was acquired by U.S. Risk.… Read more
U.S. Risk UnderwritersTake1 Insurance Office Address 10474 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 306 Los Angeles, California 90025 Work Phone: (424) 205-5988 Work Phone: (310) 405-0001

Marnine joined U.S. Risk in 2018 as a Senior Associate Broker in the Los Angeles office. She maintains the renewal entertainment book for what was formerly L.A. Xcess Insurance Company, which was acquired by U.S. Risk.

Marnine has over 20 years experience in the insurance industry. She started on the retail side at Aon/Albert G. Ruben, moved to underwriting at the former Entertainment Brokers International (currently OneBeacon), then moved to the wholesale side of insurance with Partners Specialty Group.

Product specialties

  • Feature films and television series
  • Annual DICE (Documentary, Industrial, Commercial, Educational) producers
  • Equipment rental houses
  • Loan-out (shell) corporations
  • Performing artists
  • Event and concert promoters
  • Standalone specialty coverage—Non-appearance/event cancellation, high-limit disability
  • Multimedia Liability—Film, TV and DICE producers, musicians, distributors, broadcasters, publishers
  • Kidnap, ransom and extortion
  • Network security and privacy
  • Group accident and health
  • Foreign coverage
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Carl Cohen

Senior Underwriter

Carl has been a licensed underwriter in the insurance industry since 1981. Earlier in his career, he was a retail agent in Westchester County, New York, followed by branch manager positions at Morstan General Agency from 2008–2014 and M.J.… Read more
U.S. Risk Underwriters Work Phone: (813) 638-8673

Carl has been a licensed underwriter in the insurance industry since 1981. Earlier in his career, he was a retail agent in Westchester County, New York, followed by branch manager positions at Morstan General Agency from 2008–2014 and M.J. Kelly from 2016–2019. He has been with U.S. Risk since September 2019. Carl holds a BA in history from Iona College.

Product specialties

  • Commercial
  • Personal
  • Life
  • Health
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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: (610) 619-5618

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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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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Fred Eickhoff

Producer

Fred joined U.S. Risk in 2013. He has over 40 years experience in the financial institution and surety fields, both as an underwriter and a producer. Product specialties
  • Bankers blanket bonds
  • Directors and officers liability
  • Cyber liability
  • Lenders single interest
  • Contract and miscellaneous surety
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U.S. Risk UnderwritersJ.B. Lloyd & Associates Office Address 1039 Via Formia Punta Gorda, Florida 33950 Work Phone: (239) 994-4339

Fred joined U.S. Risk in 2013. He has over 40 years experience in the financial institution and surety fields, both as an underwriter and a producer.

Product specialties

  • Bankers blanket bonds
  • Directors and officers liability
  • Cyber liability
  • Lenders single interest
  • Contract and miscellaneous surety
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Dawn Fries

Underwriter

Dawn joined U.S. Brokers Network in 2016 as an underwriter and became part of the U.S. Risk team when the agency was acquired in 2019. She specializes in professional liability for retail insurance agents E&O. Dawn has been underwriting this line of business since 2013.… Read more
U.S. Risk Underwriters Office Address 1832 Woodmoor Drive Suite 101 Monument, Colorado 80132 Work Phone: (281) 243-5776

Dawn joined U.S. Brokers Network in 2016 as an underwriter and became part of the U.S. Risk team when the agency was acquired in 2019. She specializes in professional liability for retail insurance agents E&O. Dawn has been underwriting this line of business since 2013. Prior to writing casualty insurance, she worked in personal lines for 12 years writing and servicing P&C products.

Product specialties

  • Insurance agents E&O
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Michael Gonzalez

Senior Underwriter

Michael joined U.S. Risk in 2020 as a Senior Underwriter in the Energy & Environmental division. Michael currently works on a variety of business classes with environmental exposures ranging from contractors, manufactures, distributors, construction, real estate, hospitality and oil and gas.… Read more
U.S. Risk UnderwritersU.S. Risk Energy & Environmental Office Address 801 Cherry Street Suite 2320 Fort Worth, Texas 76102 Cell Phone: (713) 837-6900

Michael joined U.S. Risk in 2020 as a Senior Underwriter in the Energy & Environmental division. Michael currently works on a variety of business classes with environmental exposures ranging from contractors, manufactures, distributors, construction, real estate, hospitality and oil and gas. He also is a specialist at writing distressed and unique risk domestically and internationally. Prior to U.S. Risk, Michael spent eight years working with AIG.

Product specialties

  • Chemical manufacturing and distribution
  • General manufacturing
  • Environmental
  • Distributors
  • Specialty products
  • Energy
  • Excess
  • Transportation
  • Construction
  • Hospitality
  • Contractors
  • Foreign liability
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Gina Grissom

Senior Vice President, Tracking Services

Gina came to U.S. Risk in April 2019, working for JB Lloyd & Associates. She worked over the past 20 years for several MGAs, writing insurance programs for financial institutions. Her positions at the MGAs included management in operations, claims, underwriting, and product.… Read more
U.S. Risk UnderwritersJ.B. Lloyd & Associates Office Address 8401 N. Central Expressway Suite 1000 Dallas, Texas 75225 Work Phone: (469) 983-7141 Cell Phone: (214) 763-3199

Gina came to U.S. Risk in April 2019, working for JB Lloyd & Associates. She worked over the past 20 years for several MGAs, writing insurance programs for financial institutions. Her positions at the MGAs included management in operations, claims, underwriting, and product. Her insurance product expertise includes lender placed, blanket, mortgage impairment, and outsourced tracking programs protecting loans for mortgages and auto type collaterals. J.B. Lloyd & Associates performs the duties of insurance tracking on behalf of financial institutions. The outsourced tracking and lender placed programs together provide a complete program providing coverage to the lender when losses occur due to lack of existing required insurance.

Product specialties

  • Outsourced insurance tracking services for lenders and servicers
  • Mortgage lender placed insurance
  • Automobile collateral protection insurance
  • Blanket mortgage insurance
  • Automobile lenders single interest insurance
  • Mortgage impairment insurance
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Jonathan Hagan

Underwriter

Jonathan has worked in the insurance industry since 2002 and specializes in all lines and classes of commercial insurance. He is experienced in construction related accounts and is focused on underwriting as well as brokerage placements for all lines of property and casualty coverage.… Read more
U.S. Risk UnderwritersU.S. Risk Fort Worth Office Address 801 Cherry St. Suite 2320 Fort Worth, Texas 76102 Work Phone: (817) 984-2306

Jonathan has worked in the insurance industry since 2002 and specializes in all lines and classes of commercial insurance. He is experienced in construction related accounts and is focused on underwriting as well as brokerage placements for all lines of property and casualty coverage.

Jonathan earned a degree in economics from the University of Texas at Austin.

Product specialties

  • Artisan contractors
  • Contractors liability
  • Excess/umbrella
  • General liability
  • Habitational
  • Inland marine
  • Property
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Janis Intrieri

Underwriter

Janis has over 15 years of workers' compensation experience, with over four years at U.S. Risk, working as an underwriter for multiple national carriers, managing multiple specialty programs. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Florida.… Read more
U.S. Risk UnderwritersU.S. Risk Sarasota Office Address 5560 Broadcast Court Sarasota, Florida 34240 Work Phone: (941) 444-1653

Janis has over 15 years of workers’ compensation experience, with over four years at U.S. Risk, working as an underwriter for multiple national carriers, managing multiple specialty programs. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Florida.

Product specialties

  • Healthcare
  • Firearms
  • Temporary staffing
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Misty Kemp

Agency Manager

Misty has worked for J.B. Lloyd & Associates, also known as U.S. Risk Financial Institutions, for 18 years. She handles claims, customer service and program business management. Product specialties
  • Financial institution insurance
  • Lender placed
  • Professional coverages
  • Property and liability
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U.S. Risk UnderwritersU.S. Risk Financial Institutions Office Address 8401 N Central Expressway Suite 1000 Dallas, Texas 75225 Work Phone: (972) 248-2433

Misty has worked for J.B. Lloyd & Associates, also known as U.S. Risk Financial Institutions, for 18 years. She handles claims, customer service and program business management.

Product specialties

  • Financial institution insurance
  • Lender placed
  • Professional coverages
  • Property and liability
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Gus Kontogianis

Director of Business Development

Since 2008, Gus has been a part of the staffing industry, both in business development and underwriting. He has executed high-performance strategies for driving insurance sales with both prospective and established accounts across multi-state regions, in addition to maintaining and growing revenue base through client retention initiatives.… Read more
U.S. Risk UnderwritersStaffPak Office Address 8401 N. Central Expressway Suite 1000 Dallas, Texas 75225 Work Phone: (610) 619-5628 Cell Phone: (516) 807-2424

Since 2008, Gus has been a part of the staffing industry, both in business development and underwriting. He has executed high-performance strategies for driving insurance sales with both prospective and established accounts across multi-state regions, in addition to maintaining and growing revenue base through client retention initiatives. Gus is currently working towards RPLU designation.

Product specialties

  • General liability
  • Professional liability
  • Employment practices liability
  • Crime
  • HNOA
  • EBL
  • Umbrella
  • Workers’ compensation
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Linda Lang

Program Underwriter

Linda joined Take1 Insurance in 2008 after being with Allianz for 28 years. She is currently a program underwriter for entertainment coverage. Product specialties
  • Entertainment
  • Rental house—inland marine
  • DICE Production
  • Workers' compensation
  • Auto
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U.S. Risk UnderwritersTake1 Insurance Office Address 25201 Paseo De Alicia Suite 265 Laguna Hills, California 92653 Work Phone: (469) 983-7218

Linda joined Take1 Insurance in 2008 after being with Allianz for 28 years. She is currently a program underwriter for entertainment coverage.

Product specialties

  • Entertainment
  • Rental house—inland marine
  • DICE Production
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Auto
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Taylor Lenze

Personal Lines Underwriter

Taylor joined U.S. Risk in 2020 as a personal lines underwriter in the Houston office. Taylor's background is in middle-market and high-value personal lines risks, including auto, home, dwelling fire, watercraft, recreational vehicle coverage, and more.… Read more
U.S. Risk UnderwritersU.S. Risk Houston Office Address 2050 W Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, Texas 77042 Work Phone: (281) 243-5761

Taylor joined U.S. Risk in 2020 as a personal lines underwriter in the Houston office. Taylor’s background is in middle-market and high-value personal lines risks, including auto, home, dwelling fire, watercraft, recreational vehicle coverage, and more. She has been in the insurance industry since 2016. Taylor graduated from Binghamton University in New York with a Bachelor’s of Science in Financial Economics.

Product specialties

  • Auto
  • Homeowners
  • Condo
  • Renters
  • Dwelling fire/landlord rental
  • Recreational vehicles
  • Umbrella
  • Flood
  • Watercraft
  • Personal collections
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James B. Lloyd

President

Jim Lloyd has had a long and varied career in insurance. Since 2016, Jim has functioned as President of J. B. Lloyd & Associates (JBL), the Financial Institutions division of U. S. Risk. Jim started the company in 1988 in Plano, Texas, and the company was later acquired by U.S.… Read more
U.S. Risk UnderwritersJ.B. Lloyd & Associates Office Address 8401 N. Central Expressway Suite 1000 Dallas, Texas 75225 Work Phone: (469) 983-7147 Work Phone: (972) 248-2433 Cell Phone: (972) 839-2616

Jim Lloyd has had a long and varied career in insurance. Since 2016, Jim has functioned as President of J. B. Lloyd & Associates (JBL), the Financial Institutions division of U. S. Risk. Jim started the company in 1988 in Plano, Texas, and the company was later acquired by U.S. Risk. From 1978–1988, Jim was Regional Vice President for Scarborough & Company, a Division of Aon, in Chicago, Illinois. From 1971–1977, he served as Chief Financial Officer for various companies in Denver, Colorado. Prior to his career in insurance, Jim served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force from 1967–1971, stationed at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas.

Product specialties

  • Financial institution bond (crime)
  • Directors and officers liability
  • Cyber liability
  • Property-casualty
  • Collateral protection (lender placed, foreclosed property, mortgage E&O/impairment)
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Vanessa Lujan

Senior Underwriter

Vanessa joined U.S. Risk as an underwriter in 2015, specializing in management liability. She has 12 years of experience in the insurance industry. She began her insurance career working for a wholesale brokerage firm, handling management lines and all lines of professional liability coverages.… Read more
U.S. Risk Underwriters Office Address 25201 Paseo De Alicia Suite 265 Laguna Hills, California 92653 Work Phone: (657) 261-2364 Cell Phone: (714) 797-0214

Vanessa joined U.S. Risk as an underwriter in 2015, specializing in management liability. She has 12 years of experience in the insurance industry. She began her insurance career working for a wholesale brokerage firm, handling management lines and all lines of professional liability coverages. In May 2020, Vanessa joined Take1, an all-lines underwriting program, focusing on Crisis Management as the lead underwriter.

Product specialties

  • Terrorism
  • Active assailant
  • Workplace violence
  • Threat
  • Loss of attraction
  • D&O
  • EPLI
  • E&O
  • Insurance agents E&O
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Skyler Marr

Program Underwriter

Skyler graduated from Wayland Baptist University in 2006 and has been in the insurance industry since 2007 in myriad capacities. He spent 7 years handling auto claims, including subrogation and arbitration. In 2014, he began an underwriting career in farm and ranch, moved on to non-profits, and in 2018 joined the StaffPak team at U.S.… Read more
U.S. Risk UnderwritersStaffPak Office Address 8401 N. Central Expressway Suite 1000 Dallas, Texas 75225 Work Phone: (469) 983-7179

Skyler graduated from Wayland Baptist University in 2006 and has been in the insurance industry since 2007 in myriad capacities. He spent 7 years handling auto claims, including subrogation and arbitration. In 2014, he began an underwriting career in farm and ranch, moved on to non-profits, and in 2018 joined the StaffPak team at U.S. Risk.

Product specialties

Admitted and non-admitted markets for staffing, healthcare, and workers’ compensation:

  • Property
  • General liability
  • Inland marine
  • Crime
  • Professional liability
  • Employment practices liability
  • HNOA
  • Excess
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Nicole McCarthy

Underwriter

Nicole McCarthy joined U.S. Risk in 2017 as an administrative assistant and worked her way up to becoming an underwriter with management duties. Nicole has three years of experience in the insurance industry and is responsible for underwriting, training and assisting other underwriters in rating, quoting and binding coverage for multiple lines of business including commercial general liability, property, crime, D&O and umbrella/excess liability.… Read more
U.S. Risk UnderwritersTCAP Office Address 8401 N. Central Expressway Suite 1000 Dallas, Texas 75225 Work Phone: (469) 983-7166 Cell Phone: (619) 764-3037

Nicole McCarthy joined U.S. Risk in 2017 as an administrative assistant and worked her way up to becoming an underwriter with management duties. Nicole has three years of experience in the insurance industry and is responsible for underwriting, training and assisting other underwriters in rating, quoting and binding coverage for multiple lines of business including commercial general liability, property, crime, D&O and umbrella/excess liability. Nicole earned a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Independence University of San Diego in 2015.

Product specialties

The TCAP program focuses on:

  • Single-family subdivisions
  • Townhomes and garden-style condominiums
  • High-rise condominiums

The products offered to these communities include:

  • Property
  • General liability
  • Crime
  • D&O
  • Excess liability