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Deborah Egel-Fergus

Vice President/Program Manager

Deborah Egel-Fergus is Vice President and oversees the Lawyers Professional Liability, serving firms in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arizona. She joined the company July 2018 after over 15 years at Travelers Insurance Company, where she was an Account-Executive Officer and Professional Liability Team Leader with bond and financial products.… Read more
U.S. Risk UnderwritersLawyers Professional Liability Office Address 8401 N. Central Expressway Suite 1000 Dallas, Texas 75225 Work Phone: (214) 265-2450 Work Phone: (800) 232-5830 Cell Phone: (817) 703-1452

Deborah Egel-Fergus is Vice President and oversees the Lawyers Professional Liability, serving firms in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arizona. She joined the company July 2018 after over 15 years at Travelers Insurance Company, where she was an Account-Executive Officer and Professional Liability Team Leader with bond and financial products. At Travelers, Ms. Egel-Fergus managed a $7 million lawyers professional liability book of business, consisting of two states in the South Central Region, and she handled excess lawyers E&O for the Northern California, Southern California, Midwest and Southwest regions of the U.S. Prior to joining Travelers, Ms. Egel-Fergus worked in property and casualty insurance since 1986 in various capacities for several major national companies, including TIG Specialty Insurance Company, Southern Risk Specialists Lexington an AIG subsidiary, and Bertholon-Rowland Corporation.

Ms. Egel-Fergus received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Music from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. She currently serves as Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee for Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS). Over the years Deborah has also served PLUS in other various capacities. She has served as a Director for the (PLUS) Foundation, on the national Events Subcommittee for PLUS, as well as served as Chapter Chair of the Texas Chapter PLUS in 2005, 2006, and 2007, and also as a member of the American Bar Association Conference Committee.

Product specialties

  • Lawyers Professional Liability
  • Cyber
  • Management Liability Lines
  • Excess Professional Liability
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Amanda Gonzales

Senior Underwriter

Amanda joined the U.S. Risk Healthcare Pros team in October 2018, bringing with her over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. She spent the first 10 years on the agency side as an account manager.… Read more
U.S. Risk UnderwritersHealthcarePros Office Address 8401 N. Central Expressway Suite 1000 Dallas, Texas 78225 Work Phone: (241) 265-2453 Work Phone: (800) 232-5830

Amanda joined the U.S. Risk Healthcare Pros team in October 2018, bringing with her over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. She spent the first 10 years on the agency side as an account manager. In 2007, Amanda ventured into the MGA underwriting side of the business. She has worked both contract and brokerage, but has specialized in the program underwriting segment of insurance. She is highly knowledgeable in general liability, professional liability, abuse coverage, property, inland marine, auto and excess 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: (214) 265-4952 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