I began in the insurance industry in 1987 right out of high school with a life insurance company in MN. Through a series of moves, my husband and I spent 8 years in MS where our two children were born. I was introduced to the stop loss industry in the early 1990’s while in MS and have been underwriting for over 25 years now. We were fortunate to have an opportunity to move to Dallas through ING for whom I ran the Dallas office. In 2000 I joined HCC (now TMHCC) as the Regional Underwriting Manager for the Southwest Region. After many years, I was briefly with QBE and then worked for national broker where I was the Director of the stop loss unit. I came on board with CRU in 2018 which was begun by our current president, Mike Remeika. CRU was later purchased by HIIG (Houston International Insurance Group) and recently rebranded (Nov. 2020) to Skyward Specialty Insurance. I now run the Dallas regional office for Skyward as SVP of Underwriting. Stop Loss is my passion and I thoroughly enjoy teaching the younger generation. This is an exciting yet challenging time to be in this business considering the new orphan drug and gene therapies coming down the pipeline.
We recently built a home in Anna, TX to be in between our 2 children (our son lives in Denison and our daughter in Mesquite). I now have 3 grandchildren with one on the way in the next couple of weeks and enjoy cooking, movies and spending time with my family.