Prev
Next

Commercial Property & Casualty

Below is a sampling of what we have recently written. Of course, this is only an example of the offerings we can provide. Please contact an underwriter for more information.
spaceline

Period
Document
Fourth Quarter 2016 WWBW Comm Lines Fourth Quarter 2016
Third Quarter 2016 WWBW Comm Lines Third Quarter 2016
Second Quarter 2016 WWBW Comm Lines Third Quarter 2016

Department Staff

    Photo of Diane Stai

    Diane Stai

    Commercial Lines Underwriter

    Diane joined TAGA in May of 2006 as a Commercial Lines Underwriter after relocating here from Minnesota . She has over 22 years experience in the commercial insurance industry first on the company side as a rater and underwriter, then going to the agency side as a commercial account rep before moving to an MGA

    Phone: 866-209-3573 x 234

    Diane joined TAGA in May of 2006 as a Commercial Lines Underwriter after relocating here from Minnesota . She has over 22 years experience in the commercial insurance industry first on the company side as a rater and underwriter, then going to the agency side as a commercial account rep before moving to an MGA as an underwriter.

    Diane has 2 sons and 3 granddaughters. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

    Photo of Susan Fortner

    Susan Fortner / CISR, CIC

    Commercial Lines Underwriter

    Susan had 25 years experience in Commercial Customer Service prior to coming to TAGA in 2008 as a Commercial Lines Underwriter. In addition, she has many years of experience in other financial services industries, particularly banking and loan processing. She is a member of Insurance Professionals. She ensures her customers are happy by providing quick

    Phone: 866-214-6376 x 233

    Susan had 25 years experience in Commercial Customer Service prior to coming to TAGA in 2008 as a Commercial Lines Underwriter. In addition, she has many years of experience in other financial services industries, particularly banking and loan processing. She is a member of Insurance Professionals. She ensures her customers are happy by providing quick turnaround on quotes and returning phone calls and emails in a timely manner.

    In her spare time she enjoys camping, sewing and playing with her grandchildren. She has two grown sons and two dogs, a golden retriever and a lab mix. She belongs to Singing Women of Texas, a group of about 50 members who sing each month at a different church in Central Texas. There are a total of seven different groups of Singing Women through out Texas who get together once a year for a joint concert with a total of about 300 women singing together. In 2010, they are planning a trip to Russia to have a couple of concerts there and also work in one of the orphanages.

    Photo of Michelle Vajello

    Michelle Vajello

    Commercial Lines Underwriter

    Michelle came to TAGA in 2008 as an Underwriter with 22 years experience in the insurance industry. She feels that a key component of excellent customer is to always work to strengthen relationships. She graduated from Bastrop High School and she spends her spare time with her family and children, a 17 year old daughter

    Phone: 888-565-2984 x 221

    Michelle came to TAGA in 2008 as an Underwriter with 22 years experience in the insurance industry. She feels that a key component of excellent customer is to always work to strengthen relationships.

    She graduated from Bastrop High School and she spends her spare time with her family and children, a 17 year old daughter and 12 year old son. They also have a dog, a Great Pyrenees, in their family

    Photo of Phyllis Mitchell

    Phyllis Mitchell

    Commercial Lines Underwriter

    Phylllis came to TAGA in 2008 as a Commercial Lines Underwriter. Prior to that, she has spent several years in the insurance industry. She works hard to respond to her customers’ inquiries quickly. She attended W. T. White High School and Richland Junior College. She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

    Phone: 888-565-2987 x 219

    Phylllis came to TAGA in 2008 as a Commercial Lines Underwriter. Prior to that, she has spent several years in the insurance industry. She works hard to respond to her customers’ inquiries quickly.

    She attended W. T. White High School and Richland Junior College. She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

    Photo of Janet Kantor

    Janet Kantor / CISR

    Commercial Lines Underwriter Assistant

    Janet started with TAGA in 2006, beginning as a policy tech in our Farm & Ranch department. She then moved to Commercial lines as a policy tech before being promoted to UA. In each of these roles, Janet’s passion for her work and customers has been evident. Originally from England, Janet has lived in the

    Home Phone: 512-531-1718 x 213

    Janet started with TAGA in 2006, beginning as a policy tech in our Farm & Ranch department. She then moved to Commercial lines as a policy tech before being promoted to UA. In each of these roles, Janet’s passion for her work and customers has been evident.
    Originally from England, Janet has lived in the USA for 35 years.  She lives with her husband and a menagerie of pets in Leander, Texas.  Together they enjoy riding their Harley and can be found on any given week-end out riding in the hill country, especially to the Blue Bonnet Café!
    Photo of Linda Villegas

    Linda Villegas

    Commercial Lines Underwriting Assistant

    Linda came to TAGA in 2008 with over 30 years experience in the insurance industry. As a Property and Causalty Underwriter Assistant, she strives to service our agents’ requests in a timely manner and to always maintain a positive attitude. Linda attended school at Travis High School and Austin Community College, in Austin, TX. Her

    Phone: 512-531-1732 x 242

    Linda came to TAGA in 2008 with over 30 years experience in the insurance industry. As a Property and Causalty Underwriter Assistant, she strives to service our agents’ requests in a timely manner and to always maintain a positive attitude.

    Linda attended school at Travis High School and Austin Community College, in Austin, TX. Her hobbies include: reading, walking, working on projects around the house and going to see her son play baseball at Mary Hardin Baylor University. She has three sons, ages 28, 25, and 22. She also has two dogs, both schnauzers.

    Photo of Susie Mireles

    Susie Mireles

    Commercial Lines Underwriter Assistant

    Susie started with TAGA in 2009 with over eight years experience in commercial insurance. As an Underwriter Assistant, she does her best to meet her internal and external customers’ needs. She is a member of the Austin Association of Insurance Professionals. Susie holds an Associates Degree from Austin Community College in General Studies with a

    Phone: 512-531-1745 x 238

    Susie started with TAGA in 2009 with over eight years experience in commercial insurance. As an Underwriter Assistant, she does her best to meet her internal and external customers’ needs. She is a member of the Austin Association of Insurance Professionals.

    Susie holds an Associates Degree from Austin Community College in General Studies with a focus in Quality. In her spare time she enjoys travelingwith her husband, photography, making cards and volunteer work with Austin Care Van, a mobile immunization clinic. Susie and her husband have been married 17 years. They have a rescued dog “Belle” who is 12 years old. Susie says, “I’m not sure if we rescued her or if she rescued us!”

    Photo of Theresa Choat

    Theresa Choat

    Commercial Lines Underwriter Assistant

    An Underwriting Assistant for the Commercial Lines department, Theresa started with TAGA in 2010. Having over 20 years of experience, Theresa has been in the E&S Insurance Industry since 1981. She constantly works to ensure that our producers and their staff get taken care of promptly and with the utmost care. Theresa has been married

    Phone: 512-531-1738 x 244

    An Underwriting Assistant for the Commercial Lines department, Theresa started with TAGA in 2010. Having over 20 years of experience, Theresa has been in the E&S Insurance Industry since 1981. She constantly works to ensure that our producers and their staff get taken care of promptly and with the utmost care.

    Theresa has been married for 28 years with two sons, ages 25 and 20. Her family enjoys traveling and attending music festivals, specifically Jazz music festivals.

     

    Photo of Donayne Sallee

    Donayne Sallee

    Cancellations/Reinstatements/Premium

    Donayne started with TAGA in January 2013 as a Policy Technician. She believes the best reward possible is to make others happy by helping them achieve their goals. A native Texan, Donayne is married with three grown children who have proudly given her their left-behind cats and a couple of “grand-dogs.”  

    Phone: 888-999-8242 x 231

    Donayne started with TAGA in January 2013 as a Policy Technician. She believes the best reward possible is to make others happy by helping them achieve their goals. A native Texan, Donayne is married with three grown children who have proudly given her their left-behind cats and a couple of “grand-dogs.”

     

    Photo of Richard Salley

    Richard Salley

    Premium Finance / Claims / Commercial Lines

    Richard combined his experience with four insurance associates to form Tejas American. Until recently he was a Commercial Lines Underwriter. Now Richard is currently managing the TAGA Premium Finance Company. He is also responsible for handling claims at TAGA. Richard worked with a managing general agency starting in 1992 as Personal Lines Manager. During his

    Phone: 512-531-1722 x 211

    Richard combined his experience with four insurance associates to form Tejas American. Until recently he was a Commercial Lines Underwriter. Now Richard is currently managing the TAGA Premium Finance Company. He is also responsible for handling claims at TAGA.

    Richard worked with a managing general agency starting in 1992 as Personal Lines Manager. During his two-year venture, he set the stage and put the agency on the map as one of the premier farm and ranch insurance writers in the state of Texas.

    In March 1994, Richard was promoted to Underwriting Manager for all lines. Under his leadership, Austin Surplus Lines continued to grow and experience its greatest year ever in 1996. Richard held this position until March of 1997.

    Richard’s responsibilities included underwriting results and production commitments for all lines. He worked closely with the Administrative Manager and individual department managers under his direction to provide extraordinary service for customers while producing a profit for his companies and the agency.

    Prior to the agency field, Richard spent seven years in the oil and gas industry in the position of Insurance and Contracts Manager. He held this position for five years at Bearden Drilling Company and for two years at Burns Drilling Company. Preceding his work in the oil industry, Richard spent six years with Crum and Forster Insurance Company. While at C & F, he held positions that included marketing responsibilities and supervision of one of the largest farm and ranch insurance departments in the state of Texas.

    Richard received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas Tech University. Since college, he has completed course work in Insurance Principles, CPCU and holds his CIC designation.

    Richard is married to Julie and has 2 daughters, Casey and Randi.