Meet The Executives

  • Wade

    Wade Aschbrenner

    External Affairs and Advocacy Officer, Altus Schools

    Wade works closely with charter school operators, community organizations, and local elected officials to maximize the positive impact of charter schools in the region and to ensure that all students and families have access to high quality school options.

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  • Craig Barrett

    Owner, Barrett Engineered Pumps

    Craig is a graduate of UCSD with a degree in Biology. He joined his father at Barrett in 1978 and immediately went into outside sales and engineering. His interests range from skiing and tennis to sailing and scuba. He is also a member of various mechanical engineering associations.

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  • Dr. Thomas Bierman

    Co-Owner, Park West Dental Group

    Tom grew up in the great state of Iowa, and he also graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He provides Park West Dental with knowledge in a wide range of services, including root canals, dentures, and Invisalign®. In his free time, Tom enjoys traveling, playing ice hockey, reading, and exploring the outdoors of California.

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  • Miguel Boggiano

    CEO, The Business Cleaning Company
    Board of Directors - Past Chair

    Miguel graduated from University of Lima in Business Administration, and his years as a top-performing sales rep in the health industry prepped him to streamline customer contracts for each building's specific needs. Miguel has assembled a dedicated team to assist him in giving their clients the best service possible.

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  • Burnham

    John Burnham

    Owner, UPS Store

    John Burnham is a native San Diegan, whose educational background includes Point Loma High School and United States International University. Throughout his career, John has had business interests in various fields: real estate development and property management; the Savings and Loan industry; non-profit event management; and non-profit fundraising. John is also an accomplished sailor and was a professional captain. John has been affiliated with The UPS store for twelve years. His association...

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  • Sheila Callahan

    Owner, Dream Dinners Poway

    From our founders, to our store-owners, family is at the forefront of everything we do. Our mission is to make gathering around the dinner table a cornerstone of daily life.

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  • Dr. Danielle Chavalarias

    CEO, InnerOptimal, Inc.

    Danielle is a renowned expert in the field of brain power and has been helping people improve their mental performance for over 35 years. In France she spent 12 years successfully managing a healing retreat center, as well as heading a non-profit organization serving remote villages in Africa.

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  • Tonya Courtney

    Commercial and Residential Vice President, Ticor Title

    Tonya brings 14 years of seasoned experience to both residential and commercial transactions, and her performance has earned her local and national recognition. Tonya is also a licensed attorney and real estate broker and prides herself on being detailed, creative, trustworthy and - most importantly - having integrity.

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  • Marie Crivello

    Senior Vice President, First Pacific Bank
    Board of Directors – Secretary

    Marie Crivello is a Senior Vice President at First Pacific Bank in San Diego. She joined the company in 2022 and is responsible for sourcing new business opportunities in the Greater San Diego region, with a focus on commercial banking clients. Marie has twenty years of banking experience covering underwriting, financial analysis, consumer and commercial lending, private banking and more.

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  • Adrian Davis

    President, Five Star Transportation Services

    Adrian moved to San Diego from Big Bear Lake, CA in 2012 and established Five Star Transportation Services. His focal point is providing exclusive Five-Star Service to its customers. His company has been awarded the title of Best Limousine Service by the San Diego Awards for 3 consecutive years.

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  • Jim Enlow

    Jim Enlow

    Owner, FYI Systems

    FYI Systems is a MSSP (Managed Service/Security Provider) servicing the San Diego metropolitan area and Orange County. FYI Systems provide consulting services, computer management and support services for SMB (Small/Medium Business) clients. Each of our clients is unique and requires a specific and custom set of computing solutions to meet their technical needs. We support on-premise, cloud, and hybrid computing environments hosting Microsoft domains, open-source platforms, and vertical markets. FYI...

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  • Gary Fenelli

    Platform Manager Dalton Toyota & Dalton Subaru

    Gary Fenelli is a native Californian who was born in Santa Monica before moving to San Diego. He attended Patrick Henry High School where upon completion enrolled into Mesa Junior College. After graduating Junior College, Fenelli went onto West Texas State University on a football scholarship before making his way back into San Diego State University to complete his Bachelors of Science in Economics. In 1974 Gary played for the San Diego Chargers as a linebacker and then his new career started...

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  • Byram Frost

    Vice President, Frost Hardwood Lumber

    Byram’s full-time career with Frost Hardwood Lumber Co. started in 2006 and he has since filled roles in the Yard, Sales and Accounting departments. He currently is the Company Treasurer in addition to holding General Manager responsibilities and serves as the face of change in adapting old principles to new ideals.

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  • John Galkowski

    John Galkowski

    President and Founder, One Easy Fee Home Loans

    John Galkowski brings 31 years of mortgage experience as President and Founder of One Easy Fee Home Loans. After graduating from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, John entered the mortgage industry as a loan officer. Over the years, John has partnered and started a mortgage brokerage as well as a mortgage bank. John combines his experience with today’s innovation to create a high-performing platform for his clientele. He is bringing transparency using technology and providing a user-friendly approach...

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  • Greg Garner

    Greg Garner

    Vice President – California, NACM Commercial Services

    Greg earned a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA and an M.B.A. from the University of Redlands and offers clients over 33 years of expertise in the credit management field. He has served on numerous organization boards including The Executives’ Association, where he also served as President. He also officiates college basketball in his spare time.

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  • Amanda Gois

    Amanda Gois

    Chief Marketing Director

    Amanda Gois has served as the Chief Marketing Director at St. Paul’s Senior Services for nearly 16 years. She brings more than 35 years of sales, advertising and marketing experience to the organization. Gois’ previous roles include Vice President of Brand Development and Director of Account Services at several local advertising agencies. At St. Paul’s,

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  • Linda & Barry Gorin

    Owners, The Best To You

    The Best to You began as a hobby in 1984. Soon, creating festive gifts for special people became a passion and a business. Linda & Barry enjoy cruising, nature, photography, music, networking and getting together with friends. They have a beautiful daughter and a very multi-talented 27-year-old grandson.

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  • Jerry Gray

    Owner, Sloan Electromechanical

    Mr. Gray has extensive experience with the machinery that “Keeps Things Moving!”. Having been with Sloan Electromechanical Service & Sales (formerly known as Sloan Electric) for 4 decades, his company has been involved with commercial, industrial and municipal organizations of all sizes solving problems on the application and reliability of electric powered machinery with sales and services of motors, pumps, controls, blowers, generators and related components from 1 HP to 5000 HP, 12VDC to...

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  • Araceli Guerrero

    Araceli Guerrero

    Accounts Receivable Manager / Client Relationship Coordinator

    Araceli joined Christian Roofing., Inc. and has acquired a vast knowledge in the roofing industry. She brings over 16 years of experience and a strong background playing a vital role in accounts receivable manager, she is dedicated to fueling the company revenues, enhancing leadership, but besides being a great leader, she is professional committed to

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  • Barry S. Handler, MD, FACS

    Barry is a native San Diegan who attended Patrick Henry High School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in biology and chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis, where he graduated magna cum laude, and earned his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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    Chris Hart

    Director - Enterprise Business Group, Sharp Business Systems
    Board of Directors - Membership

    Chris Hart joined Sharp Business Systems in 2008. He is the Director, Enterprise Business Group. Chris’ group has been instrumental in the growth of Sharp Business System in Southern California. His team increased Sharp’s market share in Southern California by 350%. New enterprise accounts added over the past decade include Scripps Health, the City of San Diego, San Diego Unified School District, LPL Financial, Southern California Edison, the County of Orange and the County of Los Angeles....

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  • Steven Hawley

    Owner, Hawley Auto Body & Paint

    Steven is a San Diego native who was raised in Point Loma. He has literally grown up in the auto body shop business and has worked at his family owned and operated body shop for 40 years. Steven's life-long hobby has been collecting and restoring his own classic cars, most of which he saved from being scrapped.

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  • Ibrahim Ibrahim

    Internet Manager Dalton Toyota

    Ibrahim has been in the car business for over 20 years. He started at Frank Toyota as a Sales Associate and was promoted to Internet Manager. Ibrahim is proud to have transitioned over to the Dalton Toyota team. He is a proud husband and father to his two daughters. Ibrahim looks forward to assisting you with your automotive needs.

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  • Jennifer

    Jennifer Jacobus

    Senior Director of Operations, San Diego Employers Association
    Board of Directors - Concentrations/ Craft Talks/ Promotions

    Jennifer moved to San Diego from Northern California in 1986 to attend SDSU. Her first “real” job landed her at SDEA in 1988 where she has worked towards success in various positions during her 30+ years with the Association.

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  • Janine Joseph

    President, Kahala Travel

    Janine has been a member of the Kahala Travel team since 2001 and has been president since 2008. Over the past 19 years, her clients have included large and small groups, families, and couples. She works hard in building relationships with Kahala’s travel suppliers so their agents can offer excellent value and unique experiences to their clients.

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  • Bill Keane

    Bill Keane

    CEO, Keane Studios LLC

    Bill started his career in 1968 out of his Claremont Men’s College dorm room. Keane Studios is the largest independent high school senior photographer in the region. His personal love is for family portraits, a tradition that started in his family in the 1880’s! He and his wife Mary live in Carmel Valley, love to travel and visit the grandkids!

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  • Bill McColl, CFP®

    Managing Partner, Silvia McColl Wealth Management

    Bill began his career as a financial advisor in 1989. He and his clients have faced and overcome multiple market cycles together. Experience is one of Bill’s strongest assets, and he loves to educate his clients by passing on his experience, wisdom and knowledge – a passion he values strongly.

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  • Debbie Mendoza

    National Vice President, Pay It Forward Processing
    Board of Directors - Special Events & Social Media

    Debbie joined Pay it Forward because she identified with the mission of the company. Her passion for helping other businesses become efficient and save money made it a perfect fit. Providing excellent customer support and assisting businesses with streamlining their processing to add to their bottom line.

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  • Steve Michna

    CEO, Best-Rate Repair Company

    Steven Michna is the CEO of Best Rate Repair and has been with the company for just over 3 years. Steve joined Best Rate Repair as the successor to Jeff Mudd who has still has a minority ownership in BRR has stepped back into retirement. Prior to joining Best Rate Repair, Steven spent over 20 years in the Contract Office Furniture industry both managing and owning companies over the years. Steve is a southern CA native being born in Long Beach then spending a couple of year in Monterey before moving...

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  • Lisa Miller

    Koi Zen Cellars

    Lisa is the creative spark at Koi Zen Cellars and her talent is sprinkled throughout the winery, from photography, promotions, merchandising, and social media images. She is a people person who always loves chatting and sharing life’s stories. Her sincerity, generosity, and easy nature make people feel at home and welcome. She constantly strives to get to know each guest and member. She is driven to create an exceptional experience for anyone she interacts with. She constantly teases her...

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  • Mark Morton

    Regional General Manager, The Brigantine Inc

    Mark was born and raised in Point Loma and grew up in the family business, having worked for The Brigantine for 35 years. He is married and has two children. When not busy with the restaurants, Mark enjoys being with his family, golfing, and anything in or around the water!

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  • Gary Moyer

    Managing Partner, Ferris & Britton

    Gary joined the firm in 1989 after working for a boutique tax firm in San Diego. His background also includes a stint with the Internal Revenue Service. Gary received his undergraduate degree in accounting from Arizona State University and his law degree from the University of San Diego, from which he also holds a Master’s of Law in Taxation (LL.M.).

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  • Rachel L Murany

    Owner and President, Mail Management Group, Inc.

    Rachel founded MMG in 1988 and has won many awards as a certified list broker and direct mail specialist. She was an art teacher before getting into advertising. Rachel is also an actress and recently wrote a screenplay that is scheduled for production this year.

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  • Charles Murch

    Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
    Board of Directors - Chair

    Charles is a California native and a third generation realtor. He and his wife Bonnie have a son Thor, a daughter Ava, and three Bengal cats which are part Asian Leopard. Charles has varied tastes and enjoys working out, snorkeling/scuba, opera and art.

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  • linda

    Linda Neumann

    Owner, Brilliant Marketing Ideas Inc.

    Linda founded Brilliant Marketing Ideas in 1999, specializing in marketing and promotional products for all sizes of businesses. Known for innovative ideas, Linda has received international recognition as well as created award-winning programs. She understands innovation and creativity and turns that into enhancing clients programs.

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  • Duncan Newman

    Duncan Newman

    President, Newman Windows & Doors
    Board of Directors - Leads & Testimonials

    Duncan, a British expatriate, moved to California in 1982 where he gained much experience in the construction and home remodeling industry. In 1993 he opened Newman Window & Doors to create a company with a difference, offering high-quality products with professional in-house installation at a competitive price.

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  • Steven Nico

    Client Sales Executive, Marsh & McLennan Insurance Agency – Associate Member

    Steven has been working as a group health insurance broker for over twenty-five years. He is a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) and the local chapter, San Diego Association of Health Underwriters (SDAHU). Steven received his B.S. degree in Marketing from San Diego State University.

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  • Jamie Ogle

    President, Lloyd Pest Control

    Jamie began working summers at Lloyd Pest Control when he turned 16 years old and attended the University of California, Davis, majoring in managerial economics. After serving as marketing manager (1994) and termite department manager (1996), he took a short sabbatical to finish his MBA in 1999 and became President in 2000.

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  • Javier Payan

    President and CEO, Payan Pool Service

    Javier is a Certified Pool Operator, a California Licensed Contractor and has held leadership roles with various professional pool organizations. Javier is most proud of his work in drowning prevention, working with Safe Kids San Diego, National Drowning Prevention Alliance, Independent Pool and Spa Service Association and Pool Safely.

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  • Cathy Peterson

    Cathy Peterson

    Cathy Peterson was born and raised in California and is proud to serve Poway and all of California as your local Farmers Insurance® agent. Cathy’s father founded this agency in 1991. Cathy has been in the insurance industry since 1997. Now, her son is a third generation of the Peterson agency staff; insurance runs in

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  • Sanjiv Prabhakaran

    CEO, Bytes Inc.

    Mr. Prabhakaran is an experienced executive with over 20 years of leadership experience across a wide range of industries and technologies, which he applies to help others achieve their dreams and goals. His background includes solving operational challenges for small to large companies though the development and implementation of software solutions aimed at process management and technology architecture targeting fleet management, vehicle location, and business management within the IoT, FinTech,...

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  • Jon Ray

    President, PaintGreen/Peek Brothers Painting

    Jon Ray first started painting houses in college at Seattle Pacific University. He was hired to run a franchise outlet of a large, national painting company. In that role, he learned not only how to paint, but many aspects of operating a small business. In 1999 and 2000, his franchise outlet earned “Quality Outlet of the Year” for the Western Division of College Pro Painters. After finishing university and working for several Fortune 500 companies, he returned to his love of entrepreneurialism...

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  • Shawn Preman

    President, Christian Roofing, Inc.

    Shawn founded Christian Roofing, inc. in 1999 and offers a unique blend of leadership, vision, and experience. His team values the work they produce and 90% of their work is repeat business or referrals from loyal clientele. Shawn’s core values with every interaction are integrity, accountability, and customer experience.

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  • Ken Robak

    Vice President of Brokerage, Pacific Coast Commercial

    Ken has been representing and advising clients in all facets of commercial real estate since 1998. He specializes in providing innovative commercial real estate solutions for his clients and has a proven track record in sales and leasing of commercial and industrial properties.

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  • Marla Salewsky

    Owner, Envision Personalized Health

    At Envision Personalized Health in San Diego, personal trainers are ready to help you stay on track by providing motivation, accountability and education for your health and fitness goals. Exercise, nutrition, and health programs are designed for you to help you to lose weight, gain muscle, or just get stronger and feel great! Fitness and wellness programs are available for any fitness level– including the absolute beginner. We offer private appointments for personal fitness training and nutritional...

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  • Michael Sedio

    COO and General Counsel, Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest
    Board of Directors, 1st Vice Chair - Membership

    A Southern California native, Michael grew up in a little North County town called Valley Center. He graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law, is married, and has two kids. When not playing with the kids, reading, or pulling weeds, Michael loves to go hiking. He also does volunteer work for his church and other community organizations.

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  • Ellis Smith

    Portfolio Manager, Carmel Capital Partners

    Ellis graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Business Administration, University of California Los Angeles and then pursued graduate studies at San Diego State University. He is currently a Trustee for the San Diego History Center and a Board Member of the San Diego Employers Association.

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  • Ryan Stevens

    Owner, Replica Printing Services

    Ryan started with the company in 2002 and has owned the business with his wife Esmeralda since 2007. He grew up in Scripps Ranch and graduated from Scripps Ranch High School in 1996 and San Diego State University in 2000. When he has extra time, Ryan tries to stay active playing softball, golf, volleyball and any other sport chasing a ball!

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  • Dan Teemsma

    Service Manager, Ideal Plumbing Heating Air Electrical Inc – Associate Member

    Dan brings over 16 years of customer service, marketing, sales, scheduling and dispatching expertise. He has been an Associate member of the Executives’ Association since 2006 and a Past President of the Board Of Governors. Dan is a San Diego native and enjoys the beach, outdoor activities, and spending time with his family.

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  • Don Teemsma, Jr.

    President, Ideal Plumbing Heating Air Electrical Inc

    Don Teemsma Jr., President/CEO of Ideal Plumbing Heating Air Electrical, is a San Diego native, husband, and father of five. Don feels very fortunate to work in the third generation family-owned and operated business, with his wife Melissa, two sons David and Dustin, and brother Dan. In 2018 he was named "Contractor of the Year" by the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association of California. In that same year, Ideal was the recipient of the San Diego BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. Don...

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    Nick Torres

    Owner, Hochman Torres LLP
    Board of Directors - Treasurer

    During his 32 years in public accounting, Nick has acquired widespread experience in all areas of business, accounting, auditing and taxation. Outside of work he enjoys following most sports, golf, and bowling and with his wife Mary, hiking, biking, movies and the theater, as Nick is the volunteer treasurer of the Scripps Ranch Theatre.

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  • Tim Tuter

    Executive Director, Altus Schools – Associate Member
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    Ruben Villegas

    CIC, Marsh & McLennan Insurance Agency

    Ruben Villegas has over 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry. He is a graduate of DePaul University in Chicago. Ruben is an active swimmer and also enjoys running, having competed in 10 half marathons since 2014 and completing his first full marathon in 2015 in Berlin. Ruben has 4 nieces and 1 nephew that he likes to spoil as much as he can.

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  • Simon White

    Co-Founder, Local Blitz Digital Marketing Agency
    Board of Directors – IEA (International Executive Association)

    Simon White is a 17-year veteran of the high-tech world and has worked as both an engineer and technical marketing manager. Simon has also owned his own retail store with over a dozen employees, so he understands the problems that small business owners face.

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  • Chip Wilson

    Owner, Landscape Resource Group

    Chip Wilson has been practicing Landscape Architecture in California for thirty-eight years and is the owner and sole proprietor of Landscape Resource Group. His Landscape Architectural / Garden Design project experience includes theme park design and large-scale master planning; luxury hotels, multi-family housing developments; commercial and industrial developments; academic projects, streetscape master planning and custom single-family residences. His current project load includes custom residential...

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    Glenn Younger

    Owner, Grah Safe & Lock

    Glenn and his wife Bridget lead a team of dedicated professionals who continue a tradition begun in 1914 of helping others to feel safe and secure. This is the “why” of their business: to provide this sense of security for as many companies and individuals as possible.

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