Travis-Pedersen A Brown & Riding Company | Biographies

Illinois Team

 
DOUGH DAY

DOUG DAY
Vice President, Professional Liability Broker
dougd@travped.com
312-279-3650

Doug has been a part of the Travis-Pedersen team since 1997. Doug’s expertise in dealing with hard-to-place risks, architecture and engineering firms, and healthcare accounts has helped him build strong market relationships and a loyal clientele following. More

 

 

JEANNA DAY
Binding Underwriter
jeannad@travped.com
312-279-3666

Jeanna joined Travis-Pedersen in 2009, looking for a change from 15 years of underwriting.  She took on the role of Corporate Administrator for the company for two and a half years.  When the opportunity to get back to underwriting within the Travis-Pedersen organization was presented, she did not hesitate. More

 
DOMINIC GIAMBRONE

DOMINIC GIAMBRONE
Vice President, Casualty Broker
domg@travped.com
312-279-3644

Dominic has been working in the Insurance Industry for over 30 years, the last 23 with Travis-Pedersen. He expertly handles commercial General Liability, Umbrella, and Excess Liability lines, specializing in tough products, hard-to-place construction and rail and rail-related business. More

 
STEVE GOLDEN

STEVE GOLDEN
Executive Vice President - Director Property Broker
steveg@travped.com
312-279-3646

Steve has been working with Property lines for more than 35 years, 28 of them as a broker. He’s seen some of the most complex and unique risk factors out there, especially with his focus on High Hazard property coverages. More

 
GREG GRODECKI

GREG GRODECKI
Vice President, Casualty Broker
gregg@travped.com
312-279-3651

In the vein of “If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it,” Greg has always lived in his native Chicago, has been married for 27 years, and is going on his 36th year working in the insurance business. Specializing in General Liability, he likes working in the industry for its steady business, the hands-on problem solving, and the fact that after all this time brokering... More

 
 

MARK HEUER
Business Development Manager
markh@travped.com
312-279-3649

Mark began his insurance career more than two decades ago as a multi-line commercial insurance producer for a direct writer. After several years selling insurance to middle market commercial entities in the Chicago Metro area, he started underwriting casualty lines for a national carrier. In 2002 he became a casualty broker for a large wholesaler, and eventually worked his way into business development and national agency relations positions with the firm. ... More

 
SUZANNE JENSEN

SUZANNE JENSEN
Senior Vice President - Director, Casualty Broker
suzannej@travped.com
312-279-3643

There’s nobody that has mastered ideal wording on forms and policies like Suzanne. After all, she’s been a surplus lines broker since 1981. More

 

TIM PEDERSEN JR
Casualty Broker
timp2@travped.com
312-279-3655

Tim's been involved with Travis-Pedersen for longer than most of our staff – in high school he worked here answering phones, handling the mail and doing whatever else needed to be done. After college he spent two years as an underwriter before learning the ins and outs of the London marketplace with a Lloyds broker. He started working full time for Travis-Pedersen in 2006, issuing policies and endorsements through our in-house binding authority. Now he's making a name for himself as a casualty broker More

 
TIM PEDERSEN

TIM PEDERSEN
President
timp@travped.com
312-279-3700

Thirty-five years ago, Tim decided to move from teaching into commercial lines. After two years he knew he wanted to be in surplus lines and hasn’t looked back since. He became an effective broker by approaching his clients’ problems as if they were his own and finding them a coverage mix that worked at a fair price. More

 
BOB TAFT

BOB TAFT
Vice President, Property Broker
bobt@travped.com
312-279-3647

Bob keeps his clients satisfied by following a basic philosophy of supplying prompt service, thoroughly answering questions, and working hard to deliver good results – all helping to make clients’ jobs easier. With 35 years in the business and customer relationships spanning back to the beginning, this philosophy has proven successful. More

 
LOTTIE J. WORTH

LOTTIE J. WORTH
Underwriter/Binding Authority
lottiew@travped.com
312-279-3669

Lottie is a fantastic underwriter with a focus on Property. With a thorough understanding of her markets’ strengths, she is able to make the right match between client and company. In this world of voicemail and texts, you can count on Lottie, known for her responsiveness, answering the phone when you call. More

 

Michigan Team

 

LYNNE BYRNE

LYNNE BYRNE
Casualty and Professional Broker
lynneb@travped.com
616-285-6502

Experience, energy and enthusiasm says it all for Casualty Broker, Lynne Byrne. She started her career in the surplus lines side of the business 27 years ago and continues to provide producers with an exceptional degree of professionalism and service as evidenced by how frequently producers refer her name to others. More

 
CHRIS DOCKERY

CHRIS DOCKERY
Casualty & Environmental Broker
chrisd@travped.com
616-285-6503

Chris hooks his clients by hustling to deliver the results they need to satisfy their own clients and win new business. An Associate in Risk Management, Chris switched from working as an analyst with a national retailer to a Casualty Broker position at Travis-Pedersen, where he specializes in Construction, Pollution, and Medical. More

 
DAVID MARTIN

DAVID MARTIN
Senior Vice President, Manager of Michigan Office, Property & Casualty Broker
davem@travped.com
616-285-6500

David’s story in insurance began when he was a young man exiting the army and looking for a job – an insurance company offered first. Luckily for him (and for the insurance industry) it was a perfect fit and he went on to single-handedly establish the Grand Rapids Office of Travis-Pedersen. More

 
 
MAUREEN WILLIAMS

MAUREEN WILLIAMS
Property Broker
maureenw@travped.com
616-285-6504

When retailers call Maureen, they know that she has their best interests at heart and will get the job done correctly and efficiently. Maureen enjoys the challenge of assessing and prequalifying risks prior to sending submissions out to markets. More

 

Arizona Team

 

MATT GERVIN

MATT GERVIN
Professional Liability Broker
mattg@travped.com
480-281-3850

Matt entered the insurance industry right out of college and has been hooked ever since. Having held a previous position in Program Sales for a large national retail insurance brokerage in Chicago, IL, he was lured back to Arizona to be near his Alma Matter (ASU) and work for Travis-Pedersen. More

 

Florida Team

 

ART FORENZA

ART FORENZA
Underwriter, Binding Manager
artf@travped.com
727-822-4480

Art specializes in assisting customers on small to medium commercial property, liability, and garage accounts. Clients appreciate his sincerity, desire to assist in problem solving, and the alternative options he develops. More

 
KAREN LAMPSON

KAREN LAMPSON
Vice President, Manager of Florida Office, Property & Casualty Broker
karenl@travped.com
727-822-4480

Karen leads a team that expertly places coverage including Property and CAT cover for Wind and Excess Flood, lines that demand thorough knowledge of Florida’s unique hurricane risks. More

 
MICHAEL SULLIVAN

MICHAEL SULLIVAN
Assistant Vice President, Professional Liability Broker
mikes@travped.com
727-822-4480

Mike has 10 years of Professional Liability brokering experience under his belt and specializes in the area of Directors & Officers. He works hard to help his clients succeed and they appreciate his responsiveness and brokerage expertise. More