Board of Directors

Our organization is governed by a Board of Directors elected by our membership. Our Board of Directors uses policy governance to envision the future and to ensure operations are aligned with our mission statement and meet the evolving needs of our constituency.


Kendra Zacharias

Chair of the Board

Rio Grande Insurance Services of Santa Fe

Jake Boles

Vice-Chair of the Board

USA Insurance, Inc.

Joseph Menicucci


Downey & Company, Inc.

Cara Cress

Immediate Past Chair

Cress Insurance Consultants

Heather Fortner

National Director

Mountain West Insurance

At Large Directors

Sarah Stagner WEB
Matt Hunton-WEB

Sarah Stagner

Western States Insurance Group, Inc.

Matthew Hunton

Hunton Insurance Agency, Inc.

Anna Whitmire

J.S. Ward & Son, Inc.


Susan Vance

Downey & Company, Inc.


Samuel Smith

Western Assurance

Joseph Cito

Downey & Company, Inc.

Get Involved!

Our people make us who we are. A team of diverse talents committed to serving.

Interested in becoming a board member? Email us at for information.