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.


Cara Cress

Chair of the Board

Cress Insurance Consultants

Kendra Zacharias

Vice-Chair of the Board

Rio Grande Insurance Services of Santa Fe

Jake Boles


USA Insurance, Inc.

Kyle Beckner WEB

Kyle Beckner

Immediate Past Chair

General Insurance Agency

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Kathy Yeager

National Director

Berger Briggs Insurance & Risk Solutions

At Large Directors

Sarah Stagner WEB

Sarah Stagner

Western States Insurance Group, Inc.

Lauren Hemphill WEB

Lauren Hemphill

Blue Chip Insurance Agency, Inc.

Joe Menicucchi WEB

Joseph Menicucci

Downey & Company, Inc.


Matt Hunton-WEB

Matthew Hunton

Hunton Insurance Agency, Inc.

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Chris Mitchell

Western States Insurance Group, Inc.


Anna Whitmire

J.S. Ward & Son, Inc.

Get Involved!

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

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