BRINGING EXPERTISE TO YOUR INDUSTRY
Spotlight: Team Allen
After graduating from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business; Mark received training from Wausau Insurance in risk identification, risk management, and coverage analysis. Mark brings 25+ years of experience in commercial insurance, including employee benefits, to LaPorte as a specialist in risk assessment and risk management strategies for the manufacturing, wholesale, and construction industries.
Mark was a member of the 1985 Lewis-Clark State baseball World Series Championship team and currently enjoys a new roll on the Beaverton High School baseball coaching staff. Baseball is not his only passion though! Mark is devoted to his wife and 3 children and spends as much time as possible with them.
Cindy joined the LaPorte Commercial Team in spring of 2022, bringing 35 plus years of commercial experience with her. During Cindy’s time in the insurance industry, she has earned her AU, AIS and CIC designations. Cindy has been exposed to many different lines of coverage, with Contracting and Manufacturing being her strongest lines. Cindy feels it’s important to really connect with her clients one on one so she can help identify their unique risks and take the necessary steps to make sure they are properly covered. During Cindy’s free time she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends whenever possible.
Debbie joined the LaPorte Commercial Team in 2019 bringing with her over 20 years of insurance experience. Debbie has handled a diverse book in her career, but her focus has been large Property, Manufacturing, and Construction accounts. Debbie understands the importance of good customer service and makes it a practice to be detailed and thorough with each policy she touches. Debbie analyzes the account no matter how big or small to ensure that coverages are not missed.
Debbie is the proud mother of two and has two beautiful granddaughters. She loves to travel with her significant other to the beach and they both enjoy camping and exploring the Pacific Northwest.
Teresa has twenty years of experience in the Health insurance industry with the last 10 years focused on employee benefits including working on both the carrier and broker side of the business including fully insured and self-funded. Providing day to day customer service and account management for employee benefit clients, markets/sets up existing and/or new accounts business and takes a consultative approach with employees and employers on all benefits offered.
With her account management role at LaPorte, she will work with the sale team to prepare marketing and benefits plan recommendations. She provides daily hands-on service to our clients, offering timely, creative solutions to meet their needs of the employer and employees
Gendell started in the insurance industry in the mid -1990’s. Her first job was in sales with Allstate. Since then she has worked with independent agencies for over 20 years in both sales and service in the personal lines field. Now working at LaPorte for more than 14 years, she has blossomed into a valued team player.
She believes because independent agents have a variety of markets to choose from, this offers a better opportunity to find a company which will fit her client’s needs
Barbara J. Brown
With over 30 years in the insurance industry, Barbara brings a perspective to LaPorte from both an agent and carrier side. Through the years Barbara has developed strong quoting skills, computer expertise and developed solid carrier relationships. Barbara joined the team in 2007, specializing in Personal Lines.
Being a people person, she thrives in situations where she can interact with customers, solve problems, and help people.
In her spare time Barbara loves to read, enjoys a variety of television programs and spending time with her family. She has two sons, both in the Navy and both stationed in San Diego. Barbara and her husband of 30+ years get down to California as often as possible to see their two sons and three grandchildren.
Kelly Anne Tow
Kelly Anne joins LaPorte with 21 years of Personal Lines experience working with agencies in California, Arizona, Minnesota and Oregon. Kelly Anne started her career out working with a direct writer, which gave her exposure to a variety of insurance opportunities that she can pass along to her clients. Kelly Anne enjoys customer service treating her clients with respect and patience. She also assists her clients in ensuring they have a strong policy with competitive pricing. Personal Lines coverages can be confusing, and Kelly Anne takes the extra time to explain these coverages to make purchasing a policy easy and convenient. Kelly Anne enjoys spending her free time with her friends, and puppy hiking, biking, and watching movies.
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