BRINGING EXPERTISE TO YOUR INDUSTRY
Spotlight: Team Morrison
Dan has a passion for helping businesses succeed. He comes to LaPorte with an accomplished background in Risk Management, Safety and Compliance from the insurance provider side. His technical knowledge, coupled with a strong consultative approach makes him an incredibly effective agent and trusted advisor. Prior to joining LaPorte, Dan spent seven years as a risk management consultant at SAIF Corporation, Oregon’s largest Workers Comp insurer, helping business owners and risk managers implement efficient and effective programs to address rising insurance costs. His expertise implementing risk management programming has helped hundreds of businesses implement positive changes to reach peak performance.
As a managing partner of the agency, Dan is helping to pave the way for LaPorte to remain as Oregon’s best and largest, locally held independent agency. He loves his role leading the agency’s sales force of dedicated professional agents.
Rhonda joined the LaPorte Commercial team in 2019 bringing with her over 15 years experience in the insurance industry. Rhonda has an extensive background in Hospitality and large Real Estate portfolios, but also works with our Trucking and Construction clientele. It is important to Rhonda to provide a great customer service experience and to earn her trust with our insureds. Rhonda handles a lot of the day to day services it takes to keep her accounts going and prides herself by her close attention to detail and strong communication skills.
On Rhonda’s free time she enjoys reading fictional thrillers and murder mysteries. She enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest taking in long walks or hikes rain or shine. Rhonda also enjoys spending time with her family, which consists of her significant other of 15 years, two daughters and her two grandsons.
Andy joined the LaPorte Benefits team in 2020 bringing with him over a decade of experience. Andy has had the opportunity in his career to work on all three levels of benefits. He has worked at an agency, a carrier and on the employer side HR. This has given Andy a unique perspective when dealing with his insured’s. He can look at an account from all angles which enables him to help develop an insurance program that is well rounded and right for each client and their employees. Customer service is important to Andy, so he takes the time to listen and get to really know his clients. Andy wants his clients to know that he is not just “some guy at the brokers office” but a trusted partner and friend.
During Andy’s free time he enjoys spending it with his wonderful wife Meredith and their amazing dog Hannah. You can often find them camping, hiking, or exploring a new dog park.
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
LAPORTE IN THE COMMUNITY
2020/21 have been unprecedented. We shifted our focus a bit to really look for the needs that are out there during this crisis and how we can support the frontline workers right now.