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Dan Vaughan

Dan Vaughan
CEO / Principal

Responsibilities:
Overall Success of Gallant Risk & Insurance Services, Inc.

Years in the Industry:
29 years

Prior to Insurance what did you do?:
Was an Air crewman for P-3 Orion’s in the United States Navy and Sold Wine.

Favorite Hobbies:
Skiing, Golf, River

What do you think it means to “Be Gallant”:
To be Humble, Kind and Honest

Greg Tinlin

Greg Tinlin
COO/Principal

Responsibilities:
Primarily, as follows:

  • New business production for organic revenue growth.
  • Maintain client, prospect and referral source relationships for mutual interests.
  • Financial management and strategic planning in conjunction with our CEO’s vision.
  • Involved with all personnel and legal aspects of the business.

Blake Pierson

Blake Pierson
Partner/Commercial Department

Responsibilities:
Responsible for new business production and managing the risk management and insurance needs of existing clients. Also responsible for the oversight and management of the Commercial Department.

Years in the Industry:
23 years

Prior to Insurance what did you do?:
Retail banker with Wells Fargo Bank

Wyatt Malcolm

Wyatt E. Malcolm
Partner / Employee Benefits / HR Services

Responsibilities:
Lead consultant for employee benefits clients and coordinate delivery of our HR services

Years in the Industry:
36 years

Prior to Insurance what did you do?:
There is no “Prior”, unless you count cutting lawns and working at a Boy Scout camp!

Tod Deveny

Tod Deveny
Sr. Vice President, Personal-lines Producer

Responsibilities:
Maintain and grow a book of business and quote and compare new business along with renewals with our many carriers. Streamlining processes and improving workflow for greater customer attention and focus.

Years in the Industry:
5 years directly, but I have been involved in insurance my whole life as my grandfather started the business back in 1963 and my father took over in 1975 and spent 40 years in the industry before I came along to Gallant.

Linda Johnson

Linda Johnson, CIC
Sr. Vice President

Responsibilities:
I service the CEO ‘s book of business and manage the Small Business Unit

Years in the Industry:
37 years

Prior to Insurance what did you do?:
I worked in retail prior to entering the insurance industry at 19 years old

Favorite Hobbies:
I like to go to the movies, shopping and eating out, cooking is not for me.

What do you think it means to “Be Gallant”:
To hold oneself to consistent moral and ethical standards

Joseph Delaney

Joseph R. Delaney
Vice President

Responsibilities:
Selling and Servicing Property & Casualty Insurance to my clients and potential clients.

Years in the Industry:
30 years

Prior to Insurance what did you do?:
Worked For IBM in their Sales & Marketing in Pennsylvania.

Favorite Hobbies:
Jogging, working out and raising my twins

What do you think it means to “Be Gallant”:
To do what’s right for my clients.

Bob Williford

Bob Williford
Vice President/Producer

Responsibilities:
Drive sales process to bring on new clients and retain current ones

Years in the Industry:
24 years

Prior to Insurance what did you do?:
College

Favorite Hobbies:
Coaching youth sports and playing Golf

What do you think it means to “Be Gallant”:
We strive to attend to the needs of our prospects and clients with integrity.

Rob Jacobs

Rob Jacobs
Vice President, Private Risk Management

Responsibilities:
Helping and working with clients to assess their personal risk exposures and finding the appropriate solutions and coverage’s to close potential gaps and address their specific needs.

Prior to Insurance what did you do?
Prior to working in insurance I worked in Radio / Advertising for a cluster of Radio Stations in San Diego from 1997 to about 2005.  In 2005 my wife and I made a move up to Washington State.

STAFF


Aileen Vaughan

Aileen Vaughan
Accounting Assistant

Responsibilities:
Payables, receivables, direct bill input

Years in the Industry:
2 years

Prior to Insurance what did you do?:
Store Manager Abercrombie & Fitch

Favorite Hobbies:
Hiking, Yoga, & Music Festivals

What do you think it means to “Be Gallant”:
To provide excellent, prompt, & quality customer service.

Aimee Louck

Aimee Louck
Commercial Lines Account Manager

Responsibilities:
Works daily with producers on servicing new business, policy changes and renewals. Day to day activities include requesting coverage changes from carriers, processing endorsements, invoicing for endorsements, renewal and new business agency billed accounts, answering coverage questions, issuing certificates of insurance, checking and binding policies, marketing renewal and new business accounts, obtaining renewal updates from insured’s, answering billing questions, following up on NOC’s, processing audits, etc.

Courtney Hanks

Courtney Hanks
Commercial Lines Account Manager

Responsibilities:
Servicing and maintaining relationships with new and existing clients.

Years in the Industry:
9 years

Prior to insurance what did you do?:
I worked at a factory that manufactured component parts for Haas Machinery for about 2 years and then went straight into insurance sales. After two years in sales, I decided to go into the servicing side of insurance and worked my way up to an account manager.

Dan Fein

Dan Fein
Property and Casualty Insurance Producer and Risk Manager
Certified Risk Manager, Certified Insurance Counselor

Responsibilities:
Advise companies on Managing and Controlling their risk. Provide insurance coverage analysis and out of the box advice to manage a client’s risk. My goal is to protect a client’s assets while preventing and mitigating unforeseen liabilities.

Glen Tomita

Glen Tomita
Senior Account Executive

Responsibilities:
New & renewal business production and servicing

Years in the Industry:
37 years

Prior to Insurance what did you do?:
College…received Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration

Favorite Hobbies:
Playing piano, die-hard L.A. Laker and Dodgers fan, basketball, traveling, hiking

What do you think it means to “Be Gallant”:
To live and work a life of good morals with integrity and responsibility.

Kathy Vaughan

Kathy Vaughan
Controller

Responsibilities:
I have been working with Gallant for over 4 years. I handle all aspects of accounting, from payroll, 401(k), maintaining HR and personnel files, reviewing various contracts and corporate document as well as the upkeep of all state and federal requirements, permits and licenses. I work with the CEO and COO daily on all financial aspects for the company.

Years in the Industry:
5 years

Patricia Carlos

Patricia L. Carlos, PHR, SHRM-CP
Employee Benefits- Account Manager

Responsibilities:
Day-to-day service contact for clients and their employees, providing benefit plan education, resolving access to care needs and claims management and resolution. Coordinates with clients to plan and implement annual and new hire enrollment meetings, including development of enrollment communication materials and presenting benefit plan information to employees. Provides compliance, human resources guidance and wellness strategy services to clients.

Ron Whitt

Ron Whitt
Commercial Account Broker/ Loss Control

Responsibilities:
Sales and Servicing of Commercial Insurance Accounts, Assist clients with Loss Control issues, 30 hour OSHA Certification

Years in the Industry:
8 months

Prior to Insurance what did you do?:
Prior to Insurance, I worked as a sworn Law Enforcement Officer for a large Southern California Agency for 30 years, attaining the rank of Sergeant.

Skylor Harrison

Skylor Harrison, CLCS
Senior Account Executive

Responsibilities:
Procure new business relationships and service/maintain existing client relationships

Years in the Industry:
14 years

Prior to Insurance what did you do?:
Transportation Industry – safety, HR, insurance claims management.

Favorite Hobbies:
Skiing, River, Racing, Restoring classic cars

Tanya Coulter

Tanya Coulter
Personal Lines Account Manager

Responsibilities:
Quoting & binding new business policies, providing customer services to clients & processing policy changes, maintain renewals and cancellations, manage Mercury’s book of business

Years in the Industry:
12 years

Prior to Insurance what did you do?
I was a receptionist in my younger years for a warehouse that sold vehicle custom parts & I also worked for the yellow pages

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Kim Morris
Account Assistant

Responsibilities:
Service accounts

Years in the Industry:
4 years

Prior to Insurance what did you do?:
Public Relations

Favorite Hobbies:
Event planning and home improvements

What do you think it means to “Be Gallant”:
is to be great, prestige and a leader.

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