Our team comprises leaders in the profession, many of whom have spent decades advising and advocating for clients. Members of the team work out of offices throughout the region to ensure a close connection with the communities and people we serve.

Management Team:

Kyle-LingscheitKyle Lingscheit
Sarah-Walsh-KellySarah Walsh
Chief Operating Officer
Steve Smelley WebStephen Smelley
Chief Operating Officer
Ken-LaddusawKen Laddusaw
Chief Financial Officer
Allison Johnston
Chief Financial Officer
Craig-StahlbergCraig Stahlberg
Vice President of Finance
Kerry-HeineKerry Heine
Vice President of Finance
Mindy-CarverMindy Carver
Legal Counsel





Karen Diehl
Managing Director of
Customer Service

Chris-HuwaldtChris Huwaldt
Managing Director of
Personal Insurance
Dan-AntoniettiDan Antonietti
Managing Director of
Ed-HeineEd Heine
Managing Director of
Troy-KaneTroy Kane
Managing Director of
Benefit Planning
Lisa-FordhamLisa Fordham
Managing Director of
Information Technology
Scott-SimmonsScott Simmons
Managing Director of
Client Services
Mark-TheriaultMark Theriault
Managing Director of
Construction Insurance


Board of Directors:

  • Terry Payne, Chairman
  • Larry Simkins, President, Washington Companies
  • Pat McCutcheon, Senior Vice President, PayneWest Insurance
  • John Sacia, Consultant, Former Insurance Broker CEO
  • Kyle Lingscheit, President/CEO, PayneWest Insurance