Coast General Insurance Brokers

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Business Focused. People Powered. Client Inspired.

Coast General Insurance Brokers is an insurance brokerage entirely dedicated to business owners. Our agency’s purpose is to partner with our business clients to maintain a pulse on their risks as the business evolves. We match Property and Casualty products and help mitigate claims. Our agency has a dedicated team for Commercial Insurance as well as a team dedicated to Health and Wellness benefits for any size company.

Meet Our Team

Brenda Allison

Brenda Allison, MBA

CEO & Broker

Brenda Allison founded Allison Commercial Insurance Agency, Inc. after successfully launching another agency that is still running in Ventura County. She started both agencies from “scratch".  Quickly she focused her expertise to become a Business Insurance Specialist helping business owners manage their everyday risks and overcome the unexpected.  In 2007, Allison Commercial Insurance Agency, Inc. acquired longtime friends and collaborators, Coast General Insurance Brokers and has grown year over year.

Fun Fact:  Won a fishing contest at 8 years – which could be why now she loves to deep see fish.

Education

Ms. Allison earned a Bachelors’ of Science in Urban and Public Affairs and her Master’s in Business Administration in Marketing.  She earned her Health Insurance Professional (HIP) designation in 2010 and her Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS) designation in 2011.  

Recent Awards

Recipient of the 2018 Who's Who in Health Insurance from Pacific Coast Business Times

Recipient of the 2018 Top-ranked Minority Owned Business from Pacific Coast Business Times

Recipient of the 2017 Top Minority Owned Business from Pacific Coast Business Times

Recipient of the 2016 Latino Business Award from Pacific Coast Business Times

Rotary Service includes:

  • Joined Rotary 2005, Rotary Club of Ventura
  • Three –time Paul Harris Fellow (2007, 2010, 2016)
  • Sponsored 11 new members to Rotary since 2005
  • 2017-2019 Board of Directors, Rotary Club of Ventura
  • 2017 Club Service Assistant Director
  • 2018 Club Service Director
  • 2011 Secured funds from several clubs towards WEV Microloan Fund Rotary Grant project led by Heather Frankel
  • 2007 Board of Directors, Rotary Club of Ventura
  • 2006 Board of Directors, Rotary Club of Ventura

Community service includes:

  • Rotary Club of Ventura- Active member and Board Member
  • Big Brother Big Sister of Ventura County, Executive Board member, Chair of Fund Development
  • Casa Pacifica – Executive Board member, Chair of Human Resource Committee
  • Women’s Economic Ventures 2008-2015
    • Past chairperson
    • Personally, gifted and raised over $50,000 in the last six years
  • Provisors – Ventura Group, Member and executive committee
  • Poinsettia Elementary School, School Site Council member
  • Gold-Diggers, Inc., Miami- Former performing board member
  • Camarillo Chamber of Commerce, Latinos In Business, Founder and past chairperson
  • Cuban Culture Club of Ventura County, Founder and active member

Family

Ms. Allison lives in Ventura with her children- Caroline, Charlotte and Charles and her husband, Rotarian and Past President, Thomas J. “Hutch” Hutchinson.  As a family, they enjoy travel, music, volunteering, family game nights and reading.

Angelina Lopez

Angelina Lopez

Broker

Director of Operations | Senior Account Manager

As the Director of Operations Angelina oversees and manages the agencies day to day operations, ensuring our daily outcomes are aligned with the Company’s mission and goals.

Angelina joined Coast General Insurance Brokers in 2003 and has specialized in Commercial Insurance ever since. She enjoys coming to the office every day and helping our clients manage their insurance needs. The most rewarding part of Angelina’s job is getting to the finish line of her hardest projects. The gratitude from her clients makes it all worth it.

Fun Fact:  Coast General Insurance Brokers was Angelina's first job while still in High School. She loved her job so much she made it her career.

Family:  Angelina, a life long Ventura County resident lives in Oxnard with her husband and three daughters.  As a family they spend most of their time on the softball field and basketball courts.

 

Gina Chessani

Gina Chessani

Broker

Director of Customer Retention | Senior Account Manager

Gina is responsible for working with her direct team ensuring our existing long time clients are adequately insured. She is detail oriented and takes pride in making sure the client’s requirements are met accurately and in a timely manner.

In her 10 years with the agency, her favorite part of the job is building and maintaining relationships with clients.

Chuck Kiskaden

Chuck Kiskaden

Broker

Health Benefits Consultant

Chuck Kiskaden, President of Health Benefit Advisors, Inc and ACA expert consultant to our clients. As an Affordable Care Act expert and Corporate Benefits Broker specializing in ACA Compliant Medical Plans for California and Multi-state employers of all sizes, Chuck will review and analyze current employee benefits and then present options to make them better.

He is always working to meet or exceed customers’ needs.

Lia Vitier

Lia Vitier

Broker

Account Manager

She began her role with Coast General Insurance Brokers in the New Business Sales Department and has since been merged into our Customer Retention- Renewal team.

Lia says what she enjoys most about her job is “working with multiple lines of insurance and the continual education and growth within the agency. I enjoy the ability to work independently and as a team. I respect the trust we are given from our clients and the people I work with. I really like that our team members truly care about our clients and always want to do a good job for them.”

Adonis Campillo

Adonis Campillo

Broker

Health Benefits Consultant | Benefits Software Analyst

Adonis joined the agency in mid-2017 as a Benefits Software Analyst – he brought our clients and team up to full speed with online benefits integration and enrollment. Adonis coming from a Mechanical Engineering back ground, he is very detail oriented with numbers and enjoys helping our clients and their employees navigate their Medical benefits. Since joining our team Adonis has moved up as a Health & Life agent; providing enrollment in multiple languages. The appreciation from clients and employees is what he says drives his passion to succeed every day.

Samantha Burboa

Samantha Burboa

Broker

Claims Administration | Senior Account Manager

Samantha Burboa joined Coast General Insurance Brokers in late 2017 as a Senior underwriter and Claims administer. Samantha oversees our client’s Claims – including claims intake, reporting as well as following the claims processes until closing. Samantha has over 10 years’ experience in Commercial underwriting; explicitly in the Construction and Transportation industry.

Karlee Poe

Karlee Poe

Office & Marketing Assistant

Karlee joined Coast General Insurance Brokers in 2017 as the teams Front Desk support personnel and Brenda’s Administrative Assistant. Since joining the agency Karlee has shown her dedication to the company and our clients by consistently providing outstanding, well-organized customer service.

Karlee takes satisfaction in making the client feel they matter – by responding to their requests quickly and efficiently.