Business Focused. People Powered. Client Inspired.

Our team of dedicated insurance professionals has over 100 years combined experience in the insurance industry and will go above and beyond to make your business safer, smarter and more profitable. Every one of our employees is driven by talent and integrity, bringing their best for every client.

Brenda Allison, MBA
Chief Executive Officer

Brenda started Allison Commercial Insurance Agency from scratch, and focused her expertise on becoming a Business Insurance Specialist by helping business owners manage their everyday risks and overcome the unexpected.

Fun Fact: Brenda won a fishing contest at 8 years old – which could be why she loves deep sea fishing.

Angelina Lopez
VP of Operations,
Sr. Account Manager,
Property & Casualty Broker

Angelina oversees the agency’s operations, ensuring our daily outcomes align with the company’s mission and goals.  The gratitude from her clients and colleagues makes it all worth it. She spends her free time with her husband and three daughters on the softball field.

Fun Fact: Coast General Insurance Brokers was Angelina’s first job. She loved it so much she turned it into a career and hasn’t looked back since.  

Gina Chessani
Sr. Account Manager,
Property & Casualty Broker

Gina ensures our existing property & casualty clients are adequately insured, and takes pride in meeting client’s needs accurately, and on-time. She has been building and maintaining relationships with our clients for over 15 years.

Fun Fact: Gina enjoys baking and craft-making with her children.

Lia Vitier
Account Manager,
Property & Casualty Broker

Lia supports our Property & Casualty department as part of our customer retention team. She joined our organization in an entry-level position and quickly rose to an Account Manager. She capitalizes on her engineering background to provide consistent, quality, and transparent service.

Fun Fact: Lia loves to dance to salsa music.

Yvette Pena
Account Manager,
Life & Health Broker

Yvette supports our Life & Health department by ensuring our client’s experience is top-notch and finds gratitude in helping clients and their employees navigate insurance benefits. Her daily work reminds her that she is here, “for the people.”

Fun Fact: Yvette practiced the art of Tae Kwon Do and is a 2nd Degree black belt.

Karen Michel
Karen Michel
Account Executive,
Property & Casualty Broker

Karen supports our Property & Casualty department, assisting clients with documentation and renewal processes. She gets things done, and her organization skills allow everyone to thrive in their respective roles by leveraging her business management knowledge to provide superior service.

Fun Fact: Karen barbecues in her free time and is famous for her beef tri tip.

Elliott Rodriguez
Elliott Rodriguez
Accounting &
Administrative Clerk

Elliott works behind the scenes to support the accounting needs of the entire team. He enjoys a well-organized spreadsheet and solving problems. Elliott also manages the company website and social media accounts.

Fun Fact: Elliott loves riddles and escape rooms.

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