Talent

Business Focused. People Powered. Client Inspired.

Our team of dedicated insurance professionals has extensive 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
Broker

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.

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.

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.

Michelle Siemiatkowski
Business Development,
Property & Casualty Broker

Michelle fell into the world of insurance when she was just 18 years old and hasn’t turned back. She uses her experience as an underwriter to help walk clients through the process of becoming new members of the Coast General family.  

Fun Fact: Michelle enjoys the arts and sharing that world with her 4 year old daughter.

Rocio Ortiz
Rocio Ortiz
Customer Service Associate,
Property & Casualty Dept.

Rocio supports our Property & Casualty department by assisting clients with renewals and is driven to provide the best possible client experience. Rocio is goal oriented, enjoys challenges, and is constantly looking for ways to improve and excel. 

Fun Fact: Rocio enjoys being outdoors, and hiking is one of her favorite pastimes.

Jessica Ruelas
Jessica Ruelas
Customer Service Associate,
Life & Health Dept.

Jessica supports our Life & Health department by assisting our client’s and their employees with documents and processes. Jessica is a quick learner and is adept at learning and adapting to new systems.

Fun Fact: Jessica enjoys spending time outdoors, particularly at the beach.

Brandie Cortez
Brandie Cortez
Customer Service Associate,
Property & Casualty Dept.

Brandie supports our Property & Casualty department, assisting clients with documentation and handling administrative assignments. She enjoys taking ownership of tasks and seeing them to completion.

Fun Fact: Brandie is an experienced longshoreman.

Elliott Rodriguez
Elliott Rodriguez
Accounting &
Administrative Clerk

Elliott works behind the scenes to support the accounting and administrative 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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