Leadership Team

Meet the team committed to delivering a superior experience for clients, customers and colleagues.

Meet Our Team

Alan Umaly


Alan is responsible for the overall performance and management of the agency, including strategic…

Erich Berke

VP, Corporate Development & Strategy

Erich is responsible for developing and enhancing…

Christi Burkhardt

VP, National Sales & Growth

Christi is responsible for new business production across the agency, including home, auto, flood…

Tom Kriby

VP, Client Development & Partnerships

Tom is responsible for national account management and…

Greg Lewis

VP, Innovation & Transformation

Greg is responsible for advanced technology solutions that enable business efficiencies and….

Gabriel Salazar

VP, Agency Support Services

Gabriel is responsible for agency portfolio management and incoming carrier data transactions…

Ben Sokoll

VP, Customer Support

Ben oversees Westwood’s licensed customer service and retention teams to ensure policyholders receive…

Amanda Taylor

VP, Communications & Marketing

Amanda is responsible for branding, the customer journey, and delivering an integrated marketing…

Westwood News and Insights

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