Our Team
Our Team

“I am very proud to be part of the Strata team. We have built a top-tier group of professionals with one-common goal; success. Our culture of trust creates an environment where all employees feel empowered to ask questions and make decisions. When everyone on a team is pulling in one direction, and each of us trusts the person next to them to do their job, the sky is the limit. No matter what role we play within the Strata family, we are ready to help you succeed.”

Kerry Besnia

PRESIDENT

STRATA UNDERWRITING MANAGERS

KERRY BESNIA

President – Strata Underwriting Managers

CHASE BLAKE

Underwriter

KIMBERLY CHAVEZ

AVP Account Management

KENDALL DANIELS

Programs Data Analyst

KRISTE DAWSON

Account Manager

TIM DRAKE

Vice President, Claims Litigation

CHARLOTTE EISEMANN

Senior Account Manager

ALYSSA GARCIA

Programs Associate

MICHELLE HOWELL

Senior Underwriter

WILLIAM KLINE

Underwriter

STRATA CLAIMS MANAGERS

CRYSTAL CROSBY

Claims Manager

MARY JANE FERNANDEZ

Assistant Claims Coordinator

LAUREEN LEHMAN

Sr. Claims Manager

GEORGE MARES

Senior Claims Manager

JENNIFER MEADE

Senior Claims Manager

CONNIE NGUYEN

Claims Manager

AUBREY SMITH

Claims Manager

KAY LYNN STEFFEN

Director Claims Management

JENNIFER WILLRICH

Claims Coordinator

STRATA UNDERWRITING MANAGERS

  • KIMBERLY CHAVEZ

    AVP Account Management

  • KENDALL DANIELS

    Programs Data Analyst

  • KRISTE DAWSON

    Account Manager

  • CHARLOTTE EISEMANN

    Senior Account Manager

  • ALYSSA GARCIA

    Programs Associate

  • MICHELLE HOWELL

    Senior Underwriter

  • WILLIAM KLINE

    Underwriter

STRATA CLAIMS MANAGERS

  • MARY JANE FERNANDEZ

    Assistant Claims Coordinator

  • LAUREEN LEHMAN

    Sr. Claims Manager

  • JENNIFER MEADE

    Senior Claims Manager

  • AUBREY SMITH

    Claims Manager

  • KAY LYNN STEFFEN

    Director Claims Management

  • JENNIFER WILLRICH

    Claims Coordinator

Kerry Besnia- President, Strata Underwriting Managers.

Kerry joined Strata in December of 2021.  He has been in the first party property insurance business for over 35 years.  He spent 30 years with CHUBB Group in various roles involving property and marine underwriting.  Those roles included Southern Zone Property and Marine Underwriting Manager.  While in that job he was responsible for all first party property underwriting for CHUBB from Texas to the Carolinas.  As part of that role, he also managed CAT accumulation management for all coastal exposure for the CHUBB commercial book.   His last role with CHUBB was Executive Field Officer for Marine Insurance, for the western US.  He had P&L responsibility for inland and ocean marine results for 37 branches.

After leaving CHUBB he joined Great American Insurance.  His role was as Vice President of Commercial Insurance.  It involved special projects and development of new retail broker appointments for various Great American Divisions.

From 2018-2021 Kerry was President of Mid-Risk Mangers in Omaha Nebraska.  An MGA serving the rural agriculture market. 80 percent of the premium was in the inland marine coverage of farm irrigation.

Kerry Is a graduate of Fairfield University Dolan school of Management.

If you’re interested in doing business with Strata Underwriting Managers or have any questions about our services, please contact Kerry at KBesnia@strataunderwriters.com or (469) 385-1040.

Bryan joined Strata Underwriting Managers as President in February 2018.

Bryan’s 20+ year insurance and reinsurance career has revolved around E&S property. He has spent time as a property underwriter, treaty reinsurance broker, manager and Executive. Prior to joining Strata Underwriting Managers, Bryan most recently served as Director of Underwriting and Production at Markel Corporation for the MidSouth region of the United States. While in that role, he ran marketing for all lines of business in addition to managing the wholesale property team’s seven state region.

Bryan has held property underwriting VP roles in Hartford and Atlanta and spent a year working at Lloyd’s of London. Just before to joining Markel, he was a treaty reinsurance broker at Aon Benfield for 10 years. During his tenure at Aon, Bryan was the lead reinsurance broker for multiple industry-leading E&S insurance companies. His experience in catastrophe exposed property and pro rata reinsurance helped forge valuable relationships with C-suite level executives at carriers and reinsurers alike.

Bryan graduated from the University of Connecticut.

If you’re interested in doing business with Strata Underwriting Managers or have any questions about our services, please contact Bryan at BMcGarry@strataunderwriters.com or (469) 385-1080.