2022 – 2023 Officers
Jessica Hahn – President
Jessica Hahn is the new president for AAIP, she also serves on the Emerging Issues & Innovation Committee for WSIA, and is on the Regulatory Liaison Committee for TSLA. She has almost 15 years’ experience in the insurance industry, specializing in transportation. Currently Jessica is an underwriter/broker for XPT Partners LLC, in Austin, TX. She attended college at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, TX where she played soccer for the Lady Rams. She enjoys fishing and kayaking at the coast. Additionally, she is the proud recipient of the 2021-2022 Insurance Professional of the Year Award.
Marjolyn Varano – President Elect
Having worked with Marsh & McLennan, Service Lloyds, and now Professional Lines Underwriting Specialists (PLUS, Inc.)/Towerstone, Inc., Marjolyn has been in the insurance industry for over 9 years and has recently added a new journey: guardian to cats Atlas and Juno. She graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Drawing & Painting and enjoys traveling as much and as far as possible, pretending she can cook, and meeting/learning about all kinds of animals. She is the proud recipient of AAIP’s 2020-2021 Insurance Professional of the Year Award.
Meghan Welte – Vice President
Meghan Welte entered the insurance industry working for The Littleton Group in the claims office when she was just 20 years old. From Littleton she moved to Service Lloyds Insurance Company and has been there for just over 21 years. In her time at Service Lloyds, she has worn many hats, most recent is Claims Supervisor over the Lost Time/Indemnity claims team. She also works closely with vendors and the internal IT department, ensuring claims projects and integrations go off without a hitch. She is mom to Maggie, a 22-year-old attending Texas State, and Bella the dog. In her down time, she and husband Jeff are typically found camping, at music festivals, or anywhere around water, preferably mountain rivers.
Veronica Ramirez – Treasurer
Veronica Ramirez has been part of the Ed Weeren Insurance Agency and the insurance industry for the last 25 years. She was transferred from personal lines department to the commercial lines department 6 years ago and very much enjoys servicing her commercial clients. She also enjoys volunteering and sitting on the board of Applied Systems local chapter. Veronica also serves in the board of her church community. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family especially her 15 year old daughter Emma and 11 year old son Isaac.
Rhonda Bowles – Recording Secretary
Rhonda is a workers compensation underwriter for Summit Holdings. She has been in insurance for 30 years and has been an AAIP member for around 10 years. She has a big dog child, along with 2 step-children and 2 granddaughters.
Robby Moore – Director/Past President (Proxy)
Robby has been in the insurance industry for 10 years and all of it has been spent in Professional and Management Lines. He is a Wholesale Broker with Professional Lines Underwriting Specialists (PLUS, Inc.). Robby has been married for 14 years to Stephanie and has an 11 year old son named Trey, a 9 year old daughter named Maddy and a 6 year old beagle/terrier mix named Timmy! Robby graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a degree in Business and a focus in Management. He enjoys mountain biking, cooking and collecting vinyl records. To date he currently has over 2000 records in his collection.
Lindsey Burton – Director
Lindsey Burton served on the AAIP board for over 5 years. Lindsey also serves as a Co-Chair for the Host Committee for TSLA. She has been in the insurance industry for over a decade and is a Casualty Broker for RPS. Lindsey and her husband have four fur babies and love to foster dogs for Lucky Lab Rescue.
Joshua vonFrisch – Director
Joshua vonFrisch started his insurance career in Pennsylvania in 2007 after studying Economics at Penn State University. He moved to Austin, TX in 2010 and continued to work as a Commercial Underwriter. After 12 years at the underwriting desk, he transitioned to Territory Manager after accepting a position in January 2019 with Columbia Insurance. Josh works closely with Independent Agents in his territory of Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and surrounding areas. He married his amazing wife, Rina, in 2018 and they have a beautiful 2 year old daughter. In his down time he enjoys playing golf, taking family walks around Austin, enjoying Austin’s food & music scene, and traveling!
Beth Reese – Director
Beth has been in the insurance industry for longer than she cares to admit. She has spent almost equal time on the broker side as the carrier side and has experience in employee benefits, professional liability and Medicare. She is a Sr. Territory Manager at Texas Mutual Insurance and works with Agents in the Dallas area half of her time with the other half spent on infrastructure projects that support agency operations around the state. She has been in Austin since 1981 and enjoys volunteering with the Austin Rodeo, Central Health and the American Heart Association and is Mom to 14 year old Bailey, a spoiled and overly large Labrador.
Danny Journeay – Director
Danny Journeay is Vice President of Customer Service at Dark Matter Insurtech, LLC with over 22 years of experience in the Excess & Surplus Industry. Prior to joining Dark Matter, Danny worked at 2 MGAs (Specialty Insurance Managers & Austin Surplus Lines) in Austin, TX. In between these he was an AIM software trainer at Vertafore. Danny has been a member of the Austin Association of Insurance Professionals (AAIP) since 2003 where he earned the esteemed designation of ‘Insurance Professional of the Year’ in 2005. He became the first male President of the organization in it’s 75 year history in 2018. Danny was born and raised in Austin, TX and has been married to Kelly for 13 years and has a 10 year old daughter named Olivia and a 6 year old daughter named Meagan. Danny enjoys spending time with friends and family and fly fishing anywhere that has good water or playing bass in a variety of music groups around Austin, TX.