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Meet the Team

 
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Dave Berliner

Private Client Executive / Director

With nearly 10 years of service at SilverStone Group, David focuses on risk management in the key areas of Personal Insurance and Outdoor Recreation.

With over 10 years of service at SilverStone Group, David focuses on risk management in the key areas of Personal Insurance and Outdoor Recreation.

As Private Client Executive of the Personal Insurance Team, David works with both affluent and general markets to provide individuals with protection for the possessions they value most while delivering unsurpassed customer service. Through face-to-face visits and consultations, he serves clients who need more than the average mass-market insurance products. He maintains detailed knowledge of new and existing products, researches market conditions and identifies solutions to help his clients select the most effective coverage for their particular needs.

David also oversees our Outdoor Recreation Risk Services practice, specializing in golf courses/country clubs and hunting preserves. His 10 years in the golf industry, including 8 years as a PGA assistant professional and teaching professional, assist him in building and maintaining solid working relationships within the industry. He has experience with exposures that impact a variety of facilities—including upscale daily-fee, private and resort operations.

Prior to living in Omaha, David was located in Denver where he worked with “Open Fairways,” a charitable organization that introduces disadvantaged, inner-city youth to the game of golf. David worked for several years as a Division Leader for the Annual Membership Drive for Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. He volunteers as a coach for his sons’ various sports teams.

Contact Information
e-mail: dberliner@ssgi.com |  phone: 402.964.5576  |  fax: 402.557.6330

Education
Bachelor of Arts  |  Political Science
Villanova |  Philadelphia, PA

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John Dresher

Account Executive

John obtained his insurance license over 10 years ago and ever since, his focus has always been on providing excellent customer service. He specializes...

John is not afraid to get his hands dirty – he actually quite enjoys it. Whether he is problem solving for clients, playing catch with his son, working on his motorcycle or fixing things around the house, his passion to get involved, no matter the situation, is evident.

Ten years ago John obtained his insurance license and has been working diligently in the field of risk management ever since. His clients range from small artisan contractors to larger business owners, as well as individuals seeking personal insurance. John considers his clients to be priority number one and will gladly go the extra mile to ensure they receive superior service. He brings an attention to detail and strong work ethic to all he does, allowing him to effectively solve challenges and offer strategic solutions. Whatever the mess, John will dive in and clean it up.

And if something needs done at home, John’s the man! He’s at the ready with his power tools, eager to help family and friends (unless it’s College World Series time). Each summer John and his family vacate to the ballpark to unwind. But rest assured, he washes his hands clean of everything before enjoying the peanuts and Cracker Jacks.

Contact Information
e-mail: jdresher@ssgi.com |  phone: 712.329.3185  |  fax: 402.557.6320

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Amy Aust

Senior Consultant

Once Amy received her property and casualty insurance license in 2005 and joined SilverStone Group’s Personal Insurance department in 2007, she eagerly dedicated her career to specializing in all aspects of personal insurance.

Once Amy received her property and casualty insurance license in 2005 and joined SilverStone Group’s Personal Insurance department in 2007, she eagerly dedicated her career to specializing in all aspects of personal insurance.

As a Senior Consultant, Amy focuses on analyzing individual risk, developing product and understanding insurance policy contracts. She also provides SilverStone Group clients expert advice and tailored homeowners, automobile and liability policies. Along with standard policy coverage options, Amy and her team offer specialized personal insurance coverage as well, including kidnap and ransom, medical and political evacuation and group umbrella policies.

Amy combines her attention to detail and desire for thoroughness with an enthusiasm for learning and a commitment to serving clients’ specific risk strategies, making her an integral member of the Private Client Service Team.

Amy prides herself on family and when not at SilverStone Group enjoys spending quality time with her husband and their high-spirited toddlers.

Contact Information
e-mail: aaust@ssgi.com |   phone: 402.964.5427  |  fax 402.557.6320

Professional Certification
Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR)

Education
Bachelor of Science  |  Business Administration
University of Iowa  |  Iowa City, IA

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Mary Paladino

Senior Account Manager

With many years of experience in the insurance industry, Mary could be called an expert! She started working at SilverStone Group 16 years ago and has become an invaluable member of the Private Client Services Team...

With many years of experience in the insurance industry, Mary could be called an expert! She started working at SilverStone Group 17 years ago and has become an invaluable member of the Private Client Services Team.

As a Senior Account Manager, Mary is responsible for selling new accounts through referrals and rounding of existing accounts. She also markets and administers existing accounts to renew expirations and extend or expand coverage, serving clients throughout the process. Mary prides herself on listening to customers and then making recommendations for their specific insurance needs. She strives to go above and beyond by making herself available to clients at any time via phone or e-mail.

When Mary isn’t devoting her time to work, she enjoys reading and golfing.

Contact Information
e-mail: mpaladino@ssgi.com |  phone: 402.964.5569  |  fax: 402.557.6320

Professional Certifications

  • Associate in General Insurance (AINS)
  • Accredited Adviser in Insurance (AAI)

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Jen Connelly

Client Advocate, Account Administrator

Jen takes commitment very seriously. She entered the insurance industry in 1999 and enjoys it just as much now as she did when she started. As an Account Administrator for the Personal Insurance division, Jen is committed to servicing the needs of ...

Jen takes commitment very seriously. She entered the insurance industry in 1999 and enjoys it just as much now as she did when she started. As an Account Administrator for the Personal Insurance division, Jen is committed to servicing the needs of her clients including processing renewals and endorsements. She received her Property & Casualty license in 2000 and more recently received her Life Insurance license in 2013.

Prior to SilverStone Group, Jen worked at Hayes Insurance Agency, Inc. and is very pleased that she can continue to grow with a company that shares the same goals and values. She considers it a second family. Jen prides herself on customer satisfaction and her clients appreciate her continued dedication and commitment.

Jen is equally committed to her life outside the office. She’s going on 23 years of marriage and is the proud mother of two sons. Both boys have achieved Eagle Rank in Scouts and are currently in college.

Contact Information
e-mail: jconnelly@ssgi.com |  phone: 712.329.3183  |  fax: 402.557.6320

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Annamae Lindsley

Client Advocate, Account Administrator

As an Account Administrator and Client Advocate for SilverStone Group’s Personal Insurance Team, Annamae specializes in assessing risks for her clientele. She dedicates her talents to reviewing and servicing their homeowners, auto and personal...

As an Account Administrator and Client Advocate for SilverStone Group’s Personal Insurance Team, Annamae specializes in assessing risks for her clientele. She dedicates her talents to reviewing and servicing their homeowners, auto and personal liability policies. Annamae displays a high level of commitment, work ethic and attention to detail, all of which make her a valued asset.

Annamae’s graduate degree, coupled with her licensing and insurance background affords her the insight and know-how to develop policy programs for her clients that provide the most effective coverage solutions to meet their particular needs. While her clients appreciate her policy expertise, it is Annamae’s commitment to exceptional service and can-do attitude that develop lasting relationships.

Annamae enjoys being involved in various groups and is a member of Nebraska’s Young Agents networking group and SilverStone Group’s Wellness Activities Group.

Contact Information
e-mail: alindsley@ssgi.com |  phone: 402.964.5780  |  fax: 402.557.6320

Education
Master of Science in Organizational Management
Chadron State College |  Chadron, NE

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Pamela Ziegler

Client Advocate, Account Administrator

Pamela has been with SilverStone Group since 2010 and has recently stepped into the role of Account Administrator for the Personal Insurance Team after obtaining her Property & Casualty license.

Pamela has been with SilverStone Group since 2010 and has recently stepped into the role of Account Administrator for the Personal Insurance Team after obtaining her Property & Casualty license. In this position, she will provide service to existing clients including changes to their policies and assistance with renewals. Pamela will also assist in new business marketing and preparation of quotes and proposals. Her professionalism and strong organizational skills allow her to establish trustworthy relationships with clients while providing excellent customer service.

Pamela is on the board for the Nebraska Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and was an integral part in coordinating their 2012 Links for a Cause golf fundraiser. She previously held the position of Multi-Media Specialist and First Impressions Coordinator.

Contact Information
e-mail: pziegler@ssgi.com |   phone: 402.964.5435  |  fax 402.557.6320

Education
Bachelor of Science  |  Journalism & Public Relations
Creighton University  |  Omaha, NE

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Amy Schultz

Client Advocate, Account Administrator

Amy has been with SilverStone Group since 2004. She received her Property and Casualty license in 2008 and recently joined the Personal Insurance Team, providing a range of services and support for their clients.

Amy has been with SilverStone Group since 2004. She received her Property and Casualty license in 2008 and recently joined the Personal Insurance Team, providing a range of services and support for their clients. Her responsibilities include uploading endorsements, processing renewal questionnaires and working with detailed client records in ImageRight.

Amy has established trusting relationships with her clients and they feel comfortable discussing any issues or concerns, knowing Amy is always willing to provide the highest level of service. This makes Amy an integral member of the Personal Insurance Team.

Contact Information
e-mail: aschultz@ssgi.com  |  phone: 402.964.5430  |  fax: 402.557.6320

Education
Associate's Degree  |  Administrative Assistance
Iowa Western  |  Council Bluffs, IA

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Leah Halter

Client Advocate, Account Administrator

Leah is a highly competitive person who is always striving to learn more. That’s just one of the reasons she likes working at SilverStone Group.

Leah is a highly competitive person who is always striving to learn more. That’s just one of the reasons she likes working at SilverStone Group. Every day offers a new challenge and the opportunity for her to learn new things. As an advocate for SilverStone Group’s Personal Insurance Team, Leah enjoys helping her clients with insurance solutions to assist them with their various coverage needs.

Leah is grateful to SilverStone Group for recognizing the importance of having a healthy work-life balance which allows her the opportunity to succeed in both worlds. At home, she has three children and enjoys being involved in their activities. Teaching Sunday school, organizing PTA projects, coaching, directing fundraisers and providing rides for her kids and their friends are just a few of the things that keep her busy outside of work, and she loves being present for all of it.

In Leah’s spare time, her competitive nature thrives again. She is an avid runner, competing throughout the summer in anything from 5Ks to triathlons. She is also currently working to obtain her Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.

Contact Information
e-mail: lhalter@ssgi.com |  phone: 402.964.5418  |  fax: 402.557.6320

Education
Bachelor of Science  |  Biology
Rockhurst University |  Kansas City, MO

Associate of Arts
Iowa Western Community College  |  Council Bluffs, IA

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Adrienne Geer

Client Advocate, Account Assistant

Soccer just may be the theme of the Geer household. Adrienne has always had a passion for the sport...

Soccer just may be the theme of the Geer household. Adrienne has always had a passion for the sport. She still plays and coaches a youth girls’ soccer team. The talent and love of soccer has even extended to her son. But Adrienne is not your average soccer mom. When she’s not shuffling herself or her family to various games and practices, she is busy fulfilling the role of Account Assistant at SilverStone Group.

Adrienne assists the Personal Insurance Team by providing a range of services and support for their clients. Her responsibilities range from uploading endorsements and processing renewal questionnaires, to working with detailed client records in ImageRight. She also welcomes all visitors and clients to the Council Bluffs office and extends a positive first impression.

Adrienne is naturally outgoing and has an upbeat, positive attitude – traits that are visible whether on the soccer field or within the office. She enjoys really being involved with her clients, coworkers and players. Her “goal” will always be to provide the highest level of customer service and have fun doing it!

Contact Information
e-mail: ageer@ssgi.com |  phone: 712.329.3184  |  fax: 402.557.6320

Education
Bachelor of Science  |  Fashion Merchandising
Iowa State University |  Ames, IA