Meet the Team

Aviation

 

Aviation

Tayna Rezac

Client Advocate, Account Administrator

Tayna believes having a keen eye for the details is necessary to see the big picture.

Tayna believes having a keen eye for the details is necessary to see the big picture. As an Account Administrator, she strives to be efficient and timely in all situations. Marketing, renewals and managing day-to-day activities on accounts keep Tayna busy as she works to go above and beyond. There is nothing she values more in her position than interacting with clients and getting to know them on a personal level, hoping to exceed their expectations.

You may see Tayna rocking a Kansas City Royals shirt or the occasional Nebraska Cornhusker shirt on casual day in the office. She lived in Kansas City, Missouri for 10 years prior to moving to Omaha, but her loves for the city’s sports team still lives on. When Tayna is not cheering on her favorite teams, you can find her working out, shopping and, of course, hanging out with her kids.

e-mail: trezac@ssgi.com |  phone: 402.964.5763   |  fax: 402.964.5566

Professional Certifications

  • Associate in General Insurance (AINS)
  • Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS)

James Gulson

Managing Director

James has always been fascinated with flight. His father gave him his first flight lesson as a gift while he was in college and he was hooked!

James has always been fascinated with flight. His father gave him his first flight lesson as a gift while he was in college and he was hooked! With a private pilot license and 21 years of experience in risk management, he’s placed coverage on everything from a single engine piston aircraft to large business jets and rotorcraft, James is now Managing Director of our Aviation Risk Services.

Working with people in the aviation industry quickly leads to an understanding of a common passion. From pilots to aircraft owners and manufacturers to service providers, this passion is evident and James enjoys working with these professionals every day. He takes the time to really listen to his clients and understand their businesses so that he may be part of their team rather than merely react to challenges that may arise.

His first foray into aviation insurance was handling a vertical placement for a large products liability case involving hot air balloons. He immediately endeavored to meet the leadership of the major domestic aviation markets to build the relationships necessary to serve his clients. James also handled a large medical fleet to include 6 fixed wing and 4 rotorcraft air ambulance units, as well as FBO’s and a multitude of aircraft used for charter, industrial aid, pleasure and business. He understands the regulations and is acutely aware of the challenges facing the aviation industry. His experience with complicated risks has allowed him to establish strong relationships within the insurance markets and serve as a credible advocate for his clients.

James is also proud of the strong bond he has with his son. They are often out hunting, which James describes as special experiences. He enjoys watching his son behind their gun dog, learning how to work with him in the field. He couldn’t be more amazed. When they return from the hunt, their two big dogs rule the house.

Contact Information
e-mail: jgulson@ssgi.com |  phone: 866.897.2459  |  fax: 605.332.2105

Professional Certification
Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)

Education
Bachelor of Science  |  Business
Colorado State University |  Ft. Collins, CO

 

Lori Ruzicka

Senior Account Manager

Lori has spent the past 5 years learning the ins and outs of the insurance industry. She specializes in Property & Casualty and Risk Management for...

Lori has spent the past 5 years learning the ins and outs of the insurance industry. She specializes in Property & Casualty and Risk Management for our Real Estate and Aviation Risk Services teams. Her position involves marketing new and existing accounts, extending and expanding existing coverage and renewing expirations, all while providing exceptional service to her clients. Lori joined SilverStone Group in 2011 and  truly enjoys the family-oriented nature of the company. When it comes to putting Associates’ needs first, she said that “SilverStone Group doesn’t just talk-the-talk, they walk-the-walk.”

Lori is extremely detail-oriented, She often finds herself giving everything a second or even third look.  She enjoys working in a team environment and knows that collaborating with others can improve work quality and create a more efficient workplace. Lori  is anxious to share her knowledge and experience with others, and welcomes the opportunity to learn something new from her colleagues.

In addition to her role at SilverStone Group, Lori plays active part in the Omaha insurance community.  She holds the title of Co-Chair for the Young Independent Insurance Agents of Omaha and is a member of Independent Insurance Agents of Omaha (IIAO), in addition to Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska (IIAN). In 2011, she was awarded the 2011 Young Agent of the Year at the IIAN annual convention.

When Lori isn’t focused on work, she enjoys spending time outdoors biking, gardening and visiting parks. Her two sons currently do a good job keeping her schedule full, but she hopes that she’ll eventually have more time for traveling.

Contact Information
e-mail: lruzicka@ssgi.com |  phone: 402.964.5758  |  fax: 402.557.6323

Professional Certifications

  • Accredited Advisor of Insurance (AAI)
  • Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)
  • Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR)