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.
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Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)
Bachelor of Science | Business
Colorado State University | Ft. Collins, CO
Client Advocate, Account Administrator
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.
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- Accredited Advisor of Insurance (AAI)
- Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)
- Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR)
Client Advocate, Account Administrator
Communication is Katie’s specialty! She believes it should be open, honest and timely, which makes her the perfect Account Administrator.
Communication is Katie’s specialty! She believes it should be open, honest and timely, which makes her the perfect Account Administrator. Katie works with the Property & Casualty division, with a heavy focus on property management and the aviation industry. She supports this division by working on stewardship meetings, renewal reviews, negotiating coverage and premiums, ordering policies and assisting them in any other way necessary. Her positive attitude and excellent communication skills make her an asset to her team and her clients alike.
Her ability to communicate and respond quickly to challenges has led to Katie to receive numerous recognitions and leadership awards. And it doesn’t hurt that she is extremely outgoing and always willing to help! Most recently, Katie was named the 2016 Young New Professional by the International Association of Insurance Professionals. She is also very active in the community as the President-Elect of the Insurance Professionals of Greater Sioux Falls in addition to holding several different offices and chairing multiple committees within the region.
At home, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband, Nate, and their two children, Rosie and Harvey. They prefer to be at the lake where you’d most likely find them in the midst of a wakeboarding competition. All fun and games of course!
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Certified Insurance Industry Professional (CIIP)
Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR)