Meet the Genesee General Leadership

Roger Ware, Jr.
ARM, President/CEO

Roger has served as President and CEO of Genesee General since 1998. He began his career as a commercial underwriter at Fireman’s Fund in 1982. Roger has worked with several insurance carriers focusing on large lines casualty products. Previous to joining Genesee, he was Regional Vice President of Crum & Forster’s Atlanta Region. Roger holds a B.S. degree from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Colorado.

Kim Klein
AIU, Vice President

Kim has served as Executive Vice President/Secretary at Genesee General since 1998. Kim has worked in the insurance industry since 1987, starting out on the retail side and owned her own independent insurance agency for five years. Kim also worked for two different wholesale brokerage firms as a commercial lines underwriter specializing in product liability. Kim holds a B.S. degree in International Trade and Finance from Louisiana State University.

Felicia English
CPCU, Vice President/Secretary

Felicia began her career with Genesee General in 1984. She has held several positions with the company including transportation underwriter. She currently serves as Vice President with responsibilities over underwriting and administrative duties. She received the CPCU designation from The American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters in 2000.

Andy is the Chief Financial Officer of Genesee. He has 30 years of corporate accounting experience in a broad range of industries. Most recently he was the Director of Financial Reporting for a local MGA and its subsidiary, a Georgia-domiciled P&C carrier. Andy’s expertise includes GAAP and statutory financial reporting, analysis, forecasting, systems implementation, and cash management. He serves as the CFO and accounting department manager for all of the Genesee entities. Andy graduated from Yale University with a B.S. in Biology. He has lived in Georgia for 30 years, and currently resides in Marietta with his wife and two children.

Tina Burns
HR Manager

Tina serves as Human Resources Manager of the Genesee Corporation. Tina is a native of Marietta. She holds a B.S. degree in Organizational Communication from Kennesaw University. Tina has over 30 years of managerial experience in commercial insurance accounting. Tina joined Genesee in 2011. She oversees all the HR functions for all of the Genesee entities

David Palmer
President – Genesee Special Brokerage (GSB)

David serves as President of GSB, which was established in April 2008. An Atlanta native and a 1992 graduate of the University of Georgia with a BBA degree in Accounting, David began his insurance career in 1995 with Federated Insurance Company in Atlanta. While at Federated, he worked as a commercial underwriter before moving to the position of Retail Producer. David joined Wood Special Risk as a Property Broker in 2003 and served as Vice President and Manager of the Property Department.

Adam Forrester
Vice President of Property and Casualty

Adam is an Atlanta native and a 1999 graduate of the University of Georgia with a BBA in Risk Management & Insurance. He began his career as a commercial lines producer for the Norton Agency in Gainesville, GA. In 2005, Adam joined Genesee as a Property Casualty Underwriter/ Broker.

Amy Salter
Vice President of Marketing

Amy serves as Vice President of Marketing. Amy is a Georgia native and a graduate of Georgia State University majoring in Risk Management & Insurance. She started her insurance career underwriting workers’ comp, P & C and transportation risks with Golden Isles Underwriters. In 2000, she joined SIU as a Commercial P & C Underwriter. In 2004 she joined Genesee General where she managed underwriting commercial risks and marketing. In 2008, she then moved over to full-time marketing where she manages the branding of the company – from the website to marketing materials while still calling on the independent agencies and attending the conventions in the Southeast area.

Mary Elizabeth Threatt
Vice President/General Manager of Insurance Payment Company (IPC)

Mary Elizabeth serves as the Vice President and General Manager of Insurance Payment Company, our in-house premium finance company. She is responsible for the operations, the management of agency relationships as well as the continued growth of the division. Mary Elizabeth joins us with over twelve years of experience in the premium finance industry. She started her career with a national premium finance company in 2005 and assumed several roles in Operations and Marketing Management during her more than nine year tenure there. Her most recent positions in the industry include Vice President of Credit as well as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. She is a native of South Carolina and has relocated to Alpharetta, GA with her husband and two daughters to join our team. Mary Elizabeth is an avid college football fan and a devoted supporter of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks. She has a B.S. degree from Francis Marion University.

Gloria Jimenez
Vice President of Genesee General of Colorado

Gloria Jimenez started her insurance career with Crum and Forster Commercial Insurance as an Underwriter and Regional Marketing Manager. After leaving Crum and Forster, Gloria was the Vice President/Branch Manager for Seneca Insurance Company’s Denver, Colorado office. Her varied experience also includes selling broadband services to wholesale major markets for Qwest, now CenturyLink, and eight years of management experience in higher education. Gloria holds a B.A degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Eden Hancock
CIC, Vice President of Transportation

Eden began her insurance career over 10 years ago at CRC Insurance Services. She joined Genesee in 2010 as a Transportation Underwriter and became the Transportation Department Manager in 2014. As of 2016, Eden serves as VP of the department. Eden is a Georgia native and graduated from Kennesaw State University with a B.A.  degree in Finance.

Michelle Lindsey
Director of Underwriting Services

Michelle began her insurance career in 1996 with National Reinsurance, she helped open a new branch/division of CNA Reinsurance in Alpharetta, Georgia in 1997. She joined Genesee in 2003 as an Assistant P & C Underwriter. She then became the Team Leader of Assistants in the P & C Dept. in 2005, Administrative Supervisor of Assistants in 2007 and Underwriting Services Manager in 2013. She currently serves as Director of Underwriting Services.

Tara Weigle  
Colorado Branch -Property & Casualty Manager

Tara Weigle began her insurance career in 1985 at Maryland Casualty, an admitted carrier.  After leaving the company side, she worked at a retail agency for 11 years underwriting a national hospitality program for all lines of business including Property, Casualty, Auto, Professional and E &S.  She then moved to Burns & Wilcox as an Underwriter for Property, Casualty, and Professional insurance.  Tara joined the Colorado office of Genesee in 2009 as a Commercial lines Underwriter and is now managing her book as well as the P & C department of Genesee General of Colorado.