Current Officers of the Allegheny Chapter
Lauren Powers, CPCU, AU
Lauren graduated from Robert Morris University in2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.
Lauren Powers graduated from Robert Morris University in 2010 woth a BS in Business administration. She completed her MBA at Robert Morris in 2015 and obtained her CPCU designation in 2013.
She currently works for Liberty Mutual as a Senior Commercial Lines Underwriter. She is married and currently resides in Robinson Township, PA.
Al Vaina, Jr, CPCU, ARM
Al has spent most of his life and insurance career in the Greater Pittsburgh area. A resident of McCandless Township, Al is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University.
He is a licensed insurance broker and is currently the Manager of Business Development for the PMA Companies for the W PA, OH and WV territory.
He is responsible for new business and business and the profitability of all segments of the PMA Companies product offerings. In addition to enjoying his family,
Al enjoys golf, the outdoors, staying healthy and long walks around North Park lake.
He is an active supporter of many non-profit and philanthropic organizations.
Stephanie A. Brett, CPCU, AAI
Stephanie is the Commercial Lines Marketing Manager for S&T Evergreen Insurance, LLC located in Ebensburg, PA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of S&T Bank.
Prior to holding this position, Stephanie was the Bank Insurance Coordinator, and prior to that, a Marketing Services Representative or S&T Evergreen Insurance, LLC.
Prior to working with S&T Evergreen Insurance, LLC, Stephanie was employed as a Senior Account Manager for The Gleason Agency, Inc. out of Johnstown, PA for seven years.
Michael Mayer, CPCU
Mike is an Agency Management Specialist for Selective Insurance. Mike obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Robert Morris University.
He obtained his CPCU Designation in 2011. A resident of Carnegie, PA, in his free time he enjoys spending time with his fiancé, hunting and fishing.
Christine Cuddy, CPCU
CPCU, AIC, AINS, CIC, SCLA
Chris graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration. She is currently a VP & Claims Manager for Erie Insurance and handles the Murrysville and Johnstown Claims Offices. She has been with Erie Insurance 26 years. She has earned her AIC, AINS, CIC and SCLA while at Erie. Chris received a CPCU scholarship from Erie’s CEO and finished her CPCU January of 2015. She is currently pursuing her MS in Insurance Management from Boston University.
Chris lives in Moon Township and likes to read and play golf.
Web Page Admin Contact, Director
CPCU, ARM, CIC, ASLI, AMIM
Marilyn Wood is a Past President of the Allegheny Chapter. She is a Retired Senior Energy Underwriter for Chubb and currently is the President and CEO of MJ Consulting and Inspirations. She earned her CPCU in 1995. She lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband Steve, and adopted Siberian Huskies Max and Loki. She has two daughters, three grandchildren, and four grandcats.