Current Officers of the Allegheny Chapter
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 wife, hunting and fishing.
Marilyn J Wood, CPCU, ARM, AMIM, ASLI
CPCU, ARM, AMIM, ASLI
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.
Sally Ann Krauss, CPCU, CLU, ARM, ASLI
CPCU, CLU, ARM, ASLI
Sally is a Principal at the EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants Pittsburgh office. Having worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years, Sally has a diverse background as a Rater, Underwriter, Surplus Lines Specialist, and Broker. A graduate of Duquesne University, with a Degree in Accounting, Sally earned her Masters of Science Degree in Insurance Management from Boston University. A twice Past President of the Allegheny Chapter, she earned her CPCU designation in 1995, and also holds the designations of CLU, ARM, and ASLI. In her spare time, Sally and her husband George enjoy traveling, and spending time with their grandchildren.
Seth Young, CPCU
Seth works in the Construction Division of Willis Towers Watson. Seth obtained his undergraduate degree from Allegheny College and a Master’s from Duquesne University. He obtained his CPCU in 2016. A resident of Scott Township, Seth enjoys golfing, soccer and reading.