Officers & Directors

Current Officers of the Allegheny Chapter

Past President

Al Vaina Jr CPCU ARM

CPCU, ARM

Contact: Al_Vaina@pmagroup.com

412-338-1223

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.

President

Stephanie A. Brett, CPCU, AAI

CPCU, AAI

Contact: Stephanie.Brett@st-evergreen.net

814-472-2969

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.

President Elect

Michael Mayer, CPCU

CPCU

Contact: Michael.Mayer@selective.com

814-330-5105

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.

Vice President

Marilyn J Wood, CPCU, ARM, AMIM, ASLI

CPCU, ARM, AMIM, ASLI

Contact: mjwsjw2003@gmail.com

412-728-3603

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.

Treasurer

Sally Ann Krauss, CPCU, CLU, ARM, ASLI

CPCU, CLU, ARM, ASLI

Contact: sally.krauss@epicbrokers.com

412-274-1705

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.

Secretary

Seth Young, CPCU

CPCU

Contact: seth.young@willistowerswatson.com

412-863-4747

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.

Director

George Krauss

D.Ed, CPCU, CLU, ChFC, ARM

Contact: gekrauss@magellangroupinc.com

412-885-1210

President the Magellan Group, Inc.  300 Weyman Plaza, Suite 280, Pittsburgh, PA  15236

www.magellangroupinc.com

Website Administrator

Marilyn J. Wood

CPCU, ARM, ASLI, AMIM

Contact: mjwsjw2003@gmail.com

412-728-3603

Marilyn is Currently Vice President of the Allegheny Chapter