Meet The Folks who craft your policy

Brokerage, Underwriting, And Programs

Our Senior Brokers can provide you with access to all of the products and services WSS has to offer.

 
WClinton
 

Wendy Clinton

Senior Broker / Regional Vice President • Orange County / San Diego Region

 I joined WSS in December 1996. Since then, I've worked my way up from receptionist to Associate Broker and have now opened a satellite office working as the VP/Senior Broker. My territories include San Diego, Orange County, San Bernardino and Riverside. I look forward to the challenges ahead and hope I can provide each agent with exceptional service.  My focus is to get your business placed as quickly as possible and build strong relationships.  I want each agent to be able to rely on us and know that WSS can get the job done!

 

AZenner
 

Andrea Zenner

Senior Broker / Regional Vice President • Los Angeles Region

I have been in the insurance industry for 36 years.  Always on the wholesale side.  WSS has given me plenty of opportunities in the 27 years that I have worked with them.  I worked my way up to underwriting manager, then branch manger and eventually  opened up a satellite office working as the VP and Senior Broker. My territories include  Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara & Kern Counties.  I am focused on the development of key retail brokers, building relationships and the growth of my book of business.  My goal is to provide my clients with great service, specialized products for their individual needs and competitive pricing all in a timely fashion.

 

JHall
 

Judy Hall

Senior Vice President / Underwriting • Bar & Tavern Program

I have been working in the insurance industry since 1978, and always in Surplus Lines.  I joined WSS in 1995, and since that time, have been working with and underwriting for, all of our contract markets.  All of our very experienced underwriters, including myself, work very closely with our brokers, in utilizing all of our binding authorities to provide great service, and solutions for all of our customers.

 

JClark
 

Jason Clark

Assistant Vice President / Underwriting • Bar & Tavern Program

I started with WSS in 2007, fresh out of college with a degree in Risk Management and Insurance.  I have experienced a variety of roles in my time here, all while gaining practical experience in the wholesale and surplus lines segment of the industry.  I found my niche in underwriting, and particularly within our bar/tavern program offered under WestPro Insurance Services.  Assisting in managing this book of business, along with the other experienced underwriters, has produced one of the longest, and most dependable products available for bar, tavern and restaurant customers.  My goal is to help in the continued growth and profitability of this program so it will continue to be a viable product for many more years to come.

 

Jim Thomas

Senior Broker • Texas

Born, raised, and educated in Illinois, I came to WSS with nearly 40 years of experience in the insurance industry. First hired in 1978 as a commercial underwriting trainee by Liberty Mutual, I later transferred to Dallas where I was reassigned to their Business Risk Department and ultimately ended up in their large risk unit. By 1995, I had started my own family and was working with U.S. Risk as a vice president & senior broker handling primarily casualty (primary & excess) lines as well as property coverages. I hope my experience and expertise can contribute to building a stronger Western Security Surplus.

 

Sonny Ramezani

Senior Broker • California

After spending 11 years at Bass Underwriters in Los Angeles, I'm pleased to be with WSS as a senior broker. Starting in early 2017, I'll be part of a new brokerage team in Los Angeles which I'll help staff up over the coming year. Stay tuned for more!

 

Sherif Azer

Senior Broker • California

I have been in the insurance industry for 11 years, always on the wholesale side.  My focus is commercial lines, property and liability with the placement of E&S Brokerage and MGA risks.

I began my career at Bass Underwriters for 8 years before moving to Hull & Co for 3 years.  I am joining WSS in the Los Angeles office and looking to grow our name