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Meet Our Territory Managers

Becky Martin
Houston Territory Manager

Becky brings a wealth of insurance and agency knowledge and relationships to the Allied Trust team. She has spent over 41 years in the Texas insurance marketplace.

Becky previously served as the Senior Texas Territory Manager for American Strategic Insurance where she built up ASI from its entry to the market to where they are today. She joined ASI in 2004 serving as Territory Manager for the Houston, South, and West Texas markets for over twelve years.

After attending Midwestern State University, Becky began her insurance career as a CSR for an independent agency in Lubbock. In 1984, she became the West Texas marketing rep for American States Insurance Company. While at American States, Becky obtained the Accredited Adviser in Assurance (AAI) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designations. She was also the recipient of the President’s Award for life production for two consecutive years.

Becky then joined Republic Insurance Company in 1997 where she was responsible for agency development, territory management and production for all of West Texas as well as the entire state of New Mexico before joining ASI.

You can reach Becky at: [email protected]

Rod Simmons
Central & South Texas Territory Manager

Rod offers 13 years of experience in the field, working with Independent Agents, to the Allied Trust team. He has also spent a number of years as an agent and knows the value of both sides of the desk.

Rod has worked with several different carriers during his time in the industry and enjoys working with Texas agents and developing strong relationships. He has worked in almost every part of Texas at one time or another and has experience in New Mexico and Florida.

After attending the University of Southern Mississippi, Rod worked as an agent in his father’s agency in Lubbock in 1999. Soon after, in 2001, he began working in the independent realm and soon took a job in the field of Affirmative Insurance. He has enjoyed success in introducing programs with various carriers to Texas agents, as well as building brands for new carriers coming into Texas.

Rod brings strength to the Allied Trust Team through hard work and his dedication to the Independent Agents of the great state of Texas!

You can reach Rod at: [email protected]

Robert Sanger
North Carolina Territory Manager

Robert began his insurance career over 13 years ago as an agent writing personal lines policies across 40+ states. As a national agent he worked with over 30 insurance carriers to help his customers protect their most important assets while receiving multiple top producer awards along the way. Since then, he has leveraged his insights and experience gained as an agent to help other independent agents as Territory Manager for Lighthouse Property Insurance Corporation and Frontline Insurance. During this time Robert built and maintained strong agency relationships while navigating challenging insurance markets.

Robert joined Allied Trust in 2022 when the company expanded into North & South Carolina. As North Carolina Territory Manager he is responsible for building the Allied Trust brand while creating a solid foundation for successful long-term expansion in the state.

Robert earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He maintains his North Carolina Personal Lines Insurance License and is currently in the process of obtaining his Associate in Personal Insurance (API) professional designation.

You can reach Robert at: [email protected]

Chad Laughner
South Carolina Territory Manager

Chad is a graduate of the University of South Florida where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing. Chad has over 20 years of insurance industry experience with most of his career spent in the property and casualty market, focused on personal lines. As South Carolina Territory Manager he is responsible for expanding the Allied Trust brand to create a solid foundation for long-term success.

Prior to joining Allied Trust, Chad worked for St. Johns Insurance Company and Slide Insurance as the South Carolina Territory Sales Manager. In addition, Chad worked for Hull & Company in multiple roles in sales, marketing and underwriting.

You can reach Chad at: [email protected]

Eddie Story
Louisiana Territory Manager

Eddie has had extensive experience in underwriting, marketing, and agency management in the P&C and L&H industry for over 38 years in Louisiana and several other states in the Southeast Region.

At Family Security, Eddie recruited and managed a very loyal and profitable Louisiana agency base. The company was one of the fastest growing in the state during his four-year tenure.

Eddie was responsible for recruiting, contracting and training all agents and staff for the program. Previously, he launched an independent agency program for Direct General Insurance Co. in Tennessee and worked at Allstate Insurance Company in numerous positions including General Partner, Integration Product Manager and National Sales Manager.

During his years at Allstate, Eddie traveled extensively and managed a nine-state region with employee agents and independent agents for both P&C and L&H products. He also served as Louisiana Marketing Representative for Arrowhead General Insurance Agency and Automotive Casualty Insurance Company.

Eddie attended the University of New Orleans from 1979 to 1981 studying Pre-Physical Therapy. Eddie received his P&C license in 1987 and his L&H license in 2001.

You can reach Eddie at: [email protected]

Kya Miles
Marketing Representative

Kya Miles is new to the marketing team. Kya began her insurance career over 20 years ago holding various positions as a personal lines customer service rep, sales, and underwriting. Prior to joining the marketing team, Kya was a Senior Underwriter for Louisiana and Texas here at Allied Trust. Kya has a total of 15 years of underwriting experience in the coastal states of Florida, Louisiana, and Texas, working with companies such as Allied Trust, Bankers Insurance, Wright Flood, and Family Security.  Kya has built and maintained solid agency relationships over the years.

Kya attended St. Petersburg College and received her AA degree in 2005. Kya received her 220 general lines (P&C) license in 2007 and 215 life & health in 2011.

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