Your Trusted Source for Professional Insurance Needs

Knowledge you can depend on and
integrity you can trust.

Our existing customers have come to depend on the exceptional service that we offer, and they often come to us for Property and Casualty coverage after they experience the “typical service” that their previous agency provided. As part of our customer service, we offer our clients in-house claims assistance.

Our Team

JOE A. BRYANT | Managing Director

Since 1992, Joe has dedicated himself exclusively to risk management and insurance advice for design professionals as well as Loss Prevention and Continuing Education Seminars. He serves as a chairman of the education committee, board member, and president of PLAN, the Professional Liability Agents Network. Today, Joe serves as managing partner of McLaughlin Brunson.

joe@mclaughlinbrunson.com | 214-323-4608

JOHN KRANTZ | Managing Director

Keeping abreast of the constant changing legal and financial and even political environment aids John in providing appropriate employee benefits, life, and health to the agency`s clientele. John has over 20 years of experience in the Life, Health, and Business Continuation Insurances. At John`s direction, our agency`s benefits department has been heralded by peers and clients as unique, efficient, and informative with a concierge level of service. John is a partner in the agency.

john@mclaughlinbrunson.com | 214-323-4609

JEREMY MAHONEY | Account Executive

Jeremy has been a consultant in the Employee Benefits arena since 2007, giving professional guidance, product training, and strategic insight to insurance professionals across Texas and Oklahoma. He brings this vast experience and market exposure to McLaughlin Brunson where he will focus his efforts to serve our clients’ benefit needs to ensure compliance, enrich corporate benefit programs, and develop and deploy sound, cost effective solutions in a rapidly changing and increasingly regulated industry. Jeremy and his wife Aimee were married in January 2013 and are active members of Watermark Community Church.

Jeremy@McLaughlinBrunson.com | 214-323-4612

BRIAN HADAR | Sr. Professional Liability Specialist

Since 1992, Brian has specialized in professional liability insurance sales, loss prevention education and contract review for architects, engineers, surveyors and affiliated design disciplines. He also has a broad background in business management having formerly served as Controller for a large structural engineering firm. Brian is active in AIA, TSPE and several other A/E industry associations.

CAMERON BROWN | Professional Liability Specialist

Cameron is a self-motivated professional with a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Texas State University – San Marcos. His career began with environmental and engineering companies in positions that allowed him to utilize his unique skill set and education before joining McLaughlin Brunson. Drawing from his previous experience, he has honed his unique knowledge of the industry to educate, inform, and consult on the distinctive risk involved with Architectural, environmental, and engineering firms. He is dedicated and resourceful while at the same time focused, making him an asset both within the McLaughlin Brunson team and to our clients.

Cameron@McLaughlinBrunson.com | 214-323-4611

KARLA BRYANT | Accounting

A licensed C.P.A. for over 20 years with an impressive career in public accounting and finance for many large companies, we are fortunate to have Karla as our agency`s Accountant. In addition to the accounting function, Karla manages many operational processes including carrier appointments, licensing, and regulatory compliance. She is licensed by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.

karla@mclaughlinbrunson.com | 214-323-4606

Ashton Weig | Professional Liability

Bio is forthcoming!

Jaime Mellinger | Professional Liability

Bio is forthcoming!

HILLARY BRYANT | Professional Liability Specialist

Hillary joined McLaughlin Brunson with many years of customer service and management experience in the fabrication and veterinary industries. She provides comprehensive customer service to the agency’s clients all the while, supporting account executives, underwriters, in the coordination and placement of professional liability policies. Hillary is a licensed Property and Casualty agent in the state of Texas.

Hillary@mclaughlinbrunson.com | 214-323-4604

STEPHANIE NERO, ACSR | Customer Service Rep

Stephanie began her insurance career at McLaughlin Brunson and her sole focus is customer service. She is the staff liaison between the account executives and our insurance company partners. She is in charge of the professional liability service department.

stephanie@mclaughlinbrunson.com| 214-323-4603

Julianna Jackson | Life and Health Department

Julianna joined McLaughlin Brunson in 2016 with a back ground in the Healthcare Field, Quoting and Customer Service. She brings an approach of restoration and positivity to each task at hand. As a Benefits Consultant she is committed to furthering her knowledge in the marketing aspect and implementation process that will continue to make her an invaluable resource for McLaughlin Brunson’s clients.

STEPHANIE CHANDLER | Customer Service Rep

Stephanie has been a welcome addition to the company. She joins us with a previous background in multiple fields within the financial lending industry and has a diverse background working within Law Firms. She is a vital part of our company`s Property and Casualty team and heads the reception department. As an efficient, multi-tasker, she is responsible for ensuring that all daily Certificate Requests are issued in a timely manner, with an almost immediate turnaround.

Schandler@mclaughlinbrunson.com | 214-323-4600

TAMI PALMER, ACSR | Property and Casualty Service

Tami's focus on customer service is responding to client requests for certificates of insurance, policy information, and quotes for property, casualty, and work compensation, as timely as possible. She is an accredited customer service representative.

tami@mclaughlinbrunson.com | 214-323-4602

KARA HOGEDA | Benefits Consultant

Kara graduated from Baylor University with a Communications Specialist degree. She is a personable, motivated and dedicated team player who has worked in the customer service and insurance industries leading up to her career at McLaughlin Brunson. As a Benefits Consultant, she is committed to furthering her knowledge in the insurance industry and gaining viable skills that will continue to make her an invaluable resource for McLaughlin Brunson’s clients.

Kara@mclaughlinbrunson.com | 214-323-4615

TIFFANY GONZALEZ | Benefits Consultant

Since 2006 Tiffany Gonzalez has been assisting her clients with the ins and outs of marketing, purchasing and maintaining essential insurance coverage on anything from automobile insurance to Affordable Care Act medical plans. As a member of the Benefits Department, she will be primarily focusing on group benefit maintenance, individual insurance plans and claims processing. Fluent in both Spanish and English, Tiffany also enjoys assisting the Hispanic market with their insurance needs.

Se Habla Espanol

Tiffany@McLaughlinbrunson.com | 214-323-4619

DEANNA RED | Benefits Administrator

Deanna has been a service-oriented management professional since 1999. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. Deanna is a past recipient of the President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in 2003 for her exceptional customer service. With the constant change in employee benefits, she has come to be a reliable resource for many of McLaughlin Brunson Insurance Agency's clients.

Deanna@mclaughlinbrunson.com | 214-323-4614

JENNY GERBER | Benefits Consultant

Jenny has always worked in a customer care world. Therefore, she really fits into the McLaughlin Brunson culture very well. She has a hyper sensitivity to first class customer service. And she is a great go-to person for resolving any issues when it comes to employee benefits and insurance planning. Jenny's primary responsibilities include assisting in claims adjudication, client satisfaction, and communicating the client needs to the different team members inside McLaughlin Brunson Insurance Agency.

jenny@mclaughlinbrunson.com | 214-323-4613