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Ryan Beavers, CIC
Eileen Wallace, ACSR
Gloria McGhee, ChHC
Yolanda Johnson
Jamie DeBellas
Sandra Vasquez, CIC, CISR, ACSR
Kelli Groscost, CISR, ACSR
Amber Puryear
Richard M. Treta, CFP®

Ryan Beavers
Ryan Beavers, CIC

Executive Vice President Ryan Beavers on LinkedIn on linkedIn

Ryan Beavers made his way into the insurance world via banking - a path not typical for most Business Management and Environmental Science grads from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He seamlessly stepped into commercial insurance with Brown & Brown and used his knowledge of finance, car dealerships and his deeply forged relationships with their decision makers to quickly ramp up sales. At the same time, he was developing additional expertise to take on the ever changing insurance needs of manufacturers, professional organizations, and commercial contractors.

Ryan's multi-discipline approach to sales has earned him the highest of honors from Brown & Brown. In 2009 he received his first national sales award. Since then, year in and year out, Ryan has been awarded by Senior Management and recognized as a leader by his colleagues and peers. From 2010 to 2012 he consistently won Producer of the Month, Top Gun of the Office, and most prestigious of all, Tangle B. He is poised to win all of these awards again this year.

Ryan is a licensed Group Health, Life and Accident agent in addition to Commercial and Personal Lines Property and Casualty. He is also a designated Commercial Insurance Counselor. When you know Ryan, you know the awards and accolades are second to his family. Married to Pam for ten years, they have two kids, Brandon and Blakely. Most of their free time is spent enjoying the outdoors, watching Brandon play sports or hitting the lease for hunting, fishing and good ol' campfire time.


Eileen Wallace
Eileen Wallace, ACSR

Commercial Lines Leader Eileen Wallace on linkedIn

Eileen is a Texas native, born in New Braunfels, where she attended nearby Texas State University focusing her studies in music.  Eileen brings over 30 years of insurance industry experience to Brown & Brown. She manages commercial insurance programs providing cost effective insurance placement and valuable risk management solutions.  As a former agency owner of River City Insurance Agency, Eileen understands the responsibilities and challenges of business ownership and adds special expertise and capabilities to serve existing clients and engage new clients professionally and accurately.

Currently, Eileen holds the Texas Property & Casualty and Texas Life & Health insurance licenses and is also an Accredited Customer Service Representative.  She especially enjoys working with non-profit organizations and social services. Taking advantage of the natural Texas Hill Country beauty surrounding Austin, Eileen enjoys music, reading and spending time with her two wonderful grandchildren.


Gloria McGhee
Gloria McGhee, ChHC

Employee Benefits Leader Gloria McGhee on linkedIn

From the sole proprietor to the Fortune 500, Gloria helps clients of all sizes navigate the complexities of insurance coverage and manage the implementation of insurance programs.  With more than 20 years in sales and service, she understands the support and service needs of business owners and HR professionals who struggle with managing employee benefits programs.  Gloria is consistently recognized by clients and employers for her commitment to customer satisfaction.

Gloria joined Brown & Brown of Austin in 2008 and continues to stay abreast of industry trends, new products, and innovative delivery methods by her continued studies in the Chartered HealthCare Consultant through The American College (ChHC) program and has achieved certification in HealthCare Reform Studies.  She is a graduate of the University of Houston and holds the Texas Life & Health Insurance license.  Gloria currently serves on the Membership Committee of The Austin Human Resource Management Association and is active in her church where she serves on the Personnel Committee.


Yolanda Johnson
Yolanda Johnson

Personal Lines Leader Yolanda Johnson on LinkedIn on linkedIn

Yolanda joined Brown & Brown as a Personal Lines Advisor and has 14 years of Property & Casualty insurance experience. She has worked with many individuals to address their personal insurance needs and also focuses her attention on key areas to ensure customer satisfaction. Yolanda enjoys communicating with clients and maintaining client relationships are important to her.

Yolanda recently completed the CHUBB virtual product training and was recently selected to attend the Brown & Brown Service School of Leadership. She continues to participate in partner training programs and she is working towards the Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation.

Yolanda enjoys meeting people, learning about their backgrounds and hearing their experiences. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, going to farmers markets, cooking, dancing and watching foreign movies. She also volunteers with the Austin Sustainable Food Center and is involved with the church she regularly attends.


VJamie DeBellas
Jamie DeBellas

Account Executive Jamie DeBellas on linkedIn

Jamie is responsible for overall growth of the commercial lines client portfolio.  This includes generating new client opportunities while leading our team of producers.  He focuses on labor-intensive industries with an emphasis on staffing, construction, special trades, allied healthcare, and community outreach.

In 2008, Jamie joined Brown & Brown, serving as Commercial Lines Marketing Leader.  Prior to Brown & Brown, Jamie spent ten years in various sales and marketing capacities with the nation’s fifth largest independent risk management consulting firm.  As Director of Business Development, he led efforts to establish a national risk management certification program involving A-rated carriers and the target industry’s national trade organization.

Jamie is a Houston native and a graduate of the University of Montana.  He is married to Laura, an elementary school teacher, and they have one daughter.  Embracing the Austin community, Jamie has become actively involved in volunteer work with several local civic and church organizations.


Sandra Vasquez
Sandra Vasquez, CIC, CISR, ACSR

Commercial Account Manager Sandra Vasquez on linkedIn

Sandra brings 30 years of experience the commercial property and casualty department at Brown & Brown of Austin.  She attended The University of Texas - Pan American studying business.  Committed to the highest educational and professional standards, she has engaged in relevant course work to gain designations as a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Customer Insurance Service Representative (CISR), and Accredited Customer Service Representative (ACSR).  Sandra also adds her reputation as an effective communicator, attentive listener and analytical problem solver.

A native Texan, born in Weslaco, Sandra enjoys outdoor activities with family and friends.  In her spare time, she loves volunteering and through her connection with scouting, she has collected school supplies, helped with food drives and provided support at local nursing facilities and animal shelters.


Kelli Groscost
Kelli Groscost, CISR, ACSR

Personal Insurance Advisor Kelli Groscost on LinkedIn on linkedIn

Kelli started her career in the insurance industry in 1998. She is a graduate of Brigham Young University and holds Texas licenses for both Property & Casualty and Life & Health. Kelli has completed course work to achieve designations as a Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) and Accredited Customer Service Representative (ACSR) and is an experienced advisor with a wealth of knowledge to assist her clients. She enjoys building relationships and helping clients with every aspect of their insurance needs. Kelli is active in the Austin Association of Insurance Professionals and has served on several committees and volunteered with their charitable fundraisers.

In her spare time, she is busy being a Grandma to her two grandchildren and loves to take them on walks exploring the outdoors. Of course, there is plenty of time spent at the playground as well! Her greatest accomplishment is being the mother of three wonderful children who have brought her much joy and pride.


Amber Puryear

Personal Insurance Advisor Amber Puryear on linkedIn

Amber joined Brown & Brown of Austin as a Personal Lines Advisor with 7 years of Property & Casualty experience. With a large wholesale brokerage background, she brings vast personal lines market knowledge to the team. Her underwriting focus enables her to communicate effectively with our carrier partners for a most efficient and satisfactory experience through all points of contact. Amber is a licensed Texas Property & Casualty agent and is working to obtain the Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation.

Focused on providing quality service at all times, accuracy and attention to detail are Amber's greatest strengths. She is compassionate about meeting the needs of all clients and helping them obtain peace of mind. It is most important to her that her clients feel valued with the level of service she provides.

Outside of work, Amber enjoys spending time with her husband and one year old daughter. She is a native Texan from Abilene and enjoys activities such as swimming, camping, bicycling, gardening, cooking, traveling, and shopping.


Richard M. Treta
Richard M. Treta, CFP®

Financial Planner Richard M. Treta on linkedIn

The strategic alliance between Brown & Brown and Sagemark Consulting provides Brown & Brown of Austin’s clients with comprehensive financial planning for individuals and business owners.  Richard M. Treta is a CFP® (Certified Financial Planner) and during the course of his 25+ year career, Rich has been committed to making unbiased, objective recommendations that are in alignment with his clients’ goals and values.

The services he provides encompass wealth management including stocks, bonds, life insurance, annuities and mutual funds.  He also offers tax reduction strategies, retirement planning, estate planning and preservation, asset protection strategies, succession planning for business owners, 401(K) and deferred compensation plans, disability insurance, long term care insurance and key person insurance.

Rich strives to provide each client with the highest quality of values-based financial planning advice while exceeding their expectations for a first class client experience.  He is an active member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA).


  
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