Experts

Meet Our Team

President

Preston Starr

Previously Preston served as Senior Vice President of CapSpecialty, where he launched the company’s primary construction, environmental, and excess casualty brokerage lines since 2013.  Prior to his role at CapSpecialty, he worked at American Safety Insurance since 2004, where he served as Senior Vice President and oversaw the company’s environmental, primary, and excess casualty business.  He has also worked in several various production underwriting roles at Liberty Mutual, Zurich, and Gulf Insurance Group.

Contact Preston via email or by phone at (678)-398-4593.

Vice President of Underwriting

Orlando Castaneda

Previously Orlando served as Senior Environmental Underwriter at CapSpecialty.  Prior to his move to CapSpecialty, he worked as an Executive Underwriter in the Environmental Division at Crum & Forster.  From 2004-2013, Orlando served at American Safety Insurance in a number of roles,  moving up to Environmental Underwriter, and becoming an Executive Underwriter in the Environmental Division. He began his career in insurance as an Underwriter specializing in Life and Benefits at Chubb & Son and the Allianz Group in Bogota, Colombia.

Contact Orlando via email or by phone at (678)-999-5122.

 

Vice President of Technology

Miranda James

Previously Miranda worked at American Safety Insurance and several non-profits before joining C&S in 2014.  She started as an Underwriting Assistant (2014-2015), moving up to an Underwriter (2015-2107), before taking over her current role.  Miranda oversees all of the systems and IT of the company, as well as new employee on-boarding and organization of company events.  Miranda still spends much of her free time volunteering in the community and with several faith-based organizations.

Contact Miranda via email or by phone at (678)-621-1771.

 

Vice President of Operations

Robin Bennett-Mazyck

Previously Robin was Operations Manager for CapSpecialty (2013-2016), managing their surplus lines casualty division.  Prior to CapSpecialty, Robin worked at American Safety Insurance (2009-2013), where she served as Underwriting Supervisor for ASI’s Environmental Department.  Prior to ASI, Robin served in various Operations Management roles for Zurich of North America (2005-2009), Wausau Insurance Co., and Liberty Mutual Insurance.  In all of her roles, Robin has monitored and continued improving standards of performance and quality within the operation of the insurance industry.

Robin is also a licensed Neutralist with the Supreme Court of Georgia’s Office of Dispute Resolution in areas of general court cases.

Contact Robin via email or by phone at (678)-337-8323.

 

 

Underwriting Manager

Malcolm Smith

Previously Malcolm served as an Underwriter at CapSpecialty (2014-2016) and American Safety Insurance (2011-2014).  Prior to that, he served at Regions Bank as a Financial Advisor (2009-2011), as well as a Commodities Broker at Global Cross Trading (2002-2009), specializing in broker trading currencies and heating oil.  Malcolm specializes in underwriting Construction and Environmental risks.  He has worked with some of the leading surplus line brokers in the industry and has developed deep-rooted relationships with them that continue to this day.

Contact Malcolm via email or by phone at (678)-435-0025.

 

Senior Consulting Underwriter

Rob Butterworth

Previously, Rob served as Senior Vice-President of Programs for Venture Agency Holdings and prior he was Vice-President of several MGU operations, Cover X, Edgewater Holdings, Meadowbrook/Century Surety Group as Regional Vice-President of Construction.  Rob has over 35 years experience underwriting and creating programs from construction to products liability, including habitational, restaurants, and liquor liability/hospitality.

Contact Rob via email or by phone at (678)-999-5123.

 

Senior Environmental Underwriter

Tasha Bing

Previously Tasha held various underwriting positions, including 10 years with a focus on Environmental risks. Originally from the West Coast, Tasha is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, GA with a B.A. degree in Economics.  Within her time in the industry, she has earned a certification in “Associate in General Insurance” (AINS) and “Certified Insurance Counselor” (CIC).  Tasha brings 30 years of underwriting experience to C&S.  Outside of insurance, Tasha enjoys traveling to international destinations, learning the different cultures and enjoying the local food.  One might say that she is a “Foodie”.

Contact Tasha via email or by phone at (678)-337-8372.

 

Senior Underwriter

Robert Bonner

Previously, Robert worked as an Account Executive at LeaseTerm Insurance Group, LLC (2018).  Prior to that, he served as an Underwriting Intern at Georgia Farm Bureau (2017).  He joined C&S after graduating from the University of Georgia’s Risk Management Program, and has since found himself at home with a team that is knowledgeable and driven in their careers.  He is a volunteer responder with the UGA Emergency Response Team, which helps organizations prepare and train for disaster scenarios, provides first aid support for local events, and provides disaster support to local emergency first responders and local governments, primarily in the North Georgia area.

Contact Robert via email or by phone at (678)-337-8303.

 

Renewal Underwriter

Sharon Ridgill

Previously Sharon worked at Hudson Insurance Group where she served for 5 years and  held the position of Underwriting Assistant in the Surety Department. Prior to her role at Hudson Insurance Group, she also held positions at American Safety Insurance and Bank of America.

Contact Sharon via email or by phone at (678)-337-8331.

 

Underwriter I

Katie Lucier

Previously, Katie worked as a Senior Broker/Underwriter for a Wholesale Insurance Brokerage from 2004-2020 where she specialized in California Contractors. Throughout her time as a Broker, Katie has developed strong relationships with key stakeholders focused on the construction market. Katie enjoys spending her free time with her family, cooking and entertaining.

Contact Katie via email or by phone at (678)-398-4596.

 

Underwriter I

Mikalya Nelson

Previously Mikayla served as a Casualty Adjuster at Amica Mutual Insurance (2019-2022) before switching to Underwriting as an Underwriter Specialist at Entertainment Risk (2022-2023).  Mikayla specializes in underwriting Construction risks.  She has worked with some of the leading surplus line brokers in the industry and is continuing to grow and cultivate relationships with them to this day.

Contact Mikayla via email or by phone at (678)-435-0035.

 

Senior Underwriting Assistant

Roz Coleman

Previously Roz served as a Senior Underwriting Assistant at CapSpecialty (2014-2016), Crum & Forster (2013-2014; 1984-2000), American Safety Insurance (2009-2013), and Fireman’s Fund Insurance (2000-2009).

Contact Roz via email or by phone at (678)-337-8289.

 

Underwriting Assistant

Travis Key

Previously Travis served as an Underwriting Technician at CapSpecialty (2014-2017). Prior to that he was an Underwriting Assistant at both Aetna (2013-2014) and Zurich Insurance (2008-2009).

Contact Travis via email or by phone at (678)-337-8284.

 

Underwriting Assistant

Tanisha Sutton

Previously Tanisha worked at DeKalb County State Court Probation as a Probation Officer (2022-2023). Prior to that she worked as an Assistant Manager at Everything But Water where she oversaw Payroll, Customer Service Standards and Procedures, and Inventory Control.

Contact Tanisha via email or by phone at (678)-337-8287.

 

Accounting Manager

Kara Haggard

Previously Kara served as Accounting Manager for Concrete Pump Supply, LLC where she handled Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, collections, payroll, and was responsible for providing monthly, quarterly, & annual financial statements.  Prior to that she was a bank Auditor and Senior Accountant at Georgia Pacific, LLC and Trane, Inc. responsible for various accounting functions.

Contact Kara via email or by phone at (678)-398-4595.

 

Accounting Assistant

Dallas James

Previously Dallas served as a Consultant for J&J Consulting and Contracting (2017-2018).  Prior to that, Dallas worked in the banking and accounting world, employed with SunTrust Bank starting as a mortgage loan closer, and ending as an income and employment analyst.

Contact Dallas via email or by phone at (678)-398-4595.

Data Analyst

Aly Wilhelm

Previously Aly worked at Bosch as a Business Intelligence and IT intern (2018-2019). Prior to Bosch, she graduated from University of North Georgia’s College of Business with an Information Systems degree in 2018.

Contact Aly via email or by phone at (404)-602-9510.

Assistant Systems Administrator

Samuel Mckinney

Previously Sam worked at Wintergreen Corporation as a Cloud Administrator and Software Applications Administrator (2022-2023). Prior to working at Wintergreen Corporation, he graduated from Georgia Gwinnett College’s School of Science & Technology with an Information Technology degree in 2022.

Contact Sam via email or by phone at (678)-337-8363.

2024 Summer Interns

Intern

Isabella Castaneda

Previous to her internship, Isabella was enrolled into an International Baccalaureate program, and is known for her creative approach and ability to learn. Growing up in the world of insurance, she chose to follow in her father’s steps and become an intern. Her fast-paced learning and high-test scores led her to receive the prestigious US Presidential Award of Academic Excellence. Inspired by her father’s love of languages, she is conversational in Spanish and currently takes Advanced French with the hopes of adding new languages under her belt. Through reading, writing, art, and sports, she finds her inspiration and passion to experience new things. In her spare time, she volunteers at local charities with the idea of giving back to the same community she was raised in. 

Intern

Peyton Starr

Intern

Ryann Williams

Intern

Tatiana Moreno

C&S Specialty Underwriters, LLC
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PO Box 723874
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