Dan Skinner began his insurance career in 1977 as a producer for LeBaron & Carroll Insurance in Mesa, Arizona. He started in personal lines sales and soon gravitated to commercial lines becoming one of the agencies top producers. He became an owner/partner in the agency in 1992 becoming the President and General Manager of the agency. He earned the designation of Certified Insurance Counselor in 1983 followed by the Accredited Adviser in Insurance in 1989. He is former board member and past president of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Arizona, Mesa West Rotary, and Mesa Northern Little League. He is very active and serving in his church. He loves most sports and his favorite hobby is woodworking. His greatest passion is his wife and family of 5 children, and 6, soon to be 8, grandchildren.
Phone: 1-877-742-2468 ext. 110
Email: Dan Skinner
Vice President and General Manager
Lindsay Skinner has worked for LeBaron & Carroll for 21 years and started working with SIAA in 2004. Her current responsibilities include agency development, personal lines company relationships and production and managing internal operations. She graduated from Arizona State University in 2002 with a degree in elementary education. She enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family and serving in her church and community.
Phone: 1-877-742-2468 ext. 210
Email: Lindsay Skinner
Regional Vice President
Bill has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, including time as both a captive and independent agent. Bill works with new and existing SIAA member agencies in Arizona, primarily serving half of the state, from Central Phoenix to our west border. His background provides a unique opportunity to guide and offer assistance to owners and staff, in the creation, growth and maintenance of their individual agencies.
Phone: 1-877-742-2468 ext. 125
Email: Bill Gordon
Regional Vice President
Brett has been in sales for most of his career ranging across multiple fields. He brings his sales experience and skills to SIAA in helping SIAA grow in member agencies by working as a Sales Executive for the company, primarily in Arizona. He is a native of Arizona, but has spent time other places including serving a two-year church mission among the people of southern Brazil. Brett enjoys several hobbies including hunting and scuba diving. He likes to spend time with his friends and family as well as serving in his church and community.
Phone: 1-877-742-2468 ext. 135
Email: Brett Skinner
Regional Vice President
Scott Skinner began his insurance career at LeBaron and Carroll in 2006, working as a commercial producer. He subsequently worked in the technology sector until he join SIAA. As a Regional Vice President, Scott works to bring on new members as well as helping out current members to realize their dreams of becoming successful independent insurance agency owners. Helping others achieve success is something he finds to be greatly rewarding. In his spare time, he enjoys various sports, family and friends.
Phone: 1-877-742-2468 ext. 155
Email: Scott Skinner
Director of Commercial Lines and Agency Services
Yamilet Gastelum is the Director of Commercial Lines and Agency Services for Southwest Insurance Agents Alliance LLC. She has been with LeBaron & Carroll and SIAA since 2000. Yamilet is a graduate of Arizona State University with degrees in English and Spanish Literature. Yamilet assists agents with placement of commercial lines accounts, advises on coverage questions and carrier appetite. Yamilet is also responsible for all commercial lines training including transitioning personal lines agents to commercial lines thru our Business Insurance Advantage program. Yamilet is also the liaison between our agents and our commercial lines partner carriers. In her spare time Yamilet enjoys spending time with family especially her two young children.
Phone: 1-877-742-2468 ext. 310
Email: Yamilet Gastelum
CL/PL Agency Placement Specialist
As a fully licensed Property & Casualty insurance agent; Richard will be able to provide member agents with a professional and easy one-stop insurance shopping experience. He has access to top-rated insurance companies to market risk and obtain the best available terms and coverage. Whether for personal lines Home, Condo, Renters, Flood, Auto, and Umbrella, or a Commercial Policy Package, BOP, or Workers’ Comp, Richard will have the capacity to secure the right coverage for your clients’ needs. Richard resides with his family in Chandler, Arizona and comes to us with 8-years of Underwriting, Loss Control and Insurance Sales experience. He also brings an additional 17-years of Accounts Receivable, Customer Service, and Credit background for the Insurance and Premium Finance business sectors. During his insurance career, Richard has worked both on the company side and as an independent broker.
Phone: 1-877-742-2468 ext. 145
Email: Richard Kunz
PL/CL Agency Placement Specialist
Karen has recently joined our Team as a Personal/Commercial Lines Placement Specialist. She comes to us with over 32 years of Insurance experience. Karen started her career with a major carrier concentrating in Commercial Lines Underwriting for 12 years, then transitioned to the Independent Agency side, where she spent the next 20 years as a licensed Property & Casualty Producer for both Personal and Commercial insurance. Karen has the knowledge and experience that will allow her to place your client’s exposure and needs with multiple carriers here in AccessPlus. Karen is a native of New Hampshire until recently when she relocated to Arizona. She has two adult children, a daughter, and a son, both who still reside in New Hampshire. She enjoys volunteering and exploring all the sites in Arizona.
Phone: 1-877-742-2468 ext. 165
Email: Karen Croteau
Assistant Director of Operations & Marketing
Desireah Thompson is the Assistant Director of Operations with Southwest Insurance Agents Alliance. Her responsibilities include accounting and record keeping. Desireah also assists in the startup process of new agents. She trains agents on SIAA NetWeb and assists with monthly ISM reporting and compliance. Desireah has been with SIAA since 2013.
Phone: 1-877-742-2468 ext. 220
Email: Desireah Thompson
Agency Development Field Specialist
John is a native of San Diego where he was born and raised, but fell in love with Phoenix while working for an insurance company in Phoenix and decided to move here in 2016. Before moving to Phoenix, John attended Grossmont College in El Cajon, California where he got his A.A. degree. He then went on to attend San Diego State University to study Business Administration & Management. With 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, John has worked within most insurance platforms and sectors including: Retail, Excess and Surplus, Wholesale Brokerage, Managing General Agent, Managing General Underwriter, Programs, and Insurance Carriers. John has held positions within all of these sectors along with: sales, marketing, brokerage, underwriting, management, training and employee development, and product development. John enjoys helping clients in all sectors of insurance, working with co-workers as a team to achieve company goals, and turning new agents into educated and productive agents. John is an active volunteer, participant, and philanthropist to various causes including cancer and hospice care (Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and Sharp HospiceCare). John also founded the Bernard Osher Foundation Scholarship that is awarded to a selected returning nursing student within the Nursing Department at Grossmont College. John’s hobbies include: collecting, propagating, and caring for about 500 succulents, cacti, euphorbias, epiphyllums, aloes, agaves, and hoyas. In his spare time he enjoys exploring Arizona’s geological and botanical wonders, continuing his search for the best Mexican food, and cooking and baking.
Phone: 1-877-742-2468 ext. 175
Email: John Egan