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Laura Lemke

Posted: November 2022

Laura joined Martin & Company in 2021, as a Senior State Filing Analyst. Laura has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, most recently with W.R. Berkley Corporation, and prior to that with American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS) and GuideOne.  She has experience preparing, submitting, and maintaining form, rate, and rule filings for both commercial and personal lines of business, as well as reviewing ISO, NCCI, AAIS and various independent bureau circulars.  Laura also has a strong product development and compliance background and familiar with the UCAA application process for company licensing. Laura has taken various insurance courses, earning her ACP designation, and has been an active member of the Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals (AICP), including two terms as chapter secretary, and has attended many conferences.

Laura lives in Des Plaines, Illinois with her husband Rick.  She has two grown children (Ricky and Kaitlynn) and a grandson (Jase).

Larry Wilk

Posted: November 2022

Larry has over 40 years of experience in the insurance industry. He has held technical and supervisory/management positions in a career that includes three insurance companies, a trade association, state insurance department (Vermont), consulting firm, and a stint as a self-employed consultant.

Experience across many lines of business including Allied Health, Aviation, Cyber & Network Security, Professional / Medical Liability, Pet Health, Crime, Oil & Gas, Property, General Liability and Umbrella/Excess. Also involved with Life, Long Term Care and Credit Life and Disability filings.

His past duties also include company licensing and statistical reporting.

Larry is a member of the Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals (AICP) and has participated on various committees at the national and chapter level. He is also a past Treasurer of the Great Lakes Chapter.

Larry is a runner and completed the Chicago Marathon four times in the 1980's. Currently, he runs mostly 5K and 10K’s. In the rest of his spare time, he enjoys vegetable gardening, reading, watching sports and spending time outside with the family cats Oatmeal and Calypso.

Matthew Heilmann

Posted: November 2022

Matt has been responsible for the oversight and management of M&C’s Competitive Intelligence & Research Team in addition to furthering the company’s key Business Development and Technology initiatives. He has led a broad range of projects and has implemented process improvements that have helped M&C better serve their clients. His experience ranges across many Commercial and Personal lines of business including Professional, Med Mal, Cyber, CMP, Hospitality, Public Entity, Businessowners, Auto & Homeowners as well as Life, Accident & Health and various Digital and Insuretech startups. Matt became Director of Business Development in May 2019 with the focus on developing growth strategies, overseeing new marketing initiatives and establishing long-term business relationships with new and existing clients.

Matt holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Villanova University. During summers, he is an avid cyclist, competes in triathlons, golfs and during the winter months he enjoys snowboarding and skiing. Matt, his wife Lindsay, their son Wesley and daughters Brooke and Quinn reside just outside of Philadelphia in West Chester, PA.

Paul P. Martin

Posted: November 2022

Paul founded Martin & Company in 1993 and currently oversees the day-to-day operations of all business segments of the company. Paul started his insurance career as a retail agent in 1990 and quickly recognized the lack of competitive information in the market. With just a few years of insurance background Paul decided to form his own company and launch a series of newsletters and reference guides that would change the way insurance professionals obtained reliable and competitive industry information. With the success of his newsletters, the launch of FilingsDirect.com and subscribers countrywide, Paul decided to turn Martin & Company into a full-service professional consulting firm. His goal was to build a boutique like firm that was customer centric and offered a compliment of professional services that would reshape the outsourcing model. Today, Martin & Company has 45 employees and is recognized as an industry leading consulting, advisory and data solutions firm. The company’s growth is contributed to an exceptional and talented staff, technology initiatives and a leadership team with vision. Paul is a member of various industry associations, and an occasional industry presenter and was recently appointed Board Member of the Targets Markets Program Administrators Association (TMPAA).

Paul wishes to thank the many friends and associates that has helped his company become such a well-respected and highly regarded consulting and advisory firm in the industry.  Paul resides in Newtown Square, PA with his amazing wife Colleen and has three equally amazing daughters. He enjoys golfing, skiing and cycling and his company actively supports various charitable organizations.

Sonja A. Rodebaugh

Posted: November 2022

Sonja is the Vice President and Director of Compliance. She began her insurance career in 1985 on the Property and Casualty Underwriting side of the industry and transitioned into Compliance in 1992. Responsibilities throughout her career have included: 

•    establishing, developing and overseeing successful compliance and state filing departments; 

•    working closely with Insurers, Managing General Agents and Program Administrators to develop new/revised products; 

•    program & product development; 

•    state rate, rule and form filings; 

•    bureau circular monitoring; 

•    overseeing various licensing responsibilities;

•    developing and implementing procedures and best practices; 

•    performing system and underwriting audits. 

•    Company Licensing / UCAA application. 

In addition, Sonja has been very involved in coordinating the Compliance and Underwriting aspects of insurance requirements in various policy issuance and rating systems. She has been instrumental in developing new and innovative technology for tracking and monitoring rate, rule and form filings as well as Bureau Circulars.  Experience across all Commercial lines of business including Businessowners, Cyber, Inland Marine / Non-Filed Inland Marine, Professional Lines, Property, Transportation and Workers Compensation.

Current member of Target Markets Program Administrators Association (TMPAA) and Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals (AICP). She was previously the President of the AICP Great Lakes Chapter.  She has been a panel speaker at various Conferences including AICP, TMPAA, as well as a Speed-to-Market Seminar.

Brenda Eldridge

Posted: November 2022

Brenda has over 40 years of experience in various aspects of the insurance industry, in all 50 states and all lines of business. Brenda joined Martin & Company in 2021, as a Regulatory and Product Development Analyst. Previously, Brenda worked as a Team Lead of Underwriting Operations, with duties including overseeing underwriting assistants in their day-to-day operations, and the Direct Billing System and email tracking systems, servings as the company trainer for all lines of insurance for internal and external personnel, creating training manuals, and handling Workers’ Compensation criticisms from all states. Before moving to operations, Brenda was a Senior Product Compliance Analyst in the Product Compliance department of Nova Casualty Company, a Division of Hanover Insurance Group, where she maintained all bureau products for all states and lines.  She was also responsible for maintaining, reviewing, and assisting in the development of specialized products, including creating forms and proprietary manuals, rates, and handling all filings. Prior to that she worked as Staff Underwriter at Exchange Insurance Company where she filed and maintained the company’s insurance products.

Brenda began her insurance career in insurance learning how to manually rate all commercial property and casualty lines of business using the bureau manuals and worked her way up to gain valuable knowledge which she uses today.

Brenda resides in Williamsville, NY with her husband Tim. In her time off Brenda enjoys boating, spending time at her Florida home with her family and friends.

Ashley Brewer

Posted: November 2022

Ashley began her career at W.R. Berkley Corporation in 2014 as a Compliance Assistant, where she transitioned to the role of a Regulatory Consultant. Ashley was responsible for preparing, submitting, and maintaining rate, rule and form filings. She has experience with bureau circular monitoring, as well as ISO based and proprietary products across many lines of business including Commercial and Personal Auto, Commercial Property, Crime, Interline, Pet Insurance, Inland Marine/Non-Filed Inland Marine and various other commercial and personal lines.  She went to College of DuPage, graduating with an Associates in Criminal Justice.

Ashley resides in Maple Park, Illinois with her husband Dylan and their two Australian Shepherd mixes, Copper and Bing. In her time off, Ashley enjoys fishing, the outdoors and completing home improvement projects.