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Lorna Williams

Posted: November 2022

Lorna began her career with 11 years at Reliance Insurance Company followed by 16 years with Global Indemnity Group. In her most recent position at Global Indemnity, Lorna was responsible for preparing, submitting, and maintaining all commercial lines rate, rule and form filings. Lorna’s state filing experience consisted of ISO based products, Automobile, Equine, Vacant Dwelling, General Liability, Crime, Fire & Allied Lines and various other related commercial lines. She was an active member of the Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals (AICP) and is proficient with the SERFF filing system. Lorna was born and raised in the Philadelphia area, truly enjoys volunteering at The Children Hospital of Philadelphia, and is actively involved with her church.

Nicole Wample, CPCU

Posted: November 2022

Nicole began her insurance career in 2007 with AXA XL where she held a variety of positions, all within the Regulatory Compliance department.  She handled various commercial property and casualty lines of business including, but not limited to, Professional Liability, Commercial Umbrella and Excess, Commercial General Liability, and Commercial Property.  Nicole’s last position at AXA XL consisted of being a liaison between the various business units and the Regulatory Compliance department, preparing products and supporting documents for filing, and handling state objections.  Previous roles she held involved making filings for bureau adoptions and proprietary products, as well as loading forms to the company’s form library. 

Nicole also worked for MetLife as a Contract Development Analyst for Life, Accident, and Health products. Her responsibilities here included issuing policies, monitoring legislative changes, processing applications, addressing policy language, and filing submissions as needed. 

Nicole resides in Newark, DE with her husband and two children.  When she is not working, Nicole enjoys baking, gardening, and playing the piano. 

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 in her time off, enjoys fishing, the outdoors and completing home improvement projects.

Tim Kulp

Posted: November 2022

Since joining the team as the company’s first Client Service Specialist, Tim has worked directly with M&C’s Competitive Intelligence & Research Team. In addition, Tim has helped update many of Martin & Company’s web applications including OneView, FilingsDirect.com, Medical Malpractice Rate Tracker, and Mortgage Rate Tracker. Tim Graduated from West Chester University with a Communications Studies degree. He currently resides outside of Philadelphia in West Chester, PA.

Julie Lee

Posted: November 2022

Julie has over 40 years of experience working in the insurance industry that includes work at independent insurance agencies and in a company setting, along with 28 years of regulatory experience with the Minnesota Department of Commerce, leading their Life & Health Section.  Most recently Julie has worked as an independent regulatory consultant and has experience working with all categories of life and health products, both in the individual and group markets, researching state and federal regulatory requirements, drafting contract language, and negotiating and formulating options to resolve compliance issues to ultimately obtain approval of product filings. Her past product experience includes Comprehensive Major Medical (Managed Care, PPO, POS), Short-Term Medical, Disability, Employee Benefits, Expatriate, LTC, Accident, Hospital / Fixed Indemnity.

Julie resides in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota with her two Australian Shepherd rescues and enjoys traveling, cooking and volunteer work.

Debbie Boekmeyer

Posted: November 2022

Debbie has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry most recently with working with various Life Accident & Health insurance products, as well as Property & Casualty products.

Debbie has held positions as a Compliance Officer and Regulatory Officer performing internal audits, compliance and regulatory initiatives and drafting of Life Accident & Health policy forms, in addition to the preparation and submission of regulatory filings.

She began her insurance career working with Property and Casualty products and a Licensing Specialist assisting the company with the handling of agent licensing.

Debbie was also with the Chubb Group as a Product Design Specialist where she was responsible for product research, product analysis, planning and implementation of new product launches, and drafting group and individual policy forms.

Juli Frank

Posted: November 2022

Juli began her career in the insurance industry at NCMIC Group, Inc. in 2001, holding various positions within the compliance department with a focus on commercial property and casualty regulatory compliance.  Juli has been responsible for medical malpractice and professional liability product development as well as preparing, submitting, and maintaining form, rate, and rule filings across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. 

Juli has worked closely with senior management, underwriting, customer service, information systems, marketing, actuarial, and accounting through product development and implementation, system testing, review of marketing materials, regulatory research, and competitor comparisons.  She also has experience organizing and assembling documentation for state insurance department financial and market conduct examinations and organizing and submitting rate history data and summaries for annual reinsurance renewals.  Juli has prepared and submitted business entity filings and renewals and has been active in RPG registration and maintenance.

Juli holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Iowa State University.  Juli resides in Earlham, Iowa, with her husband Luke and their four children.

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.