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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.

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.

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,, 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.

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.

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.

Linda Boyce

Posted: November 2022

Linda has over 35 years of experience in the insurance industry specializing in life insurance and annuity product compliance.  Her experience includes drafting of life and annuity products including research of state specific regulations to ensure state compliance.  Research of diverse compliance topics, particularly new laws and regulations involving changes to life and annuity policy forms.  Advertising review to determine compliance with NAIC Model Regulation and State Insurance Laws. She has cultivated excellent relationships with insurance department personnel and other insurance industry professionals. 

She is a member of the Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals (AICP) and the Life and Health Compliance Association (LHCA).  Before becoming an independent contractor, Linda has worked for some of the top tier life and annuity companies such as Midland National Life/North American Company in Chicago and Mutual of New York (MONY) in New York City.

Linda and her husband Bill reside in Woodridge, IL and enjoy trips to Napa Valley, California and spending summers in Michigan with their children and grandchildren.

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.

Howie Chandler

Posted: November 2022

Howie began his career in 1982 working for AAA Mid-Atlantic Insurance Group in various departments including Accounting, Actuarial, MIS and Product Management. In January 2012, Howie began working for Martin & Company as a Senior State Filing Analyst. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Math from Kutztown University, and obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from La Salle University. Howie is an active member of the Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals (AICP) and has attended numerous conferences. His years of company insurance experience make him a valuable asset to the Martin & Company State Filing department. He has completed filings in all states and in many different lines of business. Experience across many lines of business including Collector Auto, Homeowners, Inland Marine and Umbrella/Excess.

Howie resides in Warminster, PA with his wife Vicki. They have 2 grown sons, Chris and Rob and granddaughters Sofie & McKenzie.