The Executive Director, Volunteers and Vertafore consultants that make NetVU one of the best communities in insurance

NetVU is an independent, volunteer-run organization. But even organizations like ours can’t run without leadership. We are fortunate to have our Executive Board. Our Board is comprised of volunteers with decades of experience in the insurance industry. They are assisted by Vertafore leadership consultants who help NetVU members navigate new systems and relay issues and member feedback to Vertafore solutions. With our Executive Board at our head, we can create a community of like-minded professionals dedicated to continuing the success of the independent insurance agency. Learn more about our executive board qualifications.


Kate is the Operations & Agency Management Systems Project Manager at Starkweather & Shepley Inc. With a wealth of insurance experience and a diverse skillset, she has held numerous positions throughout her career that have allowed her to hone her skills and knowledge, making her a valuable addition to the NetVU team. She credits her career moves to the people and connections she has made over the years thru Vertafore and NetVU. She is happy to be a part of an industry where each person wants to see everyone succeed.

Kate earned her M.B.A. in Business Administration from Point Park University in 2013. Her undergraduate degree is from Saint Vincent College, majoring in Elementary Education.

Jim Rogers
The Hartford
Hartford, CT
Shyla R. Lankford, NcAM, CRIS
Lipscomb & Associates
Dallas, TX
Joyce Sigler, CISR, CPIW,CPIA,NcAM
SeibertKeck Insurance Partners
Fairlawn, OH
Ashley DeCarteret, CIC
Board Member At Large
The Harbor/Brenn Agencies
Petoskey, MI
Jeffrey Dromeshauser
Board Member At Large
Sovereign Insurance Group
Berwyn, PA
Anthony Gardner, CLCS, CLP
Board Member At Large
Gardner & Strayer Insurance Group, Inc.
Sandusky, OH
Jenny Petersen
Board Member At Large
Brightway Insurance
Jacksonville, FL
George Robertson
Board Member At Large
Rockingham Insurance Agency LLC
Eden, NC
Bonnie Wood
Board Member At Large
Brown & Brown Insurance
Alpharetta, GA
Doug Mohr, NcAM
Vertafore Executive Sponsor
Mukilteo, WA
Rick Warter
Vertafore Executive Sponsor
Denver, CO
Jon Gorman
NetVU Staff Liaison
McKinney, TX