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Technology has become the foundation for the way businesses interact with each other. With the rise in technology, cybercrimes have increased as well. Being a victim of cybercrime is a headache, to say the least. Cyberattacks can cost companies and governments thousands of dollars in...

Owning a small business can be unpredictable, as with anything in life. This is why insurance coverage can be vital to the health of any business. Businesses, small or large, are required, especially in Louisiana, to carry certain types of insurance coverage. So, what types...

Memorial Day is right around the corner. The official start of summer. That means cookouts, beach trips and time on that new boat of yours. The cooler is packed. Gas is in the tank. The family is ready to go. You’ve got all your bases...

Our New Partnership With AWS!  Here at AWS, we are always growing and finding ways to better serve you, our clients. We are proud to announce our partnership with APS, the #1 rated software for Businesses in 2017. Here are some of the reasons why our...

How a Hurricane Taught Us So Much in 2017  2017 was a whirlwind of a year with Mother Nature being a top headline across the country. Here at AWS, we are fully aware of how unpredictable Mother Nature is. Severe weather puts us at risk of...

On January 13th, the United States and European Union officially reached an agreement regarding insurance and reinsurance regulations. Since announcing their negotiations in November of 2015, talks between U.S. and EU representatives have settled on a covered agreement regarding their prudential measures regarding insurance. According to...

Home Winterization Wintertime is usually a busy time for us all. With family gatherings upon us, it is essential to make sure your home is warm and cozy. Prepping your home for cold weather is a must do to avoid damaged property and unnecessary utility charges....

New NOLA Flood Maps Change Requirements, Not Recommendations As you may or may not know, on September 30, 2016, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s new flood maps went into effect in New Orleans. These maps contain geographic areas for which FEMA has defined the flood risk...

Historic Flooding | Emergency Rule 28 in Effect On August 12, 2016, Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency within the state of Louisiana in response to the historic flooding. This state of emergency persisted from Friday, August 12, until Monday, September 12. The...

Melinda Martin

Account Executive

Melinda began her insurance career in 1985 with Alexander & Alexander where she received her Property & Casualty and Life & Health license. Since then she has worked at various agencies in the New Orleans area and in California as a senior account manager for Employee Benefit Plans.  While in California, she was also the Membership Director for the Burbank Chamber of Commerce. Melinda joined the AWS team in July of 2015.

Michael A. Seeling

Vice President

Graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a B.A. in Insurance Risk Management and is a graduate of Archbishop Rummel High School in New Orleans. He joined AWS in October of 2008 and has been awarded the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Certification (PPACA). Additionally, he is working towards his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Registered Health Underwriter (RHU), and Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC) designations. He is also a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU), National Association of Insurance Financial Advisors (NAIFA), and is an active member of the Fore!Kids foundation.