Car Insurance

Diminished value is the perceived loss in value of a car following an accident due to the fact it was in a wreck, even after repairs have taken place. What this means is that if your vehicle is damaged in a car accident, regardless if...

Have you thought about protecting your car on Halloween? On average, cars are twice as likely to be vandalized on Halloween. An average of 1,253 claims made on Halloween! So, what can you do about this? Let’s go over the most common Halloween perils and...

What do you think the most dangerous day on the road is? Popular guesses might be New Year’s Eve, Super Bowl Sunday, or even Mardi Gras. However, the most dangerous day on the road turns out to be an unassuming day at the beginning of...

Did you know that the sun and heat can be very damaging to your car? During the height of summer heat, interior air temperatures can exceed 145 degrees, and surface temperatures can reach a stunning 195 degrees. However, it’s not just the dashboard you should...

Are you idling on the road to buying car insurance? Nobody likes buying car insurance. Car insurance is never really appreciated until you need it. If you follow our tips, you'll enjoy the ride! Be Prepared and Provide the Right Answers In order to obtain an accurate...

This might be bad news for Uber. At AWS, we pride ourselves on staying abreast of the ever-changing world and the issues surrounding safety. In 2018, the world of autonomy is upon us, and as many may have feared, it has caused the loss of...

Over the weekend, many vehicles were left stalled, stranded, and flooded. If your car became submerged in the August 5th flash flood, there are a few steps you can take to assess the damage and to recover: The first thing you should do is contact...

As Uber and Lyft have grown in popularity and are dominating the transportation industry, auto insurance companies have expanded their effort to meet the demand from drivers for coverage. Usually, rideshare insurance covers personal use of vehicles and adds coverage for at least part of...

According to a new bill recently passed by the Louisiana State House, drivers' education courses will now be required to include lessons on the proper traffic stop etiquette when being pulled over by a police officer. The bill, introduced by Senator Ryan Gatti, focuses mainly...

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.