Marine Insurance

Considering boat insurance during hurricane season is essential. Owning a boat can mean a lot of lazy days on the water, jetting around, fishing, and having a fun time. Unfortunately, boating isn’t always all fun and games. With hurricane season here, you should also consider...

Boat owners often make the mistake of thinking they don’t need any additional protection on the water. This thinking is especially true if they are experienced and have a safe track record on the water. The truth is that boat insurance is just as necessary as car...

Boat insurance is one of the more unusual things to purchase in the everyday world, but with over 310,000 registered boats in Louisiana, it becomes a valuable purchase especially in New Orleans. With the multitude of insurance agents New Orleans offers, it’s important to know the basics...

Marine insurance is probably the most important form of insurance in the Gulf Coast, and here’s why: The states that border the Gulf of Mexico (Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, and Florida) run economies that are highly dependent on energy and fishing, which facilitate the usage of...

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.