Tips

We’re nearly through the month of June which means hurricane season is in full swing. As the days get longer and wetter, homeowners should start taking measures to ensure the protection of their family and their possessions in the event of nature working against them....

Insurance has been around for a long time, but the practice of assessing risks and paying claims hasn’t really changed. Even in the digital age, the process of protecting property or health has only been made more efficient to keep up with the times. However,...

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...

Before satellites were used to find and track storms, military aircraft made regular reconnaissance flights to check for severe tropical weather. Although satellites are the preferred way to monitor for storms, they cannot provide information on the interior barometric pressure of a hurricane or accurately...

It is an unfortunate truth that many scammers and swindlers attempt to take advantage of disaster victims with disaster scams. New Orleans homeowners are no strangers to scams of this kind. Hurricane Katrina saw one of the worst waves of disaster fraud that the US...

National Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Awareness The CDC has named January as the deadliest month for carbon monoxide poisoning. On average, at least two people die each day from carbon monoxide poisoning during the month of January. Over 400 people die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning each year. To...

We are already over a week into the new year. Have you been following through with your New Year’s resolutions? Only 8% of those who make resolutions actually achieve them. According to a USA Today article, most of us resolved to become better people this...

Just Married! December is the most popular month to get engaged. Not surprisingly, the most popular days to get engaged are Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The proposal rate in December is 16%! If you are one of the lucky lovebirds that got engaged this engagement...

2016 - what a year! We lost Harambe, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, and America elected a new president. It’s been a wild ride, but it’s over now. It’s almost time to say hello to 2017! On your list of New Year’s resolutions,...

Congratulations! You are about to become a new homeowner. Are you excited? Nervous? Probably a mixture of both. Here are some tips that can help ease the process of home buying for property newbies: Look at your budget and determine how a house fits...

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.