auto Tag

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...

As you get your children ready to head off to school, there’s one vital “to-do” to add to your list: a review of your insurance coverage. In the spirit of the back to school season, let’s have an insurance coverage pop quiz! Question: Is a parent...

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...

New Orleans is known around the world for Mardi Gras. Locals and tourists alike take to the streets to celebrate this unique tradition. However, Mardi Gras safety should always come first. Here are some tips to make sure that your experience is fun, safe, and...

It’s the beginning of a new year, and we all want this year to be better than the last! The start of a new year is a great time to reevaluate your insurance policies. Life is ever-changing and may lead to different insurance needs. Here...

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...

Know the difference between replacement cost and actual cash value Homeowners insurance comes with options, and the best way to find the right plan for you is to understand your options. Replacement cost and actual cash value are important both when shopping for a new or...

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.