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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...

A deductible is a key feature of many types of insurance coverage. Insurance policy deductibles serve a couple of very important objectives. Do you know what they are? First, deductibles allow insurance companies to save money by not having to respond to frequently occurring, small...

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...

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...

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...

Halloween brings tricks as well as treats. Insurance is here to help you avoid many Halloween disasters! Your Car Gets Scrambled You’ve seen it in the movies, but it is more common than you think. Insurance claims related to car vandalism tend to increase around Halloween....

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...

Driving has always carried risks as people speed across interstates at more than sixty miles per hour. Louisiana, however, appears to have a unique problem as the threat extends not only to fast-paced highways but countryside roads as well. As these streets and infrastructures go...

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.