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If you have a mortgage, your lender most likely required that you have homeowners insurance. If you don’t have a mortgage, homeowners insurance is one of the smartest decisions you can make regarding your home and your possessions. There are two common levels of coverage that...

Your pets are just as much part of the family as humans, so it’s important to keep them safe during a hurricane. Hurricanes are scary to be caught in, but with some preparation, you can make the storm easier for you and your pets. Here...

It’s almost Super Bowl time, and many people are beginning to plan their festivities. Although many people flock to their local bar to watch the big game, a larger population of people host Super Bowl parties in their home. However, there are a few things...

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...

As the winter months approach us, it’s important to take simple, preventative steps to protect your home or business from harsh winter weather. Although Louisiana doesn’t typically have snow or ice, the cold, wet weather can still damage your home. Additionally, it is a hard time...

Have you ever had a package stolen right off of your porch? It seems to be a growing problem among Americans. Amazon has created a new program known as Amazon Key that allows delivery people to drop off packages inside of customer homes. In tandem...

In Louisiana, flooding is always a concern for residents, business owners, and even tourists. Cleaning up after a flood can pose health risks; you and your loved ones should wait to re-enter your home until professionals say it is safe. Homes should have no structural,...

The recent flooding of several neighborhoods in New Orleans brought back painful memories to residents city-wide. Many residents compared their feelings of being trapped inside of their home due to flooding to the feelings they had during Hurricane Katrina, a Category 3 storm with 127...

The flash flood in New Orleans on August 5th spurred various accounts of property damage all throughout the city. Residents watched as their homes, businesses, and cars received, in some cases, a few feet of water. If your car was inflicted with water damage, check...

A recent study from the National Flood Insurance Program reported that “private flood insurance would reduce premiums for 69 percent of single-family homes in Louisiana, with 42 percent of homeowners paying less than one-fifth the price of policies.” As the National Flood Insurance Program is...

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.