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Homeowners insurance can feel just like another bill. But when disasters happen, this extra layer of protection can serve as your lifeboat. We believe that if a homeowner is familiar with the most common homeowners insurance claims and how to prepare for the inevitable you...

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...

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....

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...

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.