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The Federal Emergency Management Agency has finally secured a reinsurance placement for the National Flood Insurance Program that for the first time is directly backed by capital markets investors. As of now, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has entered into a three-year reinsurance agreement that...

The Hurricane season started June 1, and runs through November 30; about half the year. This season, the activity is expected to be either normal or above normal, with a certainty of about 75%. Coming up on hurricane season, many residents of Louisiana play it...

Flood Victims in Louisiana, listen up! The catastrophic flood that devastated Louisiana in 2016 was the worst natural disaster to strike the United States since Hurricane Sandy four years ago. Thousands of people in Louisiana lost everything. However, there is some great news for people that...

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....

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...

Natural Disasters Natural disasters can take a hefty emotional toll but the actual cost can be equally as devastating. The financial burden incurred by natural disasters can be crippling if you are without insurance and haven't prepared your home. Preparing in advance for catastrophic events such...

With hurricane season upon us, it is of the utmost importance to understand the in's and out's of your insurance policy. Home is not only where the heart is, but most likely where the money is too. Knowing what you’re protected from and what you’re...

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.