hurricane Tag

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...

Cyber insurance, which refers to insurance that specifically covers internet-based risks such as identity theft and other hacking, has been an explosively successful industry in the last decade, and is expected to continue growing. But with this comes many new risks, and the shift towards more widespread...

Considering boat insurance during hurricane season is essential. Owning a boat can mean a lot of lazy days on the water, jetting around, fishing, and having a fun time. Unfortunately, boating isn’t always all fun and games. With hurricane season here, you should also consider...

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...

Contaminated water from natural disasters can present multiple safety hazards that employers should be aware of. These include toxins and bacteria in water - a liability for emergency workers. First responders usually have protective equipment and training. However, employers should have a plan for non-emergency...

Boat owners often make the mistake of thinking they don’t need any additional protection on the water. This thinking is especially true if they are experienced and have a safe track record on the water. The truth is that boat insurance is just as necessary as car...

The flood waters from Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey have receded. The damage left behind is estimated to exceed $150 billion, on par with the cost of Hurricane Katrina. When any natural disaster strikes, public and private actors step up to cover costs. Also, payouts...

If you haven’t been living under a rock lately, then you know full and well about the devastation that Hurricane Harvey brought to Houston. An unprecedented amount of rain had fallen in the Houston area in just a few days and caused one of the...

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...

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....

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.