New Orleans Tag

Spring is almost here! 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. Even without the threat of a hurricane devastating someone’s home or...

It's time for safer school buses for New Orleans Charters. Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s administration has been working on a plan to stamp out New Orleans school bus violations for some time now. Ever since Hurricane Katrina, the city's public school system has become a loosely...

There's a reason why people are searching for the best bicycle insurance. Since 2005, New Orleans has quadrupled the number of people that are biking to work every day. The League of American Bicyclists recognized New Orleans’s growing support for more bike-centric streets in the...

Did you know that the sun and heat can be very damaging to your car? During the height of summer heat, interior air temperatures can exceed 145 degrees, and surface temperatures can reach a stunning 195 degrees. However, it’s not just the dashboard you should...

A new study is finally shedding some light on how wealth affects the availability of flood insurance both in Louisiana and nationwide. The study poses the question: how can we help lower-income people afford policies? Even though some flood policies are discounted, the discounts are...

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...

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...

Over the weekend, many vehicles were left stalled, stranded, and flooded. If your car became submerged in the August 5th flash flood, there are a few steps you can take to assess the damage and to recover: The first thing you should do is contact...

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.