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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...

According to a new bill recently passed by the Louisiana State House, drivers' education courses will now be required to include lessons on the proper traffic stop etiquette when being pulled over by a police officer. The bill, introduced by Senator Ryan Gatti, focuses mainly...

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....

Just one week after short-term rentals became legal in New Orleans, the city received 1,360 applications from people who want to rent their houses and apartments on Airbnb, VRBO, and similar services. Airbnb remains a controversial topic in New Orleans. Many locals complain that tourists...

Boat insurance is one of the more unusual things to purchase in the everyday world, but with over 310,000 registered boats in Louisiana, it becomes a valuable purchase especially in New Orleans. With the multitude of insurance agents New Orleans offers, it’s important to know the basics...

New NOLA Flood Maps Change Requirements, Not Recommendations As you may or may not know, on September 30, 2016, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s new flood maps went into effect in New Orleans. These maps contain geographic areas for which FEMA has defined the flood risk...

It's been 10 years. 10 years since "a little rain" hurt EVERYONE, when Hurricane Katrina ripped through New Orleans and violently tore apart most of the Gulf Coast like a spoiled child on Christmas morning, whose handiwork was the most catastrophic and most expensive in U.S....

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.