Account Management Team

 

Our account team is most likely your first contact with our agency and the face or name that comes to mind when you think of  your insurance.  We like that personal approach. At WTM your account manager works closely with an account representative that is specifically assigned to your account. Many times your account managers are out on calls, and having your account representative in the office helps assure your needs are met on a timely basis. Every account manager and account representative is a licensed insurance agent with the State of Georgia Department of Insurance.

 

Deborah J Burns – CPCU, AAI
Debbie has been focused on building strong relationships within the insurance field for more than 41 years. She has a wide range of industry knowledge and has been a part of the WTM team since 1994. Recently Debbie has been filling the role of IT Ops Coordinator and sales representative of commercial accounts.
She graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Risk Management and Insurance, she has a strong reputation in the business and success in risk management portfolios across a wide spectrum of business with a great representation of accounts in Non-Profit, Special Events and with wholesale companies.
She likes to compare buying insurance to a good pair of shoes ..”You want your policy to support you” The reason she has made insurance her career is to guide clients through their coverage options, make sure they understand their business risks, and then match them with the best available coverage to protect their business and personal assets.
Debbie is an active member at Snellville UMC and supports various mission programs. She lives in Lawrenceville with her two cats, Raven and TinkerLeBelle. At Home she like to garden, sew, make jewelry and cooking new recipes. Outside of home and work she likes to attend sports events, theater, museums, and walking.
direct line: 770-492-8789
e-mail: dburns@wtm-insurance.com

 

 

   Carie Cato 
Benefits Manager at WTM, is a native Georgian, She currently lives in Tucker and has two adult children that both graduated from Tucker High School and now have degrees from GA Southern and Auburn. Carie’ graduated from Agnes Scott College with a degree in Economics and has previously worked in the real estate, mortgage and title insurance industries.
Carie’ has worked for Williams Turner & Mathis as a licensed Health & Life Agent and Counselor for 15 years. She handles all client life, health, disability, long term care, vision, travel medical, and dental insurance needs. She enjoys the challenges her career has taken on with the passing of the Affordable Care Act and looks forward to seeing where the industry will head following this transition.
Along the way she also taught aerobics and pre-school at her church of 24 years, Shallowford Presbyterian Church. At SPC she now teaches an adult Woman’s Sunday School class and is an elder. A sports lover, Carie’ still attends Tucker HS football games on Friday nights as well as college football and lacrosse games.
direct line: 770-492-8792
e-mail: ccato@wtm-insurance.com

 

   Tom Gunby 
Tom, with an impressive 52 years of insurance advising in both personal and commercial lines, joined the WTM staff early in 2014. He enjoys both the industry and working with clients to advise on all types of insurance offerings to make sure personal and company needs meet the right risk solutions.
He and his wife, Susan of 46 years, live in Marietta. He enjoys travel and photography.
direct line: 678-951-1382
e-mail: tgunby@wtm-insurance.com

 

   Kevin Jackson 
A graduate of the University of North Georgia, Kevin has been an active community insurance advocate including serving as President of YAC(Young Agents Committee) in 2009. Kevin has a diverse group of clients, from small family owned business to large corporations. Some of these industries include but are not limited to hotels, grocery stores, restaurants and Asian specialty markets.
Kevin’s background includes working for the Federal Government dealing with insurance and pension fraud which first introduced him to laws and regulations surrounding the insurance industry. Prior to joining WTM,  Kevin worked as a Commercial Lines underwriter for Auto Owners Insurance.  There, he became well acquainted with and acquired a wealth of knowledge regarding commercial insurance coverages. He brought this expertise and experience to WTM where he is now a risk management advisor for commercial accounts.
Kevin Jackson joined the WTM team in 2002 and has over 16 years of experience in commercial insurance.  His passion for client advocacy and business risk solution strategies have made him successful in helping companies of all sizes produce measurable results.
Kevin is passionate on giving back to the community as well, as he involved in fundraising efforts for Veterans and Military organizations as well the National MS Society.
direct line: 770-492-8811
e-mail: kjackson@wtm-insurance.com

 

   Bernie Preamble 
Bernie, joined the WTM team in 1998, following a long career in the insurance industry. He holds several distinctions in the industry as a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, Associate in Risk Management, Associate in Loss Control management.  He has been the recipient of various sales awards across his career.
His skills in risk management extend across the Business Lines segment of insurance policies. His enjoyment of the insurance business is evident in his ability to apply his knowledge and expertise into making sure not only that his clients have an insurance policy, but they have the coverages they need specifically tailored to their business and scope of work.
Bernie, has two sons, Michael and Bradley. One of his favorite hobbies of late is ballroom dancing.
direct line: 770-492-8793
e-mail: bpreamble@wtm-insurance.com
 
   Jim Sellsmanberger 
Jim has been providing his services as an insurance advisor to clients for 35 years.  A graduate of UGA, he is a Peachtree Corners resident and member of the WTM team since 1993.
As a commercial insurance risk manager, some of his specialties extend  but are not limited to such business groups as Restaurants, Contractors, Condos/Apartments and International. He is not shy to handle accounts with complex risks and is committed to targeted solutions to fit your company needs.
Jim is a dad to two grown children and now a grandfather. Some of his favorite activities include hiking, bicycle riding, bowling and sports.
direct line: 770-492-8788
e-mail: jims@wtm-insurance.com

matt    Matt Christopher 
Matt has been with WTM since 2014.
direct line: 770-514-0845
e-mail: mchristopher@wtm-insurance.com

 

   Mary Lou Strodel 
Mary Lou came to WTM early in 2014, with a rich background and foundation in the insurance industry.  As a graduate of State University of New York Plattsburgh, with a International Business and French degree, Mary Lou started her career in insurance at Allstate Corporate in Rochester, NY. There she held various roles and instructed continuing education courses for sales management staff as well as Allstate Agents. During this time she received such distinctions as Healthy American Fitness leader and the Chairman’s award in 1995 and 1998 respectively.
Mary Lou was an Allstate Exclusive Agent for eight years winning Honor Ring and National Conference Awards for two of those years. As a licensed agent and owner, she provided coverage for personal lines including life and variable life insurance products as well as commercial lines.
Mary Lou brings a high level of expertise and experience to portfolio advisement for personal lines and commercial lines clients. Mary Lou’s role at WTM is as a  Risk Management Consultant for both personal and commercial lines of insurance. She is passionate in her pursuit of making sure all of her clients have proper protection for their personal and business assets.
She is an avid outdoors woman and traveler.
direct line: 770-492-8810
e-mail: mstrodel@wtm-insurance.com
   Greg Zagnoev 
Has been with WTM since 2007. Greg has been advising clients for over a decade, offering insurance services to personal lines policy holders. In addition to personal insurance, Greg also provides insurance solutions for condominium buildings, small business and general liability. Greg, better known as “Greg the Insurance Guy” to his clients,  has been successful in offering both a great business acumen and quality risk assessment to a wide range of small and large accounts.
Here are Greg’s thoughts on the insurance process: “Many people think about insurance simply as just the procurement process. However, the procurement process has to do more than just purchase insurance. I try to help individuals and businesses navigate through the murky waters of ‘shopping insurance’ as the risk management process is about identifying exposures, development strategies, implementation  programs, and monitoring plans.”
direct line: 770-492-8815
e-mail: gregz@wtm-insurance.com
  Jenni Mathis 
Jenni has been with WTM since 2016.
direct line: 770-492-8816
e-mail: jmathis@wtm-insurance.com

 

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