Susan began her insurance career working for a national insurance company and went through their Underwriter Trainee program for Property & Casualty business insurance. This underwriting background has been most beneficial when she is negotiating with underwriters on her client’s behalf and applying her underwriting background to find the best value and fit for her clients.
Susan has lived in the Santa Barbara area and has enjoyed the stability of working with one local insurance firm since 1979. As a principal and President of MFC&V Insurance, Susan led the transition to Brown & Brown in 2003 and was head of office for almost 10 years. Today, Susan concentrates on servicing her clients, looking for new business opportunities, and educating our next generation of insurance professionals. Susan is an insurance technician who enjoys learning every day and sharing her experiences with clients and colleagues through her personal relationships that she has developed over the years.
Susan attended Santa Barbara City College and University of CA – Santa Barbara where she studied business economics. She holds a Fire & Casualty Agent/Broker license, Life & Health, and Surplus Lines License with the California Department of Insurance. Susan recognizes that keeping current with our ever changing world is of utmost importance. Susan holds professional designations as a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS), and is an accredited instructor of insurance continuing education.
Susan is active in several not-for-profit boards and believes in giving back to the community that she feels so fortunate to live in. In her spare time you may find her on the golf course or walking the beach with her husband Ron and Boxer puppy Avalon.