>> THE TRU TEAM

KATIE DAVIES
President & CEO
Katie Davies is the president and CEO of Technical Risk Underwriters (TRU). Katie has over 18 years of experience underwriting US property insurance on an E&S, admitted, and program basis. More >



CHRIS BURNS
Chief Underwriting Officer
Chris Burns holds the Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) designation from the International Risk Management Institute (IRMI), and attained a Bachelor's in Business Administration in Economics from Appalachian State University. More >



NICOLE MADDOCKS
Director of Operations
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Marketing (Long Island University, C.W. Post, 2006) Master of Science, Technology Commercialization (University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business, 2013)
Maddocks joined TRU in June 2014, and works in the Austin office. She supports the TRU team by managing and optimizing day-to-day processes that facilitate remarkable client service. More >



JOSEPH AMODEO
Director of Engineering
Bachelors in Civil Engineering (Vanderbilt University, May 2009)
Master in City and Regional Planning (Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, May 2011)
Amodeo joined TRU in July 2013, and is focused on Engineering and Loss Prevention. More >



JOHN JENG
Loss Protection Engineer
John Jeng holds the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) designations. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University. Prior to joining TRU, John worked as an engineer on the risk management teams for the Kimberly-Clark and Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg (TSMC) corporations, focusing on property risk consulting. More >



LAURA BARTON
Senior Underwriter
Laura Cooley Barton joined Technical Risk Underwriters (TRU) in 2012, and has over five years of experience in underwriting Course of Construction projects. More >



JOHN MEDFORD
Senior Underwriter
John Medford joined Technical Risk Underwriters in 2012. Medford is a graduate of the University of Georgia and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Risk Management & Insurance and Real Estate. More >



AARON REISSNER
Senior Underwriter
BBA Risk Management and Insurance (University Of Georgia: Terry College of Business May 2010)
Reissner previously worked at a Surety underwriting company. He began as an Risk Analyst at TRU in March 2012, and is now an Associate Builders Risk Underwriter in Austin. More >



JADE HERRING
Underwriter
Jade Herring joined TRU in 2019 with over ten years of experience in underwriting commercial property for Admitted and E&S markets. Prior to joining TRU, Jade was an underwriter at AmRisc. Her specialties include Special Flood Hazard Areas, Catastrophe Wind Exposure, and Wind Deductible Buy-Back Insurance. Jade graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor's degree in Communications and Psychology. More >



SELINA KODISH
Underwriter
BA Business Administration (Berlin School of Economics and Law – Berlin, Germany 2014)
Upon moving to the United States, Kodish joined TRU in January 2015 and supports the Construction and Property Underwriting teams in Atlanta. Prior to joining TRU, Kodish worked as a project manager for global corporate events for a multi-national company headquartered in Berlin. More >



ALEX REISSNER
Risk Analyst
BA in History (Texas State University 2016)
AA in Music (Austin Community College 2012)
Reissner previously worked at Hallmark Financial Services. Alex joined TRU in May 2018, and works in the Austin office.



CHRIS SANGALANG
Risk Analyst
Chris Sangalang joined Technical Risk Underwriters (TRU) in 2019. He holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Houston with a concentration in Global Energy Management. Chris previously worked for Zurich North America in the energy property team. More >



ALLISON VARN
Risk Analyst
Allison Varn joined Technical Risk Underwriters (TRU) in 2019. Allison is a graduate of Georgia State University and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Risk Management with a focus in Analytics. While attending Georgia State University, Allison was involved in Gamma Iota Sigma, an academic fraternity for insurance, risk management, and actuarial science. More >



KEVIN REFIOR
Business Analyst
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and Economics (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2015) Master of Arts, Economics (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2017)
Kevin joined TRU in January of 2020 and works out of Chicago. He supports Nicole on the Operations team and completes all necessary reporting. Prior to joining TRU Kevin worked for Accumulations Technology which helped Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan optimize their claim processing.


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