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Meet the people behind GTA Insurance Group.

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Insurance advisors who truly work for you.

Not all insurance agents are created equal. At GTA Insurance Group, we go out of our way to treat our clients like people and we use our industry experience and diversified knowledge base to protect what you value most in business and in life.

Executive Committee

Krae Dutoit

Krae Dutoit
CEO

Matt Hawley

Matt Hawley
Executive Vice President | South Region Leader

Johnie Kamery

Johnie Kamery
Executive Vice President | Crop Division Leader | Southwest Region Leader

Ryan Loecker

Ryan Loecker
Executive Vice President | Location Manager | North Region Leader

Jeff Pasold

Jeff Pasold
Executive Vice President | Location Manager | North Region Leader

Matt Shaw

Matt Shaw
President | Central Region Leader

John Thompson, CIC

John Thompson, CIC
Executive Vice President | CMO | East Region Leader

Corporate

Amanda Buchfinck

Amanda Buchfinck
Director of Brand & Communications

Brenda Moran

Brenda Moran
Vice President of Finance

Courtney Hansen

Courtney Hansen
Director of Operations

Hannah Rice

Hannah Rice
Accounting Specialist

Hope Dankenbring

Hope Dankenbring
Operations & Service Associate

Justin Riese

Justin Riese
Human Resources Generalist

Kristen Hannon, CISR

Kristen Hannon, CISR
Accounting Specialist

Leslie Belzer, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP

Leslie Belzer, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP
Director of Human Resources

Marcy Johnson

Marcy Johnson
Accounting Specialist

Marlene Niemoth

Marlene Niemoth
Staff Accountant

Matt Shaw

Matt Shaw
President | Central Region Leader

Molly Stewart, LUTCF

Molly Stewart, LUTCF
Vice President of Business Development & Operations

Sara Hatch

Sara Hatch
Director of Finance

Sue Warneke

Sue Warneke
Accountant

Tanya Hruby

Tanya Hruby
Human Resources Assistant

Tiffany Leonard

Tiffany Leonard
Operations Coordinator

Aurora, NE Office

Curran Vetter

Curran Vetter
Location Manager

Gail Nelson, CPSR

Gail Nelson, CPSR
Office Manager

Maloree Johnson

Maloree Johnson
Insurance Client Services Representative

Matt Shaw

Matt Shaw
President | Central Region Leader

Pam Williams

Pam Williams
Insurance Client Services Representative

Paul Bowman

Paul Bowman
Account Executive

Bertrand, NE Office

Hilary Galusha

Hilary Galusha
Insurance Client Services Specialist

Lance Thorell

Lance Thorell
Location Manager

Maggie Winheim

Maggie Winheim
Senior Insurance Client Services Specialist

Blue Hill, NE Office

Courtney Hansen

Courtney Hansen
Director of Operations

Shelly Auten

Shelly Auten
Senior Insurance Client Services Specialist

Tyson Jordening

Tyson Jordening
Location Manager

Broken Bow, NE Office

Jack Lindstrom

Jack Lindstrom
Location Manager

Jennifer Gibbons

Jennifer Gibbons
Insurance Client Services Representative

Nate Bell

Nate Bell
Location Manager

Callaway, NE Office

Randy Meyer

Randy Meyer
Account Executive

Shari Sheppard

Shari Sheppard
Insurance Client Services Specialist

Zach Meyer

Zach Meyer
Location Manager

Cambridge, NE Office

Trista Banzhaf

Trista Banzhaf
Insurance Client Services Representative

Waid Vontz

Waid Vontz
Location Manager

Columbus, NE Office

Deb Nelson

Deb Nelson
Insurance Client Services Specialist

Mitch Freshour, CIC

Mitch Freshour, CIC
Location Manager

Natalie Hornung

Natalie Hornung
Assistant Account Executive

Crofton, NE Office

Amy Reifenrath

Amy Reifenrath
Senior Insurance Client Services Specialist

Delores Strom

Delores Strom
Insurance Client Services Representative

Erin Dennis

Erin Dennis
Senior Insurance Client Services Specialist

Ryan Loecker

Ryan Loecker
Executive Vice President | Location Manager | North Region Leader

Terry Mueller

Terry Mueller
Insurance Client Services Specialist

Curtis, NE Office

Brad Welch, LUTCF

Brad Welch, LUTCF
Location Owner | Manager

Deshler, NE Office

Al Holle

Al Holle
Location Manager

Marge Holle

Marge Holle
Senior Insurance Client Services Specialist

Eustis, NE Office

Brittany Gerken

Brittany Gerken
Insurance Client Services Representative

Katie Garwood

Katie Garwood
Senior Insurance Client Services Specialist

Matt Newcomb, AIP

Matt Newcomb, AIP
Location Manager

Franklin, NE Office

Caiti Bunger

Caiti Bunger
Office Manager | Account Executive

Employee Benefits Division - Grand Island, NE

Jim Camplin

Jim Camplin
Account Executive
308-384-3930

Matt S. Green, FSS

Matt S. Green, FSS
Employee Benefits Division Manager
308-384-3930

Ramona Otto

Ramona Otto
Employee Benefits Relationship Manager
308-384-3930

Samantha Borges

Samantha Borges
Employee Benefits Insurance Client Services Specialist
308-384-3930

Sasha Zulkoski

Sasha Zulkoski
Agent Individual Health Insurance & Senior Benefits
308-384-3930

Grand Island, NE Office

Andy Lara

Andy Lara
Account Executive

Denise Tonniges

Denise Tonniges
Commercial Accounts Coordinator

Dustin Lofing

Dustin Lofing
Location Manager

Mitch Liberty

Mitch Liberty
Personal Lines Manager

Molly Jacobitz

Molly Jacobitz
Insurance Client Services Representative

Hartington, NE Office

Angie Huwaldt

Angie Huwaldt
Office Manager | Assistant Account Executive

Frank Arens, CPCU, AIS, CGI

Frank Arens, CPCU, AIS, CGI
Account Executive

Jeff Pasold

Jeff Pasold
Executive Vice President | Location Manager | North Region Leader

Nichole Meyer

Nichole Meyer
Insurance Client Services Representative

Hastings, NE Office

Dustin Rader

Dustin Rader
Account Executive

Jason Ackles

Jason Ackles
Location Manager

Lisa Glass

Lisa Glass
Office Manager

Lisa Kohl

Lisa Kohl
Senior Insurance Client Services Specialist

Mark Biede

Mark Biede
Account Executive

Matt Hawley

Matt Hawley
Executive Vice President | South Region Leader

Miriam Valverde

Miriam Valverde
Insurance Client Service Representative

Peggy Kuhn

Peggy Kuhn
Senior Insurance Client Services Specialist

Rick Rader

Rick Rader
Account Executive

Zach Christensen, MBA

Zach Christensen, MBA
Account Executive

Hebron, NE Office

Bob Dankenbring

Bob Dankenbring
Location Manager | Account Executive

Hope Dankenbring

Hope Dankenbring
Operations & Service Associate

Kelly Schmitt

Kelly Schmitt
Office Manager

Hildreth, NE Office

Alizabeth Zahl

Alizabeth Zahl
Senior Insurance Client Services Specialist

Donna Bertrand

Donna Bertrand
Senior Insurance Client Services Specialist

Dusty Jura, AFIS, MBA

Dusty Jura, AFIS, MBA
Location Manager

Kearney, NE Office

Ashley Blausey

Ashley Blausey
Insurance Client Services Specialist

Taya Hoatson

Taya Hoatson
Insurance Client Services Representative

Tony Purvis, CIC

Tony Purvis, CIC
Location Manager

Kenesaw, NE Office

Alex Heier

Alex Heier
Account Executive

Keith Heier

Keith Heier
Location Manager

Lincoln, NE Office

Bailey Ward

Bailey Ward
Insurance Client Services Representative

Becki Tridle, AINS

Becki Tridle, AINS
Senior Insurance Client Services Specialist

Becky Virgillito, AIS, AU, AINS

Becky Virgillito, AIS, AU, AINS
Commercial Assistant Account Executive

Clay Peterson

Clay Peterson
Account Executive

Clint Lilienthal

Clint Lilienthal
Account Executive

Emily Steinhauser, CIC

Emily Steinhauser, CIC
Commercial Accounts Coordinator

John Thompson, CIC

John Thompson, CIC
Executive Vice President | CMO | East Region Leader

Riley Tonkin, MBA, CPCU, CIC, AIM, AU-M, CPIA

Riley Tonkin, MBA, CPCU, CIC, AIM, AU-M, CPIA
Location Manager | Account Executive

Trent Svehla, ASA

Trent Svehla, ASA
Account Executive

Lindsay, NE Office

Kelly Schlee

Kelly Schlee
Insurance Client Services Representative

Mark Weidner

Mark Weidner
Location Manager

McCook, NE Office

Joe Townsley

Joe Townsley
Location Manager

Jordan Johnson

Jordan Johnson
Account Executive

Mariah Bishop

Mariah Bishop
Senior Insurance Client Services Specialist

Minden, NE Office

Amber Wengler

Amber Wengler
Insurance Client Services Representative

Angela Carlson

Angela Carlson
Senior Crop Insurance Specialist

Brent Hinrichs

Brent Hinrichs
Account Executive

Erin Holmberg

Erin Holmberg
Insurance Client Services Representative

Johnie Kamery

Johnie Kamery
Executive Vice President | Crop Division Leader | Southwest Region Leader

Maddie Anderson

Maddie Anderson
Office Manager

Miranda Roper

Miranda Roper
Insurance Client Services Representative

Simon McKenzie

Simon McKenzie
Location Manager

Norfolk, NE Office

Amanda Lowe

Amanda Lowe
Commerical Accounts Coordinator

Amy Rademacher

Amy Rademacher
Insurance Client Services Representative

Carla Olmer

Carla Olmer
Senior Insurance Client Services Specialist

Cissy Louthan

Cissy Louthan
Insurance Client Services Representative

Frank Arens, CPCU, AIS, CGI

Frank Arens, CPCU, AIS, CGI
Account Executive

Greg Wacker

Greg Wacker
Account Executive

Jay Reicks

Jay Reicks
Account Executive

Jeff Pasold

Jeff Pasold
Executive Vice President | Location Manager | North Region Leader

Mark Weidner

Mark Weidner
Location Manager

Sheila Brummer

Sheila Brummer
Insurance Client Services Representative

North Platte, NE Office

Cole Joneson

Cole Joneson
Location Manager

Jerilynn Kates, CIC

Jerilynn Kates, CIC
Commercial Assistant Account Executive

Rylee Kurth

Rylee Kurth
Insurance Client Services Representative

Ord, NE Office

Dan Vech

Dan Vech
Location Manager

Sheri Goodrich

Sheri Goodrich
Senior Insurance Client Services Specialist

Osmond, NE Office

Andrew Wolff

Andrew Wolff
Location Manager | Account Executive

Lisa Schmit

Lisa Schmit
Account Executive

Pierce, NE Office

Andrew Wolff

Andrew Wolff
Location Manager | Account Executive

Celeste Anderson

Celeste Anderson
Insurance Client Services Specialist

Cheryl Higgins, CPSR

Cheryl Higgins, CPSR
Senior Insurance Client Services Specialist

Jessica Jensen

Jessica Jensen
Insurance Client Services Specialist

Kelly Asmus

Kelly Asmus
Insurance Client Services Representative

Paula Koehler

Paula Koehler
Insurance Client Services Representative

Richard L. Sirek, CIC

Richard L. Sirek, CIC
Account Executive

Sue Warneke

Sue Warneke
Accountant

Plainview, NE Office

Andrew Wolff

Andrew Wolff
Location Manager | Account Executive

Lois Moser

Lois Moser
Senior Insurance Client Services Specialist

Randolph, NE Office

Angie Huwaldt

Angie Huwaldt
Office Manager | Assistant Account Executive

Jeff Pasold

Jeff Pasold
Executive Vice President | Location Manager | North Region Leader

Nichole Meyer

Nichole Meyer
Insurance Client Services Representative

Red Cloud, NE Office

Ashley Olson

Ashley Olson
Insurance Client Services Specialist

Bridget Daehling

Bridget Daehling
Location Manager | Real Estate Broker

Stacy Rasser

Stacy Rasser
Senior Insurance Client Services Specialist

Superior, NE Office

Blake Erickson

Blake Erickson
Location Manager

Jamie Henderson

Jamie Henderson
Insurance Client Services Representative

Shari Schutte

Shari Schutte
Senior Insurance Client Services Specialist

Trent Siebecker

Trent Siebecker
Account Executive

Trenton, NE Office

Joe Townsley

Joe Townsley
Location Manager

Jordan Johnson

Jordan Johnson
Account Executive

Valentine, NE Office

Andrew Wolff

Andrew Wolff
Location Manager | Account Executive

Lynn Graeff

Lynn Graeff
Insurance Client Services Specialist

Thomas Lancaster

Thomas Lancaster
Account Executive

Wilcox, NE Office

Dusty Jura, AFIS, MBA

Dusty Jura, AFIS, MBA
Location Manager

GTA Insurance Group is an independent insurance agency made up of exceptional, passionate people focused on protecting you from the unexpected.

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