Meet Our Team

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 Team

Crale Bauer, CPIA

Crale Bauer, CPIA

Executive Director | Shareholder
John Thompson, CIC

John Thompson, CIC

Executive Director | Shareholder
Johnie Kamery

Johnie Kamery

Executive Director | Shareholder
Krae Dutoit

Krae Dutoit

President | Shareholder
Matt Hawley

Matt Hawley

Vice President | Shareholder
Matt Shaw

Matt Shaw

Executive Director | Shareholder

Corporate

Abigail Peterson

Abigail Peterson

Operations Coordinator
Brenda Moran

Brenda Moran

Controller
Courtney Hansen

Courtney Hansen

Operations Director | Shareholder
Jill Slough

Jill Slough

Human Resource Manager
Katie Griess

Katie Griess

Marketing Communications Manager
Keenan Anderson, GSEC, GCIH (IT)

Keenan Anderson, GSEC, GCIH (IT)

IT Director
Kianne Lamb, CIC

Kianne Lamb, CIC

Commercial Development Coordinator
Mike Kuskie

Mike Kuskie

IT Support Specialist
Sara Hatch

Sara Hatch

Staff Accountant
Sue Warneke

Sue Warneke

Accountant
Tiffany Leonard

Tiffany Leonard

Personal Lines Rating Specialist

Aurora, NE Office

Bobbie Hamit

Bobbie Hamit

Account Executive
Curran Vetter

Curran Vetter

Crop Specialist
Gail Nelson, CPSR

Gail Nelson, CPSR

Office Manager | Assistant Account Executive
Matt Shaw

Matt Shaw

Executive Director | Shareholder
Pam Williams

Pam Williams

Client Relationship Manager
Paul Bowman

Paul Bowman

Account Executive
Travis Conard

Travis Conard

Account Executive

Bertrand, NE Office

Lance Thorell

Lance Thorell

Location Manager
Linda Heiden

Linda Heiden

Account Executive
Maggie Winheim

Maggie Winheim

Client Relationship Manager

Blue Hill, NE Office

Courtney Hansen

Courtney Hansen

Operations Director | Shareholder
Shelly Auten

Shelly Auten

Client Relationship Manager
Tyson Jordening

Tyson Jordening

Location Manager | Shareholder

Cambridge, NE Office

Shelly Ervin

Shelly Ervin

Client Relationship Manager
Waid Vontz

Waid Vontz

Location Manager | Shareholder

Columbus, NE Office

Deb Nelson

Deb Nelson

Client Relationship Manager
Jane Schneider, CISR

Jane Schneider, CISR

Account Executive
Jeff Schneider

Jeff Schneider

Account Executive
Mitch Freshour

Mitch Freshour

Location Manager | Shareholder
Natalie Hornung

Natalie Hornung

Assistant Account Executive
Patti Mahoney, CISR

Patti Mahoney, CISR

Client Relationship Manager

Crofton, NE Office

Amy Reifenrath

Amy Reifenrath

Client Relationship Manager
Delores Strom

Delores Strom

Client Relationship Manager
Erin Dennis

Erin Dennis

Client Relationship Manager
Ryan Loecker

Ryan Loecker

Location Manager | Shareholder
Terry Mueller

Terry Mueller

Client Relationship Manager

Curtis, NE Office

Brad Welch

Brad Welch

Location Owner | Manager
Dustie Cole

Dustie Cole

Client Relationship Manager

Deshler, NE Office

Al Holle

Al Holle

Location Manager
Marge Holle

Marge Holle

Client Relationship Manager

Eustis, NE Office

Katie Garwood

Katie Garwood

Client Relationship Manager
Matt Newcomb, AIP

Matt Newcomb, AIP

Location Manager
Melinda Russman

Melinda Russman

Client Relationship Manager

Franklin, NE Office

Matt Jarvis

Matt Jarvis

Location Manager
Victoria Swancutt-Killoy

Victoria Swancutt-Killoy

Client Relationship Manager

Grand Island, NE Office

Abigail Peterson

Abigail Peterson

Operations Coordinator
Andy Lara

Andy Lara

Account Executive
Ashlee Brandt

Ashlee Brandt

Client Relationship Manager
Brenda Moran

Brenda Moran

Controller
Denise Zabka

Denise Zabka

Account Executive
Dustin Lofing

Dustin Lofing

Location Manager | Shareholder
Jenny Mendoza

Jenny Mendoza

Client Relationship Manager
Jill Slough

Jill Slough

Human Resource Manager
Jim Camplin

Jim Camplin

Account Executive
Keenan Anderson, GSEC, GCIH (IT)

Keenan Anderson, GSEC, GCIH (IT)

IT Director
Kianne Lamb, CIC

Kianne Lamb, CIC

Commercial Development Coordinator
Krae Dutoit

Krae Dutoit

President | Shareholder
Kristen Hannon, CISR

Kristen Hannon, CISR

Commercial Accounts Coordinator
Lorraine Kohtz, CPIA

Lorraine Kohtz, CPIA

Account Executive
Mike Kuskie

Mike Kuskie

IT Support Specialist
Mitch Liberty

Mitch Liberty

Personal Lines Manager
Ryan Hansen

Ryan Hansen

Employee Benefits Manager | Shareholder
Sara Hatch

Sara Hatch

Staff Accountant
Tana Williams

Tana Williams

Employee Benefits Coordinator
Tiffany Leonard

Tiffany Leonard

Personal Lines Rating Specialist

Hartington, NE Office

Carey Ponce

Carey Ponce

Client Relationship Manager
Frank Arens

Frank Arens

Account Executive
Kim Heikes

Kim Heikes

Client Relationship Manager

Hastings, NE Office

Jason Ackles

Jason Ackles

Location Manager | Shareholder
Katie Griess

Katie Griess

Marketing Communications Manager
Kenny Pfeiffer

Kenny Pfeiffer

Account Executive
Lisa Glass

Lisa Glass

Office Manager | Client Relationship Manager
Lisa Kohl

Lisa Kohl

Client Relationship Manager
Mark Biede

Mark Biede

Account Executive
Matt Hawley

Matt Hawley

Vice President | Shareholder
Peggy Timm

Peggy Timm

Client Relationship Manager
Shelley Wheeler

Shelley Wheeler

Client Relationship Manager

Hildreth, NE Office

Crale Bauer, CPIA

Crale Bauer, CPIA

Executive Director | Shareholder
Donna Bertrand

Donna Bertrand

Client Relationship Manager
Jana Steinkruger

Jana Steinkruger

Office Manager | Client Relationship Manager

Kearney, NE Office

Ashley Blausey

Ashley Blausey

Client Relationship Manager
Kate Demilt

Kate Demilt

Client Relationship Manager
Tony Purvis, CIC

Tony Purvis, CIC

Location Manager | Shareholder

Kenesaw, NE Office

Keith Heier

Keith Heier

Location Manager
Lorna Pritchard

Lorna Pritchard

Account Executive

Lincoln, NE Office

Becki Tridle, AINS

Becki Tridle, AINS

Client Relationship Manager
Brittany Bash

Brittany Bash

Crop Specialist
Clint Lilienthal

Clint Lilienthal

Account Executive
Dianne Kelle, CISR, CLCS, AINS, AIS

Dianne Kelle, CISR, CLCS, AINS, AIS

Office Manager | Client Relationship Manager
Emily Steinhauser, CIC

Emily Steinhauser, CIC

Client Relationship Manager
Jennifer Miller, CIC

Jennifer Miller, CIC

Assistant Account Executive
John Thompson, CIC

John Thompson, CIC

Executive Director | Shareholder
Riley Tonkin, MBA, CPCU, CIC, AIM, AU-M

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

Account Executive
Trent Svehla, ASA

Trent Svehla, ASA

Account Executive

Lindsay, NE Office

Jayne Ternus

Jayne Ternus

Client Relationship Manager
Mark Weidner

Mark Weidner

Location Manager | Shareholder

McCook, NE Office

Joe Townsley

Joe Townsley

Location Manager | Shareholder
Mariah Gosch

Mariah Gosch

Client Relationship Manager
Rebecca Villamor

Rebecca Villamor

Client Relationship Manager

Minden, NE Office

Angela Carlson

Angela Carlson

Senior Crop Insurance Specialist
Ashley Hansen

Ashley Hansen

Client Relationship Manager
Brent Hinrichs

Brent Hinrichs

Account Executive
Johnie Kamery

Johnie Kamery

Executive Director | Shareholder
Maddie Anderson

Maddie Anderson

Office Manager | Client Relationship Manager
Miranda Roper

Miranda Roper

Crop Insurance Specialist
Simon McKenzie

Simon McKenzie

Location Manager | Shareholder

Norfolk, NE Office

Alyssa Rodgers

Alyssa Rodgers

Client Relationship Manager
Amanda Lowe

Amanda Lowe

Client Relationship Manager
Carla Olmer

Carla Olmer

Client Relationship Manager
Chelsy Herbert

Chelsy Herbert

Client Relationship Manager
Elizabeth Svoboda

Elizabeth Svoboda

Client Relationship Manager
Frank Arens

Frank Arens

Account Executive
Greg Wacker

Greg Wacker

Account Executive
Jeff Pasold

Jeff Pasold

Account Executive
Kay MacLaren

Kay MacLaren

Client Relationship Manager
Mark Weidner

Mark Weidner

Location Manager | Shareholder
Sheila Brummer

Sheila Brummer

Client Relationship Manager

Osmond, NE Office

Lisa Schmit

Lisa Schmit

Client Relationship Manager

Pierce, NE Office

Andrew Wolff

Andrew Wolff

Account Executive
Celeste Anderson

Celeste Anderson

Client Relationship Manager
Cheryl Higgins, CPSR

Cheryl Higgins, CPSR

Client Relationship Manager
Chuck Micek

Chuck Micek

Location Manager | Account Executive
Pamela Flesner, CPSR

Pamela Flesner, CPSR

Client Relationship Manager
Paula Koehler

Paula Koehler

Accounting Assistant
Richard L. Sirek, CIC

Richard L. Sirek, CIC

Account Executive
Stefanie Roth, CPIA

Stefanie Roth, CPIA

Client Relationship Manager
Sue Warneke

Sue Warneke

Accountant

Plainview, NE Office

Lois Moser

Lois Moser

Client Relationship Manager

Randolph, NE Office

Angie Huwaldt

Angie Huwaldt

Client Relationship Manager
Tim Lindquist

Tim Lindquist

Location Owner | Account Executive

Red Cloud, NE Office

Bridget Daehling

Bridget Daehling

Location Manager | Real Estate Broker
Nichole Lockhart

Nichole Lockhart

Client Relationship Manager
Stacy Rasser

Stacy Rasser

Client Relationship Manager

Superior, NE Office

Blake Erickson

Blake Erickson

Location Manager | Shareholder
Shari Schutte

Shari Schutte

Client Relationship Manager
Stephanie Corman

Stephanie Corman

Client Relationship Manager
Trent Siebecker

Trent Siebecker

Account Executive

Trenton, NE Office

Joni Drain

Joni Drain

Megan Lewis

Megan Lewis

Client Relationship Manager
Peggy McDonald

Peggy McDonald

Office Manager | Account Executive

Valentine, NE Office

Lynn Graeff

Lynn Graeff

Client Relationship Manager
Thomas Lancaster

Thomas Lancaster

Account Executive

Waverly, NE Office

Emily Steinhauser, CIC

Emily Steinhauser, CIC

Client Relationship Manager
Trent Svehla, ASA

Trent Svehla, ASA

Account Executive

Wilcox, NE Office

Dusty Jura, AFIS

Dusty Jura, AFIS

Location Manager | Shareholder
Heather Riggleman

Heather Riggleman

Client Relationship 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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