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Our Leaders

 
 
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Managing PArtner

Jess M. Alonso, CPCU

Jess Alonso has over 30 years of experience in partnering with companies in the food and beverage industry on their risk programs. In 2013 Alonso & Berrian Insurance Group became affiliated with Leavitt Group, one of the largest privatelyheld insurance brokerage’s in the U.S. Through this partnership, Alonso & Berrian has access to insurance companies worldwide offering products to the food and beverage industry.

During his career as a leading broker for two national insurance brokerage firms, Jess worked with hundreds of middle market companies on their risk programs. He helped many with major claims that required countless hours in the negotiation of claim settlements, always ending beneficial to his clients. Jess takes pride in being a student of insurance contracts, since the fine print in policies often dictates whether a claim will be covered or not. No two policies are worded the same in the food and beverage industry, especially in the case with coverage forms affording contamination and recall coverage. Therefore, it is critical to have coverage structured properly from the start in order for the policy to respond as expected.

Jess and his teams employ a proven, repeatable process to analyze each client’s specific exposures and needs in order to assure a sound program is implemented. This process is broken down into four distinct steps: risk management audit, developing a plan of action, program implementation, and program monitoring.

Jess has gained a thorough knowledge of commercial insurance coverages while working in the following capacities during his 40-year career:

• Senior Officer – overseeing all operations of Alonso & Berrian Insurance Group

• Senior Vice President – USI Southwest

• Executive Vice President – Bright Insurance Services

• Vice President – Alexander & Alexander (Aon)

• Senior Casualty Underwriter – Great American Insurance Company

 

Education

Washington & Jefferson
Bachelor of Economics, 1971

Professional Designations

Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)

Activities & Affiliations

CEO Netweavers, Dallas, Texas

Executive Connection, Dallas, Texas

Boy Scouts of America, Scoutmaster Troop 888, Fort Worth, Texas

United Way of Metropolitan Tarrant County

YMCA of Greater Fort Worth

 
 

 
 
 
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Vice president & director personal lines

Meredith Alonso Hay

A native Texan, raised in Fort Worth and an honor's graduate of Texas Christian University's College of Communication. With experience in outside sales, commercial insurance, and now personal lines management -- she has been with Alonso & Berrian since it’s inception in 2013. In early 2019, she became the Director of Personal Lines division. If you can own it, she can insure it.

Meredith's primary role is running the personal lines division, new business development, and anything website/design related. She is married with one daughter, two rescue dogs and one cat. When she isn't managing one of the things previously mentioned, you can find her spending time with her family, lifting weights or baking cookies.

 

Education

TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Science, Communications 2006

Activities & Affiliations

• Director of The Love Pit, Dallas dog rescue group

• TCU Young Alumni Group

• CEO Netweavers