Learn more about ABIG and meet the team who is the driving force behind this bespoke mentality…
For over 30 years, Jess Alonso and his teams have continuously partnered with public and private middle market companies and non-profit organizations in the development of their risk programs. By focusing their efforts within specific market segments, ABIG is better prepared to understand the unique needs in their focus areas over that of their competitors.
In addition to the property & casualty space, ABIG specializes in personal lines coverage by being appointed by the industries top carriers. Whether you’re seeking large commercial coverage, or personal items such as your car or home, being equipped with many years of experience facilitates the process of tailoring risk programs to meet the individual needs of each of their clients
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
Washington & Jefferson
Bachelor of Economics, 1971
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
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.
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Science, Communications 2006
Activities & Affiliations
• Director at The Love Pit, Dallas dog rescue group
• TCU Young Alumni Group
• CEO Netweavers