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Masters in the art of insuring amusement risks

Mary Chris Smith

President Allied Specialty Insurance

Ms. Smith currently serves as President of Allied Specialty Insurance ("Allied"). Mary Chris represents the foundation of Allied and holds key leadership positions throughout the organization and the industry. Ms. Smith became involved with Allied in 1992 and has been associated with the amusement industry her entire life, with family roots stemming back to the early 1900’s. Since 1992, Mary Chris has represented Allied at many industry fair meetings, conventions, trade shows and banquets. On a day to day basis, Mary Chris manages the production team and continues to represent Allied at various industry functions, and through memberships in numerous industry associations. Ms. Smith currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Outdoor Amusement Business Association.  She is the Second Vice President of the Showmen’s League of America and in 2014 she was named Show person of the year by the Northwest Showman’s Club. In 2005 she served as President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Showman’s League of America. Mary Chris is a lifetime member of the St. Louis Showman’s League of America and is the 1st Vice President.

  • Sherrie Calhoun

    Vice President

    Ms. Calhoun, since 1977, has spent a substantial amount of her career as a member of the “Allied” team.  Since this time she has used her knowledge and expertise to provide insurance coverage for the specialty amusement and entertainment industries.   She brings longevity and deep-rooted knowledge to this industry.

  • Carol A. Serra, PIAM, CPII

    Vice President

    Ms. Serra has been in the insurance industry since 1976 with a primary focus on providing coverages for those in the outdoor amusement and entertainment business.  Since 1996, she has been with Allied sharing her in-depth knowledge with her clients.  Her years of experience in the industry are invaluable to her clients.

  • Sue Vereker

    Vice President

    Ms. Vereker has been in the insurance industry since 1975.  In 1991 she joined the Allied team. Since then she has been working with Allied clients providing coverages for their amusement and entertainment needs.  Her years of experience give her undeniable expertise in the needs of the insureds.

  • Mr. Harris implements risk management techniques to help organizations protect themselves from the multiple inherent risks associated with owning and operating a business. Glenn brought these special skills to Allied in 2014 and has been in the insurance industry since 1994.

  • Brandee Mellert

    Producer

    Ms. Mellert began her career with Allied in 2008.  As part of the Allied team she has gained knowledge and expertise in providing insurance coverages for the amusement and entertainment industries.

  • Stephanie Moore

    Producer

    Ms. Moore began her career with Allied in 2014, since this time she has gained her amusement and entertainment insurance industry knowledge.  She has been in the insurance industry since 1996.

  • Ms. Taylor began her career at Allied in 2005.  As part of the Allied team she has gained knowledge and expertise in providing insurance coverages for the amusement and entertainment industries.

  • Marianne Hochmuth

    Assistant Producer

  • Jamie Bass

    Customer Service Representative

  • Katie Carroll

    Customer Service Representative

  • Lisa Cummings

    Customer Service Representative

  • Tammy Hall

    Customer Service Representative

  • Michelle Kugler

    Customer Service Representative

  • Nancy Synychak

    Customer Service Representative