2023 Officers, Directors and Committee Chairs

Please welcome our 2023 Officers, Directors and Committee Chairs.  To contact our Leadership, please email DallasCPCU@gmail.com

President

David Owen

CPCU

Contact: dallascpcu@gmail.com

David started his insurance career in 2009 as a commercial account manager with a local independent. Today, David is a VP with McGriff. David attended college on a football scholarship and was on the Big Ten championship team in 2000. After graduating with honors from at Purdue, David began his career in corporate finance. He is a fourth generation property and casualty broker. David is a two-time Risk & Insurance Power Broker® for his proactive service and performance. David earned his CPCU designation in 2019 and served the Dallas chapter as greeter and registrar.

Immediate Past President

Tia Tolbert

CPCU, AIC, ENTC

Contact: dallascpcu@gmail.com

Tia began her State Farm career in 2006 in Kalamazoo, Michigan in Auto Claim Central. She has worked in a variety of areas such as Human Resources, Auto Claims, Claims Training and is currently a Team Manager in Fire Team Managed. Tia is a continual learner; earning her Enterprise Training Certification, CPCU designation, AIC designation and recently earned her Degreed Digital Literacy Foundations badge. Since earning her CPCU in 2016, Tia’s been on the Dallas Chapter board excited for the role as Immediate Past President.

President Elect

Alex Salinas

CPCU, AIC, AINS, MBA

Contact: dallascpcu@gmail.com

Alex is a seasoned insurance claims adjuster with a business acumen in Dallas, TX. He began his career with Nationwide Insurance in 2004 and has excelled in every aspect of claims handling. Alex has owned/operated many restaurant/bars and provides consulting for many up and coming entrepreneurs. He has his AIC, AINS, and CPCU designations. He earned his BBA in Management from Northwood University, Graduate Finance Program from SMU, and his MBA in Insurance from Olivet College. He recently obtained his P&C General Lines Agent license. Alex is a proud Dallas native and is married with 2 daughters.

Secretary

Fredricka Myles

CPCU, AINS, AIC,AIC-M

Contact: dallascpcu@gmail.com

Fredricka began her insurance career in 2006 with State Farm Insurance. She has held various positions throughout her career and is currently a CCC Retention Manager in Richardson, TX. Fredricka graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and later obtained her Master’s Degree in Educational Technology. She completed her CPCU designation in 2016. Fredricka is a Director on the Dallas CPCU Chapter Board and was a Co-Chair for the All Industry Day committee.

Treasurer

Ksenia Wilder

CPCU, MBA

Contact: dallascpcu@gmail.com

Ksenia Wilder, CPCU, MBA received her CPCU in 2010 in Orlando, FL. She became a member of Dallas CPCU chapter in 2017 and started volunteering shortly thereafter, receiving a volunteer of the month award in 2018. Ksenia started her insurance career in 2006 and is currently working as an Assistant Director in Product Design and Modeling Department at Liberty Mutual Insurance. Ksenia is originally from Russia, has lived in NH and WA, but now resides in Plano, TX.

Director and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Co-Chair

Jonelle Young

CPCU

Contact: dallascpcu@gmail.com

Jonelle Young began her career in the insurance industry in 2013 and is currently an Underwriting Support Services Supervisor for State Farm. Jonelle is a Director on the Dallas CPCU Chapter Board and Co-Chairs the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. Jonelle graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French. Her diverse professional background includes teaching for City Colleges of Chicago, Real Estate Agent, and Director of Supplemental Education Programs.

Director and Student Engagement Chair

Megan Jones

CPCU, AU, API

Contact: dallascpcu@gmail.com

Megan (she/her/hers) received her CPCU in June 2022 and was chosen as a 2022 Class Spokesperson, where she shared her journey and represented the Dallas Chapter on stage at conferment. She has an insatiable appetite to learn and continues to work toward designations and is pursuing her MBA. Megan is passionate about her community, and loves serving the Dallas Chapter.  She was humbled and honored to be named the 2022 Dallas Chapter Volunteer of the Year. Megan loves meeting people and growing as a human being, living by the philosophy that when we know better, we can do better. She enjoys spending time with her partner, Jorge and their cat, Floyd, and dog, Eva.

Director and Social Media Committee Chair

Martinique Castal

CPCU, AIC, AIS, AINS

Contact: dallascpcu@gmail.com

Martinique began his career with State Farm in 1993, as a Summer Intern in Fayetteville, AR, while attending college at the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville. His career has included Property and Injury field claims, Auto Centralized Claims (ACC), Service First, Centralized Total Loss Unit and Claim Automation and Procedures.  He was promoted to a Claim Service Support Supervisor in 2011 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He joined Centralized Catastrophe Services in 2012 as a Team Manager in Irving, Texas.  He is currently a Forecast & Scheduling Manager in Richardson, Texas.   

Director

Marissa K. Holland

CPCU, RIMS-CRMP, AJP, CRIS

Contact: dallascpcu@gmail.com

Marissa K. Holland is employed a Risk Manager, for Hillwood Development Group, L.P.-a Perot Company, with 21 years of insurance experience ranging from agency, underwriting, to risk management.  Hillwood is a leader in the development, construction, and acquisition of industrial, office, residential communities, and multifamily properties across North America and Europe. 

Director of Programming, I-Day Chair

Precious Norman-Walton

CPCU, SHRM-CP, AIC, AIS, AINS, ACS, TRIP

Contact: dallascpcu@gmail.com

Precious Norman-Walton is the President of Lovejoy Risk Management Corp, and holds active licenses as a Risk Manager, Property & Casualty Agent, Life & Health Agent, and All Lines Adjuster.  Precious has earned six insurance designations and is a SHRM Certified Professional in Human Resources.  She serves on the Global CPCU Leadership Council, and was the Dallas Chapter President in 2020.  Precious is a public speaker, DEI Practitioner, and lives in Plano, TX with her husband and two children.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Chair

Azsure Dorton

CPCU, MBA

Contact: dallascpcu@gmail.com

Azsure Dorton is a Section Manager for State Farm insurance. Azsure is currently in a Master’s program at University of Texas Dallas, studying Cybersecurity. She would like to help develop personal and business products and services in cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection. Azsure (she/her) is passionate and curious about every human being she meets. She identifies as female, straight, Native American, married, and mother. She is excited to help the new DEI Committee connect individual members as we engage and network together both inside and with our communities. In doing so, we can improve our industry and our customer experiences.

Director and Communications Chair

Jason Znoy

CPCU, ARM, SCLA

Contact: dallascpcu@gmail.com

Jason has nearly 25 years of diverse insurance experience in Customer Service, Insurance Claims Handling, Risk, Legal and Project Management; with recognized strengths in Account Management, Claim Documentation and Investigation, Problem-Solving, Negotiation, Litigation Management, and Dispute Resolution.  He previously served as the President of the Dallas Claims Association, and currently volunteers with DFW RIMS, CLM of Greater Dallas and Blue Goose ☆ Texas Pond.