2022 Officers, Directors and Committee Chairs

Please welcome our 2021 Officers, Directors and Committee Chairs.  To contact our Leadership, please email DallasCPCU@gmail.com

President

Tia Tolbert

CPCU, AIC, ENTC

Contact: dallascpcu@gmail.com

Tia began her State Farm career in 2006. She has worked in a variety of areas such as Human Resources, Auto Claims and most recently Fire Claims. She is currently a Claim Team Manager in Initial Loss Reporting and has a passion for developing others. Tia is a continual learner, earning her Enterprise Training Certification in 2016, and has trained all levels of employees/leadership in numerous departments. Tia received her CPCU in 2016, roughly 1 year after passing her first exam and was confirmed on the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii. She has been actively involved in the chapter since her conferment and is looking forward to her role as President.

Immediate Past President

Tony LaRocca

CPCU, AIC-M

Contact: dallascpcu@gmail.com

Tony is a casualty claim specialist for FCCI Insurance Group in Richardson, Texas who specializes in handling litigated claims in Texas. Tony is a lifelong learner who takes pride in handling claims with compassion and empathy.  Tony obtained his CPCU in 2014 and celebrated at the conferment in Anaheim with his wife. At that annual meeting he was given the advice to continue his CPCU journey by serving in his local chapter. He continues to follow that advice in service of the Dallas chapter as the immediate past president in 2022.  Tony is also beginning his role as the vice chair of the Claims Interest Group this year.

President Elect

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.

Vice President

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 of Programs and I-Day Committee Chair

Precious Norman Walton

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

Contact: dallascpcu@gmail.com

Precious Norman-Walton is the Director of Underwriting for Harbor AI, a digital MGA based in New York City, NY, and the President of Lovejoy Risk Management Corp.  She holds active licenses as a Risk Manager, Property & Casualty Agent, Life & Health Agent, and All Lines Adjuster, as we as six insurance designations and is a SHRM Certified Professional in Human Resources.  Precious is the Vice Chair of the 2022 In2Risk Planning Committee, the co-host of CPCU Champions Webshow, sponsored by the CPCU Society and is active in the Agents and Brokers Interest Group.

Director and Student Engagement Chair

Peter Morford

MBA, CPCU, CLU, ChFC, CAPM, AIM, AIS

Contact: dallascpcu@gmail.com

Peter began his insurance career in 1992 with State Farm Insurance. During this time, he has had several positions across the country in Auto Claims, Auto/Fire/Commercial Underwriting, Billing, Systems, and various Call Centers. He is currently a Manager for call center technology support. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Western Kentucky University in 1992 and his MBA from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2013.

Director and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Co-Chair

Jonelle Williams

CPCU

Contact: dallascpcu@gmail.com

Jonelle Williams 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 Social Media Committee Chair

Martinique Castal

CPCU

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.   

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.

Education Committee Chair

Megan Jones

CPCU

Contact: dallascpcu@gmail.com

Megan is an Underwriter at State Farm, but began her insurance journey in Sales, working with the non-standard market in Florida. She has an insatiable appetite for learning, and completed her CPCU in 2022. She is a member of the 2022 In2Risk Committee, Dallas Chapter DE&I Committee, and serves on WNet Culture Committee and many ERGs at State Farm. Megan graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a B.A. in English. She loves her community and spends her spare time contributing where she can, building LEGOs, reading, and snuggling with her 15 year old kitty, Floyd. She is committed to being a better ally, truly believing that when we know better, we can do better.

Chapter Webmaster

Ladda Hawkins

TRIP, CSPO

Contact: dallascpcu@gmail.com

Ladda Hawkins is the Chief Marketing Officer for LoveJoy Risk Management Corp in Murphy, Texas. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management and Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution from Abilene Christian University. People empowering processes such as Agile and Scrum are her passion. A self professed techie, Ladda enjoys tinkering with tech productivity tools and have lead tech adoption campaigns with educators and blue collar workers via volunteer opportunities with Leadership ISD.

Chapter Governor and Past President

Wallace Eason

CPCU

Contact: dallascpcu@gmail.com

Wallace began his State Farm career in 1992. His 26 years in fire underwriting includes personal/commercial lines, and leadership experience. Wallace has a BS in Bus. Liberty University, Lynchburg VA. He earned his AINS in 1994 & CPCU Designation/P&C license in 2007. He served as a Director for 3 years. His role as VP included New Designee Chair & Volunteer Coordinator. He served as the 2018 & 2019 President. On January 1, 2020 Wallace was selected as the Chapter Governor for North TX/Oklahoma area. Wallace has been married to Janice for 26 years with 2 daughters, Nicole (25) & Ariel (22). His fav hobby include Softball.