LAURIE S. COLEMAN
President & CEO
Laurie has overall responsibilities for the operation of CIMA. In addition, she oversees all CIMA’s property and casualty insurance divisions, as well as CIMA’s property and casualty insurance programs that are designed for group participation.
Laurie also serves as President of CIMA’s subsidiary, XS/Group, Inc., and has lead responsibility for negotiating rates and enhancements with each program’s underwriters. Although it is rare for Lloyd’s of London syndicates to cede underwriting authority, Laurie’s years of experience have earned her the distinction of being one of the few brokers named with underwriting authority by Lloyd’s under six separate coverslips.
Laurie joined CIMA in 1980. During her tenure, Laurie has had responsibility in a number of other areas, including commercial property and casualty accounts, claims and employee benefits.
DAVID R. BRANTLINGER
Executive Vice President
David works closely with Laurie Coleman overseeing the agency’s operation. David is also responsible for the overall management of CIMA’s Personal Lines and Employee Benefit Departments, and serves as lead representative for our larger employee benefit accounts. He joined CIMA in 1987 as Employee Benefits Manager, following three and a half years of servicing and marketing experience with a national life and health insurer. David has a degree in Political Science from Wittenberg University.
WILLIAM C. GROVES, CIC
Senior Vice President
Bill first came to CIMA in 1979. Prior to working at CIMA, Bill was a surety underwriter with a leading insurer and subsequently worked for an independent agency specializing in the construction. Bill’s responsibilities include leading our Construction & Bonds department and providing all service-related to both property/casualty insurance and surety needs to CIMA’s construction customers and became a shareholder of CIMA as well as Senior Vice President. He received his B.S. in Business Administration, cum laude, from the University of Maryland and has held the Certified Insurance Counselor designation since 1994. Bill served our country in the infantry as a Marine in Vietnam.
MICHELE E. H. BLANCO
Michele joined CIMA in 2014. She has been working as an Insurance Agent, supporting the Title Agent, Lawyers and Real Estate Industry, since 1996. The support started minimally, with just the state required surety bonds, but she quickly realized that Title Agents needed more than just a bond. She independently developed a full offering of all insurances to fully protect these areas of business.
During this time, she has become an expert for this industry. Michele attends Title industry specific seminars and education events, to keep abreast of the constantly changing environment. This allows her to provide the information and answers to Land Title Association Members. Michele supports and stays up to date with Best Practices and how they affect the title agent.
Michele can help with all lines of insurance and bonds. She is an active member of the VLTA, MLTA, and DCLTA.
CHRISTINA J. BROWN
Vice President and Controller
Christina has primary responsibility for all aspects of the financial operation of The CIMA Companies, Inc. Prior to joining CIMA, she worked in the finance department of a large, national trade union. She began her career at CIMA in 1990 in our accounts receivable department. Since then, she has been involved in virtually every aspect of our accounting and finance functions. She was appointed controller in 2005, and made a vice president of CIMA in 2006. She received her B.S. in Accounting from the University of Maryland.
KACIE J. GREENWOOD, CLCS
Kacie joined CIMA in 2007, continuing a lengthy insurance career that includes carrier experience as well as agent and broker experience, in various locations nationwide. Her specialties include workers’ compensation and designing comprehensive insurance programs for nonprofit organizations, public entities, technology companies, and government contractors, and more. She serves a number of our larger customers. Kacie is a Phi Beta Kappa, Cum Laude graduate of Washington State University, with a degree in Business Communications. She is pursuing both her CIC and CPCU designations.
BRENTEN D. SLUTZKY, AAI
Brent joined CIMA in 2006 as part of an acquisition of an agency he co-founded and helped manage prior to joining CIMA. He is responsible for the overall management of our Construction, Bonds, and Integrated Solutions Department (CBI). He also has primary responsibility for a number of individual accounts in construction, life sciences, the nonprofit sector, transportation, public entities, and government contracting.
Brent graduated Cum Laude from West Virginia University’s College of Business and Economics, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. He also is a graduate of the Harford County Leadership Academy, and holds the professional designation of Accredited Advisor in Insurance.
DEBORAH S. URBAN
As Vice President of the Management Information Services Department, Debbie has primary responsibility for the development, maintenance and improvement of all CIMA’s computer-related operations.
Her first position with CIMA was in our Association Insurance Management division in 1989. Soon after, she was selected as an account executive in our commercial property/casualty operations. In 1996, she assumed responsibility for creating and managing a separate information technology department. In 2002 she was elected Vice President.
Assistant Vice President
Jessica joined CIMA in 2008. Prior to joining CiMA, she had a career in finance. She specializes in property and casualty insurance programs for non-profit organizations, business management and consultants, and a variety of other industries.
Assistant Vice President
Becky joined CIMA in 2001 following nine years of experience with a large national insurance company. She provides employee benefit services to employers of all sizes, specializing in group medical, dental, vision, life and disability coverages. In 2018 Becky was promoted to the position of Assistant Vice President. She has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Charleston where she received a scholarship to play softball.
CYNTHIA S. LEWIS
Director of Corporate Affairs & Assistant Secretary
Cindy is responsible for contracts, licensing, compliance management, various aspects of human resources, corporate affairs, and also serves as Assistant Secretary of the company. Her career at CIMA began in 1977, when she was an administrative assistant to the founder, A. L. Jagoe. Cindy earned her associate in arts degree in Business Administration from Prince George’s Community College.