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Advisors and Consultants

Branden Banks

Branden Banks

Producer

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Specialties: Commercial, Construction, Manufacturing & Distribution, Professional Services, Surety, Personal Lines

Branden Banks has years of insurance experience and holds a Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) designation as a producer in Haas & Wilkerson Insurance’s Commercial Division. He is active in business development, focusing on bonding and insurance in construction, manufacturing and financial institutions.

Branden Banks has years of insurance experience and holds a Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) designation as a producer in Haas & Wilkerson Insurance’s Commercial Division. He is active in business development, focusing on bonding and insurance in construction, manufacturing and financial institutions. Branden is an active participant in several associations, including the Associated Builders and Contractors, Associated General Contractors of America, Associated Contractors of Kansas, Associated Contractors of Missouri, Kansas Contractors Association, Surety Association of Kansas City, The Builders Association, and The Heavy Constructors Association. He manages the only approved insurance provider program for the Independent Bankers of Colorado. Outside of work, he serves on the operations committee for The First Tee of Greater Kansas City, coaches youth basketball and baseball, and has served in a variety of capacities within his church. Branden attended Southwestern College and graduated with degrees in Sports Management and Computer Science. He is married to his wife, Mandy, and they have two boys, Mason and Everett.

Jake Brown

Jake Brown

Producer

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Specialties: Commercial, Manufacturing & Distribution, Real Estate, Retail & Restaurants, Personal Lines

As a Producer for Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, Jake Brown is responsible for new client production, using a consultative and results-driven approach to reduce clients’ cost of risk. He specializes in developing unique risk management solutions for middle and large market companies, and is adept in the manufacturing, technology, retail and printing industries.

As a Producer for Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, Jake Brown is responsible for new client production, using a consultative and results-driven approach to reduce clients’ cost of risk. He specializes in developing unique risk management solutions for middle and large market companies, and is adept in the manufacturing, technology, retail and printing industries. He lead the sales division for Harley-Davidson’s Dealership Protection Plan for the U.S. western division, was recognized as a Rising Star, and has consistently qualified for Presidents Club. Prior to insurance, Jake served as a consultant for major Fraternity capital campaigns. He’s a graduate of the University of Kansas, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communications and a Minor in Business Administration. He’s a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, and multiple KC area Chambers of Commerce. Jake was raised in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. Today, he resides on his family farm outside Lawrence, Kansas, with his wife and five children.

Darin Crisman

Darin Crisman

Agency Sales Professional & Self-Insurance Trust Administrator

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Specialties: Commercial, Specialty Programs, Equine, Rodeos

Darin Crisman is an Agency Sales Professional and Self-Insurance Trust Administrator at Haas & Wilkerson Insurance. Darin joined the agency in 1993 as a workers’ compensation loss control consultant. In 2000, his role expanded to include administration of the Missouri Wood Industry Insurance Trust self-insured workers’ compensation pool, including the implementation and monitoring of underwriting, marketing and performance objectives, facilitation of state regulatory compliance, oversight of service company activities, and personalized responses to customers’ needs and inquiries.

Darin Crisman is an Agency Sales Professional and Self-Insurance Trust Administrator at Haas & Wilkerson Insurance. Darin joined the agency in 1993 as a workers’ compensation loss control consultant. In 2000, his role expanded to include administration of the Missouri Wood Industry Insurance Trust self-insured workers’ compensation pool, including the implementation and monitoring of underwriting, marketing and performance objectives, facilitation of state regulatory compliance, oversight of service company activities, and personalized responses to customers’ needs and inquiries. In 2010, his role expanded to lead Specialty Program Insurors (SPI), which provides solutions for the unique needs of the Rodeo, Equine, and Livestock industries. Darin was born in Decatur, Illinois, raised in Buffalo, Missouri, and now resides in Kansas City, Missouri, with his wife and two sons. He’s a graduate of Central Missouri State University, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Safety Engineering. Darin is a licensed property and causality agent, Missouri Certified Safety Consultant, and a member of American Society of Safety Engineers.

Bradford Doolittle

Bradford Doolittle

Producer & Risk Manager

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Specialties: Specialty Programs, Amusement Parks, Carnivals, Concessions, Family Entertainment Centers, Trampoline Parks

Bradford Doolittle has over 10 years of insurance industry experience and is a Producer in the Amusements Insurance Division. In addition to his day-to-day sales responsibilities, he is active within the team, developing new programs for the agency. Working with all types of Amusement industries, Bradford has developed a well-rounded knowledge of service and safety, allowing him to best serve his clients.

Bradford Doolittle has over 10 years of insurance industry experience and is a Producer in the Amusements Insurance Division. In addition to his day-to-day sales responsibilities, he is active within the team, developing new programs for the agency. Working with all types of Amusement industries, Bradford has developed a well-rounded knowledge of service and safety, allowing him to best serve his clients. Bradford enjoys being a part of his community and serving as a volunteer fireman. Prior to his professional career, Bradford received a football scholarship to Jamestown College in North Dakota, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in 2006.

Jerry Fallen

Jerry Fallen

Surety Manager & Senior Producer

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Specialties: Commercial, Construction, Surety, Personal Lines

Jerry Fallen is a Surety Manager for Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, with over 35 years’ experience in the underwriting, production, and placement of all forms of surety bonds, with an emphasis on contract, commercial, and court bonds. In addition to the oversight of surety operations, Jerry works with construction insurance and bond clients, and assists other producers in the production and servicing of the bond needs of their clients.

Jerry Fallen is a Surety Manager for Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, with over 35 years’ experience in the underwriting, production, and placement of all forms of surety bonds, with an emphasis on contract, commercial, and court bonds. In addition to the oversight of surety operations, Jerry works with construction insurance and bond clients, and assists other producers in the production and servicing of the bond needs of their clients. His previous experience includes underwriting positions with Travelers Insurance, Industrial Indemnity (Crum & Forester), and more. He’s a past president of the Surety Association of Kansas City and a member of the National Association of Surety Bond Producers. Jerry holds a BSBA degree in Marketing/Advertising from the University of Central Missouri, and is a veteran of the U.S. Army. Jerry resides in Lee’s Summit, MO, with his wife, Elaine. Together, they have two daughters and four grandchildren. Jerry enjoys attending Royals and Chiefs games, and boating and fishing at his lake house.

Doug Flora

Doug Flora

Director of Program Sales & Development

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Specialties: Specialty Programs, Amusement Parks, Carnivals, Concessions, Equine, Fairs, Family Entertainment Centers, Festivals, Rodeos, Trampoline Parks, Waterparks

Doug Flora currently serves as the Director of Program Sales & Development at Haas & Wilkerson Insurance and focuses primarily on sales management, strategic development, and sales growth of the Program division, which is comprised of numerous family entertainment verticals.

Doug Flora currently serves as the Director of Program Sales & Development at Haas & Wilkerson Insurance and focuses primarily on sales management, strategic development, and sales growth of the Program division, which is comprised of numerous family entertainment verticals. In his 20+ years with the agency, Doug has cultivated advanced expertise and knowledge, and has gained recognition as a leader in insurance and risk management for the family entertainment industry. He speaks regularly at regional and national meetings on insurance, legislation, and risk management. He has also served on the board for AIMS International, which promotes safety and education to the amusement industry. Prior to joining to Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, Doug served as a Producer for Welsch, Flatness & Lutz, where he utilized his experience in the roller skating industry to develop a national insurance program for roller rinks. Doug graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Consumer Economics.

David Garrett

David Garrett

Producer

Specialties: Specialty Programs, Amusement Parks, Carnivals, Concessions

David Garrett is a Producer specializing in traveling carnivals and fixed amusement parks. He stumbled upon the industry in college when a friend helped him get a job at a carnival. He worked there for several summers until he graduated with an economics degree. Then he began full-time at the carnival as a bookkeeper and worked his way up to general manager. In 1980, he was recruited by Frank B. Hall agency to learn the insurance business for the outdoor family entertainment sector. He soon became an expert at the Meyers Agency and, in 1985, was recruited by Ralph Wilkerson. He’s been with Haas & Wilkerson Insurance ever since, working his niche and maintaining relationships with family, colleagues, and clients—many of whom have been with him for three generations.

David Garrett is a Producer specializing in traveling carnivals and fixed amusement parks. He stumbled upon the industry in college when a friend helped him get a job at a carnival. He worked there for several summers until he graduated with an economics degree. Then he began full-time at the carnival as a bookkeeper and worked his way up to general manager. In 1980, he was recruited by Frank B. Hall agency to learn the insurance business for the outdoor family entertainment sector. He soon became an expert at the Meyers Agency and, in 1985, was recruited by Ralph Wilkerson. He’s been with Haas & Wilkerson Insurance ever since, working his niche and maintaining relationships with family, colleagues, and clients—many of whom have been with him for three generations. David is a proven leader not only in the company but throughout the nation in the industry as well.

Joshua Goodman

Joshua Goodman

Producer

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Specialties: Commercial, Technology, Personal Lines

Joshua Goodman is a Commercial Insurance Producer at Haas & Wilkerson Insurance. He started in the industry with State Farm Insurance Catastrophe Claims, traveling across the country adjusting insurance claims after weather events, giving him technical knowledge and a strong foundation for a career in insurance. Joshua then started an independent insurance agency that focused on providing risk management solutions to small business owners, nonprofit organizations, and families in the community.

Joshua Goodman is a Commercial Insurance Producer at Haas & Wilkerson Insurance. He started in the industry with State Farm Insurance Catastrophe Claims, traveling across the country adjusting insurance claims after weather events, giving him technical knowledge and a strong foundation for a career in insurance. Joshua then started an independent insurance agency that focused on providing risk management solutions to small business owners, nonprofit organizations, and families in the community. After learning Haas & Wilkerson Insurance held the same vision, Joshua chose to join the staff, and J. Goodman Insurance was acquired by the agency. Joshua holds a Bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University, Foundations of Business Certificate from the University of Kansas, CPCU–Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter and AIC-Associate in Claims Insurance designations. He’s been recognized in National Underwriter Property & Casualty magazine’s Insurance Pros Under 40, KAIA’s Kansas Outstanding Young Agent of the Year, and as Insurance Business America magazine’s Young Guns. Today, he resides in Olathe, KS, with his wife and two daughters.

Joe James

Joe James

Producer

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Specialties: Specialty Programs, Amusement Parks, Carnivals, Concessions, Waterparks

Joe James has over 20 years of insurance industry experience and is a Producer in Haas & Wilkerson Insurance’s Amusement Program Division. His primary focus is on servicing his current clients and working with other Producers to help develop new business opportunities for the agency, thanks to his long-term relationship with those prospects. Joe specializes in coverage for Amusements and Waterparks, Family Entertainment Centers, Traveling Carnivals and Concessions.

Joe James has over 20 years of insurance industry experience and is a Producer in Haas & Wilkerson Insurance’s Amusement Program Division. His primary focus is on servicing his current clients and working with other Producers to help develop new business opportunities for the agency, thanks to his long-term relationship with those prospects. Joe specializes in coverage for Amusements and Waterparks, Family Entertainment Centers, Traveling Carnivals and Concessions. He has been servicing the Amusement Industry for over 30 years and has spoken to various organizations during that timeframe. Joe serves as an Associate Board member to the Pennsylvania Amusement Parks and Attractions and has served on numerous committees over the years within the Amusement Industry. He is a licensed agent in Hawaii and holds non-resident licenses in over 25 states.

Andy Lucas

Andy Lucas

Producer

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Specialties: Commercial, Manufacturing & Distribution, Nonprofits & Social Services, Retail & Restaurants, Personal Lines

Andy Lucas is president of G. A. Lucas, Inc., and is affiliated with Haas & Wilkerson Insurance. As a producer at Haas & Wilkerson Insurance since January 2009, Andy, along with his brother, Joe Lucas, is responsible for sales and serving their nationwide book of business. Andy has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry focusing on medium to large clients that have multi-state exposures.

Andy Lucas is president of G. A. Lucas, Inc., and is affiliated with Haas & Wilkerson Insurance. As a producer at Haas & Wilkerson Insurance since January 2009, Andy, along with his brother, Joe Lucas, is responsible for sales and serving their nationwide book of business. Andy has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry focusing on medium to large clients that have multi-state exposures. Andy and his team pride themselves on the excellent, comprehensive service they provide to all their clients. Born and raised in the Kansas City area, Andy attended Bishop Miege High School and Kansas State University. Andy is married and has two very active children and one goofy black lab. When he is not at one of the kid’s practices or games, he likes to get out on his mountain bike and enjoy some of the best single track the area has to offer.

Joe Lucas

Joe Lucas

Producer

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Specialties: Commercial, Manufacturing & Distribution, Nonprofits & Social Services, Retail & Restaurants, Personal Lines

Joe Lucas has been a Producer with Haas & Wilkerson Insurance since 2009 and is proud to work with the same agency where his father George Lucas worked, dating back to the 1970s. Working as a team alongside his brother, Andy Lucas, the duo has over 50 years of combined experience in the insurance industry. This team diligently services their longstanding existing accounts while also developing new business.

Joe Lucas has been a Producer with Haas & Wilkerson Insurance since 2009 and is proud to work with the same agency where his father George Lucas worked, dating back to the 1970s. Working as a team alongside his brother, Andy Lucas, the duo has over 50 years of combined experience in the insurance industry. This team diligently services their longstanding existing accounts while also developing new business. They have written large commercial accounts all across the country. Joe concentrates mainly on commercial business insurance and is able to offer his clientele expertise in personal lines coverages, as well as life and health insurance. Joe was born and raised in Prairie Village, Kansas, and happily resides there today with his wife, Katie, and their children. Now that his days of coaching and attending youth sports games are behind him, Joe can be found regularly on area tennis courts located throughout the city during the evenings and weekends.

Tim O’Donnell

Tim O’Donnell

Producer

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Specialties: Specialty Programs, Amusement Parks, Carnivals, Concessions, Family Entertainment Centers, Trampoline Parks, Waterparks

Tim O’Donnell started with Haas & Wilkerson Insurance in 2008 as a Producer in the Commercial insurance division and was quickly moved onto the production team for its Amusement programs. Today, he manages the western region of the United States, with a focus on the amusement industry, specifically carnivals, waterparks, amusement parks, family entertainment centers and trampoline parks.

Tim O’Donnell started with Haas & Wilkerson Insurance in 2008 as a Producer in the Commercial insurance division and was quickly moved onto the production team for its Amusement programs. Today, he manages the western region of the United States, with a focus on the amusement industry, specifically carnivals, waterparks, amusement parks, family entertainment centers and trampoline parks. Tim is also responsible for managing the World Waterpark Association insurance program. He is very active in the industry, participating in multiple educational and development conferences each year. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas. He has competed in and finished five Ironman Triathlons and multiple marathons. Tim is married and a proud father to one daughter and one son.

Carol Porter

Carol Porter

Producer

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Specialties: Specialty Programs, Fairs, Festivals

Carol Porter has been a Producer in the Recreation division of Haas & Wilkerson Insurance for many years. She works on all types of Fair and Festival accounts ranging from the small county fair to some of the largest events in the nation, in which she provides insurance and risk management consultation. Carol was born and raised in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. She earned her Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 1997. She conducts insurance and risk management sessions at Fair/Festival national and regional meetings throughout the year.

Carol Porter has been a Producer in the Recreation division of Haas & Wilkerson Insurance for many years. She works on all types of Fair and Festival accounts ranging from the small county fair to some of the largest events in the nation, in which she provides insurance and risk management consultation. Carol was born and raised in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. She earned her Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 1997. She conducts insurance and risk management sessions at Fair/Festival national and regional meetings throughout the year. Prior to joining Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, Carol spent 20 years as a Producer in Commercial Lines Marketing, Vice-President, and Account Executive in major insurance agencies in the Kansas City area. The following are a few of the major festivals and fairs that Carol is proud to call her clients: SEAFAIR, Inc., Kentucky Derby Festival, Riverbend Festival, Gilroy Garlic Festival, Erie County Ag Society, Portland Rose Festival, and South Florida Fair & Palm Beach County Fair.

Kent Sanders

Kent Sanders

Director of Claims & Risk Management

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Specialties: Claims & Risk Management

Kent Sanders has spent his entire career working in commercial insurance, first on the carrier side, then joining Haas & Wilkerson Insurance in 2000 to form H&W Risk Management, a Claims & Risk Management unit dedicated to serving the amusement industry. This division is nationally recognized as the claims, litigation, and risk management authority and service provider to the amusement industry. Kent’s expertise extends to fairs, festivals, carnivals, fun centers, rodeo events, trampoline parks, and water attractions.

Kent Sanders has spent his entire career working in commercial insurance, first on the carrier side, then joining Haas & Wilkerson Insurance in 2000 to form H&W Risk Management, a Claims & Risk Management unit dedicated to serving the amusement industry. This division is nationally recognized as the claims, litigation, and risk management authority and service provider to the amusement industry. Kent’s expertise extends to fairs, festivals, carnivals, fun centers, rodeo events, trampoline parks, and water attractions. He regularly presents on safety and amusement topics at seminars, association events, and trade shows across the country. He is certified by the National Association of Ride Safety Officials and the Amusement Industry Manufacturer’s Society; is a member of the International Amusement & Leisure Defense Association; and personally directs high-profile litigation across the nation. Kent works with clients to establish and maintain the highest standards of care to ensure enjoyable and safe entertainment opportunities for all patrons.

Alex Schultz

Alex Schultz

Producer

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Specialties: Specialty Programs, Family Entertainment Centers, Trampoline Parks

Alex Schultz is a Producer at Haas & Wilkerson Insurance with years of commercial insurance experience. Along with the agency’s involvement with IAPPA and other organizations, Alex participates in IAPPA summits, FEC networking, and Bowl Expo. He regularly attends safety conferences specific to the industry and went to Philadelphia to participate in CHUBB’s accelerated training program. He finished in the 99 percentile of his class with his test scores at the end of the two-week training.

Ryan Shriver

Ryan Shriver

Producer

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Specialties: Commercial, Nonprofits & Social Services, Personal Lines

Ryan Shriver is a Producer in Haas & Wilkerson Insurance’s Commercial Division. In addition to his day-to-day sales responsibilities, he is active in business development with a primary focus on nonprofits. His clients represent nonprofit, civic and social services, education, and professional organizations. He enjoys serving on various nonprofit committees, as well as supporting their fundraising efforts.

Ryan Shriver is a Producer in Haas & Wilkerson Insurance’s Commercial Division. In addition to his day-to-day sales responsibilities, he is active in business development with a primary focus on nonprofits. His clients represent nonprofit, civic and social services, education, and professional organizations. He enjoys serving on various nonprofit committees, as well as supporting their fundraising efforts. He is an active participant in The First Tee of Greater Kansas City, Welcome House Golf Tournament, Crusaders, Web.com Tournament, Nonprofit Connect, Waldo/Brookside Rotary, Eric Berry Foundation, and Legal Aid of Western Missouri. Ryan served as the Chairman for the the Annual Welcome House Golf Tournament. Ryan was named one of the Independent magazine’s Rising Stars for 2018. Ryan earned a Division I Basketball scholarship to play at Western Illinois University. Two years later, he transferred to play basketball at Ft. Hays State University, and graduated with a Business Management degree. He holds a Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) designation.

Andrew Vandepopulier

Andrew Vandepopulier

Producer

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Specialties: Specialty Programs, Fairs, Festivals, Rodeos

Andrew Vandepopulier is a Producer in the Programs division at Haas & Wilkerson Insurance. With over a decade of insurance experience and a background in claims and sales, Andrew supports clients representing Fairs, Festivals, Rodeos, and other Special Events around the country, helping them build great programs and mitigating large exposures. He serves on committees and boards to facilitate the continued expansion of strong risk management practices.

Andrew Vandepopulier is a Producer in the Programs division at Haas & Wilkerson Insurance. With over a decade of insurance experience and a background in claims and sales, Andrew supports clients representing Fairs, Festivals, Rodeos, and other Special Events around the country, helping them build great programs and mitigating large exposures. He serves on committees and boards to facilitate the continued expansion of strong risk management practices. He’s an active participant in the IAFE Young Professionals Initiative as well as an annual contributor to the Fair and Festival speakers’ panels. Andrew also serves as sponsorship chair for the American Royal Rodeo committee and assists with the annual rodeo. He’s completed the Institute of Fair Management through the IAFE and is wrapping up his CFE through the IFEA. Andrew graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a degree in Business Education. He played three years of college baseball at Maple Woods Community College and Truman State, and continues to be active in all outdoor sports.