Lynda Andrews – CEO
Ms. Andrews started in the mortgage banking business, and prior to joining First Line Insurance Services, was the licensed Vice President of both Fireman’s Fund Mortgage Corporation’s insurance agencies. One agency was designed for mortgage-related optional insurance; the other sold property coverage, including homeowners, flood and fire policies. She has a firm understanding of investor requirements concerning hazard and flood insurance and has gained a sincere appreciation of the impact on loan servicing relative to the sale of these products. She is a consummate professional who continues to develop programs and offer products and services that reduce overhead, financial exposure and risk while meeting mortgage obligations.
Lynda’s systems expertise and industry savvy has provided her with the ability to design proprietary REO programs and is an MGA for Lloyds of London. She has written and presented numerous training programs for Customer Service Representatives to enhance their understanding of basic insurance products.
In 2008, Lynda and First Line Insurance began working with Credit Unions across the country to help them provide quality and affordable insurance solutions to their members. In 2010, First Line purchased a full service agency in Redlands, CA. This wholly owned subsidiary does business as Sawyer Cook Insurance in the state of CA. Presently, First Line has partnered with 15 Credit Unions nationwide, and has a team dedicated to servicing Credit Union members. Lynda has also sat on the NACUSO Property and Casualty board for the last four years, adding her years of insurance expertise to the panel. Lynda is also on the Advisory Board of Directors for Colorado Business Bank and the Cancer League of Colorado.
Jaci Fischer – CFO
After earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Ms Fischer started her career as a CPA in Public Accounting, working for the firm of Ernst & Young. She took this experience and expanded on it while working as Controller for Pulte Home Mortgage, as well as in positions in banking and sales before joining First Line Insurance as Chief Financial Officer in 2009.
Her 30 years of accounting experience has given her a diverse background in management, financial corporate accounting, reporting, budgeting and human resources. She has expertise in financial research and analysis with a track record of streamlining business processes and cutting costs. In addition she has a strong working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Jaci brings to First Line her strategic focus, vision and the mature judgement she has gained during her long and successful career.
Katherine Price – EVP
Kathy Price began her insurance career with Travelers upon graduation from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her career with Travelers spanned 30 years. Through increasingly challenging roles within the Travelers organization, Kathy’s experience included Personal Insurance and Business Insurance with responsibility for Agency Relations to Underwriting in the Southwest and Rocky Mountain states. In 2012 she retired from Travelers where she held the role of Underwriting Director, Business Insurance for the Southwest Region.
During the early 2000’s Kathy worked with Ms. Andrews and WNC First managing their proprietary program for Apartments written with Lloyds of London. Kathy, as an approved Coverholder with Lloyds, managed an $80,000,000 book of business. During this time she broadened her experience in Surplus Lines and in 2005 Kathy was selected as the Colorado recipient of a scholarship to the NAPSLO Advance School.
Today, Kathy brings her years of experience to First Line Insurance where she is responsible for business operations and business development. Under her guidance, the agency has developed unique specialty programs that are proprietary to First Line Insurance and she has been instrumental in the successful growth of focused business relationships with Credit Unions.