Leadership Team

Rene Swan, President

Rene Swan joined United Valley Insurance Services, Inc. in 2011, with over 25 years experience in the insurance and financial services industry and was named President in August 2016. Prior to joining United Valley, she spent time on both the retail agency side–for both small and large brokerage firms and on the carrier side, for both Safeco Insurance Company and MetLife Auto & Home.

Rene is married with two adult sons, one is serving in the U.S. Navy and one is a Junior in college at Fresno State University. Rene has served on the Fresno-Clovis Walk to End Alzheimer’s Planning Committee since 2013; on the Central Valley Steering Committee for the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation since 2014 and serves as co-chair of their Central Valley Grants Committee since 2012.

Mark Smith, Risk Management Consultant

Mark Smith began his insurance career in 1979 as a Field Assistant for Travelers Insurance Company. In 1990, he took the position as Marketing Director for AON and later became the Vice President Account Executive and Large Account Manager. He moved to the brokerage side of insurance in 2001 as an Area Vice President and Account Executive and joined United Valley in 2011. Mark provides members with consultation and advice on larger or complex commercial lines accounts and assists with loss sensitive program development, where appropriate.

Mark was born and raised in Fresno, CA and is active with the North Fresno Rotary.

Mike McCreary, Executive Consultant & Director

Mike McCreary was President and Chief Executive Officer of United Valley Insurance Services, Inc. since its founding in 1983 and has been active in the insurance industry since 1973. He retired December 31, 2016 and continues to be active as a Consultant as well as a member of United Valley’s Board of Directors. Prior to leading United Valley, Mike held various underwriting and management positions with The Hartford, Aetna Life & Casualty and Commercial Union Insurance Company.

He is married with two adult children, and is on the Board of Directors of Hope Now for Youth, a local ministry that recruits young people out of the gang life and into jobs, helping them become productive, positive members of the community.

Neal Stanley, Executive Consultant & Director

Neal Stanley was Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of United Valley, providing guidance and leadership since 2002. He retired December 31, 2016 and continues to be active as a Consultant to United Valley’s Leadership Team. He also serves on United Valley’s Board of Directors. Neal spent more than 30 years providing management and direction to various insurance companies and agencies prior to joining United Valley.

Neal has served on the Board of Directors of various industry organizations and is an active member of the State Bar of California.