Leadership Team

RENE SWAN, PRESIDENT

Rene Swan joined United Valley Insurance Services, Inc. in 2011 and has 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.

 

JOHN PERKINS, VICE PRESIDENT

John began his insurance career in 1994 as a Claims Adjuster for Farmers Insurance Group.  In 2007 John took the position of Senior Agency Portfolio Manager for Foremost Insurance, personal and commercial lines for the Central Valley and Central Coast of California. John graduated from California State University, Chico with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organization Communication and a Minor in Political Science. 

John is married with two sons, one attending Arizona State University and the other is in high school.

 

MICHAEL O'DELL, BUSINESS ANALYST

Michael O'Dell has worked for United Valley for over 14 years. He provides support as our project leader for the development & deployment of new systems and tools, maintaining and updating existing tools, and heads up our programming and data management systems.

Michael lives with his wife in Fresno. 

 

ELIZABETH NEWLAND, SERVICE TEAM MANAGER

Elizabeth began her insurance career in 1997 as an Agency Services Coordinator at OneBeacon Insurance. She soon became an Underwriting Technician and not long after that an Underwriting Specialist. Elizabeth joined United Valley Insurance Services in 2002.

Elizabeth is an active member of her church and lives in Madera with her husband and their children.


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