Exploring Munich Re Headquarters & Oktoberfest

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Exploring Munich Re Headquarters & Oktoberfest




Last month, our Vice President, Marie Hohensee, CIC, and  President, Scott Landry, CPCU, visited the Munich Re headquarters in Munich, Germany. Munich Re is one of the largest reinsurers in the world, owning several primary carriers including Great Lakes SE (GLISE), The Princeton Excess and Surplus Lines Insurance Company (PESLIC). 

During their visit, Munich Re’s subsidiary, Bell and Clements Ltd., invited Marie and Scott to attend the world’s largest folk festival, Oktoberfest. From mid-September to the first Sunday in October, more than six million people from around the world attend. Oktoberfest features 14 large beer hall tents with each capacity set for 8,500-11,000 people. 

This experience would not have been made possible if it were not for the kindness of Munich Re and Bell and Clements Ltd. Our team at Lane and Associates appreciates the relationships that we share with companies across the world. 

No matter who we are working with, providing personal attention remains one of our top priorities, contact us to learn more about our products, offerings and service.



Karen Bivona is a Lane & Associates underwriter! She underwrites, quotes and services general liability accounts for contractor risks, including our online Artisan Contractor General Liability Program. She has worked with the company for more than 35 years.

Jonathan Whitaker is a Lane & Associates underwriter. One of his favorite parts about his job is the relationships and friendships he's able to extend beyond work. He enjoys golf, traveling, Saints football and spending time with his family.

Marie Hohensee is Lane & Associates Vice President of Commercial Underwriting and assists the commercial underwriters in making sound and profitable decisions in placing business for our customers, as well as underwriting her own book of business. She’s originally from California but has called Louisiana her home for more than 25 years and has been working in insurance for more than 30 years!

Brandy Lane is an Underwriting Assistant at Lane & Associates. Brandy's favorite part of her job is helping the underwriters so we can promptly get things to our agents! Brandy's hobbies include spending time with her friends, trying new restaurants and seeing live music.

Scott Landry is the president of Lane & Associates, an advocate of continuing education and has his CPCU, ASLI, AIS, AU, and AIDA. Scott is active in the insurance community, serving on Commissioner Donelon's Surplus Lines Insurance Advisory Council, The Louisiana Property and Casualty Insurance Commission and the Louisiana Surplus Lines Association. Some of Scott's hobbies include gardening and exercising.

Casey Lane is a Lane & Associates underwriter. His favorite part of his job is building relationships with the agents he serves. When he's not at Lane, Casey enjoys Saint's football, music and watching his four children's sporting events.

Chris Weego is a Lane & Associates underwriter. His favorite thing about working at Lane are his coworkers and the amazing agents he gets to work with. When he's not working, Chris enjoys playing golf, watching his kids play sports and cheering on the Chicago Cubs!

Don Lundy is a Lane & Associates Texas underwriter. Recently, he completed his CPCU designation after 15 years of off-and-on classes. When he's not working, Don enjoys photography, Star Wars, the Atlanta Braves and watching his son bowl.