An Interview with Lane & Associate's Underwriter, Chris Weego
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An Interview with Lane & Associate’s Underwriter, Chris Weego

Underwriter, Chris Weego

An Interview with Lane & Associate’s Underwriter, Chris Weego

Our passionate and dedicated team is what separates Lane & Associates from the rest. We interviewed one of our own Underwriters, Chris Weego, to find out more about his journey into a career in insurance, how he maintains a good work/life balance and his insight into working with Lane & Associates.

What keeps you busy when you’re not at work?

“I am usually spending time at the ballpark coaching my son in baseball or at the gym watching my daughter doing gymnastics. We are in the taxi-driving years, where we go from one activity to another, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. These are the best years.

How did you come into to a career in insurance?

“I was working in the Athletic Department at Louisiana Tech University when we found out that we were going to have our first child. I loved athletics, but we traveled so much, and I was afraid that I might miss seeing my kids grow up. Through a mutual friend, I met an owner of a MGA that was looking to hire someone to be an underwriter. They asked me, “What do you know about insurance?”. I said, “Not much, but I have two degrees, and if you teach me, I’ll learn.” I was offered the job, and it turned out to be one of the best decisions in my life. It has been a great career, and it allows me time to spend with my family. I’m very grateful for the opportunities this industry has provided me.”

What do you enjoy most about your job?

“The people! I love my coworkers, and I love my agents. Too often, people get used to sitting behind the computer that they forget there are people on the other end. I love getting to know my agents and being able to help them when I can. I don’t get to see them as often as I like, but I try to make a point to visit all of them when I can. This is a relationship-centered business, and I try to make it easy for my agents to do business with us. I can’t do everything, but I can try my best and treat everybody with a smile  — even if it is behind a keyboard.”

Meet the rest of the Lane & Associates team by visiting our About Us page.

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.