An Interview with Lane & Associates Vice President, Marie Hohensee


An Interview with Lane & Associates Vice President, Marie Hohensee

At the core of what makes Lane & Associates great is a team of passionate and dedicated professionals. We interviewed Vice President, Marie Hohensee, to find out more about her journey into a career in insurance, how she maintains a good work/life balance and her insight into working at Lane & Associates.

How did you come to a career in insurance?

“In 1979 I was looking for a job and started in the mail room for United Pacific/Reliance Insurance Company in Salt Lake City, Utah. Back then everything was mailed, so it was quite the operation. I applied for an underwriting assistant job within the company and started my underwriting career doing BOP’s and Farm Owners Policies. I enjoyed underwriting so much that I continued doing so and still am today.”

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

“I’m an avid reader, so when I’m not working, I read to relax my mind. I work in the garden to give me sense of accomplishment, plus my husband and I love traveling and camping.”

What do you enjoy most about your job?

“I’ve worked for some large companies, and what I enjoy the most is the personal attention you get with a family-owned business. Working for Lane & Associates has been, by far, the best job I’ve ever had. Everyone gets along, and I really like my colleagues. It’s satisfying to know that I’m helping to build something that will last long after I retire.”

Share with us a little known fact.

“When I first moved to Baton Rouge, I traveled and attended cat shows where I showed an Ocicat who is a nation grand champion. (Yep, I was a cat lady…)”


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.