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  • Erik J. Loesch, CIC

    Agency Principal
    Office: 843-856-2909 x100
    Fax: 888-651-1234
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    Erik Loesch is the Agency Principal and has been with Atlantic Shield Insurance Group since its inception. With over 10 years in the industry, he now focuses on management and administration at the agency, and shares his knowledge with his staff.

    Erik is an active tennis player who plays competitively with the Charleston Pro League. He enjoys spending time with his wife Julia and daughters Ella and Kairi, and his hobbies include boating, reading, and practicing his ukelele. 

  • Ryland H. Shaw, III, CIC

    Agency Principal
    Office: 843-856-2909 x101
    Fax: 888-560-4788
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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  • Peter Vaska, CISR, CIC

    Commercial Lines Agent
    Office: 843-856-2909 x104
    Fax: 888-702-8682
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    Commercial Lines Advisor Peter Vaska focuses on assisting clients with hard to place risks, including the hospitality industry, condo assocations, lessors risk, tech, and medical companies.

    Outside the office, you can find him golfing, enjoying hockey, or traveling.

  • Hunter Mengel

    Personal Lines Agent
    Office: 843-856-2909 x123
    Fax: 888-477-3361
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    Hunter is a personal lines agent with nearly 10 years insurance experience. He's been with our agency for a good portion of his career.

    His enjoys spending time with his wife Vicki, a first grade teacher in Mt. Pleasant, and his dog, a Springer Spaniel named Wyatt. He also enjoys golfing, boating, and spending time with family and friends.

  • Mark Trigonoplos, ANFI, CISR

    Commercial Lines Agent
    Office: 843-856-2909 x117
    Fax: 888-739-6219
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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  • Jason S. Stanley

    Personal Lines Agent
    Office: 843-856-2909 x115
    Fax: 888-831-2381
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    Jason is starting his insurance career as a personal lines advisor working with clients with high value assets.

    Outside of the agency, he enjoys golf, boating, surfing, and spending time with his wife and twin boys.

  • Tim Donahue, CIC

    Commercial Lines Agent
    Office: 843-856-2909 x103
    Fax: 843-353-2474
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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  • Brett Bristow

    Commercial Lines Agent
    Office: 843-856-2909 x125
    Fax: 888.243.8649
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    Brett Bristow is a commercial lines agent who is beginning his insurance career with our agency. He is quickly learning about workers compensation solutions, builders risk, garage liability, transportation coverage, and cyber liability. We are happy to have him and help him learn.

    When he's not improving his insurance skills, he enjoys running and spending as much time outdoors as possible.

  • Melissa Sills, AIAM, API

    Agency Operations Manager
    Office: 843-856-2909 x106
    Fax: 888-672-5072
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    Melissa Sills, Agency Operations Manager, has 15 years in the insurance industry, and has spent the majority of her insurance career with the Atlantic Shield Insurance Group. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a UT Vols fan.

    When she's not at the agency, Melissa enjoys participating in endurance events (she's completed three marathons and a half-ironman triathlon). When she's not running races (or running the agency) she spends time with her two young children Robbie and Zoe, and her husband Greg.

  • Susie Schill, CISR, AIAM

    Commercial Lines Department Manager
    Office: 843-856-2909 x102
    Fax: 888-613-1494
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    Susie is Atlantic Shield's Commercial Lines Manager. She works specifically with condominium and homeowners associations and large lessors' risk accounts.

    When not at the agency, she enjoys her life in Mt. Pleasant with her husband and two children. They like to travel and spend time outdoors.

  • Tara Giuliani

    Personal Lines Department Manager
    Office: 843-856-2909 x118
    Fax: 888-337-3319
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    Tara is Atlantic Shield's Personal Lines Department Manager. She's got close to 15 years experience in the insurance industry, and makes sure our personal lines account managers and assistants are working as efficiently as possible.

    She enjoys local cuisine, going to the beach, and spending time with her family.

  • Marianne Todd, CISR, AU

    Commercial Lines Account Manager
    Office: 843-856-2909 x107
    Fax: 888-872-3510
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    Commercial Lines Account Manager Marianne has over 20 years in the insurance industry, and is a great asset when working with our business owner clients.

    She and her husband, Marc, have a daughter named Abigail.

  • Tammy Maxwell, CISR

    Personal Lines Account Manager
    Office: 843-856-2909 x119
    Fax: 888-389-9653
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    Tammy is our Personal Lines Account Manager with over 20 years of experience. She's been sharing her knowledge and skills with Atlantic Shield Insurance Group clients for the past several years, and all of them benefit from working with her.

    Outside of the agency, she considers herself a diehard Tarheels, North Carolina Panthers, and Tennesee Vols fan. She enjoys spending time gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.

  • Sara Warrick CISR,CPSR, AINS, ARM

    Commercial Lines Account Manager
    Office: 843-856-2909 x116
    Fax: 843-628-2374
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    Sara Warrick is a Commercial Lines Account Manager with over 20 years' experience in the insurance industry. She's spent the most recent years of her career with the Atlantic Shield Insurance Group, and we are happy to have her working with our commercial accounts.

  • Katie Meibers, CISR

    Personal Lines Account Manager
    Office: 843-856-2909 x112
    Fax: 888-320-9847
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    Katie is a personal lines Account Manager and has been with the agency for several years.

    She and her husband foster dogs and neonatal kittens for the Charleston Animal Society.

  • Felicia Plunkett

    Commercial Lines Assistant Account Manager
    Office: 843-856-2909 x113
    Fax: 888-619-5513
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    Felicia Plunkett lends her 20+ years of experience in the insurance industry to Atlantic Shield Insurance Group as one of our Commercial Lines Assistant Account Managers. Her focus is on commercial lines insurance of all kinds.

  • Jennifer O’Halloran, ACSR

    Personal Lines Account Manager
    Office: 843-856-2909 x114
    Fax: 888-573-0246
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    Jennifer brings 25 years of experience and knowledge to Atlantic Shield Insurance Group's personal lines accounts. Her customer service skills make her interactions with clients pleasant and effective.

    She has enjoyed her time in Mt. Pleasant since moving here two years ago with her son and her yellow lab. She likes to read, garden, go to the beach, and explore the city.

  • Brittany Hobbs

    Commercial Lines Assistant Account Manager
    Office: 843-856-2909 x124
    Fax: 843-628-4918
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    Brittany Hobbs is starting her insurance career with our agency as a Commercial Lines Assistant Account manager.

  • Emily McQueeney

    Personal Lines Account Manager
    Office: 843-856-2909 x108
    Fax: 888-809-3031
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    Charleston local Emily McQueeney is a Personal Lines Account Manager who has started her career with Atlantic Shield Insurance Group.

    She enjoys being on the water and loves attending sporting events, especially South Carolina football games.

  • Lauren Lipsmeyer

    New Business Coordinator
    Office: 843-856-2909 x109
    Fax: 888-800-1530
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    When you start a policy with Atlantic Shield Insurance Group, you can expect to hear from our New Business Coordinator, Lauren. She specializes in making the start of our clients' personal lines smooth and efficient.

  • Shelley Smith, CISR

    Personal Lines Assistant Account Manager
    Office: 843-856-2909 x122
    Fax: 888-261-3683
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    Shelley is an Assistant Account Manager for our personal lines clients. 

    She enjoys running marathons and spending time with her husband and her 5-year-old son, Parker.

  • Barbara LaMendola

    Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
    Office: 843-856-2909 x105
    Fax: 888-697-5823
    421 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. STE 200
    Mount Pleasant SC 29464
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    When you step into our office, you can expect a warm greeting from Barbara.