Originally from Seoul, Korea, Young immigrated to the United States when he was a child. He has called Denver, Colorado home since 1977. He graduated from the University of Colorado with a BA in psychology. He belongs to the Denver Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau. He was the man of the year for several insurance companies and he has sat on numerous insurance advisory boards. He is a dedicated family man consisting of his wife, Esme, and his son, Max, who has become the joy of their lives. He started his insurance career in 1993 with an emphasis on life insurance for the first 5 years and eventually developed Premier Group Insurance, Inc. in April of 1999. His vision for PGI was to marry quality insurance carriers with experienced insurance agents while providing ongoing training, support and guidance.
Today, the vision is being realized with hundreds of productive and profitable agents across the country balanced with superior internal support from the experienced PGI team. PGI’s success is directly connected to one statement: “We do what we say”.
Rex Hickling lives and breathes insurance. For over 25 years he worked for two fortune 100 Companies within the Insurance Industry. (Safeco and Travelers) Within those companies, he worked in every capacity you can imagine. He started as an Underwriter with Safeco in Southern California after graduating from Colorado University in Boulder. While working at Safeco and climbing the Leadership ladder, Rex attained his CPCU designation. Rex has worked with 1000’s of Captive and Independent agencies across America in Senior Leadership roles.
Today as President of Premier Group Insurance, he details the path to success for 100’s of prosperous agencies, the culmination of which is celebrated by carriers throughout the industry every year!
David is our National Director of Business Development and joined Premier in December 2013. Prior to joining Premier; David has enjoyed a prosperous 25 years in the insurance industry, primarily as a Local, Regional and National Marketing Manager for Guaranty National, Safeco, Progressive, Travelers and The General; he’s held his P|C License since 2000. David left the Independent Agency Channel in the early 2000’s to become a captive agent with Allstate for 4 years; his vast experience & knowledge working in both the Independent and Captive Agent Channels will greatly enhance your customer experience with David. In 2014, David relocated to Phoenix, AZ and accepted the role as National Business Development Manager at Premier. Since April 2014, David has successfully on-boarded 110 Premier Agency Partners. In March 2019, David and his team at Americas Best Insurance Companies LLC. partnered with Premier Group Insurance and will develop into our Premier SW Regional office in 2019 in Tempe, AZ.
My name is Eric Fierro and I am a business development manager at PGI coming with over 15 years of management, recruiting, and sales experience in the insurance industry with companies like NY life, Farmers, Allstate, and Colorado Insurance. I am also experienced in mortgages, notaries, and selling real estate. I am a well-rounded business professional who has worn many hats and can easily connect to different professionals in the industry. I have accomplished elite goals such as President’s Council. I take pride in establishing long-lasting relationships with my agency partners. I am excited to be part of Premier with everything that this company stands for and believes in.
Robin brings 32 years of insurance industry experience to PGI. Because of her experience as both a captive and independent agency owner for more than 20 years, she is able to expertly navigate agents through the process. Her passion is not only in helping agents make the transition to independent agency ownership, but also to see them thrive. Her family is her why and includes her husband of nearly 39 years, David and her two kids, Haley (26) and Garrett(19).
Adris Lorenzato was born and raised in Louisiana (geaux tigers!) and moved to Denver in 2018. She has a background in human resources and is currently working on a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting. She has worked with Premier Group Insurance since October 2020. In her time away from work and school, Adris enjoys public speaking with a nearby Toastmasters club, and volunteering with local organizations.
Jordan Abeyta specializes in accounts receivables, payables, and agency bill policies. At PGI she assists agents with financing, completing payments, and answers questions regarding agency bill commission. Jordan is a Colorado native, which she graduated from CU Denver with her B.B.A in Accounting. If Jordan isn’t at work, she is either traveling to a new city or hanging out with her niece and nephews. Jordan believes in living her best life so she works hard and her very best every day.
Trenny Dillon is a major component in the PGI operation. Her great caring and cheerful attitude, her sense of humor brighten everyone’s workday. Her vast knowledge and experience within the insurance industry make her a very special asset to PGI. Her desire to help others succeed is evident in the manner in which she interacts with new agents during training sessions and when they call with questions. She puts forth an immense amount of time and effort to ensure that each and every new agent has the best opportunity to be successful in their endeavors as PGI agents.
Trenny’s favorite activities are to take her dogs and go on a hike with friends on warm, sunny days. Spending time with her family is also most important to Trenny. Her lifetime dream is to one day be able to work with animals and children in need.
Cassandra Hayne is originally from Southern California and moved to Pensacola Florida when she was twelve. She then moved to Gainesville Florida to go to college.
She likes dogs and traveling as well as anthropology and baking. If she were not working in insurance her dream would be to be doing ethnographies about the U.S. educational system. She values being a well rounded person.
The craziest thing she has ever done is travel around the country with her brother for three months. She got to go to a lot National Monuments and a lot of places she had not seen before.
Bertha Campos has been living in Colorado since 2001. She loves to hike, watch movies and spend time with her family and friends.
She has been working at PGI since 2013 and in the licensing department since 2016.
Emily Maxwell is originally from Chicago, IL. She fulfilled her lifelong dream of moving to Colorado in 2014 and hasn’t looked back since. Emily spends her time outside of the office making art, snowboarding, hiking, camping, attending live music events and playing with her many cats.
Joshua Kruse is from South Florida and has been in Colorado almost 20 years. In his spare time, he enjoys the beauty of Colorado, and enjoys hiking, biking, golf, tennis, the gym, live music, and spending time with his friend and family.
Danielle Lopez grew up in a military family and lived all over the country, but calls Colorado home. In her spare time, she enjoys the Colorado outdoors, including hiking and mountain biking. She also likes to travel, read, and play guitar and ukulele.
Misti Hipps is originally from Arkansas. In her spare time she likes to run, swim, ski, ride horses and spend time with her two kids. She is knew to insurance but is loving working at PGI!
Danielle Austin is from Atlanta Georgia and has been in Colorado for almost 12 years. She graduated from University of Colorado. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and running, snowboarding, drawing and painting, and a good book.
Jeff is a native Chicagoan, husband of 36 years and father of 3 young men, he and his family relocated to Denver in 1998. He’s been a Prudential agent, stay at home dad, sales rep for the plastics industry, and has nearly 20 years of insurance training experience with The Hartford and Liberty Mutual. Jeff joined PGI in 2018 as Commercial Lines Trainer. With experience in Instructional Design and extensive presentation experience, Jeff hopes to bring clarity and success to our agents in Commercial Lines! No matter your experience level, there will be training to help you understand coverage, service, and sales components of your journey in CL Insurance.
Kelsey Oglesbee is a Colorado native and loves the great outdoors. You will find her on the weekend traveling to exciting destinations or out on the lake in her kayak. She is a strong player in developing a professional and positive work ethic. Kelsey loves experiencing new challenges within the workplace and learning to overcome obstacles that not only improve her as an employee, but as an individual.
Brianda has been working at PGI for over 5 years. She started off in the accounting/ commissions department. After that she moved onto other roles as a lead in Licensing, training and now agency development. She is excited to work with you and help your agency grow! In her free time, she likes to go to the gym and spend time with family and friends. She loves to travel and is inspired by the beauties of this world, sometimes we even joke wondering where she is off to now.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou