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Young Yun

CEO & Founder
Rex Hickling

Direct 720.457.0206
Shawn Michael Walker

Vice President
Direct 720.457.0203

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!

Shawn Michael Walker has over 16 years managing company resources on both the AGENCY and CARRIER side of the Independent Agency equation. While attending the U of U, he managed one of the largest independent agencies in Salt Lake City. Upon graduating he took a job in Sales Management. He was promoted to a Leadership role where he managed Personal and Commercial products and six Territory Sales Managers in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico (126,000,000 in WP). He returned to CO to team up with Premier Group Insurance. Today, As Vice President of Distribution, He works with our only client: our Agents, and our only stakeholder: our Carriers, to maximize growth and earnings.
David Colvin

Business Development Director
Direct 720.550.1031
John Keenan

Business Development Manager
Direct 281.580.3522

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.

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Areli Perez

Commissions Manager
720.457.1101 x 101
Direct 720.457.1103
Patricia Tong

Commissions & Accounting
720.457.1101 x 122
Direct 303.697.4192
Jeff Boivin

Commissions & Accounting
720.457.1101 x 121
Direct 720.457.0153
Areli Perez started with Premier Group Insurance since 2008 and is the first ten year employee at PGI. Started as a receptionist at Premier and is now the Commissions and Accounting manager. Born in Zacatecas Mexico she came to the United States when she was 5 years old. Working her way to the manager position Areli believes, if you work hard enough there is nothing you cant do. She loves to Travel and spend time with her son and family.
Patricia Tong was born in San Jose, California and raised in Houston, Texas. She went to the University of Houston, where she graduated with a B.B.A in Finance and Marketing. After graduating college, she travelled the world working on a cruise ship in Hawaii, and then eventually working as a flight attendant for 5 years. Flight attending eventually brought her to Denver in 2013, where she fell in love with the mountains and sunshine. After deciding to settle down and retire her wings, she pursued teaching math at Denver Public Schools. After realizing teaching wasn’t for her, she went on to work at Premier Group Insurance, where she has been on the commissions and accounting team since the Summer of 2017.
Jeff Boivin has been with Premier Group Insurance since January 2017. Jeff enjoys working with technology to improve PGI, helping agents with their commissions, & working with a great team. Jeff’s career has also included work in mental health & special education. Jeff grew up in Illinois & went to the University of Arizona in Tucson before moving to Denver in 2012.
Troy Bryan

Commissions & Accounting
720.457.1101 x 104
Direct 720.457.0182
Troy Bryan was born and raised in Memphis Tennessee, Troy is a graduate of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. He graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. During his studies in 2016, he was a finance intern for a fintech company called Linked Finance that runs a crowd funding platform giving loans to small businesses in Dublin Ireland. After he graduated from CSU, he was an Office Manager for an oil investment company based in Centennial Colorado where he was able to enhance his analytical, communication, and organizational skills by ensuring the day to day operations of the office were met with high efficiency. He brings the same experience and skill levels to his current role with the commissions department at PGI, where he is fully committed to serving agent needs in the area of commissions on a daily basis. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar in the worship band at his church, running, cycling, and going to concerts at Red Rocks.
Trenny Dillon

Training Specialist
720.457.1101 x 113
Direct 720.457.3497
Cassandra Hayne

Training Lead
720.457.1101 x 111
Direct 303.242.8125

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

Licensing Specialist
720.457.1101 x 118
Direct 303.459.2883
Emily Maxwell

Licensing Specialist
720.457.1101 x 108
Direct 720.457.0210
Joshua Kruse

Licensing Specialist
720.457.1101 x 123
Direct 303-317-4206

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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.

Jeffrey Klimczak

Commercial Lines Trainer
Direct: 303-768-0780

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

Licensing & Marketing Specialist
720.457.1101 x 120
Direct: 303-325-5870
Brianda Johnson

Agency Development
720.457.1101 x 110
Direct: 720.458.8189
Chris Bixler

Manager of Technology
720.457.1101 x 109
Direct: 720.457.0184

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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