Douglas H. Bert
President - The Bert Insurance Group
Doug has been in the insurance industry for over 20 years. A graduate of Westminster College, he began his career with The Travelers Insurance Company in Oklahoma and returned to Erie in 1988 to pursue a career as an independent insurance broker. He was a Vice President with Acordia of Western PA when he and his father founded The Bert Insurance Group in December 1994. He works with privately and publicly held companies in several states.

J. Boyd Bert, Jr. CLU
Vice President - The Bert Insurance Group
Boyd Bert has been in the employee benefit and life insurance business for over 50 years. He has worked principally with commercial and non-profit entities and their owners and key personnel. Boyd was awarded the Chartered Life Underwriter designation in 1960. Prior to his entry into the insurance and benefits insurance, he attended The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

James P. Renshaw, Jr.
Of Council - Renshaw Insurance
James Renshaw has been in the Property and Casualty insurance business for over 30 years as an Agent and Broker. He joined his father's agency in 1970. Renshaw Insurance and The Bert Insurance Group affiliated in 2002. Mr. Renshaw manages the Property and Casualty Insurance Division for The Bert Insurance Group. Mr. Renshaw remains active in the community, serving on a number of non-profit boards in leadership positions.

James F. M. Laughlin, AEP, CLU, ChFC, RHU, LUTCF
Vice President - The Bert Insurance Group
Jim Laughlin began his insurance career in 1982 after finishing his formal education at Mercyhurst College. His areas of specialty include Employee Benefits Consulting, Disability Planning for Professionals, Pension Planning, Life Insurance, Property and Casualty Insurance and Estate Planning. He served as the President of the Erie Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the NWPA Chapter of Financial Service Professionals, and the Erie Estate Planning Council. He is active in numerous charitable and community projects.

Wendy J. Hodapp
Vice President Employee Benefits Department
Wendy Hodapp has twelve years of employee benefits experience from the employer and brokerage perspectives. Prior to joining The Bert Insurance Group, Wendy was a Benefits Specialist in the Human Resources Department of Zurn Industry corporate headquarters. Wendy's focus is on compliance issues, plan documents, employee/employer correspondence and claims adjudication. She is a graduate of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

Donna M. Kline
Sr. Commercial Lines Representative
Donna Kline has worked in the insurance industry for over forty years. She began her career at the former Robinson-Conner Company and was employed with Best Insurance in 1983. Donna joined The Bert Insurance Group in July of 2004. Her focus is to competitively place new and existing business and to service the Commercial Lines policies to make sure they are properly covered at a competitive price.

Matthew J. Turk
Vice President Insurance Operations
Matt has been in the insurance industry for over 15 years. He is a graduate of Gannon University. His career includes positions held with the Western-Southern Life Insurance Company, the Pfeffer Insurance Agency and the PMA Insurance Group. His primary focus is to consult with regional and national businesses regarding their Property, Liability and Workers' Compensation insurance needs.

Natalie Quigley
Controller - The Bert Insurance Group

Natalie has over twenty years of financial accounting experience with strengths in accounting practices and procedures. Natalie also has extensive experience in implementing and servicing 401(k) plans and other employee benefit programs. She has successfully implemented several different types of accounting software. Natalie is a graduate of Gannon University.

Michael Vereb
Account Executive - The Bert Insurance Group
Michael has ten years’ experience in the insurance industry.  He is a graduate of Penn State University.  During his career, he has held positions as a property and casualty producer with Acordia of Western Pennsylvania and health insurance producer with HealthAmerica.  Michael’s experience enables him to provide consultative advice to The Bert Insurance Group’s clients on a wide-range of insurance products.

William J. Collins IV
Account Executive - The Bert Insurance Group
Will Collins recently affiliated with The Bert Insurance Group. Born and raised in Erie, Will is a graduate of Mercyhurst Preparatory School, and later attended Denison University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Will also has experience in accounting and finance. His primary focus is to consult with regional businesses regarding their Property, Liability, and Workers Compensation Insurance needs. Additionally, Will also works with Personal Lines clients on their homeowners, auto, and excess liability coverage needs.