Meet the Team

East Coast Underwriters teamAaron Wilkie
Position: President
Phone: (864) 542-1592

Aaron has been with ECU since its inception, and has been working in the self-funded insurance industry since 1992. Aaron gained experience working with two national Managing General Underwriters in various positions, including underwriting, sales and operations, and also spent time with one of the largest Third Party Administrator (TPA) Firms in the Northeast, managing their Stop Loss department.
A native of New York, Aaron holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration in Accounting from St. Bonaventure University in Olean, NY.

East Coast Underwriters teamJonathan Socko
Position: Senior Vice President, Sales & Business Development
Phone: (864) 596-5184

Jonathan joined ECU in August 2012. Prior to ECU, Jonathan worked for one of the country’s largest Third Party Administrators (TPA). Working in the industry since 2009, Jonathan has experience in client relations and operations.
Jonathan is a native of Buffalo, NY and graduated from the University of South Carolina.

East Coast Underwriters teamMichael Hirsch
Position: Vice President of Sales
Phone: (716) 225-0404

Mike joined ECU in April, 2008 as the Vice President of Sales. Prior to ECU, Mike was a member of the Senior Management Team with one of the largest Third Party Administrators (TPA) in the country. Working in the industry since 1997, Mike held various positions, including Director of Stop Loss for both Claims and Underwriting. He also spent time in Sales and Product Development.
Mike attended Canisius College and is a native of Buffalo, NY.

East Coast Underwriters teamAndrea Brokamp, MBA
Position: Sales & Business Development
Phone: (864) 542-1561

Andrea joined ECU in August, 2014 in Sales & Business Development. Andrea works closely with ECU’s Producers, ECU’s Carriers, and also helps manage Blue Ridge Captive Solutions. Andrea holds a B.S. in Economics and her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from East Carolina University. Andrea is originally from Charlotte, NC.

East Coast Underwriters teamKody Parker
Position: Junior Sales Rep and Marketing Analyst
Phone: (864)-596-5189

Kody joined ECU in February, 2017 as a Sales & Marketing Analyst. He is a Tampa, FL native and graduated from The MUMA College of Business at University of South Florida in 2016 with a B.A. in Business Management, and a concentration in Marketing. Prior to ECU, Kody started the Sustainability Marketing program within Cigar City Brewing out of Tampa, FL

East Coast Underwriters teamTammie Burrell
Position: Office Manager
Phone: (864) 542-1578

A part of ECU since its beginning, Tammie was hired as a Stop Loss Claims Auditor, quickly advancing to the position of Office Manager, overseeing policy issuance, licensing, Stop Loss premium coordination, and day-to-day office operations. Before ECU, Tammie worked for 13 years with self-funded businesses at a local South Carolina Third Party Administrator (TPA), where she was a Claims Auditor and later promoted to Vice President of Operations. Tammie also has five years of insurance experience.
Tammie holds an Associate Degree in Accounting and is licensed as a Life and Health agent.

East Coast Underwriters teamDonna Duncan
Position: Claims Manager
Phone: (864) 542-1523

Donna began her insurance career in 1979 as a Medical Assistant for a cardiology practice in Athens, GA where part of her duties included Medicaid billing. In 1982, she became the insurance/billing coordinator for a neurosurgery practice in Spartanburg, SC. She accepted a position as a junior claims approver for Metropolitan Life in 1989 and was the 1990 Approver of the Year for the Greenville, SC office. In 1991, she returned to medical assisting for a nephrology practice in Spartanburg with a focus on insurance and billing. She accepted a claims examiner position with a local full-insured carrier in 2002 and was promoted to Cost Containment Analyst in 2005.
Donna joined East Coast Underwriters in July 2005 as a risk analyst and claims auditor. In January of 2006 she was promoted to Claims Manager and continues to do occasional consultations for group risk analysis for the underwriting department.

East Coast Underwriters teamMaureen Wilkie
Position: Director of Medical Solutions
Phone: (864) 542-1590

Maureen joined ECU in 2004 as Director of Medical Solutions. Maureen has 25 years experience in the managed care arena in various roles with TPA’s, Managed Care Organizations and Oncology Disease Management. She earned her Registered Nursing degree in 1990 from Milliard Fillmore Hospital School of Nursing in Buffalo, NY and also received her Case Manager Certification in 1997.

East Coast Underwriters teamGina Murphy Maness
Position: Subject Matter Expert in Claims Management & Cost Containment
Phone: (864) 596-5187

Gina joined ECU in January, 2015. Gina has 25 years of experience in the self-funding industry most recently as the Operations Executive for CWIBenefits, Inc. Prior to working at CWI, Gina was the EVP of Operations for one of the largest Third Party Administrators in the country. Gina received her Bachelor's in Nursing from D’Youville College and a Master’s degree in Nursing Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

East Coast Underwriters teamAshley Raiden
Position: Senior Underwriter
Phone: (864) 596-5182

Ashley Joined ECU in August 2006 as an Assistant to the Underwriting Department.  Since then, Ashley became an Underwriter and was eventually promoted to Senior Underwriter.
Ashley is a native of Philadelphia and moved to South Carolina in 2002.  She holds a bachelor's degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Temple University.

East Coast Underwriters teamDonna Fay
Position: Underwriter
Phone: (716) 276-8872

Donna has worked in the Self-Funding industry since 1996 and has held various positions including Medical Claims Supervisor, Account Manager and Stop Loss Manager. Donna was actively involved in all aspects of forming an MGU startup company and assisted in growing its Stop Loss block to $20 million. Primary duties include medical underwriting, policy issuance and review of premium/claims reporting.
Donna works out of ECU’s New York office and holds a degree in Health Care Administration from State University of New York College at Fredonia.

East Coast Underwriters teamCasey McPeters
Position: Underwriter
Phone: (864) 596-5185

Casey is a native of Spartanburg and joined ECU in January 2011 as an accounting clerk/office assistant. Prior to joining ECU, she was a loan assistant / customer service representative at a local community bank for over 5 years. Casey was promoted to Underwriter in September 2013.

East Coast Underwriters teamTravis Moffatt
Position: Underwriter
Phone: (864) 596-5183

Travis joined ECU in June of 2014 as a Junior Underwriter. He has lived in and around Spartanburg for most of his life and graduated from Wofford College in 2006 with a B.A. in English Literature. Prior to ECU, Travis managed a small finance company for a local car dealership for five years overseeing day-to-day operations including collections and underwriting.

East Coast Underwriters teamMonica Turner
Position: Claims Assistant
Phone: (864) 542-1576

Monica joined ECU in 2006 as an Assistant to the Claims Department. Prior to joining ECU, Monica was with a local automotive manufacturing company as an Assistant to the Quality Control Department. Monica has an Associate of Applied Science Degree, focusing in Administrative Office Technology Medical Options.

East Coast Underwriters teamTeresa Brown
Position: Fulfilment and Compliance Clerk
Phone: (864) 542-1586

Teresa is a Spartanburg native and joined ECU in 2010 as an accounting clerk/office assistant. She holds accounting degrees from both Spartanburg Technical College and Converse College. Her background is in office administration of small businesses, specializing in residential construction and related fields.

East Coast Underwriters teamHolly Baker
Position: Accounting Clerk, Office Assistant
Phone: (864) 596-5180

Holly began working at ECU in 2010 as a Clerical Assistant. Holly has 5 years of experience in underwriting assisting and entering quote requests. Holly currently enters all notices and aggregate reports. She also manages all medical questionnaires, and assists with policies, applications, and claims.

East Coast Underwriters teamAnn O’Neal
Position: Junior Underwriter
Phone: (864)-596-5186

Ann O’Neal is a native of Spartanburg and joined ECU in December, 2015 as an Underwriter’s Assistant. Ann previously worked as a Personal Banker at Wells Fargo Bank. Ann logs all quote requests for ECU.

East Coast Underwriters teamDonald Johnson
Position: Junior Underwriter
Phone: (864)-596-5190

Donald joined ECU in April, 2017 as an Underwriting Assistant. Donald is a Spartanburg, SC native and a graduate of USC Upstate where he received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Prior to joining ECU, Donald worked in the contracting, construction and carpentry industry.

East Coast Underwriters teamAlison Wilkie
Position: Junior Underwriter
Phone: (864) 596-5188

Alison joined ECU in September, 2017 as an Underwriting Assistant. Alison assists the underwriters with benefits, PPO discounts, and logging. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a minor in International Relations from SUNY Geneseo and a Masters of Business Administration from Alfred University. She is a native of Buffalo, NY.

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