Meet the Team
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.
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.
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.
Andrea 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.
Position: Sales and Marketing Analyst
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
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.
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.
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.
Gina 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Position: Underwriting Assistant
Ann Scruggs 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.
Position: Underwriting Assistant
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.