for an elevated lifestyle.
Denver Agency is one of the few firms that specializes in high-net-worth personal insurance. What other advisors consider an afterthought at best and an annoyance at worst, we regard as the ultimate honor – protecting a certain way of life for a certain kind of person.
Since our founding in 1932, making and keeping things personal has been our raison d’être. We ask questions. We listen. We ask more questions. We listen some more. And we keep going – not until we think we understand your needs, but until you’re certain that we do.
At Denver Agency, it’s always personal. It’s why we dig deep to ensure everything you should have protected actually is. And it’s why you will always have a direct line of contact to your agent. We’re beholden only to the standards set by our clients, along with a few other core values we’ve codified for our own purposes:
A few words about us,
but, not from us.
We prefer hearing about your life story, so we'll be brief in sharing ours.
As no one has yet heralded a bullet-pointed slide deck as a compelling story, we’ll forgo the lengthy lists of degrees earned and courses completed. Suffice it to say our team are masters of their craft and have the industry certifications to prove it.
At the age of four, Chip’s family moved to Colorado where he instantly fell in love with skiing and the outdoors – now sharing that passion with his wife and two kids. During his active childhood, he formed lasting friendships with many of Denver’s current civic leaders. He joined Denver Agency in 2003 and quickly became a leader on the personal insurance team.
Chief Marketing Officer
Michelle is a bona fide left brain/right brain thinker who brings both logic and creativity to everything she undertakes. In the summer, she loves going to outdoor music festivals with her husband and young daughter and in winter, you’ll find her on the slopes. She has an MBA from The University of Michigan, a BFA from The School of Visual Arts in Graphic Design, and a BA from Syracuse University in Accounting.
Director of Operations & Sales
Leanna is a Colorado native who grew up in a small mountain town where she met her husband Christopher. She studied Psychology and Biology while beginning a career in luxury retail and fashion. Leanna joined the Denver Agency in 2016 and leads sales and development for the agency. When she’s not crafting new client proposals she can be found enjoying a glass of bubbly or walking her dog, Gus around lodo.
Director of Accounting & HR
Beginning as accounting coordinator, Stephen has been part of Denver Agency since January’19. Before dominating financials, he was conducting antiterrorism operations with the US Navy in Italy. Bringing discipline, accuracy, and a “pinch of salt” to the private sector, he has embraced Denver Agency’s culture of tailored experiences for high net worth clientele above the standard of “traditional insurance”. Stephen is an avid sports fan, and enjoys forging new paths in the mountains. He has been to over a dozen foreign countries and learned to speak Italian while abroad.
Natalia began her insurance career in 2014 upon graduating from Florida State University. She joined Denver Agency to build meaningful relationships and is dedicated to providing the excellent hospitality and insurance knowledge. Personally, Natalia takes pride in her Colombian and Japanese heritage and loves to explore the outdoors with her husband and two dogs.
Personal Insurance Advisor
Kenji grew up in the Midwest, even going so far as to attend the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. And while the region would undoubtedly like to lay claim for inspiring Kenji’s passion for travel and stylish living, he suspects the half decade spent teaching English overseas may have been more formative. Kenji brings years of high net worth insurance expertise with him from Chubb, where he focused on partnership development within the HNW space. He and his wife reside in Denver with their two children.
Personal Insurance Advisor
A Hoosier by birth and Boilermaker by choice, Tierney discovered her excitement for high net worth insurance while attending Purdue University, where she received the esteemed position of Purdue’s Golden Girl. A national champion baton twirler, Tierney traveled internationally representing the USA. As an integral part of Denver Agency since 2012, Tierney is a graduate of the AIG Private Client Group Advanced University and has attended multiple sessions of the Chubb Advanced Producer School. An involved member of the community, Tierney is the vice chair of the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and active in the DCPA Alliance and Girls Leadership. She lives with her husband and adorable cats in Parker, Colorado, and enjoys skiing, cycling, and yoga.
Claims and Projects Manager
Jared was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio before moving to Denver three years ago. He attended the University of Cincinnati where he received a degree in Criminal Justice and is currently working on a Masters in Finance and Accounting. Before coming to Denver Agency Jared gained experience in claims involving personal auto, credit fraud and various commercial lines. He’s overly passionate about Cleveland sports and enjoys taking weekend trips to explore the country.
Prior to living in Denver, Anne worked at a large insurance broker in St. Louis, MO, where she began to cheer for her beloved St Louis. Cardinals and Blues. She and her Labrador, Layla, moved to Denver in January of 2017 where she joined the Denver Agency team. She is dedicated to building meaningful relationships with her clients while providing them the superior level of service that is expected from the Denver Agency. You can find her skiing, hiking with her dog.
Annie acquired her BS in Marketing at Lindenwood University. Following graduation, she climbed the ranks in the corporate travel industry, jetting around the world from Asia to South America. She developed an appreciation for a luxurious lifestyle in calling the most beautiful hotels around the world her temporary home. Annie’s Midwest roots and knowledge of opulence allowed her to transition smoothly into high net worth insurance. In her free time, Annie has a passion for cultured cuisine and any adventure involving the mountains.
Erika comes to us from Detroit, where she lived after she graduated from Michigan State University. Her experience in the automotive industry has given her an in-depth understanding of the value in one’s possessions and the touchpoints that enhance a memorable experience. Outside of work, she enjoys exploring the latest restaurants in town after spending a day on the lake. Erika’s enthusiasm shows for sporting events, concerts and anything that brings people of a commonality together.
Joanne has 19 years’ experience in Commercial Insurance. She has been with the Denver Agency since 2005. Currently she handles all billing. Joanne is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters and one very energetic puppy. Her favorite place on earth is Disney World, but dreams of going to Scotland and Germany. Joanne loves to read, cook, fish and take long walks with her husband.
John comes to the Denver Agency after a decade of working in luxury travel and hospitality. John is meticulous with the details – from managing hotel operations to ensuring insurance policies are comprehensive and complete. He is excited to bring his perspective and experience of high-net-worth fields to the insurance world. John enjoys talking with clients to learn more about them and how to best address their insurance needs. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time in the mountains and exploring the ever growing food scene of Denver. He has been known to be an adventure-seeker and has skydived and run the NYC marathon.
Lauren joined the Denver Agency in October 2015. She brings 30+ years of knowledge and enjoys being a mentor. She holds CIC and CPRM designations. She handles a large diverse book of business. In her free time, Lauren loves to spend time at the lake with her husband and 4 dogs and spending time with her granddaughters.
Accounting Auxillary Specialist
Lia Giannosa joined the Denver Agency in February 2019. After working in different hospitality industries, she is excited to learn the ins and outs of the insurance world! When she’s not offering outstanding customer service to all the clients, Lia enjoys spending time with her twin nephews and her family. She has lived in Denver for over ten years and loves taking her poodle-mix on hikes and long walks.
As a longtime expert in client relations, Missy excels at delivering thoughtful, individualized service. Before moving to Colorado in 2007, she grew up in Southern California and attended San Diego State University. Missy enjoys experiencing new adventures with her husband and two children, whether it’s a weekend in the mountains or fun on the beach in Puerto Vallarta.
EVOLVING TO BETTER SERVE YOU
In August 2022, Denver Agency combined operations with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG), one of the world’s largest and most respected insurance brokerage and risk management firms. This merger created stronger-than-ever financial stability, broader resources to attract top-quality talent, and expanded internal capabilities to create stronger customer service teams. Further, we are excited about the expanded services and benefits we can now offer to our clients:
Strengthened relationships with the top-rated insurance carriers
Greater access to industry-specific experts
New insurance markets and coverage expertise
Extensive opportunities for education and training