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Our Team

Welcome to REX.

We're here to help.  

We bring experience and a customer-centered mentality to helping find insurance coverage solutions to your business.  We are here to listen and to make finding insurance coverage easy. 

 
 

OUR TEAM

 
 

PRESIDENT

Chris Daley

With over 20 years experience in the insurance industry, Chris Daley brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and passion to Risk Exchange.  Chris has held a variety of roles in the insurance industry with companies such as General Reinsurance and Aon Reinsurance Inc where he served as a Vice President.   Most recently, Chris was a member of Markel FirstComp's leadership team, serving as a Managing Director.  

 

Education

University of North Carolina
Bachelor of Arts, 1994

 

Certifications

• Associate of Reinsurance (ARe), 2002

Contact

E: cdaley@riskexchange.com
T: 877-322-7399

 
 

underwriter

Katie Wegener

Katie has tremendous knowledge and experience in the insurance industry after spending nearly 10 years in various roles at Markel FirstComp.  Her roles included work in Policy Processing, Quality Assurance, and Underwriting. 

 

Education

Wayne State College
Bachelor of Arts, 2004

 

Certifications

• Associate of Commercial Underwriting (AU), 2013

Contact

E: kwegener@riskexchange.com
T: 877-322-7399

 
 

 
 
 
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UNDERWRITER

Tom Wilson

Tom has worked in many areas of the insurance world and brings that breadth and depth of knowledge to his every day relationships with clients.  Having spent nearly 10 years at Markel FirstComp in varied Underwriting, Premium Audit, Collections, and Customer Service roles, Tom has a unique understanding of the insurance world that proves beneficial to agents and insureds through the life of a policy.

Certifications

• Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), 2013

Contact

E: twilson@riskexchange.com
T: 877-322-7399

Education

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Bachelor of Science, 2002

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
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UNDERWRITER

Tommy Hamilton

Tommy is a recent graduate of Creighton University where he studied Business Administration with a focus in Finance and Marketing. Tommy is an underwriter with a focus on Risk Exchange’s VCAP program.

Certifications

Contact

E: thamilton@riskexchange.com
T: 877-322-7399

Education

Creighton University
Bachelor of Science, 2017

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
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Operations

Brennan Stevenson

Brennan is a recent graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he studied Business Administration with a focus in Management. Brennan provides both external and internal support to the Operations team.

Education

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Bachelor of Science, 2017

 

Certifications

Contact

E: bstevenson@riskexchange.com
T: 877-322-7399

 
 
 

 
 
 
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UNDERWRITER

Ryan Backhuus

Ryan is a 2009 graduate of Midland University where he studied History. Ryan went on to graduate from Creighton University in 2012 with a law degree. His background as a workers’ compensation claims adjuster in Texas makes him a valuable addition to the underwriting team at Risk Exchange where his focus is on the VCAP program.

Education

Creighton University
Juris Doctor, 2012

Midland University
Bachelor of Arts, 2009

 

Certifications

Contact

E: rbackhuus@riskexchange.com
T: 877-322-7399

 
 
 

 
 
 
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Premium audit MANAGER

Maranda Bell

Maranda has worked in many areas in the insurance world. Currently, she manages the audit function at Risk Exchange for the VCAP program. She comes to REX from York where she worked in quality review and premium audit. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Stephen F. Austen University in 2008.

Education

Stephen F. Austen University
Bachelor of Science, 2008

 

Certifications

Contact

E: mbell@riskexchange.com
T: 877-322-7399