Board of Directors
Robert Schimke, ARM began his career with Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. in 2016. He is currently an Assistant Account Manager in the Sacramento office and works within the Specialty branch for Alliant. In this role, he is focused on the Public Entity sector with Cities, Counties and Special Districts. Robert recently earned his ARM designation and plans to continue on with his insurance education.
In his free time, Robert enjoys playing golf, snowboarding, cooking his favorite meals and traveling to new places.
Landon Paulson, CIC has been focused on commercial insurance in its many forms for over 5 years now, starting his career at Philadelphia insurance, where he was quickly licensed and pursued his CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor designation). He learned invaluable carrier and marketing experience there, which was helpful in transferring into a retail production role in Pasadena, CA.
After having many positive events with the EIP boards in the Los Angeles area, the first thing he did when he moved back home to Sacramento was look up the local chapter. Seeing the opportunity and potential for this great organization drove him to seek Board membership and get involved. Landon is currently a Commercial Insurance Broker for USI and assists his clients and partners with their insurance and risk management programs.
When he isn’t working, he enjoys good food, soccer, snow sports and his dog Baxter.
Treasurer / Director of Finance
Rebekah Winger works as the Underwriting Manager at Public Risk Innovation, Solutions, and Management (PRISM), which provides insurance and risk pooling to CA Counties and Public Entities. She works in the JPA’s administration, managing a team that handles the workers’ compensation and general liability premium allocations, as well as conducting financial analysis of PRISM’s reinsurance and insurance placements.
In her spare time, Rebekah enjoys CrossFit and hiking with her husband.
Director of Networking Events
Caroline Brush began her career in the Risk Management industry in 2014 when she interned for Bickmore. After graduating from Chico State University, Caroline was hired by Sedgwick as an Analyst and is responsible for data analysis, event coordinating and member communications for two joint powers authorities (JPAs). She works in Sedgwick’s administration department, providing service to clients and assisting in claims management. She quickly got involved with the EIP and started assisting in event coordinating, later seeking further responsibility of Board membership.
In her spare time, Caroline enjoys weekend getaways, being outdoors and spending time with her family.
Secretary / Director of Member Services
Maria (Blanco) Williams, ARM has been involved in the insurance industry since 2007, beginning her career as an adjuster for automobile claims. It wasn’t until she started with Public Risk Innovation, Solutions, and Management (PRISM) in 2012, however, that she found her calling in the Loss Control and Risk Management arena. Having started off in the Risk Control Department and transitioning to the Member Services Department in July 2016, Maria has the pleasure of serving the PRISM’s members, which consists of over 2,050 of California’s public agencies. In her role as Sr. Member Services Specialist, she is a liaison between the PRISM’s members, staff, brokers and industry service partners.
Outside of work, she enjoys being out outdoors with her husband and daughter.
Haley Andrews is the Vice President of Gaines Insurance, an Independent Insurance Agency located in Roseville, CA. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Risk Management and Insurance from Sacramento State University. Haley previously worked at Nationwide Insurance as a Commercial Underwriter before joining Gaines Insurance in 2015. She is currently working towards her CIC designation and is a new member of Sacramento EIP since January 2020.
When not working, Haley spends her free time running, skiing, biking, hiking, boxing and enjoying the outdoors with her husband and their two dogs.