Leadership

Trent Redfern President

Trent is the President of Daniels-Head. He oversees all day-to-day operations and sets the strategy and direction for the company. His mentor (and father), Ken Redfern, successfully ran DHIA for 43 years before passing his knowledge and the proverbial baton to Trent. Prior to DHIA, Trent graduated from The Eller College of Management at The University of Arizona and was the captain of the Arizona Men's golf team. He graduated as an academic All-American and then played professional golf after earning his tour card on PGA Tour Canada. After a few years of golf, he hung up his clubs to work with his father in the insurance business. In his spare time, Trent enjoys camping and hiking with his wife and two dogs.

Maureen Levy Corporate Communications

Maureen began her work in the insurance industry in 1983 and joined Daniels-Head in the fall of 1988. She serves in many capacities with respect to internal and external communications, as well as assisting with corporate business matters. She served in a successful sales role for many years as well as an underwriting manager prior to moving to the corporate/management side of the business. Because of the heavy golf culture inside Daniels-Head, Maureen was all but forced to pick up a set of clubs and learn how to play golf. She still tries to sneak out and play when the boss isn’t looking!

Elizabeth Lively Sales Manager

Elizabeth joined the DHIA family in 1991. Prior to becoming the Sales Manager, she was a sales executive and the Program Manager for the Commercial & Miscellaneous Professional Liability department. As the Sales Manager, she forms business relationships with carriers and administrators and teaches new Account Executives about the sales process, professional liability policies, and underwriting. In addition, she mentors and coaches the AEs and conducts monthly Sales Meetings. Liz graduated from Texas State University with an Elementary Education degree. When she is not working, she enjoys gardening, which she affectionately refers to as her mental therapy. She is an avid reader and most of all she loves to spend time with her family and her grandchildren.

Kessley Nelson Marketing Manager

Kessley is the organization’s Marketing Manager and the California Region Office Manager. She has worked for Daniels-Head since 2018 and has loved every minute of it. Kessley runs the marketing department and oversees the company’s direct mail and online marketing projects. She has a strong background in content creation, design, and brand strategy and holds B.S. in Business Marketing and a B.S. in Business Management. Outside of work, Kessley enjoys traveling, skiing, gardening, spending time at the beach, and playing frisbee with her Border Collie.

Lauren Noland Underwriting Manager

Lauren joined the Daniels-Head Insurance team in 2004. She is the company’s Underwriting Manager. She heads the underwriting team, assisting in analyzing lawyers’ professional liability applications. Lauren is also the Associate Manager and the admin for the agency management systems. She runs the Associate meetings each month and leads various projects for the organization. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys relaxing with her dogs, singing (badly) with her parakeets, and listening to true crime podcasts.

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