Leadership Team

Elizabeth Schenk, AAI, CPIW, Chief Executive Officer

Thirty years ago, almost to the day, I walked into an insurance brokerage in Florida and applied for a “temporary” job as a receptionist.  I immediately fell in love with the business and began my journey.  I spent several years in an independent agency as a producer and agency manager.  Building a $500,000 revenue book was one of the toughest jobs I ever had.

When I moved to Pennsylvania in 1995, my career path moved to the carrier side as an underwriter.  My time as a producer helped me become a better underwriter because I understood just how hard it was to get to the point of submitting an application.  The best part of my job was working with the agents and that led me to the field as a production underwriter with Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group.  Later, I was hired as a territory manager for Liberty Mutual, eventually responsible for marketing and field operations in a 5 state region.

My years in the field exposed me to agency networks across the country. This distribution concept intrigued me and I became Liberty’s relationship manager for several well-known networks, one of which was Keystone Insurers Group.  In 2010, I joined Keystone to lead their geographic expansion.  During my nine years with Keystone, the footprint expanded from 6 states to 13 and the premium volume more than doubled.

I am truly excited to join ANE because the company is blessed with an outstanding staff of insurance professionals who, along with the Board of Directors, are focused on helping ANE members and carrier partners grow organically and profitably.

Neal Stanley, Director & Consultant

Neal Stanley has over 40 years’ experience as the president or senior officer of insurance companies and agencies. Most recently he was associated with United Valley Insurance Services, Inc., one of the nation’s largest agency networks, serving as a director and Chief Operating Officer. Neal retired from United Valley in 2016, but continues as in a consulting role with the company, assisting its member agencies in perpetuation and acquisitions.

He joined the Board of Directors of ANE, Agency Network Exchange, LLC in 2016 as the company’s first Independent Board Member. Neal has served on the Board of Directors of numerous industry organizations and is an active member of the State Bar of California.

Jocelyn R. Rineer CIC, CLP, CIIP, Senior Vice President, Operations

Jocelyn joined ANE from E&K Agency, Inc. of Eatontown, NJ, where she served for fifteen years as Commercial Lines Marketing Manager with responsibility for placing a wide variety of commercial lines risks with numerous standard and wholesale outlets.

In her role as Senior Vice President of Operations, Jocelyn oversees the field operations and works with a select number of NJ agency members. Jocelyn is the primary contact for carrier relations, working with carriers at the regional level to establish growth goals, monitor results, and ensure a mutually beneficial relationship between the carriers, agency members and ANE. A licensed producer, Jocelyn holds the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation.

Linda Foley, Regional Director

Linda joined ANE in 2018 after most recently working as a Senior Marketing Rep for Mercury Insurance for three years. She was recognized at Mercury for her ability to develop production and build positive relationships with her assigned agencies. Linda started her insurance career more than a decade ago at Plymouth Rock Insurance where she quickly became a top sales producer in their direct sales operations. She spent a number of years taking on positions of increasing responsibility as a sales trainer, sales supervisor, hiring and training staff and eventually as the training supervisor. In this role, she was responsible for building out the training department for their in-house agency.

Linda is the primary contact for most member agencies in the NJ & PA region where she develops and implements growth plans, and maintains agency relationships in the field. She also works closely with carriers at the local level to foster relationships and drive growth. Linda also manages our programs and assists with various training courses to enhance agency best practices, sales, and workflow management.

Alyssa Delaney, Director, Marketing & Communications

Alyssa began her insurance career with ANE in 2013. Taking on numerous responsibilities over the years, she has become an integral resource within our organization. Most recently, Alyssa has assumed responsibility as primary contact for a group of member agencies from an in-house marketing role. She is also responsible for ANE’s marketing, communications, special events, automation and vendor relationships.

Alyssa is a graduate of Rutgers University New Brunswick where she attended on a full academic scholarship and holds a B.A. in Journalism and Media Studies. She is also an active member and First Vice President of New Jersey’s Young Insurance Professionals group.

Lisa Melroy, Finance Director

Lisa has over 25 years of experience working as an accounting professional and 20 years as a certified public accountant. Lisa’s background includes expertise in budgets, forecasts, strategic planning, problem-solving and project management. Prior to her current position, Lisa spent over 10 years in the nonprofit sector as an executive and 17 years in the corporate world as a Controller for both the insurance and banking industries.

Currently, Lisa is the Board Treasurer for Impact Services Corporation which is a nonprofit located in Philadelphia that works to support individuals, families, and communities to build a safe and stable future. She is a graduate of Rowan University and resides in Mount Laurel with her family.

Lisa is responsible for the company’s financial health. Her role is a combination of operations and strategy, managing our accounting and financial control functions. She establishes a financial strategy for the profitable long-term growth of ANE.

John Emmons, Membership Development

John joined ANE after finding retirement just a little too retiring. With a career spanning four decades with several major insurance companies, and having held the positions of branch manager, territory manager, sales manager as well as highly rewarded sales representative, John is known by agency owners throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.

John is assisting ANE with our expansion into Pennsylvania.