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.

Kevin Grove, Regional Vice President

Kevin joins ANE as Regional Director to manage relationships with our current membership in Pennsylvania and New Jersey in addition to expanding the company’s footprint in eastern and central Pennsylvania.

Kevin graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Business Management and a minor in Economics. He has spent the last 16 years with Travelers as an underwriter of Financial Institutions. After the merger with St. Paul, he moved over to the Private and Non Profit Executive Liability team where he worked with agents in Southern NJ and Southeastern PA.

In his spare time, Kevin coaches the ice hockey team for Downingtown East High School, winning 4 Flyers Cups, 2 State Titles and placed 3rd at the National Championship in the last 5 years. He also coaches for Team Philadelphia U16, out of IceLine in West Chester, PA.

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 Immediate Past President of New Jersey’s Young Insurance Professionals group, a Director on the PIA NJ Board, and the recipient of the 2022 PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year.

Brent Hetrick, Regional Director

Brent Hetrick joined ANE in June 2021 as a Regional Director responsible for managing relationships with our current membership, in addition to expanding our organizational footprint.

Prior to joining ANE, Brent worked eight years for AIA, Alera Group as a Senior Broker Account Manager. In this position, he was responsible for consulting brokers in regards to their client’s various insurance plans in conjunction with multiple insurance carriers. Brent has a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Management from the University of Phoenix.

In his spare time, he enjoys attending his children’s various sporting events, working on home projects, and playing golf.

Patrick Williams, Regional Director

Patrick has worked in insurance for over nine years. He began his career at Farmers Insurance working in Customer Service and as a Marketing Specialist. Patrick most recently worked for Plymouth Rock Assurance as a Territory Marketing Manager for New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Patrick graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a minor in Marketing.  He has spent the last nine years building relationships with agents and carriers and expanding his knowledge of the insurance industry.

In Patrick’s spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel when possible, golf and volunteer his time to various non-profit organizations.

April Van Brunt, Agency Services Coordinator

April joins the ANE team with seven years in sales support, 10 years of telecommunication management background and various support roles for professional businesses. She left the outside working world to be a stay-at-home mom and raise her two children. While raising her children, she started her own business and volunteered with her local parent organizations of the various schools her children attended.

She is currently volunteering as the Treasurer of Cambridge School’s Upper School P.A.C. Two years ago, April took a pottery class and has since found a love of creating ceramic, customized pottery art.

Lisa Glesias, Director of Business Development

Lisa Glesias joins ANE as Director of Business Development for the New Jersey and Pennsylvania regions. She will be responsible for executing the ANE expansion strategy and sales process. Lisa’s focus on membership and brand awareness will be critical in achieving our aggressive growth plans.

Lisa joins ANE with over 20 years in the insurance industry. Her career began, as many do in this industry, in her mother’s footsteps. She joined her family at State Farm Insurance as a Claim Representative in the Fire Subrogation department. In 2009, after starting a family, Lisa joined ServPro as Director of Sales. In this position, she was able to utilize her insurance experience with her love of sale and marketing. Several years later, Lisa joined Franklin Mutual Insurance as Director of Education. During her time at FMI, Lisa managed the FMI Learning Center which allowed her the opportunity to teach continuing education classes, work directly with NJDOBI, as well as build many relationships with NJ independent insurance agents.

For the past five years, Lisa has volunteered on numerous committees with the BIG I of NJ, PIA of NJ and is currently a Director for the NJ Young Insurance Professionals. She is a dedicated volunteer for the Special Olympics of New Jersey and in 2022 began her term on their Board of Trustees. When not working or volunteering, Lisa can be found enjoying the outdoors with her family.

Lois Jernigan, Executive Service Administrator

Lois Jernigan joins ANE as an Executive Services Administrator and will be responsible for assisting our internal executive team with achieving efficiencies within our organization.

Prior to joining ANE, Lois spent 21 years at TSR Incorporated as a Circuit Provisioner and Assistant Project Manager. In this position, she was responsible for managing the telecommunications quoting and provisioning process for large government contracts. Before TSR, Lois’ prior employment included Holy Spirit Hospital and Hershey Medical Center.

Lois resides in the Harrisburg, PA area with her family. She enjoys traveling, tennis, and considers herself a foodie.