Jeff Ladd founded Sports Insurance Specialists, LLC, in 2011 as a full-service sports and special events provider of insurance and risk coverage. He is a 20 year veteran in the insurance industry with extensive knowledge and experience in participant and spectator liability insurance. Jeff earned his degree from Tusculum College and has attained many professional industry affiliations and awards for achievement.
Ryan joined SIS in 2015 as Vice President of Business Development, where he works closely with new clients to connect them to the best coverage and products available in the market. He has an extensive background in sales management, marketing, and is a military veteran. This experience has provided him with the ability to pinpoint and address the unique set of risks SIS is able to cover for clients.
Sara has been with SIS since the beginning as Office Manager. She began her career in the sports insurance industry in 2000 and has never looked back. Initially joining the team in accounting, she quickly took on positions in Client Services and Brokerage Services, eventually becoming an Underwriter in the minor league sports and entertainment division as she pursued her interest in better understanding the industry. While her primary work remains accounting, she retains the licensing and education necessary to be able to step in whenever and wherever she is needed. When she isn’t working, Sara enjoys spending time with her family and two daughters.
Stephanie joined the team in 2011, bringing more than 15 years’ experience in the motorsports and sports insurance industry. Her primary responsibilities involve processing renewal business, licensing, and claims. She provides an expertise in insurance processes and industry knowledge to the team; but in her free time, she is a wife and mother to 3 little boys that keep her busy.
Shawna has been in the sports/leisure/entertainment business for 10 years. She began her career in operations, then was promoted to senior assistant where she interacted with key clients for almost 2 years before being promoted to Underwriter. She is licensed in Property and Casualty as well as Life, Accident and Health. She hopes to pursue her CIC in the near future. In her free time she can be found watching her two daughters play softball or cheering on the Cubs, Bears and Detroit Red Wings.
Since 2011, Sports Insurance Specialists, LLC, has provided risk management for a variety of local, regional, and national sporting and special events activities. These events include amateur leagues, professional and semi-professional sports teams, sporting and event facilities, concerts, and conventions, with a focus on racing and motorsports risk management. SIS also provides risk management solutions for the sanctioning bodies, administrative staff and personnel associated with each venue, making them a one stop, full service provider. The team at SIS has more than 50 years of risk management experience and, by design, offers a competitive-rate structure and response time. SIS was founded by Jeff Ladd as a solution for the racing and event niche market and in order to provide more efficient, effective insurance solutions for organizations that are often overlooked and underserved.