Clark and Associates of Nevada is an independent Insurance Brokerage headquartered in Reno, Nevada, and a member of PCF Insurance Services of the West, headquartered in Woodland Hills, CA. We take pride in providing personalized insurance programs designed specifically for each of our clients. By combining decades of experience with leading-edge technology and products, we provide exceptional service to our customers. Through our family of companies, we provide a full range of brokerage services including employee benefits insurance, property and casualty insurance and a full-service Human Resource Consulting firm, Solutions At Work.
Valerie Clark is the President of Clark and Associates of Nevada, an insurance brokerage firm specializing in the development of creative health insurance plans for employer groups of all sizes. She joined Clark and Associates in 1993.
Valerie holds a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA. She also holds the Registered Health Underwriter (RHU) and Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) certifications within the insurance industry.
Brandy Allazetta joined the team of Clark and Associates in 1995 as the office manager and has steadily grown within the company.
She provides support in marketing, technology, human resources, accounting, and enjoys working with the innovative team of professionals. She is a licensed health and life agent and holds credentials in Human Resources and Advanced Management from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Brandy is a native Nevadan and loves the four-season outdoor recreation and quality of life the greater Reno-Tahoe area has to offer and enjoys spending time with her family, friends and dogs. She supports her community and is proud to be a past recipient of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Outstanding Volunteer Award.
Benefit Solutions Consultant
Melissa joined the Clark and Associates team in 2007 and is a licensed Benefit Solutions Consultant. She has 15 years of experience assisting employers and HR professionals with comprehensive employee benefit solutions. The development of creative insurance solutions for employer groups of all sizes is Melissa’s specialty.
Melissa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences from the University of Nevada, Reno & is licensed in both Health & Life insurance as well as Property & Casualty insurance. She also received her Registered Health Underwriter (RHU) designation in 2013, is a past president of the Northern NV Human Resources Association, and incoming Board Chair for the Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce.
Benefit Management Executive
Terrie Mann joined Clark and Associates in February of 2014. Terrie started out performing inside Insurance Sales Support, working closely with the Sales Staff to insure effective and efficient processing of all current and new groups as well as providing support for prospective clients. Over the years, Terrie has taken on more responsibility and has moved into a Benefit Management Executive role. Now Terrie works in Small Group Sales and markets health plans for new groups and prospective clients. Prior to joining Clark, she worked in the promotional industry for 8 years and in Human Resources for over 5 years. She has also worked as clerical support in auto, home & business insurance and in the non-profit sector. Due to her extensive experience, Terrie offers exceptional customer service.
Terrie has had over 30 years in administrative and customer service experience. She is a licensed Health and Life agent in Nevada. She is also certified in Human Resources Management.
Terrie lives in Sparks with her husband and youngest daughter. Terrie has 4 adult children as well who live in the Reno/Sparks area. Terrie enjoys spending time with her kids watching movies, bowling, playing games or just hanging out. She is also a NFL football fan with the San Francisco 49ers being her team of choice and enjoys watching Sunday games with her family.
Clark and Associates is excited to announce that Lisa Squier is re-joining the Team! In November of 2018 Lisa decided to pursue a career in the employer-sector, as the Benefits and Well-being Manager of a large Aerospace and Defense employer headquartered in Northern Nevada. Lisa is now re-joining Clark and Associates as a Senior Account Executive, effective September 2022.
Lisa brings a wealth of knowledge with her. Having acquired experience in a variety of Benefits and Human Resource skills, such as Health, Well-Being, Leave, 401(k), Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation and Self-Insured plan administration as well as benchmarking, ACA 1094/1095 reporting, compliance, and a variety of Benefits and Human Resource technology systems.
In total, Lisa brings over 20 years of Insurance and Human Resource experience to Clark and Associates and will be instrumental in working with our team of professionals, insurance companies, and other partners, as we continue to grow and provide excellent customer service to the valuable clients that we serve.
Kelly joined the Clark and Associates team in 2018. Kelly provides sales support, working closely with the Sales staff to ensure effective and efficient processing of all current and new groups as well as providing support for prospective clients. She is looking forward to getting to know our clients and forming strong, lasting relationships.
Kelly has worked in the insurance industry in Reno since 1999. She comes to Clark and Associates after ten years working for an insurance carrier. Prior to that, she spent nine years working as an agent selling health as well as property & casualty insurance. Her wealth of knowledge and experience allow her to provide exceptional customer service.
Kelly lives in the Reno area with her husband, son, elderly mother and two cats. She enjoys hiking, days at the beach, stargazing and appreciating the natural beauty of Northern Nevada and Northern California. She loves music and seeing her favorite artists in concert. Kelly was born and raised in the Chicagoland area and still loves her Chicago sports teams (Cubs, Bulls, Blackhawks and Bears).
Leisa Gandolfo is a recent addition to Clark and Associates, joining the team in November 2019. Leisa works closely with the sales staff to ensure effective and efficient customer service for current and prospective clients. Before joining Clark, she worked in the promotional products industry for 13 years and adds her excellent customer service skills to the mix of talented professionals at Clark. Leisa is excited to be a part of the team and is looking forward to building strong and lasting relationships with the Clark and Associates clients.
Leisa lives in Sparks with her husband and three fur babies. She holds a B.S. in Dance Pedagogy from the University of Idaho as well as an AAS in Culinary Arts from Truckee Meadows Community College. She is passionate about dance and baking. In her spare time, you can find her curled up reading a book or in the kitchen baking. She enjoys spending time with her husband cheering on their alma mater, the University of Idaho.
Lindh “Lindy” Stednick, Sr.
Senior Sales Executive
Lindy joined Clark and Associates in 2013, as an Account Executive, and has close to 40 years of experience in the property and casualty industry. Lindy is responsible for evaluating numerous types of risks and securing the appropriate coverage for both new and existing clients. Lindy services many of Northern Nevada’s middle market accounts and he is particularly skilled and highly knowledgeable in the areas of construction and facilities risk management.
In 1997, Lindy was the Director of Facilities for the Reno/Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority (RSCVA) for 15 years. During his tenure with the RSCVA, he was responsible for the day-to-day operation of the convention center and the implementation and monitoring of the entire insurance program for all the properties that the Authority owned and operated. This included the Convention Center, Wild Creek Golf Course, Northgate Golf Course, Reno Livestock Events Center, National Bowling Stadium and the Pioneer Theatre Auditorium. In addition, he was responsible for all construction projects that took place within the Authority from the design process through to completion.
Lindy holds State of Nevada Insurance Licenses for Property, Casualty, Surety and Worker’s Compensation and a California Non-Resident Property and Casualty License.
Lindy and his wife Lynn have lived in the Northern Nevada area for the past forty-five years raising three children.
Bill Collier rejoined the Clark and Associates team in August 2019 and brings with him over 30 years insurance experience.
Bill knows that insurance can seem complex to most folks, so he has focused on Personal Lines (auto, home, and liability) and excels at educating his clients regarding their coverage. His attention to detail and high degree of concern for the welfare of his clients sets him apart in his field.
Bill is available to assist with all forms of Personal Lines coverage such as homeowners, auto, umbrella and other forms of insurance coverage.
Bill grew up in Carson City, NV and Southern California and served six-years with the United States Air Force. He currently enjoys big college football and relaxing at home on the weekends and taking advantage of all the amenities the Sierras offers.
Clark and Associates celebrated its 25th anniversary with an entrepreneurial empowerment campaign. A runner-up for the 2017 Reno-Gazette Journal Business of the Year and finalist for Best Places to Work awards, the company remains an industry leader and advocate for ambitious local business owners.
In addition to our dedication to helping your business prosper, we support and are members of many of our local community organizations to promote local growth and community awareness. These include the following Nevada organizations:
- The Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce
- Nevada Mining Association
- The Carson City Chamber of Commerce
- Washoe County Medical Society
- Clark County Medical Society
- Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association
- Nevada Builders Alliance
- Nevada Optometric Association