Allied is the only name to remember in amusement and entertainment insurance.

Meet our team

Meet our team with over 217 years of combined experience.


Mary Chris Smith

Mary Chris Smith

President and Chairman of Allied Specialty Insurance | Direct: 727-547-3068 | email hidden; JavaScript is required

Ms. Smith currently serves as President and Chairman of Allied Specialty Insurance ("Allied"). Mary Chris represents the foundation of Allied and holds key leadership positions throughout the organization and the industry. Ms. Smith became involved with Allied in 1992 and has been associated with the amusement industry her entire life, with family roots stemming back to the early 1900’s. Since 1992, Mary Chris has represented Allied at many industry fair meetings, conventions, trade shows and banquets. On a day to day basis, Mary Chris manages the production team and continues to represent Allied at various industry functions, and through memberships in numerous industry associations. Ms. Smith currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Outdoor Amusement Business Association and in 2014 she was named Showperson of the year by the Northwest Showman’s Club. In 2005 she served as President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Showman’s League of America. In 1996 and 1998 she was the installing officer for the Ladies Auxiliary of the Showman’s League of America incoming Presidents. Mary Chris is a lifetime member of the St. Louis Showman’s League of America.


Sherrie Calhoun

Sherrie Calhoun

Vice President | Direct: 210-201-7315 | email hidden; JavaScript is required

Ms. Calhoun is a Vice President with Allied and has been working in the specialty amusement insurance industry since 1977, a substantial amount of those years with Allied.


Carol Serra

Carol A. Serra, PIAM, CPII

Vice President | Direct: 727-547-3090 | email hidden; JavaScript is required

Ms. Serra is a Vice President of Allied and has experience working in the insurance industry since 1976 with a primary focus on the outdoor amusement and entertainment business. Carol has been working in this industry with Allied since 1996.


Sue Vereker

Sue Vereker

Vice President | Direct: 727-547-3059 | email hidden; JavaScript is required

Ms. Vereker is a Vice President with Allied and since 1975, has had experience in the insurance industry specializing in the outdoor amusement and entertainment business. Sue has been working in this industry with Allied since 1991.


Glenn Harris

Glenn Harris

Producer | Direct: 727-547-3093 | email hidden; JavaScript is required

Mr. Harris implements risk management techniques to help organizations protect themselves from the multiple inherent risks associated with owning and operating a business. Glenn brought these special skills to Allied in 2014 and has been in the insurance industry since 1994.


Kathleen Jones

Kathleen Jones

Producer | Direct: 727-547-3085 | email hidden; JavaScript is required

Ms. Jones has had experience in the insurance industry with a focus on the specialty entertainment business since 1992. Kathleen joined Allied in 2014.


Brandee Mellert

Brandee Mellert

Producer | Direct: 727-547-3050 | email hidden; JavaScript is required

Ms. Mellert began her career with Allied in 2008, where she has gained a her experience in the specialty entertainment insurance industry.


Joplin Taylor

Joplin Taylor

Producer | Direct: 727-547-3054 | email hidden; JavaScript is required

Ms. Taylor began her career with Allied in 2005, where she gained her experience in the specialty entertainment insurance industry.


Cassandra Arroyo

Cassandra Arroyo

Customer Service Representative | Direct: 727-547-3034 | email hidden; JavaScript is required


Jamie Bass

Jamie Bass

Customer Service Representative | Direct: 727-547-3089 | email hidden; JavaScript is required


katiecarroll

Katie Carroll

Customer Service Representative | Direct: 727-547-3027 | email hidden; JavaScript is required


tammyhall

Tammy Hall

Customer Service Representative | Direct: 727-547-3012 | email hidden; JavaScript is required


Marianne Hochmuth

Marianne Hochmuth

Customer Service Representative | Direct: 727-547-3053 | email hidden; JavaScript is required


Michelle Kugler

Michelle Kugler

Customer Service Representative | Direct: 727-547-3070 | email hidden; JavaScript is required


Vicki Mack

Vicki Mack

Customer Service Representative | Direct: 727-547-3072 | email hidden; JavaScript is required


Stephanie Moore

Stephanie Moore

Customer Service Representative | Direct: 727-547-3121 | email hidden; JavaScript is required