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Our Team

At Shinberg-LTB Insurance our team of highly experienced, dedicated professionals are dedicated to supporting your employee benefitsbusiness, or personal insurance needs.

Our team takes a proactive approach to ensure your strategic risk management plan provides comprehensive coverage while supporting your long-term objectives.

To find your Shinberg-LTB Insurance risk advisor, scroll to your area of coverage. Not sure who to contact? Fill out an inquiry form or call us toll free at 800-456-5305.

 

Chris O'Leary
President
Chris joined Shinberg-LTB in 2007 as managing owner. He leads the execution of the agency’s risk management strategy and has overall responsibility for the oversight of Shinberg-LTB’s Commercial, Personal, and Employee Benefits Departments.
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Michael Guess
Vice President of Sales
Michael joined Shinberg-LTB in 2009 as a Personal Lines agent and has since worked extensively in all three departments. As VP of Sales Michael works with the production staff to implement sales strategies and drive organic growth. He is known for “providing clients with prompt, thoughtful service.”
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Michael Totte
Partner/Account Manager
Michael has been in the insurance industry for over 30 years. After graduation from Michigan State in 1989, Michael has worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Totte Insurance Agency, & Lebuda Simons Bray Agency. In 2012, Michael purchased LSB Agency and started Lebuda Totte Bray Agency. In 2021, LTB Agency merged with Shinberg Agency.
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Personal Insurance

James Grube
Personal Risk Manager
Jim is licensed in Property, Casualty as well as Life Insurance. James has over 25 years’ experience in various industries including financial banking, investing and insurance.
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Beth Buffington
Personal Risk Manager
Beth joined Shinberg in 2020 with over 20 years of management and direct customer service experience. Although her educational studies were in Psychology and Business Management, she finds the most enjoyable part of her days is the personal interactions she has with clients.
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Nicole Wallace
Account Manager
Nicole has been with Shinberg-LTB since 2016 and holds licenses in property and casualty, as well as life insurance. Nicole has a reputation for kind, responsive-driven care of her clients.
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Pam Castillo
Account Manager/Licensed Agent
Pam has been in the insurance industry for 25+ years and holds a Property and Casualty License with the State of Michigan. She has worked in many areas of the industry, assisting with customer service for clients with Home, Auto and Health insurance needs.
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Emily Harte-Merchand
Personal Risk Manager
Emily joined Shinberg-LTB in 2021, with over 12 years working in insurance, she specializes in analyzing each family’s unique needs, and tailoring their policies to fit their needs. For Emily, nothing feels better than to receive a phone call from a new client who was referred by another satisfied customer; it reaffirms she is doing a good job for the families she feels so close to, and that they are likewise pleased with her service.
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Todd Bartek
Personal Risk Manager
Todd joined Shinberg-LTB in 2014 and has been in the insurance industry for 20 years. He is licensed in Property, Casualty, Life, Accidental & Health and Variable Annuities. Todd thoroughly enjoy working with people and building relationships.
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Angie Lapp
Receptionist
Angie began working at Shinberg-LTB in 2021 in a part-time capacity.
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Kathleen Micihael
Communications
Kathleen handles Shinberg-LTB's communication and outreach.
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Marc Federau
Client Advocate
Marc holds the designation as a licensed Insurance Counselor and has been in insurance for 35 years.
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Karen Thomas
Commercial Risk Manager, Licensed Agent
Karen possesses more than 33 years in the insurance industry and has been with Shinberg-LTB since 2010. She specializes in managing large, complex commercial accounts.
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Karla Dudasik
Commercial Risk Manager, Licensed Agent
Karla holds a Bachelor’s of Science from Michigan State University. In addition, she has achieved licenses for property casualty, life, and health insurance.
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Kim Smith
Commercial Risk Manager, Licensed Agent
Kim holds licenses in property and casualty in both Michigan and Florida and has achieved designations as Certified Insurance Services Representative (CISR) and Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI).
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Sarah Barber
Commercial Risk Manager, Licensed Agent
Sarah’s career spans almost 20 years in a niche agency focused on transportation, specifically aviation and railroad. Since then, her expertise has broadened to all aspects of commercial coverage specializing in complex national accounts that include sizeable auto fleets, property, and equipment schedules. Sarah holds a Property and Casualty Producer license in both Michigan and Georgia. She is also a Certified Insurance Services Representative (CISR), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), and Associate in General Insurance (AINS).
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Tami Mead
Commercial Risk Manager | Licensed Agent
Tami has been in the insurance industry for over 35 years with both carrier and agency experience. She holds a Property and Casualty License with the State of Michigan and a Certified Insurance Services Representative (CISR) designation.
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Employee Benefits

David Beuhler
Employee Benefits Specialist
David has over 20 years of insurance experience, after having served in the U.S. Army for 21 years. Since joining Shinberg-LTB in 2008 he has specialized in Medicare and Individual health plans. David is licensed in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio for accident and health, life, and variable annuities. He has also completed several Medicare Advantage certifications, as well as holds Health Care Marketplace privileges.
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Julie Voketz
Benefits Account Manager
Julie has been with Shinberg-LTB since 2014. She is licensed for health and life insurance.
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Maureen Culhane
Medicare Specialist
Maureen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Adelphi University and has also obtained her CMS Medicare Certification and CMS Marketplace Individual/SHOP Elite Agent designation.
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Chris O'Leary
President
Chris joined Shinberg-LTB in 2007 as managing owner. He leads the execution of the agency’s risk management strategy and has overall responsibility for the oversight of Shinberg-LTB’s Commercial, Personal, and Employee Benefits Departments.
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Michael Guess
Vice President of Sales
Michael joined Shinberg-LTB in 2009 as a Personal Lines agent and has since worked extensively in all three departments. As VP of Sales Michael works with the production staff to implement sales strategies and drive organic growth. He is known for “providing clients with prompt, thoughtful service.”
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Michael Totte
Partner/Account Manager
Michael has been in the insurance industry for over 30 years. After graduation from Michigan State in 1989, Michael has worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Totte Insurance Agency, & Lebuda Simons Bray Agency. In 2012, Michael purchased LSB Agency and started Lebuda Totte Bray Agency. In 2021, LTB Agency merged with Shinberg Agency.
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Chris O'Leary

Chris O'Leary

President

coleary@sltbagency.com Chris joined Shinberg-LTB in 2007 as managing owner. He leads the execution of the agency’s risk management strategy and has overall responsibility for the oversight of Shinberg-LTB’s Commercial, Personal, and Employee Benefits Departments. He is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelors of Arts in Financial Administration and a fourth-generation Lansing resident. He is married, has two very large Akitas and enjoys spending time at a second home in Florida, fishing, biking, and relaxing.

Michael Guess

Michael Guess

Vice President

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