About Us

Our Beginning.

KZ Insurance Brokerage, LLC, was founded in 2001 on the basic premise that the insurance industry, as a whole, needed to better serve its retail insurance agencies. We were confident that, by shopping and negotiating the very best policies for our clients’ accounts and supporting those accounts with outstanding customer service at all times, KZ Insurance Brokerage could develop into a leader within our chosen market.

As our business relationships grew, KZ Insurance Brokerage, LLC, has expanded our range of licenses to cover more than two-thirds of U.S. states and over ninety percent of the U.S. population, and we are committed to growing even further in support of our clients. In order to support this goal, we have assembled the solid organization of insurance professionals outlined below. We thank you for taking the time to learn more about us.

Our Purpose

KZ Insurance Brokerage, LLC, works with Commercial Property and Casualty Insurance Agents and Carriers to write profitable, above-average-sized risks.

We offer great value to Commercial P&C insurance agents by maintaining appointments with insurance carriers who are among the finest in the country, and then sharing the benefits of these appointments with the agents we appoint. KZ Insurance Brokerage, LLC, focuses on larger accounts, offering Workers’ Compensation, Business Owner Policies (BOPs), Commercial Auto, Larger Business Packages, Professional Liability, and other lines of insurance.

KZIB Purpose - About Us

Key Personnel

Our entire team stands ready to support your needs…

Kathy Zeanah, Principal and Founder CA License # 0675748

Kathy is our senior executive overseeing underwriting and account management. She started in the Property and Casualty insurance business over 30 years ago with a small insurance agency, later became a Commercial Lines Account Manager with larger agencies, then a Wholesale Producer and Underwriter.

With a large portion of her insurance experience having been spent representing retail insurance agencies, Kathy has never forgotten the importance of service to an agent. Therefore, Kathy insists that KZ Insurance Brokerage never outgrow the ability to fully serve its agents.

Kathy is highly experienced in all Commercial Property and Casualty Insurance markets, including General Liability, Worker’s Compensation, Professional Liability, Business Auto, Business Packages and more.  Contact Kathy for senior level Account Management topics.

Mark Zeanah, Principal / Business Development and CFO CA License # 0F08511

Mark is our senior executive responsible for producing large workers’ compensation business, as well as overseeing the brokerage’s business development.

Mark entered the insurance business with KZ Insurance Brokerage in 2002, continuing his more than 35-year career owning and managing a variety of businesses with operations throughout the United States.  This unique experience gives Mark a great understanding of insurance clients’ needs, as well as allowing him the tools to successfully contribute to the management of KZ Insurance Brokerage, LLC.

Contact Mark for senior level Marketing, Legal, and Business Development matters.

Melissa Durst, Broker Workers' Compensation Account Supervisor CA 0G45840

Melissa is a seasoned professional handling all of your Workers’ Compensation account servicing needs, including payment issues, audits, renewal quotes and more.

Melissa joined KZ Insurance Brokerage, LLC, in 2006, and she works with an acute attention to detail that is invaluable in this industry.  Melissa is dedicated to prompt, reliable service, and she simply likes to make sure that everything is exactly right!

Contact Melissa for Workers’ Compensation account servicing, and she will be happy to assist you.

Kristy Mitchell, Broker Workers' Compensation CA License #0K56327

Kristy has been with KZ since 2010, working closely with Agents and Underwriters on both New Business and Renewal submissions.  She has shown a natural talent for keeping up with the never-ending stream of information received/sent between all parties involved in the quoting process.  And she is able to do this while maintaining an ever-upbeat attitude and always working with a smile!

Contact Kristy for questions on submissions already in progress.

Debbie Wishart, Administrative Coordinator

Debbie joined our team in 2016 and assists management with the daily administrative operations of the business. She is happy to assist our appointed agents as well as new agencies interested in becoming appointed with our firm.

Contact Debbie for questions about our website, commissions, agency appointments or any other related matters.

Amanda Bragg, MBA, Administrative Consultant

After nine years as KZ Insurance Brokerage’s Administrative Coordinator / Manager, as well as several years prior experience, along with her MBA with emphasis in Accounting / Finance, Amanda struck out on her own performing similar work for KZ Insurance Brokerage, LLC, among others. KZ Insurance is pleased to maintain their relationship with Amanda in this capacity.

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