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About us

Since 1900 McDowell Associates has been providing quality insurance products and services to Western Pennsylvania and beyond. Here at McDowell, we believe in combining the care and attentiveness of a local company, with the high-tech innovation of a global enterprise. Now that we’ve added Financial Planning, Investment, and Estate and Retirement Planning to our list of insurance services, we’re excited to bring our clients, in Pennsylvania and beyond, into the next 100 years. If you’re moving into the future, McDowell can show you the way.

Our Team

An organization is only as good as
the people who make it. At
McDowell, we’re proud to call
these men and women our team.
You will be too.

Brad Roth

Brad Roth CFP®

Partner & Insurance/Investments

Brad is a Partner at McDowell Associates which provides insurance brokerage and investment management services for individuals and businesses.  

Brad is an honors graduate of Duquesne University from which obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus in accounting. He received the Certified Financial Planner® designation following study at New York University. He is currently Series 66, Series 3, PA Property & Casualty, Life, Health, and Accident examination qualified.

Brad resides in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife Hannah and his daughter Ellery and enjoys spending his free time with his family and friends or on the golf course.

Karl Eisaman

Karl Eisaman

Partner & Commercial Sales

Karl is a graduate of West Virginia University, the Hartford Insurance Advanced Commercial Lines School and has been a licensed insurance agent for 35 years. He is a Certified Insurance Counselor(CIC), Accredited Adviser in Insurance(AAI), and a Certified Professional Insurance Agent(CPIA). Previously President of the Western Pennsylvania Insurance Agencies(WPIA) organization. Eisaman served as president of McDowell Associates, Inc. insurance, since 1992.

Previously  served as a board member for the Penn Prime Insurance Trust and on agency councils for The Hartford Insurance, Selective Insurance and Penn National Insurance companies.

Active in the community, he served as mayor of the City of Greensburg from 1996 to 2012. He is the recipient of an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from Seton Hill University, the Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities Lifetime Achievement Award and the Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department Leo M. Bacha Humanitarian Award.

Currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Saint Benedict Education Foundation, Saint Anne Home, Greensburg Foundation & Westmoreland Human Services.

He previously served as Chairperson, Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce; past president, Greensburg Rotary Club & board member, Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities.

He and his wife, Carmen are Greensburg residents and enjoy traveling to Italy.

Mike Guidas

Mike Guidas

Commercial Sales

Mike Guidas, has spent the last 25 years providing professional insurance advice to business owners and individuals, both locally and nationally. Mike graduated from the Basic School of Property & Casualty Insurance at Dickinson College in 1988 and in 1989 earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh. In April of 1989, Mike began his insurance career with McDowell Associates and in 1995 he earned his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation and became an owner at McDowell Associates. What’s most important to Mike is helping business owners choose the right insurance plan as well as assisting them during a claim.

Mike resides in the North Hills of Pittsburgh with his wife Diane and their two sons Jake and Nick. He enjoys spending time with his family and coaching for the Pine Richland Baseball Association.

Cameron Roth

Cameron Roth

Partner & Insurance/Investments

Cameron Roth joined McDowell Associates in May 2017 as an Insurance Agent. Previously Cameron worked at Richard B. Guskiewicz Associates as a staff accountant, as well as, played golf professionally.

Additionally, Cameron is an Investment Advisor Representative with Kattan Ferretti Financial, LP. He is in charge of trading and day-to-day client services.

Cameron graduated from Saint Vincent College with a degree in finance, focusing on investments. He is a licensed Investment Advisor, as well as, licensed in Property and Casualty Insurance.

Ned Bair

E.S. ‘Ned’ Bair

Commercial Sales

36 years insurance experience

Ned Bair was born, raised, and continues to live in the Greensburg area. He attended St. Leo College in Florida and completed his college education at Robert Morris College in Pittsburgh.

When he began his insurance career in 1974 with Bair & Brown Inc, he became the fourth generation Bair in the business. Ned separated from the agency in 1994 to start his own firm which subsequently merged with McDowell Associates, Inc in 1999. He has enjoyed his nearly forty year career in the property & casualty insurance business, due especially to the many relationships and friendships that he’s cultivated.

Ned is Vice President of Sales with the new firm of KFIG and looks forward to the opportunities ahead. He specializes in commercial accounts yet stays current with personal lines changes for the sake of his clientele.

As for his personal life, he had coached baseball and was a board member for the West Point Little League Association for fifteen years. He is also a past board member and campaign chairman for the United Way of Westmoreland County, and a Rotarian. Ned was widowed in 1999 when his wife of twenty-five years lost her battle with cancer. The two have three wonderful sons together and Ned couldn’t be more proud of Nate, Shane, and Patrick as they’ve grown to manhood. He loves fishing and is a member of Yankanuck Club in North Ontario where he and his sons try to meet for their annual reunion. Ned prefers the outdoors and spends time in his garden doing yardwork. He also plays bocce and golfs with friends and clients when time permits.

Cheryl Locascio

Cheryl Locascio CIC, CISR

Commercial Lines CSR

27 years insurance experience

Cheryl was born and raised in Latrobe PA. She has been with McDowell Associates Inc. as a Commercial Lines CSR for more than 25 years. Cheryl has held her CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) and CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative) designations since 1994 and her duties include servicing commercial lines accounts, accounting, licensing, bonding, and many general office duties. She strives to be the best at helping her customers and coworkers. In her spare time, Cheryl enjoys all kinds of crafts, but most importantly she enjoys spending time with her husband, Steve, and her family and friends.

Suzanne Dixon

Suzanne J. Dixon AU, ASLI, PLCS

Producer & Commercial Lines CSR

Sue is from Bradenville, PA and began her insurance career in 1987. She holds the Associate in Commercial Lines and Associate in Surplus Lines designations. She is licensed in property and casualty insurance, and specializes in both personal and commercial lines. Sue’s top priority is to efficiently address customer needs and help them understand their coverage. She loves spending time with her family and two dogs.

Dolores Rendulich

Dolores Rendulich

Personal Lines CSR

Dolores Rendulich is from Greensburg, Pa. In 1987 she began her insurance career with McDowell Associates as a personal lines agent and worked there for 12 years before leaving to start a family. She recently returned to McDowell Associates in 2012 and continues working part time as a personal lines agent. She uses her knowledge to help insured’s(clients) understand their personal insurance needs, along with coverage and discounts available to them. Dolores and her husband love spending time with their children and watching them participate in gymnastics and hockey. They also enjoy the outdoors.

Jessica Shrader

Jessica Shrader

Personal Lines CSR

Jessica Shrader is from Greensburg, PA and began her insurance career in 2004. She holds a Property and Casualty License along with her CISR designation. Since then she has continued her education by obtaining her Life and Health and Fixed Annuities License with the desire to provide all insureds a comprehensive understanding of their insurance policies. Jessica also participates in local charities to help serve our community.

Lori Simpson

Lori Simpson

Administrative Assistant

Our Firm

Building upon our incredible 100+ year legacy, we at McDowell have set the ambitious goal of redefining what an Insurance and Financial Services provider looks like. By drawing inspiration from our town and its residences, we’re building a firm with the heart of a neighbor and the brains of a technologies leader. So whether it’s investing in your financial future, or insuring the things that will get you there, you can act with confidence and rest easy,

At McDowell you’ll find a firm the combines the best expertise with the right kind of care.

 

Mission Statement

We are committed to providing our clients with the very best insurance and wealth management products. We do this by carrying on the proud tradition of McDowell’s practices, while implementing the best new technology – so that you’re treated like a friend while we help you protect the future of the life, business, or family you’ve worked so hard to create.

Our Qualifications

 

McDowell Associates has been working with local individuals and businesses for 110 years. All of our agents are licensed and qualified to sell a range of insurance and wealth management products.

 

We know that insurance and wealth management can feel complicated. Which is why we’ve made understanding it our business. Our goal is to remove as much of the unknown as possible, so that you can make the clearest decisions possible.

 

Our Designations

We take the work we get to do at McDowell seriously – which is why we uphold the finest industry standards by maintaining a number of certifications and accretidations. Because when it comes to your future, you deserve a team that’s committed to being the best.

A list of some of our designations:

CIC – Certified Insurance Counselor
CISR – Certified Insurance Service Representative
CPIA – Certified Professional Insurance Agent
AAI – Accredited Adviser in Insurance
CFP – Certified Financial Planner
AU – Associate in Commercial Underwriting
ASLI – Associate in Surplus Lines
PLCS – Personal Lines Coverage Specialist

1929
The Great Depression

The Great Depression

The New York Stock Market crashes, heralding the Great Depression

1952
Polio Vaccine Invented

Polio Vaccine Invented

Jonas Salk invents a vaccine for Polio at the University of Pittsburgh

1971
McDowell Associates Inc.

McDowell Associates Inc.

McDowell Associates Inc. is officially formed in Greensburg, PA

1988
New Stockholder

New Stockholder

Karl Eisaman becomes a stockholder in McDowell Associates Inc.

1989
New Team Member

New Team Member

Michael Guidas joins McDowell Associates Inc.

1992
New  Stockholder Acquisition

New Stockholder Acquisition

Karl Eisaman buys the entirety of McDowell Associates Inc.

1998
New  Partner

New Partner

Michael Guidas becomes a partner at McDowell Associates Inc

2008
The Great Recession

The Great Recession

The US housing market crashes, ushering in The Great Recession

2014
Name Change

Name Change

McDowell Associates Inc. becomes McDowell Associates Insurance Partners

2014
New Partners

New Partners

Bradley and Cameron Roth become partners of McDowell Associates Insurance Partners

2020
Wealth Services Offering

Wealth Services Offering

McDowell Associates Insurance Partners begins offering Wealth Services.

2021
New Look, Same Business

New Look, Same Business

McDowell Associates Insurance Partners redefines it’s offering and branding.

TESTIMONIAL

“They’re going to be honest with you.”
-John Bloom, AEG Group

A collective of financial service experts from around the country, AEG has relied on McDowell to be an integral and trusted part of their business.

“They came in highly recommended and we met them and were very impressed with their experience.”

So impressed in fact, that AEG eventually decided to partner with McDowell. That’s the eventuality of great work – people take notice and want to be a part of it.

The very best experience that McDowell hopes for their clients, is one in which the individual or business feels truly seen and looked after.

“The reason, personally, that I feel confident introducing them [to our clients] is simply that they’re honest.”

Honesty and integrity – that’s the McDowell way of doing business.

Have Questions?

Please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Open to any and all inquiries.

info@mcdowellinsurance.com