The Surety Association of Washington (SAW) is a Washington State non-profit corporation whose members are engaged in the business of suretyship. Based out of Seattle, WA and established in 1905, SAW is the longest standing surety association in the United States.

We operate with a board of four members elected from the association’s surety member companies. Member companies includes attorneys, consultants, CPAs, surety bond agents, insurance agents, and various other national and regional surety related associations, working together to provide surety related solutions for small, medium, and large businesses throughout Washington State.

Our Mission is to:

1) Educate and inform our members and the community about issues relating to corporate suretyship,
2) Monitor legislature or other regulatory activity and where appropriate take steps to influence its outcome,
3) Promote awareness and understanding of the benefits of corporate suretyship.

2021 Board Members

Alfredo GomezPresident
Liberty Mutual
206-473-5206

Brady Moriarty – Vice President
The Hartford
206-676-3930

Mary Norrell – Treasurer
Philadelphia Insurance Co
206-607-3348

Mandy Keltner – Secretary
Propel Insurance
206-676-4210


Previous SAW Presidents

The Surety Association of Washington is the oldest recognized Surety Association in the United States. Below is a list of every President who has served on our Board.

 Regan Hupf – 2018Heidi Ondrasik – 1994Tom Barbano &
Ken Nichols – 1969
Arthur Eagle – 1945
 John Cassidy – 2017Tomi Lou Smith – 1993John Bowen – 1968Leonard Anderson – 1944
 Travis Belling – 2016Paula Cipolla – 1992W.D. Pederson – 1967Stanley Holbrook – 1943
 Gabe Longoria – 2015Phillip Mundt – 1991Laurel May – 1966Kenneth Warrack – 1942
 Brad Espinosa – 2014Steven Gaines – 1990P.E. Fowler – 1965J. Glen Liston – 1941
 Scott McGilvray – 2013Cynthia Scott – 1989John Bengston – 1964A.O. Stuberg – 1940
 Brian Daniels – 2012Curt Hoffman – 1987 – 88Ralph Chamberlain – 1963Joe Price – 1939
 Joel Hertzog – 2011R Anne McLean – 1986Werner Dietz – 1962A. Panella – 1938
 Kara Skinner – 2010Ed Heine &
Mike Haner – 1985
Paul Magnuson – 1961J.E. Charbonnel – 1937
 Kara Harmala – 2009Steve Palmer – 1984Robert Hoff – 1960A. Panella – 1936
 Shawn McCartney – 2008Agnes Yadrosich – 1983George Mayes &
Frank Dyer – 1959
A.E. Krull – 1935
 Scott Alderman – 2007Bill Wells – 1982Lu Himes – 1958Gerald Perry – 1933 – 34
 Tiffany Hawkins – 2006Al Morgan – 1981Sam Melrose Jr. – 1957Robert Whyte – 1930
 Brian Schick – 2005Dick Nicholson – 1980Bill Harriman – 1956Mark Reese – 1929
 Stuart O’Farrell – 2004Dick Henkens – 1979Don Rogers – 1955J.A. Cathcart – 1928
 Debra Nelson – 2003Bill McCoy – 1978Jack Griffin – 1954Charles Deal – 1925 – 1927
 Kathleen Mitchell – 2002Gary Thompson – 1977Darol Fielding – 1953A.E. Krull – 1923 – 24
 Marianne Paine – 2001John Bekerleg – 1976M.M Tompkins – 1952George Allen – 1922
 Kent Smith – 2000Frank Rains &
Joe Scudder – 1975
Guertin Carroll – 1951James Cathcart – 1921
 Heiki Bockus – 1999R.H. Ericson – 1974John Cotton – 1950S.S. Melrose – 1918 – 20
 Mary Faure – 1998J.B Moorhouse – 1973John Hodson – 1949J.C. McCollister – 1917
 Greg Thomas – 1997Wayne Robbins – 1972Bob Maloney – 1948George Allen – 1910 – 16
 Andrew Hankey – 2020Steve Wagner – 1996Alan Yard – 1971Jim Mackay – 1947John R. Scott – 1906 – 09
Celeste Lachner – 2019Jeff Stewart – 1995Darrell Thompson – 1970Werner Dietz – 1946John Walley – 1905