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 three members elected from the association’s surety member companies. Member companies includes attorneys, consultants, CPAs, surety bond agents, surety underwriters, 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.

2024 Board Members

Corbin Mirick
President
IAT Surety
(509) 846-4164

Jessica Markos
Vice President
Sompo International
(425) 223-0902

Holly Cheung
Secretary & Treasurer
Swiss Re
(206) 474-7300

 

 


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.

Mandy Keltner – 2023
Brady Moriarty – 2022Alfredo Gomez – 2021Andrew Hankey – 2020Celeste Lachner – 2019
Regan Hupf – 2018John Cassidy – 2017Travis Belling – 2016Gabe Longoria – 2015
Brad Espinosa – 2014Scott McGilvray – 2013Brian Daniels – 2012Joel Hertzog – 2011
Kara Skinner – 2010Kara Harmala – 2009Shawn McCartney – 2008Scott Alderman – 2007
Tiffany Hawkins – 2006Brian Schick – 2005Stuart O’Farrell – 2004Debra Nelson – 2003
Kathleen Mitchell – 2002Marianne Paine – 2001Kent Smith – 2000Heiki Bockus – 1999
Mary Faure – 1998Greg Thomas – 1997Steve Wagner – 1996Jeff Stewart – 1995
Heidi Ondrasik – 1994Tomi Lou Smith – 1993Paula Cipolla – 1992Phillip Mundt – 1991
Steven Gaines – 1990Cynthia Scott – 1989Curt Hoffman – 1987 – 88R Anne McLean – 1986
Ed Heine &
Mike Haner – 1985
Steve Palmer – 1984Agnes Yadrosich – 1983Bill Wells – 1982
Al Morgan – 1981Dick Nicholson – 1980Dick Henkens – 1979Bill McCoy – 1978
Gary Thompson – 1977John Bekerleg – 1976Frank Rains &
Joe Scudder – 1975
R.H. Ericson – 1974
J.B Moorhouse – 1973Wayne Robbins – 1972Alan Yard – 1971Darrell Thompson – 1970
Tom Barbano &
Ken Nichols – 1969
John Bowen – 1968W.D. Pederson – 1967Laurel May – 1966
P.E. Fowler – 1965John Bengston – 1964Ralph Chamberlain – 1963Werner Dietz – 1962
Paul Magnuson – 1961Robert Hoff – 1960George Mayes &
Frank Dyer – 1959
Lu Himes – 1958
Sam Melrose Jr. – 1957Bill Harriman – 1956Don Rogers – 1955Jack Griffin – 1954
Darol Fielding – 1953M.M Tompkins – 1952Guertin Carroll – 1951John Cotton – 1950
John Hodson – 1949Bob Maloney – 1948Jim Mackay – 1947Werner Dietz – 1946
Arthur Eagle – 1945Leonard Anderson – 1944Stanley Holbrook – 1943Kenneth Warrack – 1942
J. Glen Liston – 1941A.O. Stuberg – 1940Joe Price – 1939A. Panella – 1938
J.E. Charbonnel – 1937A. Panella – 1936A.E. Krull – 1935Gerald Perry – 1933 – 34
Robert Whyte – 1930Mark Reese – 1929J.A. Cathcart – 1928Charles Deal – 1925 – 1927
A.E. Krull – 1923 – 24George Allen – 1922James Cathcart – 1921S.S. Melrose – 1918 – 20
J.C. McCollister – 1917George Allen – 1910 – 16John R. Scott – 1906 – 09John Walley – 1905