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Anthony Nola

President

T: 888.833.4158 Ext. 105

D: 916.235.7335

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Anthony has 22 years of agency and corporate experience. He has worked with and led various teams in the areas of management, human resources, finance, operations, sales and marketing. He worked for a national insurance company for a number of years and also owned a retail insurance agency prior to becoming part of CAIS. Anthony joined CAIS full-time in 2008 and is currently the managing member and president of CAIS. Anthony received his Bachelors of Science in Managerial Economics from UC Davis and his MBA in Finance from Sacramento State. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, snow-skiing, and running. Notably, at one time he was even a professional blackjack dealer.

 

Gary Deck

Vice President, Sales and Distribution

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D: 916.235.7339

F: 888.833.4159

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Gary oversees sales and distribution for CAIS. He received his BA in Economics and Business in 1985 from California State University, Chico. Since starting his insurance career in 1988, Gary has held a variety of Sales, Marketing, Business Development, and Management positions for various workers’ compensation and all lines carriers. He spends his free time skiing, biking, and traveling to the beach and mountains.

 

Garth Leone

Founder & HOA Program Consultant

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D: 916.235.7332

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Garth has over 15 years of retail agency experience, specializing in products for community associations. In 2005, Garth helped establish CAIS as a leader in our current product line. Today, Garth serves the organization in the areas of Business & Product Development, Agency Relationships and Community Association Industry Relations. Garth loves hockey and is an amateur-league player, coaches lacrosse at the local high school and continues to enjoy the transition to an empty nest with his wife.

 

Cheryl Waxe

Vice President, Underwriting

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D: 916.235.7347

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Cheryl has been with CAIS since 2008 and brings over 28 years of experience in the commercial insurance arena. After many years on the company side, Cheryl ventured to a large wholesale broker where her knowledge of large risks throughout the Central Valley was invaluable. As part of the CAIS team, she is responsible for managing the underwriting department, expanding our online programs and overseeing internal processes. On her off time, Cheryl her enjoys camping, gardening, canning and cooking. So much so, her love of food led her to cooking  on weekends at a small Mediterranean restaurant in the Sierra Foothills.

 

Arleen Forbes

New Agency Sign-Ups

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D: 916.235.7340

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Arleen has been with CAIS since 2009. Arleen brings18 years of sales experience with a major Credit Card company. Arleen’s current responsibilities include signing up new agencies, tracking their agency licenses and making sure they maintain current insurance coverage. She is also responsible for uploading and downloading documents related to our largest in house program. Arleen has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Chapman University. She lived in the Azores for two and a half years and that is where her daughter was born.

 

Melanie Pearson

Marketing Manager

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D: 916.235.7342

F: 916.939.9961

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Melanie joined CAIS in 2017. She is an accomplished business professional with over 18 years of marketing, sales, and design experience. Her career began in print and digital design. Melanie is well versed in strategic planning, new product launches, advertising, and event planning. Melanie received her Bachelor of Science degree from UC Santa Barbara and attended Art Center College of Design. Melanie has traveled frequently, visiting Asia, Europe, South America and more. She enjoys water sports, hiking, and biking with her husband.

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