Meet the Greyling Team
Senior Vice President
Jeff Connelly is a Senior Vice President in EPIC's Greyling Insurance Brokers Division and is the Program Manager for the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Business Insurance Trust (BIT) Program. He is based in the firm's St. Louis, MO office.
Connelly specializes in the placement of Professional Liability, Executive Liability and other Business Insurance lines to Consulting Engineering firms across the country. Connelly came to EPIC from Marsh, Inc. where he was responsible for providing business and professional liability insurance products and risk consulting services to nearly 1,000 Consulting Engineering firms nationwide.
Jeff has over 30 years of experience successfully identifying and managing new business opportunities, including matching business owners across the Consulting Engineering industry with comprehensive, cost effective insurance and risk management solutions tailored to both their individual and business needs.
Jeff has strong client relationships among Consulting Engineering firms across the country.
Connelly graduated from the University of Missouri – Saint Louis with a degree in business. Professionally, he is a member of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) and he is currently completing the final module needed to obtain his RPLU (Registered Professional Liability Underwriter) designation.
Lee Ann Wheeler
Lee Ann Wheeler is an Account Executive with Greyling Insurance Brokerage. Wheeler specializes in the placement of Business Insurance Lines and Professional Liability to Engineering companies across the country including firms that are members of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).
Wheeler comes to Greyling from Marsh & McLennan Agency where she was a sales executive, responsible for providing business insurance and multi-faceted risk management plans.
Wheeler possesses over 17 years' experience in the insurance industry specializing in medical malpractice and professional liability. She also works closely with State Associations to help set up comprehensive insurance and risk management programs to their members that are both cost effective and tailored to their needs.
Wheeler grew up in rural South Dakota and is a graduate of South Dakota State University. She serves on the board of directors of Heartland Consumers Power District in Madison, SD, and volunteers with Mission of Mercy, which provides dental assistance to families in need.
Vice President / Senior Account Manager
Lorrie Osterhage is a Senior Account Manager with Greyling Insurance Brokerage. She negotiates and places professional liability, executive liability and property/ casualty coverage for engineering firms of all sizes. She is experienced in the unique coverage needs of engineering firms throughout the country. Lorrie is also responsible for handling the day to day service needs of her clients and supporting the Client Executives.
Lorrie joined Greyling in December, 2017. Prior to that, Lorrie worked at Marsh for 32 years as an Account Manager for the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Business Insurance Program which included six years as the Service Team Manager. Lorrie was responsible for providing the day to day service of executive liability, professional liability and business insurance coverage for Consulting Engineering firms nationwide.
Lorrie is very excited to be part of Greyling and to share her experience and knowledge.
David H. Collings
Dave Collings is a co-founder and an equity partner of Greyling Insurance Brokerage. He is a recognized expert on risk management issues affecting design firms, contractors, and design-builders, as well as large-project risk management. Dave is a frequent speaker on risk management and insurance topics, including construction and design-related risk. He is also active on many industry committees.
Dave has 30 years of industry experience. He has designed and negotiated a Web-based project-specific professional liability program for a multibillion-dollar mass transit system. He has developed insurance and risk management programs for ENR top 100 firms, including those serving the petrochemical, infrastructure, transportation, and residential markets. He has also published benchmark studies on design-firm professional liability insurance, project-specific professional liability insurance, and contractor's professional liability insurance. His experience also includes developing and negotiating project insurance for privatized bridge and toll-road projects, as well as designing and placing a project-specific professional liability policy for a $300 million fast-track stadium project.
Prior to Greyling, Dave had been a senior executive with Marsh Inc. and its predecessor firm, Johnson & Higgins, since 1981. Most recently, he was Marsh's North American marketing director. He had previously served as leader for the Global Design Firm and Design-Build Practice. In addition to Atlanta, Dave has worked in Philadelphia and New York and has also spent time in London working in the London and Lloyd's insurance marketplace.
Dave is a 1981 graduate of St. John's University with a degree in risk management.
Gregg E. Bundschuh, J.D.
Gregg Bundschuh is a co-founder and an equity partner of Greyling Insurance Brokerage. He is nationally recognized for his active role in addressing emerging issues that affect the construction, design, and development communities. He advises clients of the firm on their insurance programs and risk management strategies.
Gregg also provides guidance to industry organizations such as the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). Gregg's unique perspective on risk and insurance issues reflects his background as a construction lawyer, a general counsel to an international design firm, and an insurance broker and risk consultant.
Gregg's experience includes design of customized insurance policies for risks associated with building information modeling (BIM) and integrated project delivery (IPD). He has developed insurance and risk management programs for domestic and international firms in a wide range of industries. In addition, he has spoken before dozens of national and international gatherings concerned with design, construction, risk management, and insurance matters. His publications include An Owners' Guide to Construction Risk Management & Insurance; the insurance chapter of the New York Construction Law Manual; and The Design/Build Deskbook.
Prior to Greyling, Gregg was a senior executive and leader of the Global Construction Practice with Marsh Inc. Before that, he had been general counsel for an international architecture and engineering firm and had practiced construction law with an Atlanta law firm. He is a member of the board of governors and a fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers.
Gregg is a 1982 graduate of Wake Forest University and holds a law degree from the University of Georgia.
Robert E. Staed, Jr., J.D.
Bob Staed is a co-founder of EPIC's Greyling Insurance Brokers Division. He is the Managing Principal of the firm's St. Louis, MO office. He is responsible for developing new business and providing service to clients, primarily those headquartered in the Midwest and West. He currently serves on several committees of industry organizations such as the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) and is a frequent speaker on the topics of insurance, contracts, and risk management.
Before joining Greyling, Bob spent the prior 13 years of his career in various senior leadership positions with HOK, one of the world's largest design firms, where he had primary responsibility for legal affairs, risk management, and insurance. Among the positions he held are senior vice president; general counsel; corporate secretary; advisor to the board of directors of HOK Group, Inc., HOK's global parent company; and senior principal, chief legal officer, and member of the management team responsible for running the day-to-day U.S. operations of HOK's largest subsidiary, HOK Sport.
While with HOK, Bob's large, complex project experience included Busch Stadium (St. Louis Cardinals), Citi Field (New York Mets), Heathrow Terminal 5, LAC + USC Medical Center, London 2012 Olympics, NFL Super Bowl, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Toronto Hospital Clinical Services Building, Wembley Stadium (London), and Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees). Prior to joining HOK in 1994, Bob was in the private practice of law where he concentrated his efforts on representing professionals in negligence-based claims. He also served from 1995 through 2000 on the Corporate Counsel Committee of the American Bar Association's Forum on Construction.
Bob is a 1987 graduate of the St. Louis University School of Law. He also received an undergraduate degree in accounting from St. Louis University in 1984.
Charles L. Geer, P.E
Senior Vice President
Charlie Geer is a client executive and a senior vice president with Greyling Insurance Brokerage. He is responsible for providing insurance brokerage and risk management consulting services. Charlie has more than 35 years of experience working for design firms in various roles related to managing risk. Charlie is a frequent speaker and author on a variety of risk management topics.
Prior to joining Greyling, Charlie was a senior vice president/principal owner of Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. Among his many roles at Kimley-Horn, Charlie served as quality, liability, and risk manager. His responsibilities included performing contract reviews and establishing quality-control systems, as well as facilitating claims and dispute resolution. Prior to joining Kimley-Horn, Charlie was a project manager for major design-build engineering and construction companies.
Charlie is a Fellow of the Florida Engineering Society, a Fellow in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), and a past state president of ACEC-Florida (FICE). He is a member of the board of directors of the Florida Engineering Society and ACEC-Florida (FICE). He also serves on the Dean's Advisory Board and the Civil Engineering Advisory Board for the University of Florida College of Engineering.
Charlie received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Florida in 1976 and a master of business administration degree from the University of Houston in 1980. He is a registered professional engineer in Florida, Georgia, and Texas.
Insurance Certificate Specialist
Nicole Larsen is a certificate of insurance and automobile ID processor with Greyling Insurance Brokerage. She handles all requests for both certificates and auto ID cards.
Nicole joined Greyling in 2015. Prior to that, Nicole was a Paralegal/Legal Assistant at Smith & Liss, LLC, where she assisted with small business services, the firm's corporate and transactional practice and litigation support. Previously, she was a Jr. Paralegal at Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP where she supported the Construction Defense department.
Nicole is a 2007 graduate of Kennesaw State University, where she majored in International Affairs with a minor in French. In 2009, she completed her graduate studies at Kennesaw State University with a degree in Conflict Management, specializing in International Conflict Management.
Kent W. Collier, J.D., CRIS LEED AP BD+C
CLIENT EXECUTIVE & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES RISK CONSULTANT
Kent W. Collier, J.D., CRIS, is Client Executive & Professional Services Risk Consultant at Greyling Insurance Brokerage. Kent provides day-to-day service to Greyling clients by identifying, addressing, and mitigating insurance and risk issues in the architecture, engineering, construction contracting and development, environmental and legal service fields. He advises clients on professional liability claim recognition and reporting, and he helps clients manage claims, including periodic review of outstanding and past claims. He is also responsible for drafting and negotiating professional service contracts.
Kent performs risk management consulting for clients including preparation and presentation of educational seminars, compilation and analysis of risk surveys, recommendation of and coordination with legal counsel, and answering various client questions concerning legal, insurance, and risk issues impacting the construction and engineering industry. He has experience presenting continuing education training to staff regarding risk management, contract negotiation, and insurance.
Prior to joining Greyling, Kent was a practicing attorney for over 8 years at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP in Atlanta, focusing on construction litigation and transactions. He represented architects, engineers, EPC and general contractors, owners, and specialty subcontractors in litigation across the country regarding issues such as insurance coverage, delay and lost productivity, construction defects, design errors and omissions, product liability, surety bonding, and lender liability on diverse projects including high-rise condominiums and hotels, casinos, power plants, industrial and chemical processing plants, civil and underground work, schools, and hospitals. He is a licensed attorney in Georgia, New York, and Florida, where he is a Board Certified Specialist in Construction Law. Kent was named as a “Rising Star” in Construction Litigation by Georgia Super Lawyers from 2012 through 2015.
Kent is a 2002 graduate of the University of Virginia and received his law degree in 2005 from Emory University. Kent is active in several industry organizations including the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law and the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). He is a LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction. Kent also holds the Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) designation from the International Risk Management Institute (IRMI).
Kevin Woolley is an Account Manager with Greyling Insurance Brokerage. He negotiates and places professional liability, executive liability and property/ casualty coverage for engineering firms of all sizes. He is experienced in the unique coverage needs of engineering firms throughout the country. Kevin is also responsible for handling the day to day service needs of his clients and supporting the Client Executives.
Kevin joined Greyling in 2018. Prior to joining Greyling, Kevin was with Daniel and Henry specializing in Executive Liability, Cyber and Professional Liability for small to mid-size businesses.
Kevin also worked at Marsh for 15 years exclusively on the ACEC Business Insurance Trust Program handling the insurance needs of engineering firms of all sizes throughout the country.
Jackie Chambers is an Account Manager with Greyling Insurance Brokerage. She negotiates and places professional liability and property casualty coverage for engineering firms of all sizes and she is experienced in the unique coverage needs of engineering firms throughout the country. Jackie is also responsible for supporting the Client Executives including handling the day to day service needs of her clients.
Jackie joined Greyling in 2017. Prior to joining Greyling, Jackie handled small business insurance needs of a diverse book of business including hotels, motels, landscapers, automotive businesses, lawyers and non-profit organizations.
Insurance Certificate Specialist
Trudy Henry is a certificate and automobile ID processor with Greyling Insurance Brokerage. She handles all requests for both certificates of Insurance and auto ID cards for the ACEC BIT Program.
Trudy joined Greyling in 2017. Prior to that Trudy worked in the Automotive Industry for CDK Global, Inc. as a Forms Installation Programmer/Coordinator responsible for managing new client installations, working with on-site training personnel during Live install periods and assisting with forms related updates as needed.
Trudy is a graduate of DeVry University with a BS in Computer Information Systems.
Sue Lebsack is an Account Manager with Greyling Insurance Brokerage. She negotiates and places professional liability and property casualty coverage for engineering firms of all sizes and she is experienced in the unique coverage needs of engineering firms throughout the country. Sue is also responsible for supporting the Client Executives including claims and handling the day to day service needs of her clients.
Sue joined Greyling in 2016. Prior to that, Sue spent 33 years with Marsh exclusively working with engineering firms.