Paul PoettgenPresident 

Paul is HCDT’s Surety Manager and is responsible for managing bond credit for existing clients and new business development. He graduated summa cum laude from St. Mary’s University with a BA in Economics. Paul started in the bond business in 1976 and spent 11 years with major bonding companies in San Antonio before joining HCDT in 1988.  He holds the designation of Associate in Fidelity and Surety Bonding (AFSB) and is active in AGC, ABC, NASBP and the South Texas Surety Association.

 

Maryanna Christensen
Executive Vice President

Maryanna’s insurance career began as a casualty underwriter with Travelers Insurance Companies in 1976 and joined HCDT in 1980. Today, she is our insurance manager responsible for new and renewal business.  Maryanna is very active in insurance and construction having held leadership positions in the Associated Builders and Contractors, National Association of Women in Construction, the CPCU Society, and the Independent Insurance Agents of San Antonio.  She has a Masters degree from Purdue University and holds the designations of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Underwriting (AU) from the American Institute for CPCU.

 

Rick Jeter
Account Executive

Rick began his insurance career in 1982 and joined HCDT in 2008. In addition to servicing existing clients, Rick helps develop new business opportunities for the agency. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Independent Insurance Agents of San Antonio and the membership committee of the Associated Builders and Contractors of South Texas. A native of San Antonio, Rick has an undergraduate degree from Texas State University and a Masters degree from Trinity University.

 

John Poettgen
Bond Account Manager

John joined HCDT in July of 2011 to lead new business development for contract bonds and to assist with providing best in class service to existing bond clients. John manages the issuance of bonds and is involved with the reviews of financial statements and bid/contract documents. A 2009 graduate of Texas A&M, he brings a unique skill set to HCDT having worked for a general contractor for two years after graduating from college. John is an active member in the Future Leaders Task Force of the Associated Builders and Contractors of South Texas.

 

Jeremy Diller
Account Executive

Jeremy has 15 years of experience working with public entities with an extensive background in risk management and joined HCDT in 2017. He has worked with universities, community colleges, schools, and counties. He received an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University and an undergraduate degree from Wheaton College, IL. He holds a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation, an Associate in Risk Management (ARM-P) designation, and a Certified School Risk Manager (CSRM) designation. He teaches courses for the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research and serves on the board of directors for Bandera Electric Cooperative. Jeremy will develop new business opportunities for the agency and assist existing clients.

 

Lisa Tafolla
Insurance Service Manager

Lisa has almost 40 years of experience in the insurance industry.  She joined HCDT in 1995 and has been providing our customers with valuable insurance knowledge and expertise ever since.  Lisa is responsible for handing renewal business, policy endorsements, and claims assistance.  Lisa holds the designation of Accredited Customer Service Representative (ACSR) and served on the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas ACSR Advisory Council.