About Us

Susan B. Cimini
Brokerage General Agent/ CEO

susie@hancockbrokerage.net

Susan is a recognized leader in life insurance brokerage for over 27 years. She started her career on the worksite marketing side of the business in 1988. In December 1996, when the Transamerica New Orleans branch office closed, Bill Hancock hired Susan to work with him in building what is now, Hancock Brokerage. In 2000, Susan bought out Bill Hancock and began the building process of what is known today as Hancock Brokerage.   Hancock Brokerage is an equity partner in a national marketing organization called AIMCOR. This partnership enhances our long standing and powerful carrier relationships and allows us to negotiate underwriting offers and strategize about product solutions.

Hancock Brokerage is a full service, nationally known brokerage firm, staffed by a team of experienced industry professionals committed to helping our producers build a more profitable business. We have strong relationships with the most respected life insurance carriers. Despite an ever-changing industry, we anticipate the future and prepare for it better than anyone.

We are a highly collaborative firm that understands how to take your case from beginning to end.

Susan’s dedication and passion for this industry is unwavering.  Susie is a LILI Graduate, a member of NAIFA Greater New Orleans, the New Orleans Estate Planning Council and New Orleans TOP 20. She is Series 6 licensed with the Leaders Group.   She resides in Metairie, Louisiana with her husband and six children.

Denise Joachim
Case Design Specialist

denise@hancockbrokerage.net

Denise has 30 years of experience in Advanced Life insurance case design.  She works closely with all the life insurance company marketing departments to make sure that she is bringing our producers the latest and most competitive products. Her strong work ethic, attention to detail and wealth of knowledge make her a huge resource to Hancock Brokerage producers.   Denise loves traveling, spending time with family and trips to the Gulf Coast!   She resides in Mandeville, LA with her husband.

Scott Steed
Annuity Division – President
scott@hancockbrokerage.net
annuity@hancockbrokerage.net

Scott Steed comes to you with 17 + years of experience in the financial services industry.   Scott was a retail financial advisor and retirement planning specialist with a major investment firm before setting his sights on the explosive area of fixed and index annuity marketing.  His unique perspective of having “been in the shoes” of the financial professional, coupled with his expertise and knowledge of virtually all financial products makes him a valuable partner and resource for producers and their clients.  Scott ‘s passion lies in helping others see the value in fixed and index annuities.  Whether it be for “bulletproofing” a retirement plan or simply growing assets safely,  Scott will help tailor a plan to fit your clients’ needs.    Please reach out to Scott today to discuss your client!

Mary Monteleone
CFO/ Licensing and Commissions

mary@hancockbrokerage.net

Mary has been with Hancock Brokerage for over 15 years.   She work diligently to get producers appointed with carriers in a timely manner. She makes sure you are paid and paid fast!  She has been working over the last year to move our producers over to our SURE LC platform that makes it much easier to get producers appointed.  When you need help with out of state appointments, she is your resource.  When Mary is not at the office, she is teaching dance class or playing with her grandson.  Mary resides in Metairie, LA with her husband.

Ashley Fleischer
New Business Case Manager

ashley@hancockbrokerage.net

Ashley joined Hancock Brokerage in 2007. She handles new business cases that stream in daily.  She works tirelessly pushing underwriters to review files, match requirements and pay cases!  Ashley does not push paper; Ashley makes sure that your client is getting the best offer.  If your client comes back with a rating, she goes back to the case design team to see if there is a better offer out there for your client.   Our company motto is to find the best solution for your client.  She lives it every day.

Bridgid Viguerie
New Business Case Manager

brigid@hancockbrokerage.net

Brigid joined Hancock Brokerage in May 2016. She handles new business cases with care. Brigid’s background is in creative arts and administration and she uses this experience to ensure our producers and their clients are handled with the upmost professionalism and cases are dealt with in a timely  manner and with a creative twist when needed. Brigid loves to travel, paint, fish and cook and has one son who is involved with Capoeira-Brazilian Martial Arts. She enjoys spending time with her many God Children, nieces and nephews.

Lauren Combel
Internal Marketing Support

lauren@hancockbrokerage.net

Lauren joined Hancock Brokerage in February 2017 as our Internal Marketing Support. She manages our website, social media campaigns and carrier meetings like a champ. Our producers can count on Lauren to acquire the most current and productive marketing materials our carriers have to offer. Webinars and meetings are handled with care and top notch service. Her background is in television and film production, where she handled the details of commercial shoots and internal marketing videos for over 20 years. Lauren is married to a chef and has a grown son along with two grandchildren that are her primary joy in life.

Louise Gonlag
Case Design

louise@hancockbrokerage.net

Louise joined Hancock Brokerage in May 2017 and has extensive experience in the Insurance and Financial Industries. She worked at Prudential and Hartford for 10 years and has been in the insurance industry for over 20 years. Louise has returned to the case design side of the insurance business and is a great resource to her advisors. Her knowledge of our industry and contacts in the field make her an invaluable member of the Hancock Brokerage team and an asset to our producers. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and many nieces and nephews along with friends, going to the gym and traveling.

Denise Schindler
Customer Service / Underwriting Support

customerservice@hancockbrokerage.net

Denise joined Hancock Brokerage in March 2015. Her attention to detail makes her a true asset in handling your client’s ownership and beneficiary changes and policy review support. She also supports the new business team in an effort to facilitate the underwriting process.

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