About Us

Leadership


Chandler Group of Companies

Our group of companies consist of the following:  

Chandler Insurance Company, Ltd. (CICL), an offshore reinsurance company; Chandler (U.S.A.), Inc. (CUSA), an Oklahoma insurance holding company that provides administrative services to NAICO and CIMI; National American Insurance Company (NAICO), a domestic commercial insurance company providing property and casualty coverage for businesses in various industries; and Chandler Insurance Managers, Inc. (CIMI), an underwriting manager and wholesaler that offers insurance products for various industries of business.

 

 

 

W. Brent LaGere is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Chandler Group of Companies and has held these positions since 1988, including CIMI since its inception in 2002. Mr. LaGere began his career in 1968 as a commercial underwriter, moving to the agency side in 1971. He became Owner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of what would become LaGere & Walkingstick Insurance Agency and remained in that position until the agency was sold in 2002. He has held his CPCU designation since 1973. Mr. LaGere was instrumental in the acquisition of NAICO and the underlying vision to develop it into a strong regional insurance carrier

 

 

 

 

 


Lance A LaGere is the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Chandler Group of Companies.  Previously he served as a retail insurance agent for LaGere & Walkingstick Insurance Agency, Inc. and Brown & Brown of Central Oklahoma.  Mr. LaGere has worked in conjunction with the CUSA senior management team and the Board of Directors to execute the business principles and strategies core to the mission and goals of the organization.

 

 

 

 




Malinda (LaGere) Laird is the Executive Vice President of the Chandler Group of Companies.  She rejoined the organization in 2011 after serving 9 years in a leadership capacity with Brown & Brown, Inc.  Ms. Laird's experience as a retail producer and agency leader provide insight in the growth and development of the Chandler Group of Companies.  She was a retail agent for LaGere & Walkingstick Insurance Agency, Inc. from 1996 to 2002.