Meet Our Underwriters

Underwriting Leaders

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Derek Shaffer, CPCU
Underwriting Leader

Derek joined Millers as an underwriter in 2007, having developed a diverse portfolio of experience after graduating from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.

His professional insurance experience includes handling workers compensation claims at Kemper Insurance, non-standard auto claims at Nationwide, and commercial underwriting at Nationwide, where he worked primarily with agents located in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Derek has completed his CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter) designation and has been active with the Central Pennsylvania chapter of the CPCU Society, serving in various board roles.  He has participated as a volunteer for the Special Olympics and is also a regular volunteer for the United Way Day of Caring projects.

In his spare time, Derek enjoys playing guitar, traveling to Penn State games, dabbling with gardening, working out at the gym and chasing his two young kids around!

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Scott Billett, CPCU
Underwriting Leader

Scott joined Millers Mutual in 2002.  He started out at Millers in the claims department as a commercial property claims adjuster.  He moved to the underwriting department in 2010 and was promoted to the position of underwriting leader in 2015.  Prior to joining Millers, Scott worked as a field claim adjuster for Donegal Mutual Insurance Company and as a claim adjuster for Foremost Insurance Company.

Scott graduated from Penn State University. His professional designations include CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter) designation as well as his AINS (Associate in General Insurance) designation.

He met his wife at Penn State and they now have a son and live just outside of Hershey, PA.  In his free time, Scott enjoys attending Penn State football games, hiking, running, playing tennis, traveling and spending time with his family.


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Lisa Cabarrus Alexander

Lisa Alexander joined Miller’s in 2016. She is a graduate of Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. She has over 30 years of Insurance experience in various states.  Prior to coming to Millers, she worked at Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group as a Territory Manager for the state of Virginia.  She has worked for several national carriers including PMA, St. Paul Insurance Company, USF&G, Home Insurance Company and Chubb.

Lisa enjoyes spending time with her son, volunteering with the alumni association and sitting on the board of directors for an orphanage in North Carolina.  She also likes to read, loves jazz music and enjoys traveling to tropical locations.

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Vicki Boblick

Vicki has over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry and is a licensed Property & Casualty agent. She was an Account Executive for several large regional agencies for over 15 years prior to joining Millers. She worked for several large regional insurance carriers including Philadelphia Insurance and Continental/CNA.

Since joining Millers, Vicki primarily supports our agents in Maryland, Virginia, DC and Delaware.

Vicki is a volunteer with the United Way and participates in the United Way Day of Caring every year.

In her free time, she enjoys watching college football, traveling, visiting the beach and spending time with her grandchildren.

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Anthony “Tony” LaManna, AU, CIC

Tony already had more than two decades of industry experience when he came to Millers in 2010.  After starting his career as a staff underwriter for Continental/Commercial Union, he spent about seven years in the field as a production underwriter for Donegal and as an agency management specialist (AMS) for Selective.  He then went on to become a senior underwriter for Harleysville Insurance.

During the course of his career, Tony has worked with agents in New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey.

Tony received his bachelor’s degree from Catholic University and his master’s degree in education from Temple University.  His professional designations include Associate in Commercial Underwriting (AU) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC).

Tony has played semi-pro football and continues to pursue martial arts and weightlifting.

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Lisa Ledford

Lisa had over two decades of industry experience prior to joining Millers in 2004. She began her career at a local Erie Agency as a licensed Property & Casualty Agent. In 1994, Lisa joined Paradise Mutual Insurance Company as a Personal and Commercial Lines underwriter. She has worked within the underwriting and marketing departments at Millers servicing DC, DE, VA and MD. She is currently one of Millers’ Field Underwriters servicing MD and DE.
Lisa is currently working on her Commercial Underwriting (AU) designation.
Lisa is a member of the York County Corvette Club which benefits local charities.  In her spare time she enjoys cheering on The Tennessee Titans, Penn State Nittany Lions, and North Carolina Tar Heels.  She also enjoys cruising to various countries with her family.


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Kristy Matter

Kristy joined Millers as an underwriter in the fall of 2014. Prior to joining Millers, Kristy started in the insurance field at Nationwide Insurance in January 2008 as an underwriting trainee, after her first year she was promoted to a commercial underwriter. She began her career in the accounting industry.
Kristy received her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from Central Pennsylvania College and is currently working towards her Commercial Underwriting (AU) designation.
Kristy is an active volunteer with her church and local fire department.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, going to amusement parks and spending time outdoors.


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Eric Sics, AU, CPCU

Eric Sics grew up in the Pacific Northwest and joined Millers in 2002 when he moved to Pennsylvania.  Prior to joining Millers, Eric worked in the rating department for Liberty Northwest in Portland, Oregon.

Eric has a degree in mathematics from Portland State University and his Associate in Commercial Underwriting (AU) designation and his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.

Eric is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan and he enjoys traveling, particularly cruising to the Bahamas or the Caribbean.

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Tyne Stock, AU

Tyne joined Millers as an Underwriter in 2014. Prior to coming to Millers, she worked at Nationwide Insurance for 8 years, primarily working with agents in Western Pennsylvania.

Tyne received her bachelor’s degree in business management from Pennsylvania State University and she earned her Associate in Commercial Underwriting designation (AU).

Tyne is a volunteer with the Millers Charitable Giving Committee and the United Way.

In her free time, Tyne enjoys attending her daughter’s softball games and spending time with her family.

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Whitney Stock, Underwriter

Whitney joined Millers as an Underwriter in 2016. She has over six years experience within the insurance industry working in various departments such as Underwriting, Claims and Sales and Operations. After spending three years as a Claims Adjuster, she accepted an underwriting position at Nationwide primarily working with agents in Pennsylvania and New York. 

Whitney received her bachelor’s degree in corporate communications from Elizabethtown College.

In her free time, Whitney enjoys volunteering in the community and spending time with her daughter and family.



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Aron Ward

Aron joined the Underwriting Team at Millers in 2012. Prior to that, he spent over 4 years at Nationwide Insurance as a commercial underwriter.  Before he began his career in insurance, Aron held several sales and marketing roles in the hospitality industry.

Aron graduated from Virginia Wesleyan College with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing. He is currently working toward his Associates in Commercial Underwriting (AU) designation.  He is originally from southern Delaware, but has lived in Harrisburg since 2004.  Aron is an avid sports fan and enjoys volunteering in the community with organizations such as Junior Achievement and Humane Society of Harrisburg.