Meet Our Team

Personal Lines Team

Our Staff

Commercial Lines Team

Commercial Lines Team

Aviation Team

Aviation TeamAs our client, you will have a team of highly qualified professionals working for you to provide you with the best coverage for you, your family, or your business.  Building a long-lasting relationship with our clients is our number one priority.

Dan Browne

Dan Browne

President and Aviation, Commercial Lines and Life Manager

Dan Browne earned his degree in Risk Management & Insurance from the University of Georgia. Before joining Forest Agency, he worked for Great American Insurance and Millers National Insurance companies. Dan holds the Accredited Adviser in Insurance Designation (AAI), which involves intensive coursework and passing three national exams.

He also holds the Certified Insurance Counselor designation (CIC), which also involves coursework, passing five national examinations and the obligation to attend courses annually. Dan is currently working towards the Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter designation (CPCU), having already passed three of ten courses, and the Chartered Life Underwriter designation (CLU) having passed five of eight courses.

His past and ongoing education and training ensures the level of dedication and commitment that you seek in an insurance agent. Dan Browne was raised and currently resides in Oak Park, Illinois with his wife and two sons. His interests are golf, skeet, running, swimming and vacationing in Door County.

Cathy Hall

Cathy Hall

Vice President and Personal Lines Manager

Cathy Hall joined Forest Agency in 1988. She is now the Vice President and Manager of the Personal Lines department. She most recently earned her Certified Personal Risk Manager (CPRM) designation, which involves intensive coursework and passing five national exams.

She also earned the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation, Accredited Adviser in Insurance (AAI) designation, Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA) designation, as well as others. She is a member of the International Association of Insurance Professionals (IAIP), formerly known as National Association of Insurance Women (NAIW), and is a founding member of the local chapter, Northwest Suburban Insurance Professionals.

Cathy is very involved with the Network of Vertafore Users (NetVU), which is an insurance-related computer users group. She is a founding member, and leader, of the local NetVU chapter (Windy City NetVU). Her interests include gardening, hiking, needlework, and reading. She is also a member of the Rotary Club of Oak Park River Forest.

Fred Arkin

Fred Arkin

Personal and Commercial Lines Agent
Marcia Johnson

Marcia Johnson

Personal and Commercial Lines Agent
Mike Frontzak

Mike Frontzak

Personal and Commercial Lines Agent
Scott Plapp

Scott Plapp

Owner of Plapp Insurance Services, Personal and Commercial Lines Agent

For more information about Plapp Insurance Services, visit www.plappinsurance.com

Maria Jamroz

Communications Director