» A. Catherine Skeen, President

Cathy Skeen & Dave Garese organized the corporation in January 1995 in order to provide exemplary service to their clients that they felt was missing in larger agencies. Client day to day service is important and therefore most of daily routines center on evaluating coverages specific to client’s needs, reading and negotiating contracts on behalf of clients and placing coverage.

Excel Bonds & Insurance prides themselves as a “Service Organization” rather than a “Sales Organization” and therefore does not solicit business but addresses the needs of referral business. Excel Bonds & Insurance is unique as an insurance agency because of the large volume of business to employee ratio. With only 12 employees, Excel Bonds & Insurance is credited with writing coverage for publicly traded multi-State PUC entities, bonds both nationally and internationally along with successfully placing environmental, D&O, professional coverage and difficult property and casualty where firms much larger failed.

I love what I do and I thoroughly enjoy and look forward to being part of the community and my associations. I have formed many friends in the construction and building industry. However, when I am not in my office or at industry events, I enjoy running, traveling, golf, cooking and most important of all, being with my family!

Associated General Contractors of California (AGC) – Previous member of the Executive Committee, charged with forming a new insurance program exclusive for AGC members. Past Chair of the Associates Committee. Current member of the Heavy Highway & Engineering Committee. Most notable is my effective roll in assisting with amending the insurance requirements for Cal-Trans. Board of Director for the AGC Education Foundation.

Sacramento Builders Exchange (SBE) – Past Vice President and will be re-installed as a Board of Director in January 2012. Member of the Education Committee.

Region Builders – Board of Director & member of the Policy Committee. Region Builders is a building industry coalition that was founded by the Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange and includes companies representing a cross-section of the commercial/industrial building industry along with trade and professional association members.

Arden Arcade Rotary – Past President of Sacramento Midtown Rotary, Board of Director for Arden Arcade Rotary, Community Service Chair, Counselor for exchange students, both inbound and outbound.