Our Beginning

KZ Insurance Brokerage, LLC, was initially conceived in 2001 on the basic premise that the insurance industry, as a whole, needed to better serve its retail insurance agencies. We were confident that, by shopping and negotiating the very best policies for our clients' accounts and supporting those accounts with stellar customer service at all times, KZ Insurance Brokerage could develop into a leader within our chosen market.

As our business relationships grew, KZ Insurance Brokerage, LLC, has expanded our range of licenses to cover more than two thirds of the United States, and we are committed to growing even further in support of our clients.  In order to support this goal, we have assembled the solid organization of insurance professionals outlined below.  We thank you for taking the time to learn more about us.


Our Purpose

KZ Insurance Brokerage, LLC, works with Commercial Property and Casualty Insurance Agents and Carriers to write profitable, above-average-sized risks.

We offer great value to Commercial P&C insurance agents by maintaining appointments with insurance carriers who are among the finest in the country, and then sharing the benefits of these appointments with the agents we appoint.

KZ Insurance Brokerage, LLC, focuses on larger accounts, offering Workers’ Compensation, Business Owner Policies (BOPs)Commercial AutoLarger Business Packages, Professional Liability, and other lines of insurance.


Key Personnel

Kathy Zeanah, Principal / Underwriting / Service Manager (and our Founder)

CA License # 0675748

   Kathy is our senior executive overseeing underwriting and account management. She started in the Property and Casualty insurance business over 30 years ago with a small insurance agency, later became a Commercial Lines Account Manager with larger agencies, then a Wholesale Producer and Underwriter.

With a large portion of her insurance experience having been spent representing retail insurance agencies, Kathy has never forgotten the importance of service to an agent. Therefore, Kathy insists that KZ Insurance Brokerage never outgrow the ability to fully serve its agents. 

Kathy is highly experienced in all Commercial Property and Casualty Insurance markets, including General Liability, Worker's Compensation, Professional Liability, Business Auto, Business Packages and more.  Contact Kathy for senior level Account Management topics.

Email: [email protected]

Mark Zeanah, Principal / Business Development and CFO

CA License # 0F08511

   Mark is our senior executive responsible for producing large workers' compensation business, as well as overseeing the brokerage's business development. 

Mark entered the insurance business with KZ Insurance Brokerage in 2002, continuing his more than 35-year career owning and managing a variety of businesses with operations throughout the United States.  This unique experience gives Mark a great understanding of insurance clients' needs, as well as allowing him the tools to successfully contribute to the management of KZ Insurance Brokerage, LLC. 

Contact Mark for senior level Marketing, Legal, and Business Development matters.

Email:  [email protected]


Amanda Bragg, MBA

Administrative Manager,  Broker/Agent

CA License #0J20138

Since joining KZ Insurance Brokerage in January 2009, Amanda has become a valuable part of the KZ Management team.

Amanda handles the Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, and various administrative functions of the business.  Amanda earned an Honors degree in Accounting and an MBA with an emphasis in Accounting/Finance, and brings to the table a wealth of business experience over the last fifteen years.

Contact Amanda for questions regarding commissions, or any other financial, administrative, personnel, information technology, or professional service matters.

Email: [email protected]


Kristy Mitchell, Broker/Agent

Workers' Compensation

CA License #0K56327

Kristy has been with KZ since 2010, working closely with Agents and Underwriters on both New Business and Renewal submissions.  She has shown a natural talent for keeping up with the never-ending stream of information received/sent between all parties involved in the quoting process.  And she is able to do this while maintaining an ever-upbeat attitude and always working with a smile!

Contact Kristy for questions on submissions already in progress.

Email: [email protected]

Melissa Durst, Broker/Agent

Workers' Compensation Account Servicing

CA License #0G45840

Melissa is a seasoned professional handling all of your Workers' Compensation account servicing needs, including payment issues, audits, renewal quotes and more. 

Melissa joined KZ Insurance Brokerage, LLC, in 2006, and she works with an acute attention to detail that is invaluable in this industry.  Melissa is dedicated to prompt, reliable service, and she simply likes to make sure that everything is exactly right!

Contact Melissa for Workers' Compensation account servicing, and she will be happy to assist you. 




Our entire team stands ready to support your needs.  Just give us a call