MEET THE TEAM
Mike Herson is a Managing Partner of Congressional Insurance Associates and brings nearly 10 years of insurance experience and over 15 years of customer service expertise to the company. As well as running the day-to-day operations of Congressional, Mike is one of the principal agents of the company, spending his days interacting with people about their insurance.
Mike co-founded Congressional Insurance
Associates to provide clients with a wider variety of insurance offerings and ensure that his clients always have the best insurance product for their needs, without ever having to overpay for their insurance. Mike places great value on educating his clients on their insurance because, as he says, “You pay for it, so you need to understand it.” Mike believes that every customer should receive a superior insurance experience.
Mike was born and raised in Montgomery County. In his free time, he networks with many of his trusted business partners, plays a variety of sports and spends time with his family, including his wife, a successful hairstylist. "I'm extremely proud of her accomplishments," Mike says. Mike also is a huge DC sports fan, as well as a supporter of the Children’s Miracle Network, So What Else and other charitable organizations.
Mike holds an LUTCF designation, which increases his life insurance proficiency. You can be confident with Mike and the Congressional Insurance Associates team that you’ll always be educated on your insurance, you'll always be properly protected, and you'll have an amazing insurance experience when it matters most.
Resident License Number: 100044595
Connie Vasquez is the Office Manager of Congressional Insurance Associates and adds over 10 years in customer service experience to the company. As the Office Manager, she assists with the day to day operations, providing quality customer service for new and existing clients, and promotes growth through marketing efforts. Connie is an integral part of how Congressional Insurance Associates brings a superior level of service to the insurance industry.
Connie was born and raised in the DC Metropolitan area and now resides in Montgomery County. She is a huge sports fanatic and spends most of her time with her family, her pets, and friends.
Connie is very active in the community and is a supporter of Children’s Miracle Network and numerous other charitable organizations that are close to home for her.
Resident License Number: 100038642
Ian Higgins, LUTCF
Ian Higgins is a Managing Partner of Congressional Insurance Associates and brings nearly 10 years of insurance experience and 20 years of customer service history to the company. As a principal agent, he helps with many of the day-to-day operations of the company as well as interacting with individuals and businesses about their insurance. He is a strong believer in continuing education and self-improvement and has received professional life insurance designations, including LUTCF.
Ian co-founded Congressional Insurance Associates to provide his clients with multiple options for insurance and offer the best products to fit his clients' needs. He is committed to offering affordable insurance programs and ensuring his clients are educated in the process. “You can be a client of Congressional Insurance Associates for life, knowing that you will never have to compromise exceptional service for price, while building a great relationship with your agent," Ian says.
Ian grew up in the capital region and currently calls Adamstown home. He is active in his community and has served as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity in the metropolitan area. He is also a supporter of the Children’s Miracle Network and Frederick County Animal Control, assisting in adoptions for animals in need.
Resident License Number: 100046797
Lucia Amaya is one of our Customer Service Specialists. She has over 10 years of customer service experience and began her career in the insurance industry in 2007. Lucia assists with the day-to-day operations of the office, ensuring that quality and service exceed our customer’s expectations. She is motivated to maintain customer satisfaction and contribute to Congressional Insurance Associates' success.
Lucia lives in Montgomery County where she was raised. She is family-oriented and enjoys spending time with her husband, newborn son, and their two dogs.
Resident License Number: 99981956
Kristen Berndt is one of our Customer Service Specialists. She brings nearly 10 years of customer service experience to Congressional Insurance Associates. Kristen assists with the day-to-day operations and ensures our clients always have a superior insurance experience.
Kristen is a homegrown product of Maryland, currently residing in historic Frederick, Maryland. She is enthusiastic about animals and is active with local animals rescues like Always Strong: Pitbull Rescue and Relocation, where she rescued her two-year-old dog, Opie. In her free time, Kristen often supports her local community and spends time with her friends and family.
Resident License Number: 19828281
THE INDEPENDENT ADVANTAGE
Congressional Insurance Associates is proud to be an independent insurance carrier. This means that we are able to choose the best insurance company for your specific needs. We are an advocate for you and will be on your side with all of the companies we represent.
Congressional Insurance Associates has carefully chosen a group of reputable and financially strong companies to insure our clients. By providing you with a wide choice of insurance companies with which to work, we will do the insurance shopping for you and ensure you never need to leave Congressional Insurance Associates for a better price or better coverage.