Gerry Kaestner, CIC, AIC
With over 40 years in the insurance industry, Gerry Kaestner puts her extensive expertise to work every day for the legal communities in Missouri, Kansas and Southern Illinois. Her depth of knowledge is based on broad experience inside both company and agency operations.
Licensed in all three states and all lines of insurance, Gerry is a graduate of University of Missouri St. Louis. She also earned an Associate in Claims (AIC) from the Insurance Institute of America and is a Certified Insurance Counselor through the National Alliance of Insurance (CIC). Gerry previously held the position of VP of Agency Operations for a local insurance carrier where she was responsible for the marketing of malpractice coverage for lawyers, business owners insurance, workers’ compensation insurance and term life. During that time, she developed new business with agencies activating company expansion into additional states, and led educational programs, regarding policy comparisons, that served both agencies and company employees.
Gerry also devotes time to raising money for cancer research through Trucking for a Cure, a Relay For Life team, which was formed and named in honor of her father who owned a local trucking company for over 65 years. Born and raised in Illinois, Gerry is a wife, mother of three and grandmother of eight, who enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and various sports including golf.
Mark B. Berry, JD, ARM
With a law degree from St. Louis University School of Law and over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, Mark Berry has a comprehensive understanding of the challenges the legal community faces, as well as the insurance products lawyers and law firms need. With certifications from the Insurance Institute of America as an Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Associate in Management (AIM), and Associate in Claims (AIC), Mark brings an impressive knowledge of insurance products to every client he serves.
Mark is the author of two Missouri Bar articles on claim prevention and co-author of the chapter on professional liability insurance for the Missouri Bar CLE books on Insurance Law and Professional Liability. He has also shared his expertise as a speaker on Risk Management and Claim Prevention topics for The Missouri Bar, St. Louis County Lawyer’s Association, Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and St. Louis University School of Law.
Mark and his wife reside in St. Louis, Missouri, with their three sons. Mark enjoys hiking in the local parks as well as reading, gardening, sports, travel, and spending time with friends and family.