Todd Loehnert


Phone: 502-901-1470
Cell Phone: 502-216-1454
Fax: 502-895-9690

Todd Loehnert is President and Managing Director of L A Surety Solutions LLC, a Surety only agency.

Todd has 33 years experience in the surety industry. He graduated in 1984 from Denison University of Granville, Ohio. Todd started his career in the Surety Bond Division of Reliance Insurance Company in 1985 and later joined Reager-Harris, Inc. as Manager of the Bond Department. In 1997, Todd was named Construction Industry Group Lead and Senior Vice President for the former Acordia, now Wells Fargo Insurance Services, Mid-Atlantic region. In 2004, Todd was named Acordia’s Surety Practice Group Leader. In 2008, Todd was named Construction Surety Practice Group Lead for Wells Fargo Insurance Services. In April, 2013 Todd formed what is now know as LA Surety Solutions, LLC.

Todd served as the President for the National Association of Bond Producers (NASBP) in 2009 and 2010. On April 20th, 2015, Todd received the John “Jack” F. Curtain, Jr. President’s Award for Distinguished Service to the National Association of Surety Bond Produces. The award recognized over 25 years of continuous dedication and service to NASBP and the surety industry. He also serves on the Board of Custom Quality Services, Inc. and Special Olympics of Kentucky. Todd is the past Chair of the Special Olympics of Kentucky Annual Celebration Gala.

Todd currently is the Chairman of the Associate Board Members Committee for the Kentucky Association of Highway Contractors (KAHC) and is a past president of the Surety Association of Kentucky and past regional vice president for the NASBP. Todd has served in the past on the board of directors of the Associated General Contractors of Kentucky, Inc., Agents Advisory Council for Washington International Insurance Company and CNA Surety Company Advisory Council.

Todd resides in Louisville, Kentucky with his wife, Trish, and two children.

Brian Ayres

Brian Ayres

Senior Partner

Phone: 502-901-1480
Cell Phone: 502-216-1601
Work Fax: 502-895-9690

Brian Ayres is a Senior Partner with L A Surety Solutions LLC, and currently the Co-Chair of the Government Relations committee for the National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP).

Brian has 12 years of experience in the surety industry. He is veteran of the United States Marine Corps (1994-1998), where he was honorably discharged with awards. While in the Marine Corps, Brian served in numerous US Embassies operations in Africa. After his service to his country, he attended the University of Kentucky where he graduated in 2003 with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing. In 2005, Brian started his career in the industry with Federated Insurance Company. After two years with Federated, Brian accepted an offer and took a position with Wells Fargo in June, 2007. In April, 2013 Brian partnered with Todd Loehnert and helped form what is now L A Surety Solutions LLC.

Brian currently serves as the Chair for the NASBP’s Government Relations committee, Brian has helped advocate for the surety product to ensure the protection of taxpayer money.

Brian resides in Louisville, Kentucky with his wife Lisa and two daughters.

Michael Baxter

Michael W. Baxter

Junior Partner

Phone: 502-901-1475
Cell: 502-640-2246
Fax: 502-895-9690

Michael Baxter joined the L A Surety team in February of 2018 as an Account Executive working to maintain and produce new relationships. He has recently become minority partner.

Michael has been in the bond business since 2011 following a nine-year career in Banking. He grew up in Louisville, KY and attended Centre College following his graduation from St. Xavier H.S. in 1998. While at Centre, Michael earned his B. A. in Economics and graduated in 2002 to then begin his career at Republic Bank and Trust Company. In 2011 he decided to leave the banking industry to begin a career with C. N. A. Surety as a bond underwriter. After four years with C. N. A. the opportunity to re-open the Louisville Bond office with Travelers Bond became available. After re-opening the Travelers Bond office, he decided to make the move to the agency side with Todd & Brian at L A Surety. Michael’s experience in Banking and recent carrier experience provide a solid background for L A Surety and our clients.

Michael currently lives in Oldham County, Kentucky with his wife Stacy and two daughters.

Monica Kaiser

Bond Account Manager

Phone: 502-895-9377 x203
Fax: 502-895-9690

Monica is a Bond Account Manager at L A Surety Solutions LLC.

Monica has been in the bond business for 19 years. She grew up in Louisville, KY and attended University of Louisville after graduating from DuPont Manual Magnet High School in 1990. Monica started her bond career at Schiff, Kreidler-Shell agency in Cincinnati, OH and worked there for three years before moving on to Travelers in 2003. In November 2011, Travelers made some corporate changes that eliminated her position and she moved back home to the Louisville area. She worked for JIBNA (Jewelry Insurance Brokerage of North America) in Sales/Marketing for a year before beginning her career with Todd Loehnert and Brian Ayres at Pinnacle, now L A Surety, in April 2013.

Monica currently resides in New Albany, Indiana.

Paula Teague

Bond Account Manager

Phone: 502-895-9377 x204
Fax: 502-895-9690

Paula is a Bond Account Manager at L A Surety Solutions, LLC.

Paula has 37 years of experience in the surety industry. She was born and raised in Louisville, KY and graduated from Atherton High School. Paula started her surety career with the local office of Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland. In November, 1994 she joined Todd Loehnert at Reager-Harris/Acordia/Wells Fargo. In August 2013 Paula began her career at L A Surety. She has learned that an experienced surety agent is an integral part of the successful contractor.

Paula currently lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her cat Cheeto.

Madison Haller

Madison M Haller

Marketing Manager

Phone: 502-895-9377 x205
Fax: 502-895-9690

Madison is the Marketing Director at L A Surety Solutions, LLC.

Madison is a recent graduate of the University of Louisville from which she graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Marketing from the College of Business. Prior to attending the University of Louisville Madison graduated from Oldham County High School in 2014 where she lived for over 18 years.  During her time at the University of Louisville Madison gained valuable experience in several areas of marketing during her three internships.

Madison currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky. 


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