Our 100% Employee-Owned
Media Publishing Company
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••• Our PRODUCTS •••
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Our PURPOSE //

We Inform and Connect the P/C Insurance Industry

Wells Media Group is a B-to-B media company with a focus on the property / casualty insurance industry. We respect our readers and value our advertising partners, always guided by the principles of integrity, strong work ethic, creativity, innovation, and continuous improvement.

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Our HISTORY //

Established 1923

Insurance Journal began as a California insurance publication almost a century ago. The magazine was purchased by Mark Wells in 1936 then expanded into a full-fledged media empire by Mark Wells Jr from 1970 to 2022. Wells Media Group now continues to grow as a 100% employee-owned organization.

5 different magazines from Insurance Journal history
••• OUR FUTURE •••
Al Vazquez
Al Vazquez
Company Owner /
Sales & Marketing Coordinator
Allen Laman
Allen Laman
Company Owner /
Content Editor
Andrea Wells
Andrea Wells
Company Owner /
Vice President, Content
Andrew Simpson
Andrew Simpson
Company Owner /
Executive Editor Emeritus
Ashley Waldrop
Ashley Waldrop
Company Owner /
Videographer
Bobbie Dodge
Bobbie Dodge
Company Owner /
VP of New Media
Chad Hemenway
Chad Hemenway
Company Owner /
National News Editor
Dave Molchan
Dave Molchan
Company Owner /
East Sales
Dena Kaplan
Dena Kaplan
Company Owner /
Associate Publisher
Derence Walk
Derence Walk
Company Owner /
Director of Marketing
Don Jergler
Don Jergler
Company Owner /
West Editor
Elizabeth Blosfield
Elizabeth Blosfield
Company Owner /
Deputy Editor
Elizabeth Duffy
Elizabeth Duffy
Company Owner /
Circulation Manager
Erin Burns
Company Owner /
Advertising Coordinator
Ezra Amacher
Ezra Amacher
Company Owner /
South Central & 
Midwest Editor
Gayle Wells
Gayle Wells
Company Owner /
Chief Relationship Officer
George Jack
George Jack
Company Owner /
Customer Success Manager
Guy Boccia
Guy Boccia
Company Owner /
VP Design & Production
Howard Simkin
Howard Simkin
Company Owner /
Southeast Sales
Jahna Jacobson
Jahna Jacobson
Company Owner /
Assistant Editor
Jason Chipp
Jason Chipp
Company Owner /
Web Developer
Jeff Cardrant
Jeff Cardrant
Company Owner /
Ad Ops Specialist
Jim Sams
Jim Sams
Company Owner /
Claims Journal Editor
Josh Carlson
Josh Carlson
Company Owner /
CEO
Josh Whitlow
Josh Whitlow
Company Owner /
Web Team Lead
Julie Tinney
Julie Tinney
Company Owner /
Chief Marketing Officer
Kelly DeLamora
Kelly De La Mora
Company Owner /
West Sales
Kim Tallon
Kim Tallon
Company Owner /
Carrier Management Copy Editor
Honey
Kristine Honey
Company Owner /
MyNewMarkets Manager
Laura Roy
Laura Roy
Company Owner /
Senior Sales &
Marketing Strategist
Lisa Howard
Lisa Howard
Company Owner /
International Editor
Lisa Whalen
Lisa Whalen
Company Owner /
Midwest Sales
Mark Wells
Mark Wells
Company Owner /
Chairman
Mark Wooster
Mark Wooster
Company Owner /
Chief Financial Officer
Mindy Trammel
Mindy Trammell
Company Owner /
South Central Sales
Patrick Wraight
Patrick Wraight
Company Owner /
Director of Education
Romeo Valdez
Romeo Valdez
Company Owner /
West Coast Sales
Sarah Kersbergen
Sarah Kersbergen
Company Owner /
Staff Accountant
Stephanie Jones
Stephanie Jones
Company Owner /
Editor
Su Scalfane
Susanne Sclafane
Company Owner /
Carrier Management
Executive Editor
Terrance Woest
Terrance Woest
Company Owner /
Web Developer
Will Rabb
William Rabb
Company Owner /
Regional Editor

••• Recent News & AwardS •••

Insurance Journal Wins 2022 Azbee Award of Excellence

MAY 13, 2022

"Cyber Insurance: Is This the Beginning, Middle or End?" (produced by Elizabeth Blosfield andBobbie Dodge) was recognized as a National Gold Winner Webinar in the 2022 Azbee Awards of Excellence.

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Wells Media Group Transitions Ownership
to Its Employees

December 20, 2021

Wells Media Group, Inc announced that it has become a 100% employee-owned firm via the launch of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Wells Media Group has been family-owned since its founding in 1923...

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Wells Media Executive Chairman Awarded IMCA Icon Award

August 2, 2021

The Insurance Marketing & Communications Association (IMCA) presented Mark Wells, executive chairman of Wells Media Group Inc., with the IMCA Icon award in recognition of extraordinary leadership and...

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