BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ryan Seal, Executive Director
Dennis Neyland, President
Ryan Seal is a native and resident of Bogalusa, La. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Human Resources.
Ryan has over fifteen years’ experience in managing nonprofit associations and foundations.
He is founder and President of a business and real estate development company and held leadership positions for several real estate investment trusts and hospitality companies.
He is a member of the Rotary Club, Chairman of the Fund For Bogalusa, and is a Trustee of his church.
In his free time, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and three children.
Steve Love, Executive Vice President
Steve Love started his insurance career in 1985 with a retail agency in Virginia Beach, VA. Since 1985, Mr. Love has started or been involved in several independent insurance agencies, wholesale brokers, captive insurance companies, insure-tech companies, self insurance associations specializing in workers’ compensation coverages.
Mr. Love has been named Insurance Agent of the Year by three different major AM Best (A) Rated Insurance Companies and developed one of the most successful workers’ compensation programs in the US for small sole proprietors called SolePro, Inc. utilizing workers’ compensation and occupational accident coverage.
Mr. Love’s current roles are:
• President of Mid Atlantic Insurance Group
• President of Steve Love Insurance Agtency
• President of SolePro, Inc.
• Principal in Contego Investigative Services
Mr. Love resides in Richmond, VA with his wife, four children and grandchild nearby. Mr. Love has many interests but his #1 interest is fly fishing.
Kevin Michael Steele Jr., is the Founder and Owner of KTS Construction, a Louisiana domiciled Commercial and Residential General Contractor located in Angie, LA. Kevin has been licensed in Louisiana as a Residential Contractor since 2010 and as a Commercial contractor since 2014. Kevin has a steady and conservative philosophy on business risk. Kevin is a Sergeant First Class with the Louisiana National Guard, serving in Operation Enduring Freedom from 2003-2004.
Kevin is married to Donna Steele and they have three sons. Kevin is involved in coaching them in baseball and spending time with his family on their Christmas Tree Farm and hunting and fishing with his boys.
Nic Brennan, Secretary
Nic Brennan is a Bogalusa native and a graduate of Saint Paul’s School in Covington. He later went on to receive his BS in Finance from Southeastern Louisiana University graduating Magna Cum Laude. While in college, Nic underwrote commercial loans for First Guaranty Bank and served as Special Projects Manager for the Dean of the College of Business. After graduation, Nic went on to work for Brennan’s Vendworks where he became Operations Manager-Mississippi. His responsibilities were to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Mississippi division and manage their fleet of trucks. Nic is now an up and coming Insurance Professional and is excited about the prospects of the NIBA. Nic enjoys spending time with his family, cheering the Red Sox on, and pursuing his love of foreign languages.
Dennis P. Neyland is an experienced Insurance Executive with over 30 years experience in developing profitable business development strategies for insurance companies, captives, group self insurance funds, risk retention groups, associations and MGA Programs. Mr. Neyland has extensive knowledge in start-up operations, including raising capital and surplus for insurance operations. Mr. Neyland has been a Reserve Police Officer for over 25 years and his hobbies are combat shooting and training others. Mr. Neyland has been married to Kelli Neyland for 25 years and is the father of three daughters, one son and the proud grandfather of two grandsons.
Sean Smith, Treasurer
Sean S. Smith earned his undergraduate degree from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1991 where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Management. Mr. Smith continued on at Southeastern Louisiana University and earned his Masters of Business Administration in 1993.
Mr. Smith started his professional career with the Sisung Group, a Louisiana based Broker/Dealer, financial Advisory, Investment Advisory, and Real Estate Development firm who specializes in the following:
Real Estate Development and Finance, Real Estate Project Management, Public Finance, Corporate Finance, Multifamily finance, Investment Research and Analysis, Fixed Income Trading, Accounting, and Reporting, Marketing, New Business Development.
Mr. Smith spent 20 years with the Sisung Group where he held FinraSecurities and Investment Advisory licenses and worked his way up to Vice-President. He had broad ranging responsibilities across all aspects of the company’s business portfolios throughout his time with the Sisung Group.
In 2010, Mr. Smith left the Sisung Group to start his own Company. Detailed Building Services is a financial, Real Estate, Construction and Energy Efficiency Consulting company. Detailed Building Services provides analysis, inspection, and testing services to its individual and corporate clients to develop cost effective solutions to their financial, management, organizational, infrastructure, and energy management problems. Mr. Smith has held a Louisiana State Contractors License as well as professional licenses from The Building Performance Institute and the Residential Energy Network.
Most recently, from August 2014 to the present, Detailed Building Services has provided the general management and day to day operations of New Orleans Steel and Equipment, A New Orleans based metal products retailer.
In addition to these endeavors Mr. Smith has also served his community since 2011 as a Post Certified Reserve Police Officer with the Slidell Police Department.
John Allen is an insurance professional with over 50 years experience in the insurance industry. Mr. Allen has worked as an insurance executive in many areas including insurance company underwriting and management; retail agency management, sales and marketing; and managing general agency operations. Mr. Allen is known for his knowledge and common sense approach to underwriting. Mr. Allen’s emphasis has always been on providing a quality professional service for his clients.
Mr. Allen has a passion for renovating historic homes and currently lives in Terrell, TX in a Historic Home that he personally renovated along with his classic period correct automobile. Mr. Allen is known as an expert on antiques and restoring them. His passion for details has made him a great underwriter and well-respected member of his community.