Meet Our Professional Staff

H. Linwood Insurance has recruited some of the best professionals in the industry to represent our company and line of markets and products. We have over 100 years of combined experience to help you with your individual needs and service. All of our Brokers and staff have your best interests in mind and want to assist you with your insurance and risk management needs.

  • Hadley L. Wood – CEO/President - Sr. Business Broker
  • M. Garvey Gunia – Commercial Insurance Broker
  • Cherise Williams - Administrative Manager/CSR
  • Christopher Wood - New Business Development
  • Stacey Hackett – Commercial Insurance Consultant
  • Julia Roth - Commercial Insurance Broker - Texas
  • Tracy Robbins - Accounting

Hadley Wood, CEO/President - Sr. Business Broker

Hadley is the CEO and President of H. Linwood Insurance Services, Inc., a California corporation since 2010.  The company has various satellite offices in California and Texas.  H. Linwood Insurance has multiple professional insurance brokers that work on behalf of the company to represent the various insurance products offered.

Hadley has been working within the insurance arena since 2003 and specializes in offering Commercial Insurance lines for various types of businesses. She is a licensed Producer in California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Utah and Texas and a Risk Management Specialist with a client list that includes:  construction risks; restaurants, bars & taverns; agriculture; film productions; engineering; professional consultants; manufacturing companies, nonprofit centers and more.

Prior to the Insurance business, Hadley worked in the Entertainment Industry in Los Angeles for 12 years. She graduated from Emerson College in Boston with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications/Journalism and Film and then received her MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA.

She reinvented herself in early 2003 and found a home in the insurance arena by working with SIS Insurance as a Wholesale Broker for insurance products for Builders and Artisans. She moved on in 2005 to partner with Gerald Thompson and created, managed and operated SHW Insurance, Inc. (a subsidiary of StrucSure Home Warranty Inc.) in Carlsbad, CA. Hadley left the partnership in 2009 to start her own company.

In 2010, H. Linwood Insurance Services Inc. was formally launched.  She created the infrastructure of the company, became appointed to various underwriting companies and carriers, created the company website, designed marketing materials, hired and trained professional Brokers and cultivated relationships with various vendors, insurance companies, finance companies and local businesses.

Hadley is very passionate about her work in insurance and brings valuable business knowledge, understanding and creative problem solving to each of her clients. She is active in local business networking, community volunteering and various Chamber of Commerce organizations.  She holds designations in Insurance as CRIS, CRM and is recognized as professional insurance guru in the industry.

She happily resides in Carlsbad, CA.  She enjoys hiking, bike riding, exotic travel and fun dinner parties.

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