Our Team

Meet your local insurance experts.

Outstanding service starts with an outstanding team. Meet the professionals behind Western Insurance Solutions.

Elizabeth Kennedy

Elizabeth Kennedy (Beth) is President and one of the two principals of Western Insurance Solutions, Inc. Beth, a native of East Texas and mother of three, married into a family with strong insurance roots. Her father-in-law, husband and various family members have represented the industry as agents and company personal. After a successful career in the utility industry and a couple of small business ventures, Beth joined her husband in the insurance business full time in 2001 as a customer service representative, office manager and as a licensed agent. In 2009, Beth with the help of her husband Jerry, launched Western Insurance Solutions, Inc., providing competitive insurance products, complete with excellent coverage and customer service.

Beth is a former president of the Colorado Springs Chapter of International Association of Insurance Professionals, National Association of Insurance Women. Beth works with both commercial and personal line accounts, her specialty being small independent contractor accounts.

Jerry Kennedy

Jerry is the Vice-President and one of the two principals in the agency. He is a graduate of The University of Texas at Arlington where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. He is married to the other principle, Beth Kennedy and they have 3 children. He began his career in insurance in 1985 working for his father’s agency in rural east Texas. In 1992 he and his family moved to Colorado Springs where he opened his own agency under the banner of Farmers Insurance. After successfully building a profitable agency with Farmers he saw an opportunity to better serve his client as an Independent agent and he and Beth formed Western Insurance Solutions, Inc in 2009. In 2013 he resigned from Farmers and joined Beth full time as a partner in Western Insurance Solutions.

He specializes in various Construction risks from large General Contractors to the one-man handyman shops. He also has gained the Certified Insurance Counselor designation and has begun work for his Certified Risk Manager designation.

Laura Yerkey

Laura is the agency Customer Service Representative. Laura joined Western Insurance Solutions in Jan 2015 and has since obtained her Property/Casualty license.

She began her career in insurance in 1985 working for Farmers Insurance Group in the monthly billing Department. She then moved on to Fire (Home Insurance) Policy Service and then to Commercial Policy Service where she specialized in Underwriting Construction risks and aided in creation of the Agency on line portal for Construction risks with Farmers. During her work in Commercial she obtained her Associate in General Insurance Certification.

Laura is a Colorado native and has lived in the Colorado Springs area over 30 years. She enjoys woodworking, gardening and camping with her ‘four legged’ family.

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