The Surety Underwriters Association of Southern California is an organization of surety companies, surety agents and other related businesses with an interest in corporate surety-ship in Southern California. Since 1928 the SUASC's purpose has been to:
- Educate and inform our members and the community about issues relating to corporate surety-ship.
- Monitor legislative/regulatory activity and where appropriate, take steps to influence its outcome.
- To promote an awareness and understanding of the benefits of corporate surety-ship. Continue to collaborate within our industry to ensure best practices.
2023 SUASC Board
Jorge Correa, President
Jorge Correa is a Senior Underwriting Officer at Zurich and has been in the surety industry since 2001. A graduate of CSU, Northridge (Go Matadors!) with a degree in finance, Jorge began his surety career at Kemper/Lou Jones & Associates and has worked for Arch, Marsh, Travelers, Safeco/Liberty Mutual and Intact. Originally from Los Angeles, Jorge enjoys long walks on the beach (only if it's not raining), Pickleball (yes, this is a sport--a cross between tennis and ping pong), golf and Bruins Football.
Jennifer Pham Salling, Vice President
Jennifer Pham Salling is a Consultant Underwriter at Liberty Mutual and has been in the surety industry since 2011. Jennifer has lived in the Southern California area her whole life and in her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family traveling and exploring local hikes.
Ethan Spector, Secretary
Ethan Spector is account manager working at Lockton Insurance brokers and has four years of surety industry experience. You may recognize the name as his father, Edward, has been in the industry for 25+ years. Born and raised in Los Angeles, in his free time, Ethan spends his time at Dodger and King games, walking his two dachshund or at the driving range smashing balls to the back net with his driver.
Matthew Caldwell, Treasurer
Matthew Caldwell is a Senior Underwriter for Berkley Surety and has been in the surety industry since 2015 after graduating from Cal Poly Pomona in 2014 with a degree in finance. Matthew handles contract surety business for the Southern California, Arizona, and Southern Nevada regions. Born and raised in Southern California, in his free time, Matthew enjoys spending it with his family, crushing 300-yard drives on the golf course, and watching the LA sports teams.