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.

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2021 SUASC Board


Adriana Valenzuela, Joint President 

Lockton Insurance Brokers

Adriana Valenzuela is a Surety Account Executive working at Lockton Insurance Brokers and has 23 years of Surety Industry experience. Adriana is a proud mother of three beautiful daughters.  In her spare time, she’s involved in her daughters School Student Council, Little League activities. She also enjoys playing Co-Ed Softball and loves to attend cultural and sporting events.

Em: AValenzuela@lockton.com


Leilani Evans, Joint President 

Plumb Accounting Software Solutions

Leilani Evans is the Business Development Manger at Plumb Accounting Software Solutions. She has a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Evans works with Contractors assisting them with support in bonding reporting, accounting systems and customizing data workflow. With over 12 years of experiences in software sales and support, her passion lies within teamwork between different departments of the client's organization, as well as working in conjunction with other service providers fostering client success. She enjoys spending time with her two school age daughters and serving in her daughter's school community.


Em: LEvans@thinkplumb.com


Alexess Nelson, Vice President

Zurich Commercial Surety

Alexess Nelson joined the Zurich Surety team in 2017 as an Account Executive and handles commercial surety business for the Southern California region.  Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she began her surety career with Travelers after graduating from the University of San Francisco in 2014 with a degree in finance.  Her interests include traveling, CrossFit, and volunteering with local animal rescue organizations.

Em: Alexess.nelson@zurichna.com

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Jorge Correa, Treasurer/Secretary

Intact Insurance Surety Group