President & Sr. Executive
Gina grew up in West Covina, CA and broke into the insurance industry immediately after graduating high school. As a natural “people-person” and quick learner, she excelled in her career and soon became a successful insurance agent. As luck would have it, Gina became employed by Dana’s family agency Ingham, Coates, & Payne, an old-line agency with roots dating back to 1918. When Gina and Dana hit it off almost immediately, she decided to move to a different company to avoid a conflict of interest.
For the next two decades, Gina honed her skills and grew her insurance career at C.G. Anderson & Associates and Bolton & Company, where she focused on Risk Consulting for highly successful families. During this time, Gina and Dana founded UWIB together but, it was only in 2004 that they decided to take the plunge as full business partners in its operation. This was obviously a good move, as UWIB has continued to grow and now employs over 15 people (with plans to expand even more).
Today, Gina serves as the President and owner of United Western Insurance Brokers, Inc., a proudly woman-owned, and minority-owned business. She still maintains expertise in designing custom plans for successful families, as well as leading a team with the know-how to craft solid insurance portfolios to meet the needs for a wide range of clients.
Outside of work, Gina enjoys traveling with Dana, gardening, yoga, spinning, hiking, shopping, and puppes (not necessarily in that order). She and Dana split their time between Los Angeles and Seattle, where UWIB is fast becoming one of the top agencies in the Pacific Northwest.
Gina Coates is the President of United Western Insurance Brokers, Inc., an independent agency based in Los Angeles and Seattle, with a focus on serving the Western United States. Gina’s career in insurance spans nearly four decades, from the time she met her now-husband and business partner Dana working at his family agency, through seventeen years with Bolton & Company. Over the years, Gina has proven herself to be an expert at designing custom insurance solutions for successful individuals and families. Since 2004, she has led UWIB’s Private Clients team and served as the agency’s President.
Gina and Dana Coates are the President and CEO (respectively) of United Western Insurance Brokers, Inc. – an independent agency with offices in Seattle and Los Angeles. After meeting one another at Dana’s family agency Ingham, Coates, & Payne, and hitting it off almost immediately, Gina and Dana pursued separate careers in the Insurance Industry so as not to mix business with personal. Even so, family and friends doubted this unique couple’s long-term potential for success. Luckily, Gina and Dana proved everyone wrong both personally and professionally!
In 1996 Gina and Dana formed United Western Insurance Brokers, but still maintained separate insurance careers until finally giving in to collectively lead UWIB in 2004. This decision turned out to be a good one on many levels. As the agency grew, Gina guided the Private Client team while Dana headed up Commercial P&C and Benefits. They now have a staff of over 15, and love watching, teaching, encouraging and applauding each member’s success.
United Western Insurance Brokers is a proudly independent agency that serves both private and business clients primarily in the Western United States, with a growing emphasis in the Pacific Northwest. UWIB is recognized as a leader in its adoption of robust, intuitive, virtually assisted, mobile friendly technology. Clients enjoy the latest advancements in the consumer insurance experience, while Agents that partner with them instantly gain access to the organization’s technology and infrastructure.