Meet Our Team - Missouri
Gary Thomas, CLCS
Gary has over 20 years of experience and holds insurance licenses in multiple states. In 2009, he earned the Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) designation from The National Underwriter Co. Gary spent the early part of his career representing one of the largest life insurance companies in the world. He then expanded his expertise by representing the largest auto and home insurance company in the United States. Before founding Thomas Insurance Advisors, he spent four years developing a successful multiple-line insurance agency for another company. Gary is a resident of Lake St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives with his wife and two children.
Tom Materniak, CLCS
Tom joined Thomas Insurance Advisors mid 2016 bringing over 4 years of insurance industry experience. He carries the Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) designation from The National Underwriter Co. Prior to joining Thomas Insurance Advisors, Tom spent the early years of his career in banking, financial services, and human resources working with a Fortune 100 company and multiple startups. Realizing his passion for clients' success and loyalty, he sought out an independent insurance agency. As a risk advisor his goal is to help businesses and families protect their assets from the unexpected. Tom has been active in his community, serving as a soccer coach, board member of a neighborhood development team, as one of his parish’s youth group leaders, and as a member of his parish’s men's club. Tom lives in St. Peters with his wife and children.
Phil Hoover, LUTCF
Phil has more than 30 years of insurance industry experience. The bulk of those years he was an agent for the second largest auto and homeowners insurance company in the United States, but he has worked for several industry leading companies. Phil earned the Life Underwriters Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) designation in 1995 and is an expert in homeowners, auto, and other forms of personal insurance. Phil and his wife have two sons and are long time residents of St. Charles.
Travis Johnson, CPCU, CLCS
Travis joined Thomas Insurance Advisors in 2018, bringing with him over 10 years of experience in the insurance industry. He earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation from the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters in 2011 and the Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) designation from The National Underwriter Co. in 2018. In his early career, he represented the largest auto and home insurance company in the United States. He was also an agent and business manager for the third largest auto and home insurance company in Missouri. Travis resides in O’Fallon, MO with his wife and two children.
If you are a business professional who loves networking, chances are you’ve met Kala. She loves relationship building because it gives her the opportunity to really understand how to best help her clients and business partners. Kayla enjoys running and fostering dogs from Stray Rescue. In her free time, Kala enjoys preparing delicious meals for friends, catching a few rays poolside or enjoying an episode of her all-time favorite TV show, Frasier.
Molly joined Thomas Insurance Advisors in 2021. She is a skilled service professional with experience in the academic, recreational and hospitality industries. She is responsible for assisting the Thomas Insurance Advisors team, providing service to commercial lines clients and spearheading agency marketing. Molly is a resident of the Bevo neighborhood in south St. Louis. She loves being outside with her dog, her cat and her fiance, sipping a strong cup of coffee and listening to podcasts.