About The Surety Association of Washington

The Surety Association of Washington (SAW) is a Washington State non-profit corporation whose members are engaged in the business of suretyship. Based out of Seattle, Wa and established in 1905, SAW is the longest standing surety association in the United States.

We operate with a board of 4 members elected from the Association’s surety member companies. Member companies includes attorneys, consultants, CPAs, surety bond agents, insurance agents, and various other national and regional surety related Associations, working together to provide surety related solutions for small, medium, and large businesses throughout Washington State.

Our Mission is to:

  • Educate and inform our members and the community about issues relating to corporate suretyship,
  • Monitor legislature or other regulatory activity and where appropriate take steps to influence its outcome,
  • Promote awareness and understanding of the benefits of corporate suretyship.

John Cassidy
President

Zurich Surety
206-346-2610

Regan Hupf
Vice President

MCM
206-343-4188

Brandon Raether
Treasurer

The Hartford
206-343-0135

Nate Eschbach
Secretary

Merchants Bonding
425-576-4076

Past Presidents

The Surety Association of Washington is the oldest recognized Surety Association in the United States. Below is a list of every President who has served on our Board.

2015
Travis Belling
2014
Gabe Longoria
2013
Brad Espinosa
2012
Scott McGilvray

2011

Brian Daniels
2010
Joel Hertzog
2009
Kara Skinner
2008
Kara Harmala
2007
Shawn McCartney
2006
Scott Alderman
2005
Tiffany Hawkins
2004
Brian Schick
2003
Stuart O’Farrell
2002
Debra Nelson
2001
Kathleen Mitchell
2000
Marianne Paine
1999
Kent Smith
1998
Heiki Bockus
1997
Mary Faure
1996
Greg Thomas
1995
Steve Wagner
1994
Jeff Stewart
1993
Heidi Ondrasik
1992
Tomi Lou Smith
1991
Paula Cipolla
Phillip Mundt
1990
Steven Gaines
1989
Cynthia Scott

1987-88
Curt Hoffman
1986
R Anne McLean
1985
Ed Heine
Mike Haner
1984
Steve Palmer
1983
Agnes Yadrosich
1982
Bill Wells
1981
Al Morgan
1980
Dick Nicholson
1979
Dick Henkens
1978
Bill McCoy
1977
Gary Thompson
1976
John Bekerleg
1975
Frank Rains
Joe Scudder
1974
R.H. Ericson
1973
J.B Moorhouse
1972
Wayne Robbins
1971
Alan Yard
1970
Darrell Thompson
1969
Tom Barbano
Ken Nichols
1968
John Bowen
1967
W.D. Pederson

1966
Laurel May
1965
P.E. Fowler
1964
John Bengston
1963
Ralph Chamberlain
1962
Werner Dietz
1961
Paul Magnuson
1960
Robert Hoff
1959
George Mayes
Frank Dyer
1958
Lu Himes
1957
Sam Melrose Jr.
1956
Bill Harriman
1955
Don Rogers
1954
Jack Griffin
1953
Darol Fielding
1952
M.M Tompkins
1951
Guertin Carroll
1950
John Cotton
1949
John Hodson
1948
Bob Maloney
1947
Jim Mackay
1946
Werner Dietz
1945
Arthur Eagle

1944
Leonard Anderson
1943
Stanley Holbrook
1942
Kenneth Warrack
1941
J. Glen Liston
1940
A.O. Stuberg
1939
Joe Price
1938
A. Panella
1937
J.E. Charbonnel
1936
A. Panella
1935
A.E. Krull
1933-34
Gerald Perry
1930
Robert Whyte
1929
Mark Reese
1928
J.A. Cathcart
1925-27
Charles Deal
1923-24
A.E. Krull
1922
George Allen
1921
James Cathcart
1918-20
S.S. Melrose
1917
J.C. McCollister
1910-16
George Allen
1906-09
John R. Scott
1905
John Walley