Executive Team

joe Joseph Kobel
Co-Founder and CEO About Me

For over 40 years, Joe was a perennial top producer. Over this span of time, Joe has used his own experience to help other agents realize and achieve their production goals. Leveraging his knowledge, Joe is an experienced liaison between numerous carriers, accomplishing favorable commissions and enhanced bonus structures.

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About Me

How do you help ASNOA Affiliates?
I help guide the ASNOA team to act as extensions of each agency, allowing agents access to vital departmental needs focused on licensing, training, ongoing education, marketing, accounting support, plus much more.

What is your favorite part of working with ASNOA Affiliates?
I like to think we are not your mom and dad's traditional IA network. I believe in the holistic approach to supporting the independent agent force through resources, support services, and technology advancement that allow agents to have the look and feel of a million-dollar revenue agency out of the gates.

Tell us your story:
I have been a lifer at ASNOA, starting as an intern out of college in the Accounting Department. Throughout my tenure, I have worked with and touched all facets of the business, with a concentration in systems and efficiencies. Almost 14 years later, I was promoted to COO and within the first year, we doubled our recruiting results over the previous year. I have my sights set on a five-year goal to triple the network size. I believe that success is bred from a healthy culture. This can be seen by any and all visitors that make their way through the ASNOA headquarters. I like to concentrate on helping employees, Affiliates, and their staff, develop both professionally and personally.

What is your favorite thing to do outside of the office?
I really enjoy spending time with my family. With two kids under two, I have harnessed my diaper changing skills from novice to a respectable advanced level in just a short 23 months. Traveling (which isn't so easy now), golfing, and yard work (believe it or not) are a few of my other interests outside of the office.

What is your favorite food?
Ma! The meatloaf!

Mike Petro Headshot Michael Petrocelli
Executive Vice President About Me

How do you help ASNOA Affiliates?
Maximize additional compensation opportunities for ASNOA Affiliates in all our operating states.

What is your favorite part of working with ASNOA Affiliates?
Hearing longtime insurance professionals express the notion of "having fun again" after they have joined ASNOA.

Tell us your story:
I started in the insurance industry right out of college over 20 years ago. My career has taken me from being part of a top 20 insurer in the United States as a corporate employee, training new agents and their staff on the proprietary computer systems they used to run their agencies to the IA channel where I have been for going on 15 years. In many roles over that time period, I have helped new agents navigate that transition from captive to independent agency owner. Whether as part of the captive space or as I moved over to the IA channel, a couple of tenants have remained the same; clients ultimately value the personal relationship above all else in choosing their trusted insurance advisors. Furthermore, It is those personal relationships that not only help to drive client behaviors but also serve me as I work to enhance our value proposition as one of the leading Independent Agency Organizations in the industry.

What is your favorite thing to do outside of the office?
I am happiest watching one of my four boys play a variety of sports over the course of the year.

What is your favorite food?
Insert Cliché here… Pizza.

Kathy Headshot for Website Kathy Bova SBCS, ITP
Vice President of Operations About Me

How do you help ASNOA Affiliates?
Over the years I've helped Affiliates implement best practices and close performance gaps through online, over the phone, and in-person training.

What is your favorite part of working with ASNOA Affiliates?
Watching them evolve into flourishing entrepreneurs /independent agencies

Tell us your story:
I've been working in the independent agency sector since 1980 and have been a member of the ASNOA Team since 2005. I've attended the Travelers School for Commercial Lines Insurance. I have led the ASNOA Education Department and have trained hundreds of ASNOA Affiliated Agencies and their staff throughout the US using live classroom trainings, webinars, and recorded sessions. I have a proven track record giving guidance to agents by setting best practices, developing workflows within an agency, and teaching agents how to utilize their Agency Management System. I present at multiple Applied Net Conferences, participate on the Product Advisory Committee, and continually strive to make day-to-day processes easier. Overall, I take pride in assisting new ASNOA Agents transition into the independent agency sector, as well as providing ongoing training for new agent's staff. On a personal side, I'm very happily married to my "Prince Charming" and together we have five children and five grandchildren. We are never too old to learn and always remember: "Knowledge is Power!" In closing, it makes me happy to share my experience with you as I truly believe that "Experience is the Best Teacher!"

What is your favorite thing to do outside of the office?
I love to entertain and cook for family and friends and travel.

What is your favorite food?
Chicken Piccata with pesto angel hair pasta and any kind of dessert!

Ray Petrocelli Remembering Ray Petrocelli
ASNOA's former Co-Founder & CEO

On January 10, 2021, Raynold T. Petrocelli, our co-Founder & CEO, passed away unexpectedly. Not only was he a beloved colleague, partner, and industry leader to us all, he was also a dear friend. Ray was kindhearted and generous, and he always had a big smile and a great story that made you feel welcomed. Simply put, the world lost a great man. ASNOA will continue to honor his legacy by building a network unparalleled in the industry.

We encourage you to see all the different ways ASNOA is honoring Ray, and to learn more about the life of our respected leader.

See how ASNOA is honoring Ray

Agency Development

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National Sales Director About Me

How do you help ASNOA Affiliates?
I am the lucky one who gets to paint the picture and explain the ASNOA Advantage! My business development team and I learn about who you are and how ASNOA can help put you in a better position to succeed. We explain the opportunity, partner with you throughout the contracting phase, and then provide the support during your launch (and for years to come!)

What is your favorite part of working with ASNOA Affiliates?
Hearing their first success story.

Tell us your story:
I have a happy wife, three healthy kids, and I'm currently holding the most engaging position of my career. How can you beat it?! I have a long career history in customer service and business development contracting. I am your best resource when it comes to comparing and contrasting any of our competitor's programs with the ASNOA opportunity.

What is your favorite thing to do outside of the office?
The kids are young and still like school, and Dad has no problem with 1st-grade math problems; so I'm a big fan of being a homework hero.

What is your favorite food?
Fresh Pico de Gallo…and lots of it.

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Onboarding Specialist About Me

How do you help ASNOA Affiliates?
I act as the affiliate consultant between them and our team here at ASNOA. My job is to ensure all the departments are working with our affiliates in perfect sync, ensuring that their transition to the independent insurance world is as smooth as possible.

What is your favorite part of working with ASNOA Affiliates?
Seeing all the hard work being put in behind the scenes come through when our affiliates open the doors to their new independent agency.

Tell us your story:
Blue-collar kid from the south side. Immigrant parents. Went to school. Worked hard. Background in sales, management. Prior work experience as the liaison between the Illinois Gaming Board and new employees made this position a natural fit.

What is your favorite thing to do outside of the office?
You'll find me either on the water or on a golf course (preferably not in the water).

What is your favorite food?
Pizza. I mean, I am from Chicago after all.

Maggie Kobel Livingston Headshot 2022 Maggie Livingston
Agency Success Manager About Me

Maggie has been a part of Allegiance Insurance since 2006. She has spent these past years building strong relationships with clients while providing personalized services. She is truly passionate about making sure her clients are educated on their insurance needs. Maggie lives in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago with her husband, Eric. She loves the beauty of the outdoors, enjoys exercising her creative side with arts and crafts, traveling, and has a big heart for animals (especially English bulldogs)

Agency Services

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Agency Services Manager About Me

How do you help ASNOA Affiliates?
I inform others of the advantages of working with ASNOA, and I provide ongoing support for ASNOA's affiliates!

What is your favorite part of working with ASNOA Affiliates?
What I like most is being a part of our agents' journeys toward success!

Tell us your story.
I worked for ASNOA five years ago as an intern with the Accounting Department. After the internship, I pursued my accounting career in the lovely city of Chicago. After four years of accounting, I realized my passion is helping others. I moved back home and worked full-time as a manager for a local restaurant where I met Joe Kobel and Ray Petrocelli. One day Ray came into the restaurant and told me about the Business Development Representatives team. Once I met with Kevin and Paul, I was hooked! The team is solid, and we all share the same goal of helping others. I look forward to servicing future and current affiliates!

What is your favorite thing to do outside of the office?
I love me some golf, but when the weather doesn't permit it I enjoy movies, being with my family, and playing with my Pitbull/Boxer Bailey!

What is your favorite food?
Asiago cheese bagel sandwiches with ham, bacon, and cream cheese! I'm getting hungry just thinking about it…

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Agency Services Coordinator About Me

How do you help ASNOA Affiliates?
I facilitate all contracts for Affiliates and producers!

What is your favorite part of working with ASNOA Affiliates?
Getting to know them and their "stories". ASNOA Affiliates are great people, and I so enjoy talking with them when helping them out. Affiliates are part of our ASNOA family. It is a great family to be a part of!

Tell us your story:
I began in the insurance industry back as a Met Life Insurance Agent in 1988.  I have worked for captive life agencies and brokerage agencies in the life and investment areas, in and out of the Chicagoland area.  Prior to insurance, I was a retail manager for many years with the old Service Merchandise Catalog Showroom, where I started as a clerk in 1980.  My very first job however, was a fountain girl at Farrell's Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor for a year.  I "retired" from insurance and retail in 1998 to be a stay at home mom for a few years taking care of my son Brendan and daughter Baylee, now 19 and 22 years old!  I then began a 15 year career in the funeral industry, working as the Office Manager for Adolf Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Berwyn and Willowbrook, IL.  I sold pre-need funeral plans as well, being that I was still a licensed life insurance agent.  With the shift in funeral services to mostly cremation versus full funerals,  I changed careers once more, leaving the funeral homes, for a Case Manager position at a brokerage life agency, Sequoia Premier Partners, in Naperville, IL.   My last move in October of 2018, was to join ASNOA as Agency Services Coordinator, a challenging and very busy position that I love.  I totally enjoy working with the great staff of friends (family) every day. I am an elected Township Trustee in my hometown of Berwyn, IL., I am on the Berwyn 708 Mental Health Board as designated trustee, and I am the music director and children's school choir director at St. Leonard Church in Berwyn.

What is your favorite thing to do outside of the office?
I like to go to concerts in the parks, play violin and flute, read books, go to dinner with friends, and play with my dogs, Benny, Macho, Lola, Bear, Kaiju, and Milo.

What is your favorite food?
My favorite food is a Czech dish called "Svickova".  It is a boiled beef in tomato cream gravy served with bread dumplings.

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Agency Services Supervisor About Me

How do you help ASNOA Affiliates?
I help affiliates get settled in, appointing them with Carrier, Logins, and whatever assistance I can help with. I keep up with updates for Producers and Agencies.

What is your favorite part of working with ASNOA Affiliates?
I enjoy working with my team and getting to help new agents with their onboarding Process, Favorite part is just interacting with them getting to know them. Also spending time with coworkers we always have amazing  group activities Planned.

What is your favorite thing to do outside of the office?
I like to craft in my spare time. I make shirts, cups all sorts of things with my circuit Machine. I love spending time with my family and friends. I also can't forget my crazy dogs!

What is your favorite food?
My favorite food is grilled salmon and Brussel Sprouts!

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Licensing Coordinator About Me


Daisy Headshot Daisy Quevedo
Licensing Coordinator About Me

Daisy works as a Licensing Coordinator for ASNOA, helping affiliates by assisting them with logins and carrier appointment submissions. She loves to help affiliates and be a part of their onboarding process.

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Accounting & Finance

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Director of Finance About Me

Faisal worked for two years consulting for multiple companies on all financial matters, primarily focusing on establishing financial policies and procedures, and providing financial reporting/advice to stakeholders to make successful business decisions. As Director Oof Finance at ASNOA, Faisal provides the best direction on financial policies and procedures.

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Comptroller About Me How do you help ASNOA Affiliates?
I help our Affiliates by providing backroom accounting support. We gather all the commissions and provide an aggregated report that shows agency revenues and how much individual producers bring into the agency on a monthly basis. In addition, we have created customized reports for our affiliates so they can be informed about top carriers, premium, and commission volumes. What is your favorite part of working with ASNOA Affiliates?
I most enjoy helping our affiliates reach new levels of revenue that they thought were unreachable. Bringing my experience and expertise to the table allows our affiliates to grow at a much quicker pace than ever before. Tell us your story:
I started with Allegiance/ASNOA back in 2007 right out of high school as an intern. I quickly transitioned into a part-time employee while I obtained my bachelor's degree in Accounting and then my MBA. It has been an experience like no other working for Allegiance/ASNOA and the employees are a major part of the continued success of the company. What is your favorite thing to do outside of the office?
I like to stay active so my top three things to do outside the office are working out, playing ice hockey and golfing as much as possible. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family as much as I can. What is your favorite food?
I love all food so it's hard to pick one specific item. I'd say my favorite style of food is Italian! Patrick Edit Patrick James
Junior Accountant About Me

How do you help ASNOA Affiliates?
I help ASNOA affiliates by retrieving their commission statements from our many carriers, and our department reconciles the commissions for the affiliate. We do a lot of the behind the scenes work so the agents can focus on writing business.

What is your favorite part of working with ASNOA Affiliates?
I love watching the agencies grow. It's rewarding to see them writing more business each month because when they grow, we grow. It's a great business relationship where we can all benefit from each other.

Tell us your story:
I was born and raised in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. I am currently a student finishing up my Accounting degree while working full-time here at ASNOA. I've been with the company for about a year now and it has been a great experience learning the industry and meeting all types of new people

What is your favorite thing to do outside of the office?
Going to sporting events and seeing live music. I'm an avid Chicago sports fan.

What is your favorite food?

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Junior Accountant About Me

How do you help ASNOA Affiliates?
I retrieve their commission statements and reconcile them.

What is your favorite part of working with ASNOA Affiliates?
My favorite part of working with ASNOA is my co-workers. Everyone here is very genuine and inviting.

What is your favorite thing to do outside of the office?
I enjoy any type of physical activity. I'm in the gym 6 days a week as well as play on softball and volleyball teams, but when I'm not doing that I enjoy relaxing with my friends and family!

What is your favorite food?
Grilled chicken by far!

Daria Twarowski
Finance Assistant About Me Caritina Torres
Accounts Receivable About Me Currently Hiring

Accounts Payable

ASNOA is currently hiring a Junior Accountant to work full-time in Illinois or Indiana. For more information and links to our application, see our careers page.


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ASNOA University
& Systems Training

Laura Hamilton
Director of Education About Me

How do you help ASNOA Affiliates?
I work onsetting up agencies and staff into EPIC, along with training affiliates, producers, and CSR's on their management system, EPIC. Besides training on our EPIC system, I have developed a new online course for Personal Lines Insurance. I'm looking to create more classes to help agents be better agents. Basically I help new agents drink from the fire hose. It gets easier after working with the training department.

What is your favorite part of working with ASNOA Affiliates?
Working with agents and watching them grow.

Tell us your story:
I started as a captive agent until I finally realized that the grass is greener on the other side and joined ASNOA with an independent agency - a decision that should have been made years prior. I joined ASNOA as a full-time staff member in 2007 focusing on customer service, remarketing, and building reports to manage and operate the agency management system. My passion to teach system organization skills led me to the ASNOA Education Department. I specialized in live and recorded trainings on agency management systems, developing new "How To" videos and created standard operating procedures and system manuals. With the growing organization and hard-earned SBCS, PLCS and ITP designations, I was promoted to Director of Education where I develop new training classes, interactive online resources, live workshops for the sales conferences, and a full curriculum for PLCC. I also host the popular "Live with Laura," that goes over a new business tool or hot issue with agents every month in a live and highly interactive webinar. I am also the official party planner for the office and like to keep things positive and fun.

What is your favorite thing to do outside of the office?
Spending time outside, working in the yard, and enjoying the sunshine! Life is all about sunshine and rainbows.

What is your favorite food?
Seriously, I only get to add one? You don't get to look like this by only having one favorite food.

Kathryn Mathews
Training Supervisor About Me How do you help ASNOA Affiliates?
I will be helping ASNOA affiliates with operating their Epic data management system. I will be here, ready to answer any questions they have about the system and offer ongoing training on how they can take full advantage of it to ensure that their agency is running efficiently. What is your favorite part of working with ASNOA Affiliates?
My favorite part is helping Affiliates grow their understanding of our systems and watching their confidence grow as well. Tell us your story:
I have been working in the service industry for the last 7 years, with most of those years being in a management role. I found very early on that I had a passion for training and developing our team, so I started to create their training and orientation programs and developed a training team.  It is truly my pleasure to watch people learn, grow, and achieve more than they thought possible. I look forward to bringing these experiences to our affiliates and helping them achieve their goals. What is your favorite thing to do outside of the office? 
Travel! My husband and I are trying to finish hitting all 50 states by 2025! What is your favorite food?
I love grilled shrimp! Angel Snyder
Trainer About Me

Angel is ASNOA's IS Trainer, working to help agents reach their goals and develop their agencies. She has a background in hospitality management, and loves being a part of agents' education.

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Training Assistant  About Me

Tayler is ASNOA's Training Assistant. Tayler has a background in education and training, and works to help ASNOA agents navigate software, and provides ongoing training for agency success.

Technology & Development

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Technology & Information Systems Manager About Me

Daniel Molinero has been with ASNOA for a number of years and has helped to develop ASNOA's technology systems both internally and for affiliates. Originally from New York, Daniel has lived all over the US, including NY, Seattle, and Chicago, and has family spread out in 6 different states. Outside of ASNOA, Daniel is an avid Colorado Avalanche hockey fan (#GoAvsGo) and enjoys using carpentry skills to add improvements to him and his wife's house.

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Information Systems Supervisor About Me

IS Supervisor, Chel, is ASNOA's leader in working with our CRM, internal systems, and Applied Epic. Chel is a deeply talented data professional, creating efficiency and developing new processes across ASNOA.

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Information Systems Assistant About Me

Ciara is ASNOA's newest IS Assistant, here to work directly with Applied Epic. Ciara previously worked as a claims examiner, bringing an attention to detail to ASNOA.



Marketing & Communications

Chrystl Christyl Uhan
Marketing Manager About Me

Christyl joined ASNOA with nearly two decades of leadership under her belt. With an educational background in graphic design, Christyl works to market ASNOA's incredible brand, making it a top competing insurance network.

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Marketing Administrator About Me Bre Other Side Edited Breanna Hamilton
Graphic Designer About Me

Breanna, ASNOA's Graphic Designer, is an Indiana native who brings her incredible creativity and artistic style to ASNOA. She graduated from Purdue University Northwest with a B.A. degree in Visual Communication. She began her journey in the world of Graphic Design in 2021, working as a freelance designer. At ASNOA, she works as the major creative leg of the marketing department, designing everything from flyers and banners to website content and social media graphics.

Operations & Administration

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Operations Associate About Me How do you help ASNOA Affiliates?
I help direct Affiliate calls as well as provide support for the internal operations that provide service to agents! What is your favorite part of working with ASNOA Affiliates?
I am very excited to be a part of ASNOA and to grow within the organization. I look forward to getting my feet on the ground and learning all I can to be successful here! Tell us your story:
For the past three years I worked for the Palos Heights Parks and Recreation Department as the Administrative Support Supervisor. I have experience with office and project management, as well as event and economic development planning. I was the main contact for customer service and customer relations and working with the public is something that I really enjoy. What is your favorite thing to do outside of the office?
I love being outdoors and being in nature, planting and taking care of the yard are things I do to relax. Camping is my favorite getaway and Mauthe Lake in Campbellsport Wisconsin is a State Park that we try and visit a few times every year. What is your favorite food?
I really love junk food and if I could eat out every single day I would, but pizza and pasta are my all-time favorite foods that I could eat every day of my life!