Our Team

Emily Black Bremer

Emily Black Bremer, insurance broker and consultant


Emily Bremer is the President of The Bremer Group. Prior, Emily was a founding partner in Bremer Conley, LLC and had managed Liggett, Black & Co., LLC, an independent insurance brokerage firm founded in 1996. 

In addition to providing brokerage services, Emily consults with local businesses on employee benefits strategic planning and has been featured on Stay Tuned on KETC-TV, KMOX radio, and the St. Louis Post Dispatch as an industry expert on health care reform. 

Emily is licensed in Life and Health insurance in Missouri, Illinois and Colorado and in Property and Casualty insurance in Missouri. She earned a certification in Consumer Directed Health Plans in 2010 and is in the process of completing a PPACA certification through the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU). Emily has been a member of NAHU since 2005, and is currently serving as the President of the Missouri State Board of Directors. Emily is also serving on a regional broker and agent advisory council to the Department of Health and Human Services.  Emily graduated cum laude from Kenyon College in Ohio with a B.A. in History and studied for a year at St. Andrews University in Scotland. 

Melissa Boyd

Melissa Boyd, insurance consultant

Insurance Consultant

A veteran in the insurance industry, Melissa began her career in 1990 as a Customer Service Representative in the St. Louis Cigna office working with small-to-mid market employers on ancillary lines of coverage. In 1992, she was promoted to the level of Account Manager. In 1998, she was promoted again to become an Account Executive working with Cigna's national accounts within the region.      

Melissa moved to the brokerage side in 2003 joining JW Terrill as an Account Service Representative working with the firm's small group accounts. She left in 2004 to accept an opportunity with Mutual of Omaha to work on all of their medical accounts in the region. In 2006, Melissa determined that the biggest opportunity for her to assist employers was to go back to the brokerage side of the business and joined Mary E. Biggs Inc. as a Sales Representative and Account Manager.      

In 2012, Melissa joined Bremer Conley and in 2017 with The Bremer Group as an Insurance Consultant. She brings her clients a wealth of industry knowledge.

Kaitlin McNeely

Kaitlin McNeely, employee benefits account manager

Group Account Manager

As the Group Account Manager, Kaitlin works directly with employers and employees handling any claims issues, billing issues, benefit questions, yearly group renewals and any employee enrollments.           

Prior to working for The Bremer Group she worked for Walgreens as a manager/pharmacy technician for 7 years. She attended Saint Charles Community College where she earned her Associate of the Arts Degree in Spring 2010. She then attended Sanford Brown where she completed the Veterinary Technician program earning her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fall 2013. She worked for the Humane Society of Missouri for 9 months after her graduation.     

Kaitlin has been working with The Bremer Group (Bremer Conley) since July 2014. She started as a receptionist and was quickly promoted to Group Account Manager. She received her insurance producer’s license in the state of Missouri in July 2015. She is an active member of SLAHU. (Saint Louis Association of Health Underwriters)     

Kaitlin currently lives in New Town Saint Charles with her fiancé, Aaron, 2 cats (Fury & Luna) and Shih Poo Puppy (Eva). She still regularly volunteers at the animal shelters on the weekends and transports donations to and from shelters in need.

Claire Dapron

Claire Dapron, employee benefits client services specialist

Client Services Specialist

Claire has been with The Bremer Group since July 2016 starting as an Administrative Assistant. She quickly became a vital team member and passed her insurance licensing exam in June 2017. She has completed a Business Office Assistant Certification program, is certified in Microsoft Word and Excel, is licensed in Missouri for Life and Health Insurance, and is a member of NAHU. These achievements enable Claire to assist The Bremer Group's team and clients in her role as the Client Services Specialist.