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 a Past-President of the Missouri State Board of Directors. Emily has also served 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.
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.
Kelly Martise brings over eleven years of employee benefits brokerage experience to the team at The Bremer Group, LLC. As a seasoned administrator with an eye for detail, Kelly is responsible for the day-to-day workflow activities related to the installation, renewal, and ongoing service of our clients' employer sponsored plans.
Prior to joining the industry, Kelly worked for Unigroup as a Relocation Management Specialist coordinating government and military shipments.
Kelly came to St. Louis from Suwanee, Georgia and in addition to her contributions at work, is dedicated to her husband Luke, two amazing kids, and their German Shepherd. She is dedicated to a healthy lifestyle and exercise and loves cheering on her kids at their sporting events.
Client Service Manager
As a Client Service Manager at The Bremer Group, LLC, Denise works directly with employers and employees as an integrated part of the Broker team with a focus on handling claims issues, and billing issues.
Denise joined The Bremer Group, LLC in 2020. She is licensed in Life, Health and Accident insurance in the state of Missouri, and will be an active member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU).
Prior to joining The Bremer Group, Denise worked for UnitedHealthcare for 29 years serving in several roles. The latest role as a Field Account Manager. She attended University of Missouri St. Louis.
Denise lives in Saint Peter’s with her husband, Steve, and their Golden Doodle - Zoey.