Smart, reliable people. And good dogs.
The most important element in our brand is integrity. We can teach people as much as they want to learn about our business, but you can’t teach trust.
Every person in our organization understands what makes us unique and they’ve drunk the Kool-Aid as they say. Everyone here is committed to your success and your ability to provide your clients with the right solution for each situation.
Tucker is committed to napping.
Our Team(Click photos to view bios)
Co-Founder & Producer
David Huss — Co-Founder & Producer
David co-founded Ethos and heads up the organization’s production efforts. He has worked in the insurance industry for nearly 25 years. Fully half of that time has been spent on the wholesale side solely focused on the entirety of the U.S. healthcare industry and the placement of healthcare liability insurance.
The combination of David’s professional experience, underwriter relationships, people skills, work ethic and sincere desire to get the job done right make him an ideal partner for retailers across the country who are focused on the healthcare space and want to work with a wholesale specialist who will ensure their healthcare clients’ insurance needs are properly identified and met.
When not focused on healthcare liability insurance, David works to be the best husband and father he can be. He also enjoys fixing up old homes, trying not to get hurt on the ski slopes, and IPA.
Co-Founder & Producer
Jonathan Waterman — Co-Founder & Producer
Jonathan began his career in medical malpractice insurance in 1992 working for PHICO Insurance Company in Pennsylvania and learned everything he could about med-mal insurance along the way. Jonathan benefited greatly from a formalized underwriting training program at PHICO and that opportunity accelerated his knowledge and understanding of the technical nature of this business. He then served as a medical malpractice underwriter focusing both on physicians and medical facilities.
As an established medical malpractice underwriter, wholesale broker and program administrator, he has extensive knowledge of the medical malpractice marketplace.
Growing up on the East Coast, he is a die-hard Yankees fan. He’s also a fan of Washington’s fine wineries. And he loves time at home with family, including walks with his dog, Tucker.
Vice President of Business Development
Jason Esparza — Vice President of Business Development
Account Manager II
Betty Shilliam — Account Manager II
Betty joined the Ethos team in 2009 with a lot of healthcare-related experience under her belt. She has focused exclusively on the placement of healthcare liability insurance since 1999. Most of those years were spent on the wholesale side, but Betty also spent several years working for a healthcare-focused retail agency. There are very few healthcare-related risks she has not worked on in her career.
All those years of professional experience focused on the placement of healthcare liability insurance serve Betty well as an Account Manager II on the Huss Team, where the focus is on physicians, medical facilities of all kinds and unique risks from around the healthcare world.
In her spare time, Betty is an avid reader. She enjoys exploring the Puget Sound and the companionship of her two cats, Franny and Zoey.
Mike Lenosky — Client Executive
Mike joined Ethos in 2016. With a background in business economics and a desire to learn more about healthcare liability insurance, Mike made a cross-country move from his home near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to join the Ethos family. Prior to the change of scenery, Michael attended Grove City College located north of Pittsburgh.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys the scenery of the Pacific Northwest and rooting against the Seahawks (Go Steelers!). Pretty soon, he’ll also be making fun of Seattle drivers, as none of them seems to be able to drive in the little snow we get in the winter.
Account Manager I
Sydney Bolton — Account Manager I
Compliance & Support Manager
Hailey Rogers — Compliance & Support Manager
Jackie Rhynard — Support Specialist
Finance & Office Mgr
Rita Shteynberg — Finance & Office Mgr
Rita joined the Ethos Team in 2014. She is a transplant from the California Bay Area, where she most recently worked as a full charge bookkeeper and office manager. Rita obtained her formal accounting education at the College of Notre Dame in Belmont, CA. Throughout her career, she has logged extensive accounting experience in the manufacturing, construction and insurance industries.
Rita has a people-oriented personality – something that comes in handy when fulfilling the HR responsibilities that accompany her role as office manager here at Ethos. Rita is friendly and fun-loving. She enjoys helping people as well as telling jokes and funny stories.
In her life outside of Ethos, Rita loves working out, swimming and taking walks with her husband. She is also a Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones fan.
Chief Canine Officer
Tucker — Chief Canine Officer
Ethos would not be the company it is today without the energy and enthusiasm of our original CEO (Canine Executive Officer), Tucker. Specializing in inner-office relations, Tucker keeps morale high and stress levels at a minimum. He’s loyal, he’s obedient and he’s a finisher (of leftovers). Next time you’re in the office, see if you can catch Tucker on one of his rounds. You’ll be glad you did.