About Us

TIB Transportation Insurance Brokers is the nation’s largest brokerage firm dedicated to the passenger transportation industry. Our specialization and commitment to the transportation industry ensures that you will receive the right insurance program for your particular needs. By focusing only on the transportation marketplace, we can devote the energy and resources necessary to be at the leading edge of the transportation insurance field.

Types of Operations:

  • Charter Buses
  • Sightseeing Buses
  • Limousines
  • Airport Buses
  • Transit Buses
  • School Buses
  • Shuttle Vans
  • Van Pools
Insurance Brokerage Services:

  • Automobile Liability
  • Physical Damage
  • General Liability
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Garage Liability
  • Garagekeeper’s Legal Liability
  • Excess/Umbrella Liability
  • Property Coverage

Our goal is to work together to take care of our clients. We offer high quality services, trouble-free relationships, and rapid response to your needs through the strength of our national network:

  • Representatives throughout the country
  • Convenient toll-free phone numbers
  • National insurance carriers
  • A strong commitment to the transportation industry
  • Participation in regional, state and national transportation associations

Corporate Personnel

At TIB, commercial transportation insurance is not a sideline – it’s our only business – and we are committed to the transportation industry. We are problem-solving specialists with diverse and extensive insurance experience, led by the following skilled management team:

Larry Kalior, President.  Larry attended Cal State Northridge with a major in Business Administration.  Before entering the insurance arena, he managed a family-owned bus business for four years.  He purchased All-Ways Insurance Agency in 1981 and TIB was formed in 1986.

Ron Geller, Executive Vice President.  Ron graduated from UCLA with a degree in Engineering and began his career in the insurance industry in 1977, working for The Transit Casualty Company and others in sales, underwriting and marketing.  Ron joined All-Ways Insurance in 1983 and TIB was formed in 1986.

Jeff McAnany, Vice President, Sales.  Jeff attended San Diego State University with a major in Business Administration.  His insurance experience includes management positions with Geico Insurance and Knollwood Insurance Brokerage, and managing the New Business Development Department for Sedgwick James in Los Angeles.  Jeff joined TIB in April 1995.

Rick Palacios, Chief Financial Officer.  Rick attended Brooks College with an AA in Business Administration and Marketing.  He has been involved in the insurance industry in both personal and commercial lines for more than 26 years, including 14 years with The Corinth Company Insurance Agency as their Accounting Manager.  He became a licensed insurance Broker in 1986.  Rick joined the TIB team in 1999.

Lori Miller, Vice President, Operations.  Lori has been involved in the insurance industry for more than 28 years, including 4 years with Covina Insurance Services and 2 years as commercial lines manager at Western Frontier Insurance Agency.  Lori joined TIB in 1987.

Regional Personnel


  • Jack Sandstrom, Sales
  • Mark Freeark, Sales
  • Laurie Cater-Phillips, Sales
  • Joe Ortiz, Sales
  • Favi Haygood, Marketing Manager


  • Charlie Gusman, Regional Vice President
  • Mike Opie, Marketing Manager
  • John McCann, Sales
  • Kristen Arnone, Sales


  • Sackett Cook, Regional Vice President
  • Ben Cook, Sales


  • Greg Black, Sales
  • Patty Porter, Sales


  • Tom Foley, Regional Vice President
July 31st, 2013 by TIB Transportation Insurance Brokers