Wendy serves as Executive Territory Officer, West for Markel Specialty. Houser has more than 20 years of experience in the industry including 11 years as a broker prior to joining Markel in 2008. She holds a BS in Organization Communications and political science from Missouri State University. Wendy was honored in 2012 with the Dana Roehrig Award for outstanding service to a committee. She was appointed to the WSIA Board of Directors in 2019 and serves as chair of the Emerging Issues & Innovation Committee.