Meet Our Staff

As our client, you will have a team of highly qualified professionals working for you to provide you with the best coverage for you, your family, or your business.  Building a long-lasting relationship with our clients is our number one priority.

Tim McElhinny

Timothy McElhinny

CIC, LUTCF, Partner & Agent

Tim McElhinny, Partner, started with the family owned agency in June of 1988. He has worked at every different level such as filing, customer service, sales, and management since joining the agency. He is currently responsible for sales, human resource management, accounting, payroll, and marketing. He specializes in Pittsburgh auto insurance, homeowners, life, and classic car insurance. Tim holds the industry designations of Life Underwriters Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) and is a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC). He is also a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the Professional Insurance Agents Assoc., and the Insurance Club of Pittsburgh. He has served as the treasurer and past proprietor of the Erie Insurance Fort Pitt Coffee House meeting group, and currently serves as the Marketing Task Force rep for Erie Insurance for the Greater Pittsburgh Area. Tim is a graduate of the California University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. In his free time he spends time with his family and 3 children, and enjoys skiing & snowboarding.

Tom McElhinny

Thomas McElhinny

CIC, LUTCF, Partner & Agent

Tom McElhinny, Partner, joined the family owned agency in June 1989. He started as a file clerk during the summers, and worked his way through customer service and sales. Tom currently oversees sales, account management, and underwriting. He is a member of the Life Underwriters Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) & the Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC), which is recognized nationally as a symbol of professional excellence & leadership in the industry. He has served his fellow ERIE agents in being the Proprietor of the Fort Pitt Coffee House meeting group & represented all the Warrendale Branch agents as their Agents Advisory Representative. In his AAC position, he served as the liaison between agents and upper management of the ERIE. Tom enjoys hockey, golf, and tennis in his spare time, along with spending time with his family. He has been a youth hockey coach in the Pittsburgh area for years coaching young kids to high school age players.

Tom McElhinny

Marty Alderson

CLU, ChFC, LUTCF, Life Insurance Sales Specialist

Marty Alderson is the McElhinny Insurance Agency’s Life Insurance Specialist and brings many years of knowledge and experience in the Life Insurance and Financial Services industry. Marty began his Insurance career in 1991, earning his LUTCF designation in 1994 and CLU,ChFC designations in 1996. Throughout his career, Marty has ensured long-term success and continuity by keeping to the philosophy of “take care of your customers and your customers will take care of you.” In his free time, Marty enjoys sports, exercise and spending time with his wife, Michele, and their dog, Tuffy.

Cathy Schuessler

Catherine Schuessler

Agent, CISR Elite, Customer Service Rep, & Office Manager

Cathy Schuessler started with McElhinny Insurance agency in 1989 and has been a licensed Property & Casualty agent since then. She also worked for an insurance broker in New York for 2 years prior to joining McElhinny Insurance. She specializes in developing and servicing auto, homeowners, personal catastrophe liability, boat, mine subsidence, and commercial insurance. Cathy holds the Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA) designation. She is a graduate of the Boyd Career School in Pittsburgh PA. Cathy enjoys working with people to solve their insurance needs, and has developed a strong customer relationship base with the agency’s clientele.

Beverly Gerson

Beverly Gerson

Agent & Customer Service Rep

Beverly joined our staff as a licensed insurance agent in July 2014. With more than 25 years of experience in the industry, she takes pride in helping clients with all their insurance needs. Beverly enjoys working closely with her colleagues at the McElhinny Insurance Agency, a staff she finds very caring and knowledgeable. In her free time, Beverly enjoys exercising, dancing and playing golf.

Denise Waybright


Denise Waybright started with the McElhinny Insurance in October 2016 and is a licensed Property/Casualty and Life/Health Agent. She has had 6 years of prior experience working in the insurance industry. She is a graduate of West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV with a bachelors degree in Business Administration. Denise takes pride in developing strong relationships with clients enabling her to protect the things they value most. In her free time, Denise enjoys watching Penn State & Steelers football and spending time with her family and friends.