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.

Timothy 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.

Thomas 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.

Michael Seibel

Michael Seibel

Life Insurance Sales Specialist

Michael Seibel joined the agency in April of 2017 as a Life Insurance Specialist. He is responsible for servicing families with all life insurance and annuity needs. Michael received his Bachelor’s in accounting and MBA in project management; both from the University of Phoenix. He has worked in the finance industry since 2006, deciding to focus on life insurance in 2014. Michael loves helping people and uses his passion for life insurance to help people protect their families and wealth in the best ways possible. In his free time, Michael enjoys playing video games, fishing, and spending time with his son Tyler.

Catherine 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.

Denise Waybright

Denise Waybright

Agent & Customer Service Rep

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.

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Jodi Olszewski

Receptionist & Customer Service Rep

Jodi joined our staff in Aug of 2018. She has 15 years of customer service experience and enjoys with helping customers over the phone or at our front desk. I enjoy helping my coworkers in any way to make their job easier. and in my free time I like to spend it with my husband and my pets.

Cortney Albeck

Cortney Albeck

Cortney Albeck started with McElhinny Insurance Agency in June 2019 and has been a licensed Property & Casualty agent since 2014. Before joining McElhinny’s team, Cortney spent 4 years working for brokers and managing several high profile portfolios. Cortney’s favorite part of the insurance industry is the constantly changing atmosphere and the ability to constantly gain more knowledge. In her free time Cortney enjoys hiking with her three children and spending time with her fiancé.