Houston Team




Regional Vice President

Christie Brush is the Regional Vice President for Avalon Risk Management’s Houston office. Christie joined Avalon in 2007 and has a strong background in risk management for the logistics industry. With over 30 years of experience, her expertise includes Bonds, Cargo Insurance, and Professional Liability Insurance for the logistics industry. Christie began her career at Avalon as a Senior Account Executive to help build Avalon’s sales efforts in the south. As RVP, she continues to build strong relationships with clients and underwriters.

Christie has earned the designations of Certified Insurance Counselor and Certified Transportation Broker. Christie has served on the Board of the International Transportation Management Association (ITMA) in Houston in various positions, including Hospitality Director, Vice President, and President.


Divisional Account Executive

LaDonna Blackwell is the Southeast Divisional Account Executive for Avalon Risk Management. Prior to joining Avalon in 2021, she spent 24 years in the transportation and logistics industry with 20 of those years working as an International Freight Forwarder. As Director of Global Projects, she managed Russia/CIS and handled project cargo moves, charters, contracts, and projects in the Oil & Gas industry. Transitioning into the insurance area was the likely path as this experience allows her to understand the needs of Avalon’s client base on a practical level.

In additional to being active in various industry organizations, LaDonna is an Adjunct Professor of Logistics Management at Lone Star College and is a graduate of Louisiana State University.