wsi-groupWestern Specialty Insurors, LLC (WSI) was founded by Tami Brown and Kevin Shewmaker in July of 2011. After working together in the Special Risk Insurance/Risk Management Industry together for over 10 years, Tami and Kevin had an opportunity to establish their own agency with a focus on a connection between attentive customer service and unparalleled industry knowledge.

The hallmark of WSI’s success in business has been its focus in the Rodeo, Equestrian, and Livestock Industries. However, the principals of WSI also have extensive experience in broader areas of the Sports/Entertainment/Leisure industries. Regardless of the specific risk, WSI prides itself on its ability to establish innovative Insurance and Risk Management programs that focus on its clients’ individual and unique needs.

So, from Bull Riding to Badminton, the staff at WSI has the industry experience to customize a comprehensive and cost-effective program for its prospective clientele.

Please take a minute to learn more about the WSI staff:


Tami Brown is responsible for program management, marketing and client service for Western Specialty Insurors, LLC. She has worked in the commercial insurance industry for almost 30 years with over 20 years in the special programs business. She has spent the last 14 years providing insurance programs for the Rodeo, Equine and Special Event industry.Tami attended college at the College of the Ozarks, and has earned designations that include Certified Insurance Consultant (CIC) and Certified Risk Manager (CRM).

Kevin Shewmaker grew up in the Kansas City, MO area and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance & Economics from Baker University in 2001. Kevin began his insurance career working in the Rodeo/Equestrian Industry for about 10 years. As the co-founder of WSI, Kevin has been able to perpetuate his passion for Special Risk Insurance by continuing to service the Rodeo Industry and working to expand WSI’s foot print in the Sports/Leisure/Entertainment Industries.
Mary Cape graduated from Rockhurst University in 1988 and has worked in various capacities in the insurance industry. She has worked in both Commercial and Personal lines in Claims, Investments and Agency positions in Texas, California, Kansas and Missouri with more than 10 years in special programs.