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Our Staff of Professional Aviation Insurance Brokers

Aviation Insurance Broker Christopher R. Zanette - President, Insurance Broker

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Chris started his insurance career in 1980 as an Aviation Insurance Underwriter in San Francisco, California. He then took a position as an Aviation Insurance Broker before leaving to start ZANETTE Aviation Insurance Service. Starting with local clients at the San Carlos Airport (SQL), ZANETTE has grown into a company with a proven reputation for excellence and clients across the greater United States. Chris learned to fly at 18 and now holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate with ASMEL and Instrument Ratings. Chris is a member of the EAA, AOPA, NBAA, and the HAI. He has been an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Aviation Insurance Association (AIA) as the Director of Agents & Brokers. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the local airport business association. In his spare time Chris enjoys Boating and day trips around the San Francisco Bay Area.

Carla Bottini Zanette - Insurance Broker (Team Leader)

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Carla graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Upon graduation she was recruited by The Gap Stores, Inc., as an accessory buyer working in their corporate office. Once her daughter and son turned school age, she transitioned as a Realtor working for Better Homes & Gardens Residential Real Estate. When Chris opened the business in 1989, Carla joined him as his business partner, co-owner, and Insurance Broker managing the many needs of the office. Today, Carla has over 25 years of experience as an aviation insurance specialist playing a very important role in the success of the company. In her free time Carla enjoys shopping and taking care of her two shelties, CoCo and Milo.

Christina Zanette Steach - Insurance Broker (Team Leader)

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Christina graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration and officially decided to join the family business in 2006. She received her Insurance Broker’s license soon after and now leads the ZANETTE marketing team. Growing up in an aviation family, Christina’s knowledge of aircraft is almost second nature and she holds a Private Pilot Certificate. In her free time she enjoys hiking with her husband, daughter, and their dog Charcoal.

Jenna K. Fry - Account Executive (Christina’s Team Member)

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Jenna graduated from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Originally from Texas, Jenna joined the Zanette Team in mid-2013. Jenna became a licensed Insurance Broker in 2014. Her energetic personality and attention to detail makes her an excellent asset to our office. In her free time she enjoys southern cooking and underwater cave diving.

Aviation Insurance Joe Zanette - Account Executive (Carla's Team Member)

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Joe graduated from Skyline College with both an Associate in Science degree in Automotive Technology and Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts. Joe has worked as a Line Service Specialist II with Rabbit Aviation an FBO based at San Carlos Airport (SQL) for five years. Joe became a licensed Insurance Broker in 2014. Joe is also working on his Private Pilot’s license. Joe is known for his deep aviation knowledge base and witty sense of humor.

Professional Aviation Insurance Brokers: Our Commitment to You
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