Our Approach

Ferri Dawson Insurance Group is a trusted resource to our customers, providing knowledge, excellence in customer service, and the highest standards of business. We pride ourselves on the customer experience.

Our Story

With over a decade of experience in the insurance industry, a background in claims, and years with both captive and independent agencies, we bring knowledge & insights from all ends of the industry.

Meet the Team

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

Kate Ferri Dawson, CISR, CPIA


Our President began her career in insurance in 2011, and obtained her Property and Casualty Insurance License the following spring.  A 2006 graduate of Clarion University of Pennsylvania, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication and Mass Media Technology, while focusing on Marketing and Public Relations.  Her professional industry designations include Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) and Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA), among other certifications.

In 2021 Kate obtained her first designation, Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA), a professional designation conferred by the American Insurance Marketing and Sales Society (the AIMS Society).  Kate enjoys traveling, self-development, gardening, yoga, and spending time with her family.  Kate resides in Murrysville with her husband, Fred and their French Bulldog.  On the weekends she enjoys visiting record stores to expand her vinyl collection and going to concerts in her 1974 Volkswagen Westfalia. She’s often found in the Cultural District of Pittsburgh at the theater.

Kate has a passion for volunteering and contributes time to numerous charities, including HOPE for Steve, which supported the husband of her college friend who battled ALS and raised funds searching for a cure.  She is a member of the United Way Women’s Leadership Council and Bridges Society. Kate also serves on the Advisory Board for S&T Bank and is a dedicated member on the Board of Directors for Insurance Agents & Brokers. IA&B is a professional trade association that drives professional training, advocacy and support for independent insurance agents in Pennsylvania, Maryland & Delaware.

Taylor Gallagher

Licensed Personal Lines Agent

Taylor Gallagher is a Licensed Personal Lines Agent/Client Service Representative at Ferri Dawson Insurance Group.  She is proud to have obtained her Property and Casualty Insurance License in 2023. Taylor comes from a long customer service background and has a strong desire to help others.

Taylor was excited to embark on a new career path by joining the team at FDIG in 2022.  A helper by nature, she was looking for a new direction and a career that would bring her purpose.  A lifelong resident of Greensburg, Taylor’s previous experience includes customer service roles within multiple industries and child development.

Taylor is no stranger to FDIG and has been a client for several years.  Last year she took a leap, diving into the world of insurance.  Building on her previous experience in the health care industry, as well as childcare she is passionate about assisting and supporting others, and finally has found the career of her dreams.  Eager for career development, Taylor earned a specialist designation in Digital Marketing. In her free time, she enjoys being with her family, supporting her friends, coaching volleyball, and watching Pittsburgh sports.  Taylor and her wife Maeve have two dogs, Jaxson and Tato.  The Gallaghers love spending time together with their puggles, playing cards, and binge-watching crime shows.

Marla Fleming, PLCS

Licensed Insurance Agent

Marla Fleming is a Fully Licensed Agent and the most recent addition to the team at Ferri Dawson Insurance Group, joining our group earlier this year.  She recently earned her first designation: Personal Lines Coverage Specialist (PLCS), in September of 2022.  The PLCS designation is the undisputed professional credential for persons who are seeking to master the subject of personal lines coverage.  She has worked in the insurance industry since 2016 and has a true passion for helping customers with their insurance needs.  With experience with multiple captive insurance agencies and a broker, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to FDIG.  With a drive towards continual improvement, she enjoys continuing to broaden her experience and share her industry knowledge.

Marla resides in North Huntingdon with her husband, Jeff, and three children: Raelynn, Parker, and Isabelle.  Outside of the agency she and her family are very dedicated to competition cheerleading and baseball, both of which keep them busy year-round.  When she does have free time, her and the family love being out in nature and taking adventures with their dog, Rexi.

Marla brought a wealth of knowledge to FDIG, contributing skills honed from both sides of the agent experience: captive and independent insurance.  Her main goal in this industry is to help educate customers to fully understand their coverages.  She wants them to know they are properly protected, and not just paying a monthly premium. 

Award-Winning Service

Best Insurance Agent in Westmoreland County by the TribLive Best of the Best

Top 3 Insurance Agent, Allegheny County East by the TribLive Best of the Best

Top 3 Insurance Agent in Westmoreland County by the TribLive Best of the Best

Best Insurance Agent in Westmoreland County, Top 3 in Allegheny East

Protect What Matters

Home Insurance

Your home is one of your most important assets and is where the people you love and things you cherish most reside.

Auto Insurance

From a 2019 Tesla to a 1974 Volkswagen, we provide the right coverage for your vehicle and the precious cargo that is inside of it.

Business Insurance

Our commercial insurance solutions provide peace of mind that you and your employees are covered should something unexpected happen.

Why Use an Insurance Broker?

Ferri Dawson Insurance Group represents a carefully selected group of financially strong, reputable insurance companies. Therefore, we are able to offer you the best coverage at the most competitive price.

We do not work for an insurance company; we work for you.

When you buy insurance you want an advocate who will properly assess the risks you face and give you an objective analysis of the marketplace.

We’re your neighbors and we genuinely care about you, your family, and your business.

Residing in Westmoreland County for over thirty years we’re invested in our involvement in the local community and its residents.

We connect you with a reliable, trustworthy insurance company.

As an independent agent we know the companies with the most efficient claims departments to recover your losses as quickly and accurately as possible.