Downey & Company (Roger N. Downey Agency, Inc.) is an independent insurance agency organized in the state of New Mexico, since 1979. Downey & Company specializes in contract bonds and insurance for the commercial construction industry in New Mexico.
Our office combines years’ of experience with leading-edge products to provide exceptional service and value to our clients. Our product offering includes insurance products and risk management services for commercial property and casualty, inland marine; specialty coverages and surety
Since day one, our team focus has been on providing our clients low rates, an easy process, and the best in customer service. Learn more about our company.
Roger N. Downey, Founder
Roger began his surety career in Denver in the 1960’s with USF&G. He came to New Mexico in 1968 to open a surety branch for The Western. In the mid-1970’s he began developing a solid book of construction accounts while working with The Berger Briggs Insurance Agency. In 1979, Roger separated from Berger Briggs and the Roger N. Downey Agency, Inc. was incorporated. While Roger is not active in the day to day operations of the agency, he is still very visible in the company. His long standing relationships in the local construction community and with surety and insurance companies are a valuable asset. He is an essential advisor and mentor to our employees and clients.
Christian B. Downey, President
Chris is a licensed producer at Downey & Company specializing in contract bonds and insurance for commercial contractors. Chris started his career as a surety underwriter with Fidelity & Deposit in 1995 after graduating from Whittier College in Los Angeles, CA. He worked as a contract bond underwriter with three different surety companies before joining the agency in 2001. Because he has been cross trained in both the surety company ranks and the agency side of the business, he understands the subtlety of the “surety relationship”. Chris is active in various construction trade organizations and currently serves on the Board of Directors, and will be president in 2019 of the New Mexico branch of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). He is also the Regional Director for the Rocky Mountain Region, and a 2016-17 Ex-Offico to the National Board of Directors of the National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP).
Maria Ankeny, Customer Service
Maria is an account manager at Downey & Company. She began her career with the agency in 2003 and obtained her New Mexico Property & Casualty license in 2005. She has successfully completed Level I and Level II of the NASBP William J. Angell Surety School. Maria is committed to helping her clients obtain the proper coverage for their businesses and excels in her customer service skills. Maria pursues a variety of continuing education classes each year to maintain her Property & Casualty license in New Mexico.
Susan J. Vance, MBA, CIC, Account Manager
Sue is a producer at Downey & Company. She has been a licensed Property & Casualty agent in New Mexico since 1998. She received her bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University in Spanish in 1994 and her MBA degree from The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico in 2004. She has completed the National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP) William J. Angell Surety School Levels I and II and most recently completed her CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designation through the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. She is currently pursuing her Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designation.
Veronica Gilbert, CISR, CIC, Account Manager
Veronica was licensed for Property & Casualty in 2006 and Life & Health in 2007. She began her career working in personal lines coverage while attending San Juan College in Farmington, NM and served terms as student senate and student president. Veronica moved from the Farmington area to Albuquerque to transfer to UNM. Currently she has completed the CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative) and CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designations through the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. She is currently pursuing the CRM (Certified Risk Manager) designation and will attend Level 1 of the NASBP William J. Angell Surety School in January 2019. Veronica is an extremely active member and highly passionate supporter of CREW New Mexico- Commercial Real Estate Women.
Joseph A. Menicucci
Joseph A. Menicucci has joined Downey & Company as a Contract Bond and Insurance producer. A native New Mexican, Joe joined the Downey Team in May of 2017 to assist companies in New Mexico with finding contract bond and insurance solutions to suit their specific needs. Prior to his role at Downey & Company, he spent over 9 years as one of the top producers at another agency. Joe is a graduate of St. Pius X High School and received his Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from New Mexico State University with concentration in Finance and Business Computer Systems. He currently serves on the board for the New Mexico Roofing Contractors Association.