Executive Team


Ed co-founded Comprehensive Planning in 1981 (along with Deborah Gilder, CLU). He has been in the insurance industry for 49 years. He transformed a Transamerica branch agency into a multi-carrier brokerage agency that excels in solution based planning. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in 1969 from Providence College, Providence RI and he holds a life/health license. Ed is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 grandchildren.

Vice President

Derek joined Comprehensive Planning in 1999. He helped it grow from a Transamerica branch office into a competitive independent general agency and is now an owner. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in 1996 from Rutgers University. Derek holds a life/health license, FINRA Series 6 and 63, CFP, ALMI and AALU designations. He is also a past president of NAIFA Greater Detroit. In his spare time, Derek enjoys playing guitar by the lake with his wife and 3 children at their home in Northern Michigan.

Vice President

Tim joined Comprehensive Planning in 1998. He helped it grow from a Transamerica branch office into a competitive independent general agency and is now an owner. Tim holds a life/health license, a CLU designation from the American College as well as ALMI, and AALU designations. Tim and his wife spend a lot of time volunteering with various charities such as the National MS Society and the Caleb White Project.

Vice President

April started her career with Comprehensive Planning in 1998. She has worked with a variety of advisors from banks, broker dealers, benefit firms and career agencies. She became part of the management team in 2011 as the Operations Manager. In 2018 she became Vice President. April holds a life/health license, FINRA Series 6 and 63, and a CLU designation from the American College. April spends her spare time bowling and playing games with her husband and son.

Vice President

April Markland, CLU

Marketing Team

Operations Manager

Operations Manager

Chrissy Yandura

Marketing Associate

Nicole joined Comprehensive Planning in 2014 as the receptionist. She has moved into the marketing department and now assists with quotes and handles all contracting and licensing. She holds a life insurance license. Nicole is a mother of two boys and enjoys camping, baking and spending time with family and friends.

Marketing Associate

Nicole McCoy

Marketing Support

Brittany joined Comprehensive Planning in 2015. She is our receptionist and so much more. She is also responsible for policy service work, running quotes, and ordering supplies. She continues to learn and expand her role every day. She enjoys walks with her dog, being outdoors, and spending time with her mother and nephews.

Senior Marketing Associate

Brittany Stanek

New Business Team

Underwriting Specialist

Marisa began her career with Comprehensive Planning in 2005. She is our in-house underwriter and she works on getting the best offer for every client. She is life licensed and holds ACS, ALU level 1, and ALMI designations. She is also in the process of completing the Pre-Med program with a major in biological sciences at Wayne State University. In her spare time Marisa enjoys time with her three dogs, reading, photography, and volunteering for various charities.

Underwriting Specialist

Marisa Weber, ACS, ALMI, MRAP

Senior New Business Coordinator

Patti has been with Comprehensive Planning since 2001. She is the senior new business coordinator and is very proficient in processing new business applications. She is also very comfortable speaking with underwriters and advocating for the best possible offers. Patti has her ACS and ALMI designations. Patti has two sons and 3 grandchildren. She enjoys gardening, reading and spending time with her boys in her free time.

Senior Case Manager

Patti Hurrell, ACS, ALMI

New Business Coordinator

Ashley is the newest member at Comprehensive Planning and has started as a new business coordinator. She recently moved to the Metro Detroit area and has a lot of experience in general office work. She is responsible for ordering exams and doctor’s records, sending information to the carriers, following up for status and sending out policies for delivery. In her spare time her favorite hobbies include reading, hiking, and spending time with her family

Case Manager

Ashley Gale

New Business Coordinator

Case Manager

Emma Flanigan