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Meet Our Team

Farmington

President
Alan Jannett
President

Bio

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President

Alan Jannett

President

Bio

Al is the President of First State Insurance Agency, and has nearly 40 years of insurance experience. At this point in his career, he uses the knowledge he has amassed over the years to manage a successful agency and grow the skills of his agents.

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Patti Hensler
Vice President of Operations

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Patti Hensler

Vice President of Operations

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Vice President - Employee Benefits
Kyle King
Vice President - Employee Benefits

Bio

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Vice President - Employee Benefits

Kyle King

Vice President - Employee Benefits

Bio

Vice President Kyle King is a part of our Employee Benefits Department. He is nearing 10 years of experience in the insurance industry, and his focus is on assisting business owners and organizations in developing group health insurance coverage.

Kyle has three young children, and when he's not working he enjoys spending time with them and his wife of 13 years. They love sports, and Kyle enjoys coaching all of his kids as they grow. He has even started a golf program for his children's grade school.

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AVP - Accounting Manager
Michelle Woodland
AVP - Accounting Manager

Bio

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AVP - Accounting Manager

Michelle Woodland

AVP - Accounting Manager

Bio

Michelle Woodland is our Accounting Manager. She specializes in management and administration.

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Personal Lines Account Manager
Viola Anderson
Personal Lines Account Manager

Bio

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Personal Lines Account Manager

Viola Anderson

Personal Lines Account Manager

Bio

Viola is our Personal Lines Account Manager, and has over 20 years experience in the insurance industry. She has been with our agency for some time.

When she's not at the agency, Viola enjoys riding her Spyder motorcycle and traveling. Viola is married and has one son, one daughter, three granddaughters, and a grandson.

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Accounting Department
Ashley Daugherty
Accounting Department

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Accounting Department

Ashley Daugherty

Accounting Department

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Lana Durham
Personal Lines Account Manager

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Lana Durham

Personal Lines Account Manager

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Employee Benefits Account Manager
Cory Herzog
Employee Benefits Account Manager

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Employee Benefits Account Manager

Cory Herzog

Employee Benefits Account Manager

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AVP - Senior Account Manager
Laura Laramore
AVP - Senior Account Manager

Bio

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AVP - Senior Account Manager

Laura Laramore

AVP - Senior Account Manager

Bio

Laura is a pillar of our agency, with over 20 years' experience in the insurance industry and nearly all of them with First State Insurance Agency. Her focus in in commercial lines products and accounts.

Outside of the agency, she enjoys being with her family, and takes pride in cooking for them. She loves to cook, read great books, and spend time outdoors.

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Accounting Department
Alyssa Linze
Accounting Department

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Accounting Department

Alyssa Linze

Accounting Department

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Commercial Lines Account Manager
Debra Lyerla
Commercial Lines Account Manager

Bio

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Commercial Lines Account Manager

Debra Lyerla

Commercial Lines Account Manager

Bio

Account Manager Debra Lyerla has over 20 years of insurance industry experience. Her focus lies in commercial lines insurance.

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Benefits Department - Life and Health Account Manager
Julie McCorkle
Benefits Department - Life and Health Account Manager

Bio

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Benefits Department - Life and Health Account Manager

Julie McCorkle

Benefits Department - Life and Health Account Manager

Bio

Julie is a part of our Benefits Department, and focuses on group and senior benefits. She has over 10 years of experience in the insurance industry.

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Rachel Nash
Commercial Account Manager

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Rachel Nash

Commercial Account Manager

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Receptionist
Julie Nephew
Receptionist

Bio

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Receptionist

Julie Nephew

Receptionist

Bio

When you enter the agency, you'll be greeted by Julie's smiling face. She's got a good deal of insurance industry experience, and is skilled at handling client, agent, and carrier interactions smoothly.

Julie enjoys the outdoors, hiking, fishing, swimming, and spending quality time with her husband and family.

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Accounting
Linda Peine
Accounting

Bio

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Accounting

Linda Peine

Accounting

Bio

Linda is an Accounting Assistant with over 10 years in the industry, and she's been with First State Insurance Agency just as long.

Outside of the agency, Linda enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

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Vice President - Producer
Mike Zaricor
Vice President - Producer

Bio

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Vice President - Producer

Mike Zaricor

Vice President - Producer

Bio

Mike is a producer with nearly 10 years' experience in the insurance industry.  His focus is on personal lines, and he values the opportunity to help local business owners protect their livelihood.

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Bonne Terre

Account Manager
Kari Murphy
Account Manager

Bio

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Account Manager

Kari Murphy

Account Manager

Bio

Kari is an Account Manager with a focus in personal lines insurance and over 20 years' experience in the insurance industry. 

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Bowling Green

Commercial Lines Account Manager
Ruth Heffner
Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Commercial Lines Account Manager

Ruth Heffner

Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Agent
Brenda Miller
Agent

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Agent

Brenda Miller

Agent

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Personal Lines Account Manager
Angela Smith
Personal Lines Account Manager

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Personal Lines Account Manager

Angela Smith

Personal Lines Account Manager

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Cape Girardeau

Personal Lines Account Manager
Sharon Blow
Personal Lines Account Manager

Bio

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Personal Lines Account Manager

Sharon Blow

Personal Lines Account Manager

Bio

Personal lines Account Manager, Sharon Blow, brings to our agency 20+ years of insurance industry experience and knowledge. She is a great asset to First State Insurance Agency's personal lines clients.

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Commercial Lines Account Manager
Tara Fischer
Commercial Lines Account Manager

Bio

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Commercial Lines Account Manager

Tara Fischer

Commercial Lines Account Manager

Bio

Tara is a Commercial Account Manager who is closing in on 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. She is a helpful resource for our business clients and does an excellent job supporting commercial accounts.

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Vice President
Brad Johnson
Vice President

Bio

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Vice President

Brad Johnson

Vice President

Bio

Brad Johnson has over 20 years of insurance industry experience. He focuses on insuring local businesses, large and small.

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Location Manager - Commercial Lines Account Manager
Linda Johnston
Location Manager - Commercial Lines Account Manager

Bio

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Location Manager - Commercial Lines Account Manager

Linda Johnston

Location Manager - Commercial Lines Account Manager

Bio

Linda earned her insurance licensure in 1980, and has been with our agency for a number of years. Her focus is on commercial lines insurance, and she makes sure to handle her accounts with attention and care.

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Commercial Lines Account Manager
Marsha Morgan
Commercial Lines Account Manager

Bio

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Commercial Lines Account Manager

Marsha Morgan

Commercial Lines Account Manager

Bio

Marsha is a Commercial Lines Account Manager who has over 20 years in the insurance industry. We are happy to say that she has spent the majority of those years with our agency.

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Personal Lines Account Manager
Cindi Pruitt
Personal Lines Account Manager

Bio

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Personal Lines Account Manager

Cindi Pruitt

Personal Lines Account Manager

Bio

Cindi is an Account Manager with over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. She has dedicated a significant amount of time to helping FSIA clients with their personal lines insurance.

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Columbia

Vice President
Curtis Anderson
Vice President

Bio

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Vice President

Curtis Anderson

Vice President

Bio

Vice President Curtis Andreson has been in the insurance industry for over 10 years, and has been with our agency for a short time. We have been lucky to bring him onto our team.

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Desloge

Producer
Teddy Byers
Producer

Bio

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Producer

Teddy Byers

Producer

Bio

Ted has recently started working with our agency, and we are happy to have acquired his 20+ years worth of industry knowledge. His focus is in personal lines insurance.

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DeSoto

Account Manager
Ginger Jones
Account Manager

Bio

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Account Manager

Ginger Jones

Account Manager

Bio

Jennifer, or as we know her, "Ginger" as a seasoned account manager with a good deal of knowledge of both commercial and personal lines experience.

Her focus is on personal lines, farms, and small businesses. She's been a resident of De Soto for over 50 years, and has 25 years of experience in the insurance industry.

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Hannibal

AVP - Agent
Clare Zanger
AVP - Agent

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AVP - Agent

Clare Zanger

AVP - Agent

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AVP - Commercial Markets
Stephen McGregor
AVP - Commercial Markets

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AVP - Commercial Markets

Stephen McGregor

AVP - Commercial Markets

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Commercial Lines Account Manager
Tara Albright
Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Commercial Lines Account Manager

Tara Albright

Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Commercial Lines Account Manager
Sharon Beardsley
Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Commercial Lines Account Manager

Sharon Beardsley

Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Benefits Account Manager
Brenna Brocaille
Benefits Account Manager

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Benefits Account Manager

Brenna Brocaille

Benefits Account Manager

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Receptionist
Betty Harris
Receptionist

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Receptionist

Betty Harris

Receptionist

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Agent - Employee Benefits & Senior Benefits
Carla Meyers
Agent - Employee Benefits & Senior Benefits

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Agent - Employee Benefits & Senior Benefits

Carla Meyers

Agent - Employee Benefits & Senior Benefits

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Agent
Neal Minor
Agent

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Agent

Neal Minor

Agent

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Agent
Richard "Dick" Minor
Agent

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Agent

Richard "Dick" Minor

Agent

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Personal Lines Account Manager
Dora Rothweiler
Personal Lines Account Manager

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Personal Lines Account Manager

Dora Rothweiler

Personal Lines Account Manager

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Accounting Department
Jamie Ruggles
Accounting Department

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Accounting Department

Jamie Ruggles

Accounting Department

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Personal Lines Account Manager
Rebecca Weed
Personal Lines Account Manager

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Personal Lines Account Manager

Rebecca Weed

Personal Lines Account Manager

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Imperial

Agent
Dustin Merrill
Agent

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Agent

Dustin Merrill

Agent

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Jefferson City

Lebanon

AVP - Marketing Manager
Chris Meckem
AVP - Marketing Manager

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AVP - Marketing Manager

Chris Meckem

AVP - Marketing Manager

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Agent
Bob Coffey
Agent

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Agent

Bob Coffey

Agent

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Commercial Lines Account Manager
Paul Daniels
Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Commercial Lines Account Manager

Paul Daniels

Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Commercial Lines Account Manager
Patricia Dietiker
Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Commercial Lines Account Manager

Patricia Dietiker

Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Regina Lumpkin
Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Regina Lumpkin

Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Agent
Bruce Meckem
Agent

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Agent

Bruce Meckem

Agent

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Agent
Max Meckem
Agent

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Agent

Max Meckem

Agent

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Account Manager
Michelle Newell
Account Manager

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Account Manager

Michelle Newell

Account Manager

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Benefits Account Manager
Deborah Potman
Benefits Account Manager

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Benefits Account Manager

Deborah Potman

Benefits Account Manager

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Personal Lines Account Manager
Cheri Ruble
Personal Lines Account Manager

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Personal Lines Account Manager

Cheri Ruble

Personal Lines Account Manager

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Personal Lines Account Manager
Chad Sherrer
Personal Lines Account Manager

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Personal Lines Account Manager

Chad Sherrer

Personal Lines Account Manager

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Lindsey Slavens
Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Lindsey Slavens

Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Receptionist
Tammy Wheeler
Receptionist

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Receptionist

Tammy Wheeler

Receptionist

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Palmyra

Agent
Paul Frankenbach
Agent

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Agent

Paul Frankenbach

Agent

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Personal Lines Account Manager
Denny Yeater
Personal Lines Account Manager

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Personal Lines Account Manager

Denny Yeater

Personal Lines Account Manager

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Perryville

Location Manager - Commercial Lines Account Manager
Ellen Emmendorfer
Location Manager - Commercial Lines Account Manager

Bio

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Location Manager - Commercial Lines Account Manager

Ellen Emmendorfer

Location Manager - Commercial Lines Account Manager

Bio

Ellen is new to First State Insurance Agency, and we are happy to have her management skills and 20+ years of insurance experience on hand. She is an invaluable resource to our commercial accounts.

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Commercial Lines Account Manager
Rachel Emmendorfer
Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Commercial Lines Account Manager

Rachel Emmendorfer

Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Personal Lines Account Manager
Mandy Seabaugh
Personal Lines Account Manager

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Personal Lines Account Manager

Mandy Seabaugh

Personal Lines Account Manager

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Potosi

Personal Lines Account Manager
Diana Brand
Personal Lines Account Manager

Bio

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Personal Lines Account Manager

Diana Brand

Personal Lines Account Manager

Bio

Diana is an Account Manager with a focus in personal lines insurance products. Clients benefit from Diana's 30+ years of experience in the insurance agency. 

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Sikeston

Agent
Erin Tanner
Agent

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Agent

Erin Tanner

Agent

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Warrenton

Commercial Lines Account Manager
Erin Hamra
Commercial Lines Account Manager

Bio

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Commercial Lines Account Manager

Erin Hamra

Commercial Lines Account Manager

Bio

Erin spends her time at the agency managing our commercial lines accounts, and is closing in on 15 years in the insurance industry. We are happy to have her on our team, and so are our clients.

Outside of the agency, Erin is still a busy woman. Her daughter participates in a number of sports and extra curricular activities. When Erin does have downtime, she loves spending time with her daughter and family; watching Cardinals baseball; boating; and is a big fan of football season.

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Producer
Greg Horton
Producer

Bio

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Producer

Greg Horton

Producer

Bio

Greg brings over 20 years of experience to our agency and clients. He focuses on creating commercial lines packages for the construction, distribution, and manufacturing industries. He also writes workers compensation, environmental insurance, cyber liability insurance, and contract surety.

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Commercial Lines Account Manager
Sherry Jehling
Commercial Lines Account Manager

Bio

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Commercial Lines Account Manager

Sherry Jehling

Commercial Lines Account Manager

Bio

Sherry is an Account Manager with over 20 years experience in the insurance industry. Her focus is on customer service for our commercial lines accounts.

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Personal Lines Account Manager
Sally Roettger
Personal Lines Account Manager

Bio

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Personal Lines Account Manager

Sally Roettger

Personal Lines Account Manager

Bio

Sally is a Commercial Account Manager with over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. She focuses on providing excellent customer service to our commercial accounts.

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Washington

Commercial Lines Account Manager
Brian Chorley
Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Commercial Lines Account Manager

Brian Chorley

Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Commercial Lines Account Manager
Dawn Jones
Commercial Lines Account Manager

Bio

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Commercial Lines Account Manager

Dawn Jones

Commercial Lines Account Manager

Bio

Dawn is one of our Commercial Account Managers. Her focus is on providing insurance to local businesses, as she has been doing with our agency for over five years.

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Producer/Account Executive
Ron Scott
Producer/Account Executive

Bio

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Producer/Account Executive

Ron Scott

Producer/Account Executive

Bio

Ron has over 20 years in the insurance industry, and has been with First State Insurance Agency for a good many of them.

His focus is in commercial lines insurance products, particularly restaurants and non-profit organizations.

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Personal Lines Account Manager
Karen Swederska
Personal Lines Account Manager

Bio

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Personal Lines Account Manager

Karen Swederska

Personal Lines Account Manager

Bio

Karen is an Account Manager with over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. Her focus lies in personal lines products and accounts.

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