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Virginia Farm Bureau insurance agents honored for performance


virginia farm bureauVirginia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. has recognized its top agents with awards for their performance in 2015.

“All of these agents excel at meeting the needs of their insurance customers. They are the top agents in terms of sales and service to their members,” said Ray Leonard, VFBMIC vice president of sales. “We are so fortunate to have these professionals working on our behalf to ensure our customers have the best coverage and service possible.”

Amanda Compton of Bedford County was recognized as the 2015 State Agent of the Year. Zac Lineberry of Carroll County was named first runner-up; Mike Mullins of Washington County was second runner-up; Bart Mitchell of Henrico County was third runner-up; and Chris Adams of Hanover County was fourth runner-up. Compton also was named the 2015 Region 1 Agent of the Year, and Mitchell was named the 2015 Region 2 Agent of the Year.

Six agents were recognized as their districts’ 2015 Most Valuable Agent of the Year:

  • Mike Mullins, District One, Washington County Farm Bureau;
  • David Ashwell, District Two, Halifax County Farm Bureau;
  • Tony Martin, District Three, Buckingham County Farm Bureau;
  • Bryant Reese, District Four, Mecklenburg County Farm Bureau;
  • Jerry Funkhouser, District Five, Farm Bureau of Shenandoah County ; and
  • Rick Harvey, District Six, Nelson County Farm Bureau.

The 2015 Agency of the Year Awards went to the following agencies:

  • The agency managed by Bruce Brown, composed of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, Franklin and Roanoke counties. Sales staff in addition to Brown are Brad Brown, Lynn Claybrook, Amanda Compton, Matt English, Robin Gloss, Wesley Harris, Leon Ingram, Eric Johnson, Tom Hall, David Plunkett, Ed Sale, Stuart Smith, Steve Wright and Teresa Zimmerman.
  • The agency managed by Leah Roller, composed of Hanover and King William counties. Sales staff in addition to Roller are Chris Adams, Randy Kelley, Debbie Murphy, Robbie Sanders and Jim Woolford.

The Brown and Roller agencies also were recognized as the Agency of the Year for their respective regions.

Farm Bureau also recognized one agency manager with its 2016 Master Agency Manager designation and 38 of its agents as 2016 Master Agents. The designations recognize excellent overall performance in selling insurance and helping customers.

“All of the agents who earned this honor have met high standards for their professionalism and experience,” said Ray Leonard, VFBMIC vice president of sales. “They put their customers’ needs first and do an excellent job representing Virginia Farm Bureau insurance.”

Jon Dean, agency manager for Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Loudon, Prince William-Fairfax, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren county Farm Bureaus, received the Master Agency Manager designation.

The agents recognized were:

  • Chris Adams, Hanover County Farm Bureau
  • Joe Adams, King George Farm Bureau
  • Paige Ames, Northampton County Farm Bureau
  • Mike Barnette, Chesapeake Farm Bureau
  • Billy Barrack, Northumberland-Lancaster County Farm Bureau
  • Stephen Bowers, Accomack County Farm Bureau
  • Garnett Brockman, Page County Farm Bureau
  • Kevin Brown, Virginia Beach Farm Bureau
  • Michael O. Brown, Culpeper County Farm Bureau
  • Craig Chrisman, Augusta County Farm Bureau
  • Barbara Crispens, Albemarle County Farm Bureau
  • Eric Dalke, Farm Bureau of Shenandoah County
  • Dwayne Dillow, Frederick County and Clarke County Farm Bureaus
  • Scott Doughty, Accomack County Farm Bureau
  • Jeff Feagans, Louisa County Farm Bureau
  • Todd Feagans, Orange County Farm Bureau
  • Glenn Felthousen, Virginia Beach Farm Bureau
  • Jerry Funkhouser, Farm Bureau of Shenandoah County
  • Tom Hall, Appomattox County and Charlotte County Farm Bureaus
  • Guy Hargrave, Prince Edward County Farm Bureau
  • Wesley Harris, Campbell County Farm Bureau
  • Rick Harvey, Nelson County Farm Bureau
  • Phil Jarvis, Virginia Beach Farm Bureau
  • Jade Knick, Rockbridge County Farm Bureau
  • Robbie Minton, Wythe County Farm Bureau
  • Dave Morfit, Warren County Farm Bureau
  • Bill Nuckols, Greene County Farm Bureau
  • Kent Owens, Gloucester-Mathews Farm Bureau
  • Robin Pruitt, Northampton County Farm Bureau
  • Bryant Reese, Mecklenburg County and Brunswick County Farm Bureaus
  • Ray Rivenbark, Botetourt County Farm Bureau
  • Rich Taylor, Westmoreland County Farm Bureau
  • Ed Terry, Floyd County Farm Bureau
  • Jeff Turner, Alleghany County Farm Bureau
  • Will White, Charlotte County Farm Bureau
  • Pat Whorton, Rappahannock County Farm Bureau
  • Ben Willis, Northampton County Farm Bureau
  • Jim Woolford, King & Queen County and King William County Farm Bureaus

Founded in 1950, Virginia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. is committed to meeting the insurance needs of the families, farms and small businesses of Virginia. VFBMIC auto, home, health and life insurance customers are members of the 88 county Farm Bureaus that make up the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, Virginia’s largest farmers’ advocacy group. Farm Bureau is committed to supporting Virginia’s agriculture industry and preserving the Virginia way of life.



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