Meet Our Team

Andy Brown Sales Agent

Andy is one cool cat. His laid back personality will put you at ease we’re certain. Andy employs his experience in the worlds of property management and accounting to provide insurance solutions that are just right for you. His kind nature is evident in the way he supports his colleagues, family and friends, and we’re not surprised he has volunteered at homeless shelters and food kitchens. From his scooter to sedan days, the descriptor “dependable” has always been synonymous with Andy Brown.

Angie Palermo Director of Operations

Almost 4 years ago Angie was looking for an upbeat company where she could apply her years of management experience but leave enough time to spend with her family. Little did she know, she would end up working for an insurance company and absolutely love it. She is a hard worker who leads her team by example. This super mom of two is also actively involved in her daughter’s Girl Scouts. She is the Service Unit “cookie mom” this year, so if you need cookies… and insurance advice you know where to find Angie.

Anita Burleson Client Service Representative

This positive, vibrant young lady is passionate about work, family and soccer! She spends most of her free time either at Sporting KC games with the family or watching her two teenage boys play club soccer. Anita says that sometimes it feels like she lives at soccer fields and visits home. Being raised in a military family, she is known for her honesty and hard work. Anita is very happy to be a part of AEG and believes she’s found the company she would like to retire from, but many, many years from now.

Bethni Moppin Client Service Representative

Insurance doesn’t have to be complicated when you are talking with Bethni. She knows how to translate insurance “lingo” into terms that anyone can understand. Her goal is to educate clients so that they can walk away knowing they have selected the right coverages for their business model. She wants to work hard and move up within the company, but making memories with her family is what brings her the most joy. Taking the kids to Disney World was by far the best memory of all!

Brian Coleman Client Service Representative

When Brian isn’t taking his team to new heights, you can usually find him driving his dogs Dayzi and Jhasper to the park in his beloved Mini Cooper or helping his friends and family. If you ask, chances are he will be willing to do anything he can to help you, unless it involves giving you his smart phone. We really enjoy his fun socks, glasses and delicious treats. Brian is always up for the next challenge, and embracing change with his infectious smile serves him well in our ever-growing company.

Carri Gill Marketing Liaison

Born and raised in the Kansas City area, Carri is a graduate of the University of Kansas and has been at NREIG over 10 years. Her National Underwriter CLCS and CISR designations serve her well as she aims to grow the insurance program. Work aside, she enjoys spending time with her family doing anything outdoors. Their most recent accomplishment, hiking to the top of Quandary Peak in Colorado.

China Baker Client Service Representative

China has a big appetite for traveling. She is always looking for a new opportunity to get away and reach her goal of visiting all 50 states and at least 5 countries within the next 5 years. China also has clear career goals, one of which she has just achieved, by becoming an account manager and leading her team to success. She is very determined and we cannot wait to see what she will achieve next!

Christina Lambert Lead Sales Liaison

Christina is a Sales Liaison for NREIG and is also a professional cake maker. Her artistic skills show up in everything around her, from her pen caddy to the paintings at her desk. Besides exercising her creativity, Christina enjoys helping people. For years she worked on the Crisis Line and as a Hospital Advocate for the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Abuse. Now she helps investors to get started with insurance to protect their valuable real estate assets.

Coeta Tibbets Communications Specialist

This Kansan girl is a huge traveler! In fact, Coeta and her husband just returned from a fall foliage tour of New England where they visited Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and many other beautiful states. Coeta has a big family including her 84 first cousins, and her house is full of visitors on weekends. She spent many years volunteering as a community leader for a national youth development program that teaches responsibility, involvement and character building. Coeta wants to grow with the company and continue to take on new challenges.

Connie Delgado Hartman Account Manager

Connie is highly liked by her co-workers. Her fellow Account Managers say that she is an excellent colleague to have and she is always there to help the other teams without hesitation! Backed by her 14 years of title claims experience, Connie is a standout leader and key resource. She is dedicated to knowing every detail of the Program, but says she would be lost without her dual monitors. In her free time, if she isn’t spending time with family, you may very well find her engaged in a good book. Ask her about her latest favorite!

Cory Neugebauer Sales Agent

Cory’s approach to working with clients is to educate so they can make their own decisions when it comes to purchasing insurance. He firmly believes in the motto “the right product sells itself.” This calm mannered guy is also a big time sports fan who doesn’t miss an opportunity to wear a jersey in support of his favorite teams on spirit days at work. Baseball, football, basketball – Cory knows it all. Most importantly Cory is a true gentleman and a father to two beautiful girls. He loves taking them to their activities and watching them grow.

Danielle Coyne Sales Agent

Danielle recently transitioned to this new role and we’re sure she won’t stop climbing. She still wants to earn a degree in Business Management to propel her even further at AGM. Danielle works hard on the weekends too, helping animals find their fur-ever home by volunteering at an animal shelter. She also could not imagine life without her coffee and books. Her favorite read is a series by George R. Martin, called A Song of Ice and Fire. Let her know if you read it too!

Erika Whitten Client Service Representative

As a part of the CARe team Erika reviews client’s accounts as they approach their anniversary with us to ensure proper coverage at all times. Unlike her process-oriented role, she’s pretty spontaneous. Her favorite activity is to jump in a car with her family and drive somewhere new. The volunteer project coordinator for NREIG, Erika has helped us to “seize the day” by leading us in several projects to benefit the community. She strongly believes that it only takes a little effort to recognize the opportunities and blessings around us.

Gale Hunt Account Manager

Pick any fantasy league and chances are, Gale is already in it. He knows that life is short and tries to take advantage of every opportunity to stay active and spend lots of time with his family. His favorite thing to do is taking his son to play t-ball and many other sports activities. At work he is known to be upbeat and accurate, which made him a perfect fit for working on and testing the new chat system and becoming a chat CSR.

Hayle Welsh Sales Liaison

Describe Hayle in one word? Ambitious. Comfortable with the fast track, she earned the title of store manager when she was just 21. Part of the secret to Hayle’s success is her drive to help others. You can bet her twin sister will be cheering her on as she climbs even higher here at Affinity. Hayle isn’t all work and no play though. She likes to spend her downtime at the lake with friends and her two dogs, a Boxer named Tyson (yes, we got the pun Hayle) and a Black Lab named Callen.

Jacki Bleam Sales Liaison

Jacki’s quick turn-around times have earned her the nickname “Quick Jacki”. “Like Mother, like Son”, this proud momma’s wonderful 3 year old boy already loves “going fast” on dirt bikes, four wheelers and the razor. She fears the day when he is old enough to truly ride fast! Besides Jacki’s fun adventures with her son, she volunteers at her church often and finds mission trips to be the most rewarding. This self-taught guitar player (at just 8 years old!) seems to achieve anything she puts her mind to!

Jason Jones Quality Control Specialist

Even though Jason received a Master’s degree in Information Systems he chose a path in the insurance industry and now has almost 15 years’ experience. Joining NREIG was a no-brainer for Jason as it’s a member of the top 100 fastest growing companies and gives him room to grow too. This Renaissance man is a self-taught graphics designer who can create your next invitation or flyer, but also loves spending time with his family and playing sports. He even coaches youth sports from time-to-time.

Jessica Brockman Client Service Representative

Jessica strives to be a rock star of service and is dedicated to the Golden Rule, so expect to get some star treatment for yourself as well. Growing up in a small town, this go-getter single mom was ready for the land of opportunity, earning her Bachelor’s while working full-time and raising her little girl – who, by the way, is her world. Expect warm, personal service - the sky is the limit for this rising star!

Juliana Shipp Director of Marketing

Juliana is responsible for marketing programs, business development, and corporate sponsorships of National Real Estate Insurance Group. She directs company’s Affiliate Marketing Program, social media, website development, as well as manages and oversees sponsorship and event opportunities. Juliana’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in Finance and an MBA in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing. She joined the company in 2014 and has 4 years’ experience in insurance and 5 years in client relations management.

Kelly Duvall Client Service Representative

Kelly is a client representative for AGM, she has been in the insurance industry for 7 years and is very focused on her career growth. When Kelly isn’t at work you can find her at her lake house in Tightwad, Missouri. She enjoys being an active member of her lake community and currently serves as the Treasurer for the community Home Owners Association. One of Kelly’s favorite projects is organizing the annual 4th of July event where they have a fishing contest, a parade, live entertainment and fireworks.

Kenisha Yurkovich Sales Liaison

If you want to have some fun, find Kenisha. She is always on a new adventure with friends. Give this country girl some cowgirl boots and an ATV and she’ll travel. She’s also kind of obsessed with her kitten Gemma who, by the way, is a model. Not only is Kenisha fun to be around, but she is also a pro at her role in the company – this true Tracker Master zips right through any task without sacrificing accuracy. What can we say, the girl’s got it all.

Kim Benedick Executive Assistant

If you ask Kim she never thought she would have been able to pass Series 6 and 63 exams, but she did it! (Ask her sometime what those are…!) With a background in finance and insurance, she found “the best insurance company in the world” and manages one of our biggest accounts. We really do enjoy having Kim here because she is very pleasant and easy to talk to. Her belief that there is silver lining in everything is the foundation of her positive outlook in life, and she spreads her positivity to all around her.

Kristin Stead Client Service Representative

We’re glad that Kristin came to “see what all the fuss was about.” Her love for service, gift of hospitality and sense of humor make clients love her, and she adds more smiles to our workday. This Sigma Alpha Iota member plays clarinet, sings and enjoys local music. She has close ties to her family but an itch to travel the world. For now, Kristin’s adventures happen at the park with her daughter or pushing herself at the gym. Ask her about the A21 Campaign or Mother’s Refuge, two of her favorite charities.

Marie O’Dell Client Service Representative

Marie is as nice as they come. She strives to treat everyone she meets with compassion and respect, and she demonstrates those abilities with co-workers and clients alike. She has raised two respectful sons, loves to sew and make quilts, and attends Bible studies at her church. Don’t let Marie’s warm personality fool you into thinking she isn’t a strong woman though. This optimistic gal is hooked on shooting sporting clays and practices all the time at improving her aim – watch your “6”.

Matt Auzat District Sales Manager

Matt knows how to strike a good balance between adventure and relaxation. When he’s not out at the lake wakeboarding, you might find him chilling in his man-cave with his two dogs. But don’t let his surfer personality fool you, he’s a wicked competitor who likes to excel at the office and on the basketball and volleyball courts. This go-getter completed his MBA at 23 and is dedicated to doing the right thing for his clients. Be it wakeboarding or insurance, Matt is happy to share his knowledge with you.

Michele Tucker Team Support

Wanting to add some flair to your wardrobe? Michele can help you capture that Hollywood look. She has a wealth of experience with top names like Coach, Michael Kors and BCBG/MAXAZRIA. Michele loves talking about her goals and is on the fast track to earning her degree in Business Management. What keeps her grounded is her faith as this former varsity track star certainly has winged shoes. We’re curious to see what she can achieve as she certainly has been fast off the blocks here at AGM!

Monica White Account Manager

Monica is fairly new to the company, but we feel like we have known her forever. Her relationship building skills shine when forming connections with potential clients, as she is both knowledgeable and easy-going. Monica received both her Associates and Bachelor’s degrees with Honors. This smart gal recognizes the importance of family and spends most of her free time with her nephew. She has the cutest stories about this little fella so we don’t mind her talking our ears off about him one bit.

Monica Winkles Client Service Representative

This mom of 3 likes her coffee strong in the morning, but still wishes she could brew it with Red Bull to give her even stronger wings. Monica has a creative side and is passionate about painting and makeup. She loves to practice her hand at silhouette paintings and on occasion likes to doll up her friends for a night out. This former CNA will make sure that you are in helpful hands whenever you need service on your account.

Nick Van Bibber Sales Advisor

Nick aspires to live life to its fullest and also loves baseball. He was a starting pitcher for Fort Hays State University and has coached at the high school level. Aside from baseball, he is also very proficient when it comes to insurance. His clients say that he is personal, easy to get along with and makes the process go smoothly. We would happen to agree! When Nick isn’t taking in a Chiefs, Mizzou or Royals game with friends or family, you may find him out supporting the Knights of Columbus.

Precious Williams Client Service Representative

Precious is one of our tenured client service representatives and is also a freelance makeup artist. She followed her first passion growing up and has become quite the master when it comes to making people look and feel good. Precious carries that passion into the insurance world where she makes clients feel good about doing business with her and the Program. She truly has her clients’ best interests at heart.

Ronna Boston Client Service Representative

Ronna does not take no for an answer. She was able to find a career after being a stay-at-home mom and achieve everything she wanted despite the curveballs life threw her way. Her triumphs can be attributed to her go-getter, no-drama personality which has made her successful in both her sales endeavors and here at AGM. Now that her youngest son is moving out, Ronna is looking to spend her newly acquired free time volunteering at Habitat for Humanity.

Sandie Benedick Communications Specialist

With her easy going personality and positive outlook on life Sandie is a breeze to work with. Her smiling face is a welcome uplift on a Monday morning or tired afternoon. You will definitely enjoy talking with this social butterfly. Maybe that’s where she gets her love for dragonflies. You find many of them at her lake house where she spends most of her free time. She also likes spoiling her grandson Greyson, taking a motorcycle ride with her husband and doing volunteer work with special-needs kids.

Sophia Buckley Project Coordinator

Sophia is the brains of the Tracker system that we use to “track” our clients’ accounts. Sophia has done everything from Client Service to Sales and is now the Project Coordinator. She deserves our gratitude because her behind-the-scenes work would be sorely missed if left undone. Sophia’s success can be attributed to her problem solving skills and attention to detail. Her pride and joy is her daughter Lili who just turned 4. Sophia worked hard on hosting her last birthday party and it turned out great!

Stacey Todd CARe Coordinator

Stacey is a woman of many pursuits. She puts her entrepreneurial skills to work at her company CHB Photography, where she captures the life events of weddings, graduating seniors and families. She is also working towards a degree in business with an emphasis in Human Resources. Somehow, she also manages to raise a family and volunteer at her local church. Her natural knack for efficiency makes her a perfect fit for her role with AGM.

Thomas (T.J.) Morris Marketing Specialist

TJ has been in sales for most of his life and has even owned his own business. If TJ were to win a lottery he would buy a membership to Augusta National Golf Course which hosts annual Masters Tournament- one of the four major championships in professional golf. Needless to say he is a huge golf fan! If TJ could have one super power, he would like to have an ability to steal other super powers- this smart cat likes the idea of having them all!