Danielle joined JSA full-time in 2006 after graduating from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School with a BS Business Administration degree and a minor in Spanish.
Mimi DobbinsChief Operating Officer
Mimi grew up in Black Mountain and graduated high school in 1976 when she came to ASU, majoring in Business and Psychology. She started in the insurance industry with Wayne Sumner in 1979 with another firm and then became JSA’s first employee in 1981.
Tony Costa, AU, AINSChief Underwriting Officer
Tony graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance.
Brian Lambeth, CPCU, ARM, ASLIChief Information Officer
Brian grew up in Winston-Salem, NC, and graduated from the Brantley Risk and Insurance Center at Appalachian State University,
Keith is a true Mountaineer: an Appalachian State grad with a love of climbing, bouldering, and reaching for greater heights.
Brantley SaundersDirector of Marketing
Brantley comes to JSA with ten years of insurance experience and a penchant for the performing arts. She has a creative passion for building relationships and will put all her energy to work for you.
Tommy Hefner, CICVP of Transportation
Tommy grew up in Weaverville, NC and graduated summa cum laude from Appalachian State University with a B.S. in Mathematics.
Kristel McNeilP&C Manager
Kristel’s hometown is Boone but you still can’t make her love bluegrass music. She loves any kind of flower and enjoys hobby baking in her free time. She has been with JSA since 1998.
Kelli Hefner,CICAccounting Operations Manager
Kelli graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Communications and began her insurance career at Jackson Sumner in 2006.
Brooke WinslowOffice Manager
Brooke is from Chesapeake, Virginia and is a connoisseur of grilled cheese sandwiches.
Terri PrestonP&C Processing Manager
Terri’s hometown is Ennice, NC. She aspired as a child to be the first female coach in the NFL
Tania CallTransportation Processing Manager
Tania is from Wilkesboro, NC and enjoys Bluegrass music.
We do what is right, not what is easy.
JSA's Leaders are the finest in our industry. We find that we actually have more experience and insurance education than our company underwriters.
Wayne L. SumnerChairman of the Board
Wayne L. Sumner is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Jackson Sumner & Associates. He entered the insurance industry in 1975 after graduating from Appalachian State University with a BSBA degree.