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Transportation Department

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You will find one of us who suits your style.

We are totally different personalities. People don’t do business with companies – they do business with people. You choose who to work with, we don’t choose for you. If you want a particular Underwriter, you will get that Underwriter. If you don’t care, neither do we.

Transportation Leadership

Tommy Hefner, CIC
Tommy Hefner, CICVice President of Transportation

Tommy grew up in Weaverville, NC and graduated summa cum laude from Appalachian State University with a B.S. in Mathematics.
Kelli Hefner, CIC
Kelli Hefner, CICVice President of Transportation Operations

Kelli graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B. A. in Communications, and began her insurance career here at Jackson Sumner in 2006.

Transportation Underwriters

Kevin Hutelmyer
Kevin HutelmyerTransportation Underwriter
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Kevin is a magna cum laude graduate of Appalachian State University with degrees in Economics and Computer Information Systems.
Stephen Ingram
Stephen IngramTransportation Underwriter
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Stephen is from High Point, NC and enjoys watching Formula 1 racing.
Cindy Kale, CIC, CISR
Cindy Kale, CIC, CISRTransportation Underwriter
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Cindy has worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years, starting with an MGA in South Florida. Her first tour at JSA was from November of 1993 to August 1998 working in the transportation department.
Amanda Baker, CIC
Amanda Baker, CICTransportation Underwriter

Amanda’s hometown is Hartsville, SC. She enjoys listening to Heavy Metal/Alternative Rock music while eating Coffee flavored ice cream.
Lindsey Sheets, UACIC
Lindsey Sheets, UACICTransportation Underwriter
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Lindsey’s hometown is Meadville, PA and her best advice that she can give is, “Don’t let what people think of you stop you from achieving your goals.”

Transportation Assistant Underwriters

Chase Mitchell, TRIP
Chase Mitchell, TRIPAssistant Transportation Underwriter
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Assists: Kevin Hutelmyer and Cindy Kale Chase is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a BSBA in Risk Management & Insurance, and Finance & Banking. He was awarded the Foundation of Agency Management Excellence (FAME) Scholarship.

Transportation Renewal Underwriters

Elizabeth Banks
Elizabeth BanksTransportation Renewal Underwriter
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Elizabeth’s hometown is Rocky Mount, NC. She plays Violin and Electric Bass, though usually not at the exact same time.
Sherri Beauchamp
Sherri BeauchampTransportation Renewal Underwriter
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Sherri is originally from Morganville, NJ. She relocated to Myrtle Beach in 1988. Sherri joined the JSA family in 1999 and quickly became assistant underwriter handling endorsements, policy issuance and quoting renewals.
Teresa Earnest
Teresa EarnestTransportation Renewal Underwriter
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Teresa’s hometown is Norfolk, VA. She has been in the insurance industry (MGA & Retail) for over 25 years.
Allison Gabriel
Allison Gabriel Transportation Renewal Underwriter

Allison is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill (B.A. History) and Appalachian State University (M.A. History), she spent her pre-insurance industry life working in museums and at historic sites.
PJ Hennessey, UACIC
PJ Hennessey, UACICTransportation Renewal Underwriter
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PJ joined JSA in September 2016 while completing his degree in Risk Management & Insurance at Appalachian State University.

Transportation Underwriting Service Team

Loretta Cornett
Loretta CornettTransportation Service Assistant
In the Office

Loretta loves horses and the Dallas Cowboys.
Baker Loy
Baker LoyAssistant Transportation Underwriter
In the Office

Baker’s nickname is “Shake n’ Bake” and hails from Burlington, NC.
Missy Schneider
Missy SchneiderTransportation Service Assistant
In the Office

Missy is from Boone, NC. As a child, she dreamed to one day be a waitress at Sonic.

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Transportation Products

Transportation Online Quotes

For a full list of online quotes and other online services, click here.

Contact Transportation

Tommy Hefner, CIC
Tommy Hefner, CICVice President of Transportation


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