Meet Our Staff

As our client, you will have a team of highly qualified professionals working for you to provide you with the best coverage for you, your family, or your business.  Building a long-lasting relationship with our clients is our number one priority.

Our Divisions

Agency Manager

Earlena Duncan, Insurance Agent

Earlena Duncan

Agency Manager

Earlena has been licensed as an agent since 1995 and sells property, casualty, life, and health products. She loves supporting local athletic teams and can usually be found cheering on one of her eight grandchildren. She’s also actively involved in local church and community projects.

December 13th, 2016 by The Elite Agency, Inc.

Lexington Division

Ron Wells, Lexington Insurance Agent

Ron Wells

Manager / Agent

Ron has been in the insurance industry for 32 years and owned his own agency before joining the team at Elite.

December 13th, 2016 by The Elite Agency, Inc.
Michael Bethel, Lexington Insurance Agent

Michael Bethel

Agent

Michael has been in the insurance industry almost 17 years, and has been a licensed agent for 15 of those years in property & casualty and life. He really enjoys whipping up delicious culinary creations, creating pottery, and spending time with his dog, Roscoe.

December 13th, 2016 by The Elite Agency, Inc.
Amber Sallee, Lexington Insurance Agent

Amber Sallee

Amber is a bookkeeper for Elite. When not at work, she likes to be outdoors camping and hiking, and she also enjoys arts and crafts with her two little girls.

December 13th, 2016 by The Elite Agency, Inc.

Inez / Louisa Division

Marlena Lafferty, Inez / Louisa Insurance Agent

Marlena Lafferty

Division Manager

Marlena is licensed in Property, Casualty, Life, and Health. She has been with Elite Insurance Agency for 16 years. She is an avid sports fan and enjoys watching her kids hoop it up, hit grand slams, and steal bases!! She loves her Kentucky Wildcats and has stuck by her Cincinnati Reds through the good and the bad. She delights in taking care of her clients and values the opportunity to provide each of them with not only the coverage they need but also an easy and stress free experience.

December 13th, 2016 by The Elite Agency, Inc.
Sue Stepp, Inez / Louisa Insurance Agent

Sue Stepp

Agent

Sue is a licensed property and casualty insurance agent that has been with Elite for twenty-five years. She enjoys spending time with her daughter and wonderful grandkids, is an avid shopper who enjoys finding a good deal, and she loves cooking for her family and friends.

December 13th, 2016 by The Elite Agency, Inc.

Paintsville / Prestonsburg Division

Sheri Music, Paintsville / Prestonsburg Insurance Agent

Sheri Music

Division Manager / Agent

Sheri has 30 years of insurance experience and started with Elite in 1991 as a property and casualty lines agent. Sheri is a member of Paintsville First Baptist Church and she enjoys walking trails, attending Zumba class, and spending time with her grandchildren. She thoroughly enjoys working with her clients to meet their insurance needs, and strives to provide the best customer service to all of Elite’s customers.

December 13th, 2016 by The Elite Agency, Inc.
Denzil Allen, Paintsville / Prestonsburg Insurance Agent

Denzil Allen

Agent

Denzil has been a licensed insurance agent for over 50 years and previously owned Hatton-Allen Insurance Agency before it was acquired by Elite. After work hours, you can usually find him enjoying equestrian sport shows & trail riding. He is founder of the Eastern Kentucky Walking & Racking Horse Association, a past member of the Kentucky Horse Council, and current member of EKWHRA and the Big Sandy Trail Riders Club.

December 13th, 2016 by The Elite Agency, Inc.
Hannah Chafins, Paintsville / Prestonsburg Insurance Agent

Hannah Chafins

Agent

Hannah is a licensed agent and has 3 years of insurance experience as a customer service representative in Property & Casualty insurance. When not at work, she is usually spending time with her son or sewing.

December 13th, 2016 by The Elite Agency, Inc.
Sherry Clay, Paintsville / Prestonsburg Insurance Agent

Sherry Clay

Agent

Sherry has been a licensed agent for 14 years & been employed with Elite for over 10 years. She is licensed in Property, Casualty, Life and Health. When she’s not at the office, she enjoy sports, antiquing, dancing and hanging out with her family and friends.

December 13th, 2016 by The Elite Agency, Inc.
Ann Martin, Paintsville / Prestonsburg Insurance Agent

Ann Martin

Agent

Ann has been a licensed agent for 20 years but have worked in the industry for 22 years. She has worked for Elite since 2014 when they purchased the Hatton Allen Agency. When not at work, you can find Ann spending time with my family and enjoying precious moments with her grandson.

December 13th, 2016 by The Elite Agency, Inc.
Virginia Prater, Paintsville / Prestonsburg Insurance Agent

Virginia Prater

Agent

Virginia has worked in the insurance industry for 34 years and been a licensed agent for 22 of those years. She came aboard at Elite when the company purchased the Hatton Allen Agency in 2014. When not in the office, she spends most of her time with her three grandchildren.

December 13th, 2016 by The Elite Agency, Inc.
Evelyn Sammons, Paintsville / Prestonsburg Insurance Agent

Evelyn Sammons

Agent

Evelyn has been a licensed property and casualty insurance agent for seventeen years. When she’s not in office, you can find her spending time with her family and trying new recipes.

December 13th, 2016 by The Elite Agency, Inc.
Brenda Slone, Paintsville / Prestonsburg Insurance Agent

Brenda Slone

Agent

Brenda has 30+ years insurance experience specializing in Commercial Insurance. With all the changes in the industry, remaining flexible and continuing to learn has proved to be an invaluable asset. Animal rescue, Zumba, and bowling consume Brenda’s free time and spending time with her granddaughter and family is right up there at the top.

December 13th, 2016 by The Elite Agency, Inc.
Kevin Wagner, Paintsville Insurance Agent

Kevin Wagner

Agent

Kevin is a graduate of Morehead State University and has been an agent with Elite since 1996. Being licensed in Life & Health and Property & Casualty, he enjoys the versatility of being able to provide a wide array of insurance products for both individuals and businesses. In his spare time, Kevin likes to coach little league sports, fish, boat, play guitar, and sit around a nice campfire!

December 13th, 2016 by The Elite Agency, Inc.
Gayle Roberts Collins, Kentucky Insurance Agent

Gayle Roberts Collins

Agent

Gayle has been an agent for over 34 years and is experienced in various lines of insurance, including Commercial lines, personal lines, and life & health. Gayle has been with Elite for 14 of those years. She also attended class at Phrestonsburg Community College. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her grandchildren and family.

December 13th, 2016 by The Elite Agency, Inc.

Pikeville Division

Doris Mattingly, Pikeville Insurance Agent

Doris Mattingly

Manager / Agent

Doris has worked in the insurance business for 32 years. She started her career in Atlanta, Georgia, but moved back to her hometown of Pikeville, Kentucky five years later, where she remains to work in insurance. Doris loves to travel, read, work outside, and spend time with her family and friends.

December 13th, 2016 by The Elite Agency, Inc.
Kathy Honaker, Pikeville Insurance Agent

Kathy Honaker

Agent

Kathy has worked in the insurance industry for 21 years and been an agent for the past 19 years. When not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and working puzzles.

December 13th, 2016 by The Elite Agency, Inc.
Kevin Wagner, Paintsville Insurance Agent

Kevin Wagner

Agent

Kevin is a graduate of Morehead State University and has been an agent with Elite since 1996. Being licensed in Life & Health and Property & Casualty, he enjoys the versatility of being able to provide a wide array of insurance products for both individuals and businesses. In his spare time, Kevin likes to coach little league sports, fish, boat, play guitar, and sit around a nice campfire!

December 13th, 2016 by The Elite Agency, Inc.
Gloria Weddington, Pikeville Insurance Agent

Gloria Weddington

Agent

Gloria has been in the insurance industry for more than 26 years. In Gloria’s free time, she loves spending time with her grandchildren and going fishing with her husband, Tim.

December 13th, 2016 by The Elite Agency, Inc.
Sandy Hall, Pikeville Insurance Agent

Sandy Hall

Sandy has worked with Elite for 14 years. In her free time, Sandy enjoys spending time with her great-granddaughter, Caylee. Sandy graduated from the University of Kentucky with an Associate Degree in Accounting.

December 13th, 2016 by The Elite Agency, Inc.
Bill Staggs, Kentucky Insurance Agent

Bill Staggs

Agent

Bill has been in the insurance industry since 1981 and has worked in all lines of insurance, including personal, commercial, life and health. He attended Pikeville College, pursing a degree in accounting. In 2007, Bill obtained his Certified Insurance Counselor designation (CIC) from the National Alliance Insurance Research and Insurance Agency. Bill is also the Pastor of Meta Baptist Church, and enjoys spending time with his family.

December 13th, 2016 by The Elite Agency, Inc.

Service Center

Mark Grim, Insurance Agent

Mark Grim

Manager / Agent

Mark is a graduate from Eastern Kentucky University with over 35 years of experience as an independent agent. He is licensed in Property & Casualty and Life & Health, and is also a licensed Surplus Lines Broker. He enjoys riding his Harley and is active in the local chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association.

December 13th, 2016 by The Elite Agency, Inc.
Janice Gilliam, Insurance Agent

Janice Gilliam

Agent

Janice has worked in the insurance industry since she graduated from high school, and has been with Elite since 2007. She lives on a farm with her husband and a lot of animals that require care every morning and evening, and they love them all. She has two grandsons that she adores spending time with, teaching them to love the farm life too.

December 13th, 2016 by The Elite Agency, Inc.
Annette Minix, Insurance Agent

Annette Minix

Agent

Annette has been a licensed Property and Casualty insurance agent for 10 years. Outside of work, Annette loves to read (her favorite author is Stephen King), try new recipes, and rock out at a great concert.

December 13th, 2016 by The Elite Agency, Inc.
Esther Ward, Insurance Agent

Esther Ward

Ester has worked in the insurance industry since 1990. When she’s not in the office, she likes to garden, read, and take care of her pets, Molly and Smokey.

December 13th, 2016 by The Elite Agency, Inc.

In-House Division

December 13th, 2016 by The Elite Agency, Inc.