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Agency Manager

With a career spanning more than four decades, as agency manager, Charles Moffitt brings not only agency leadership skills to MHJ Insurance, but a long history of community leadership. A native of Butler County, Charles was a teacher and high school coach before entering the insurance business in 1972. Always a leader, he excelled with Farmers Insurance Group, becoming a district manager, graduate of the Agency Management Training Course and a member of the prestigious Farmers Insurance Group President’s Council.

Over the years, Charles’ community involvement was deep, serving as President of Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce and Westwood Hills Country Club, as well as 9 years on Poplar Bluff Utilities Advisory Board.

Along with three investors, Charles acquired MHJ in 1999 and the agency has grown from 5 employees and $2.4 million in premium to more than 30 employees and over $36 million in premium.

Producer

A lifelong resident of Poplar Bluff, Chris joined MHJ in 2003 and specializes in group benefits and individual health. He also writes personal lines. Chris lives in Poplar Bluff and has one son, Chaz. Education: BS degree/Finance, Southwest Missouri State University

Personal Lines Manager/Producer
Don began his insurance career in 1981, becoming an equal owner in MHJ Insurance in 2003. Prior to entering the insurance industry, he worked as a teacher and coach, before working with a sales and marketing firm. Don and his wife Sally are long time Poplar Bluff residents since 1974 where they raised and educated their three children. He is a producer of all lines, specializing in personal insurance. Education: BS Degree/Education, Southeast Missouri State University.


Producer

Max has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. He is licensed in all lines of insurance and specializes in personal lines & farm owners coverage, including crop insurance.

Producer

Tom brought over 20 years of insurance experience to MHJ, becoming a partner in 1999. Semi-retired, he still works on key accounts within the agency. Before entering the insurance business, Tom had a lengthy career in Retail Management for Woolworth’s and Walmart, in Tennessee, Mississippi and Missouri. He and his wife Pat, raised and educated their three children in Poplar Bluff.

Producer

Lara has almost 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, starting out as a claims associate with Farmers Insurance. After completing Farmers’ Management Training and serving as a training consultant she moved back to her hometown of Poplar Bluff with her two daughters, joining MHJ in 2002. Lara specializes in commercial insurance, writes personal lines and has an extensive background in employee benefits. In order to better serve her clients, she completed the Certified Insurance Counselor education program, earning the CIC designation.

Lara and her husband Jeff have four children, all graduates of Poplar Bluff High School.
Education: BA degree/Mass Communications Lindenwood University

Producer

David began his career with Morse-Harwell-Jiles in May 2002 after graduating from Arkansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.   He is licensed to sell all lines of coverage, but he specializes in Employee Benefits.  Before joining MHJ, he worked primarily in sales and management.  He has been a lifelong resident of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; he resides there now with his wife Mary and his two daughters, Chloe and Paige.

Personal Lines Manager/Producer
Don began his insurance career in 1981, becoming an equal owner in MHJ Insurance in 2003. Prior to entering the insurance industry, he worked as a teacher and coach, before working with a sales and marketing firm. Don and his wife Sally are long time Poplar Bluff residents since 1974 where they raised and educated their three children. He is a producer of all lines, specializing in personal insurance. Education: BS Degree/Education, Southeast Missouri State University.


Personal Lines Customer Service Specialist

Billie came to MHJ in 2006 and with more than 18 years of experience, she specializes in Personal Lines Insurance. Billie currently serves on the advisory board at United Fire.

Personal Lines and Claims Customer Service

Ruth has worked as an insurance professional assistant and office manager  since 1974. She attended Southeast Missouri State University and is licensed in all lines of insurance since coming to MHJ Insurance in 1998. Serving as agency bookkeeper and head of accounting, she currently specializes in data management and claims service. Ruth and her husband, Charles, raised and educated three children and seven grandchildren in Poplar Bluff.

Personal Lines Customer Service Specialist

Lisa has been a licensed agent with MHJ since 1998, having worked for Farmers Insurance for 4 years. She specializes in personal lines, with commercial lines experience, as well. Lisa lives in Naylor and she and her husband, James have two children and three grandchildren.

Personal Lines Customer Service Specialist

Lisa has worked in the insurance industry since 1979 becoming a licensed agent in property/casualty & life/health in 1989.  She joined MHJ in November of 1999 specializing in personal lines but able to assist in all lines of insurance.  Lifelong resident of Poplar Bluff, graduate of Poplar Bluff High School & TRCC.

She attends First Church of God where she is the chairwoman of the special events.  Loves to serve in her church & community.  Also has two married children & four grandchildren that she enjoys spending time with.

 

Producer

Jeff Boner is a recent addition to the MHJ production team.  He is a retired teacher and coach and spent time at many area schools in his 30 years in education.  Most recently, he was a PE teacher and high school baseball coach at Campbell, Missouri.  Many will recognize Jeff as a frequent official at high school sporting events as he has refereed basketball for 25 years and umpired baseball and softball for over 15 years.  Jeff graduated high school from Advance, Missouri and received his B.S. in Education from College of the Ozarks and a M.S. in Education at Missouri State University.  Jeff has lived in Poplar Bluff for about 25 years and raised his four children, all Poplar Bluff graduates, with his wife, Lara.  Jeff specializes in Personal Lines, but can write Commercial policies.

Customer Service & Government Relations

As the newest addition to MHJ, Mary extends the family legacy of the firm. Granddaughter to Principal/Agency Manager Charles Moffitt, she is the third generation
of the Moffitt family to be part of the MHJ team. With a B.A. in Political Science from University of Arkansas, Mary was a Fulbright Senior Scholar, Associated Student Government Senator, and Teach for America member. Her scholastic achievements bode well for her future at MHJ.  Mary fulfills multiple duties in customer service, producing, and government relations. She also contributes to agency blogs.

Producer

Lara has almost 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, starting out as a claims associate with Farmers Insurance. After completing Farmers’ Management Training and serving as a training consultant she moved back to her hometown of Poplar Bluff with her two daughters, joining MHJ in 2002. Lara specializes in commercial insurance, writes personal lines and has an extensive background in employee benefits. In order to better serve her clients, she completed the Certified Insurance Counselor education program, earning the CIC designation.

Lara and her husband Jeff have four children, all graduates of Poplar Bluff High School.
Education: BA degree/Mass Communications Lindenwood University

CISR Data Mgmt. | IT | Customer Service Representative

After traveling the world, Grady Deaton came back home to Poplar Bluff, where he was born and raised, and with his wife Amanda, they are dedicated to raising their two sons, Matt and Joshua.

Grady serves MHJ in several departments,  IT, data processing and a Commercial Public Entity CSR. With deep experience in insurance since 2004, earning his CISR designation in 2008, and a data processing specialist since 1997,  Grady has been a valuable asset to our firm since 2009 and he’s been a St. Louis Blues hockey fan since…..forever!

Producer

Gary has been a licensed agent in Poplar Bluff since 1983. He and his wife, Angie, raised their two children in Poplar Bluff and they are graduates of Poplar Bluff schools. Gary is past President of Kiwanis and past treasurer of the Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce. Gary enjoys running and boating in his free time. Education: BS Degree/Finance and Insurance and Investment Options, Southwest Missouri State University

Producer

Tammy is a lifelong resident of Butler County and has been a licensed Producer since 1995.She specializes in commercial & personal lines of insurance.

Customer Service Representative

Eric Moffitt left a successful career in broadcasting to join MHJ in 2016.  He has a strong background in working with businesses and this helps in the role of Commercial Lines Customer Service Representative.  Eric is licensed for Property & Casualty and has earned the designation of Commercial Lines Specialist from the Hartford School of Insurance and The National Underwriter Company.

Accounting Manager

Tina came to MHJ in 2003 with over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry as a licensed agent in Life and Health, assuming the position of the Employee Benefits Service Manager. In 2007, she took the position as the Accounting Manager utilizing her past experience in governmental and public accounting. Tina performs all accounting duties for both the Poplar Bluff and Dexter locations as well as our sister agency in St. Charles, MO. 

Tina, a lifelong resident of Ripley County, currently resides in Naylor with her husband Mark and together they share 3 sons.

Operations Manager

Dena Ditto began her insurance career in 1992 and came to MHJ in 1998, where she wears many hats. Administrating various websites and IT, Dena also is a claims representative and  licensing administrator along with various other customer service duties.

Calling Poplar Bluff and Fisk, home, Dena is deeply involved in her church where she enjoys singing and serving others. Serving others is a theme in her life through church and in her job, where she loves to help customers.

Commercial Lines Customer Service Specialist

Hilary came to MHJ in 2006 and is a licensed agent who specializes in Commercial Lines insurance.

Commerical Lines Customer Specialist

Andrew is licensed in all insurance lines. He has specialized in Personal Lines and Senior Health insurance such as Medicare Part D, Medigap, and Long Term Care. He is now a Commercial Lines Customer Service Specialist.

Andrew and his wife are lifelong residents of Poplar Bluff.

Producer

A lifelong resident of Poplar Bluff, Chris joined MHJ in 2003 and specializes in group benefits and individual health. He also writes personal lines. Chris lives in Poplar Bluff and has one son, Chaz. Education: BS degree/Finance, Southwest Missouri State University

Producer

David began his career with Morse-Harwell-Jiles in May 2002 after graduating from Arkansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.   He is licensed to sell all lines of coverage, but he specializes in Employee Benefits.  Before joining MHJ, he worked primarily in sales and management.  He has been a lifelong resident of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; he resides there now with his wife Mary and his two daughters, Chloe and Paige.

Employee Benefits Customer Service Manager

After entering the insurance business in 2003, Shana joined MHJ in 2006. She found her home in the Group Benefits Department, where she administrates claims, enrollment, quotations and servicing of client needs. Mother of a 13 year old daughter and 10 year old son, Shana is busy juggling parenting and her professional career but in her spare time she likes to garden and landscape. Shana’s passion at work is helping with individual customer needs.

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