Everyone needs insurance. Whether you’re running a small business or a large company, quality insurance can save your hide from the insurmountable costs that can come from any type of misadventure, be it property damage, lawsuits, debts — you name it. These Power Players are leading the way when it comes to providing their clients with the level of protection that can save the day.
Darin Hoover first started his insurance career in Arkansas in 1995. He joined founder Bill McGhee in the very early stages of the agency in 2000, with the primary focus of developing their company’s personal lines program. His hard work and dedication paid off when he purchased the agency upon Bill McGhee’s retirement on Jan. 1, 2017.
BHC Insurance is the fourth largest insurance agency in Arkansas, and thrives on aggressive organic growth in commercial and employee benefits insurance. Clark’s dynamic leadership and sales ability have aided in the agency’s continued success over the past 20 years. BHC is renowned for its highly consultative approach to risk management.
Ralph Haymond’s passion for insurance can be traced back 40 years when he started working as an agent. In 1999, he decided to branch out on his own to begin what is now Haymond Insurance, Inc. Haymond takes pride in building strong relationships while providing quality insurance coverage at competitive rates. Haymond is a native Arkansan with a commitment to God, family and community.
David Linhardt is the area executive for Arkansas and Texas with Regions Insurance. His first day with Regions Insurance was Aug. 7, 2017. Lindhardt has more than 25 years of experience in the industry. He has been with Travelers, CNA and most recently as regional vice president for The Hartford in Dallas. Lindardt is a native of Missouri. He and his wife Janet have been married for 21 years and have three children, Cassie, Alyssa and Jake.
Matt Jones, JD, CFP is president of Legacy Capital and a 23-year veteran in the wealth management and insurance markets. Jones and Legacy offer insurance and financial advice to some of Arkansas’ wealthiest families. One of the firm’s core values is integrity, and he believes striving to always do what is right for the client is the best and simplest business strategy. His advice to young leaders is to have passion for what you do and to genuinely care about the clients you serve.
Steve Stevens of Little Rock started Stevens-Dell & Associates in 1981. Since then, Stevens has provided risk management services for large and small businesses based in Arkansas, and grown a team of professionals with expertise in personal lines, health and life coverage. Stevens is a dedicated friend and mentor, and is always investing in those around him.
Jim Black has been president of Campbell & Company Insurance for the past 12 years. He has been a CPA for the past 28 years, and, through that, has worked in banking as well as negotiating U.S. Department of Defense contracts. His core values include an unwavering commitment to his client’s best interest, doing business with unquestionable integrity and treating employees with humility and respect.
Mark V. Williamson started his agency in 1974 with just $300 and a determination to provide clients with the best possible insurance protection, along with the highest level of personal service. And that’s what he’s continued to do over the past 44 years. Last year, he was inducted into the Arkansas Insurance Hall of Fame. Williamson loves helping others become successful, and the feeling that comes from knowing he’s given his best.
Marty Rhodes is president and CEO of Stephens Insurance LLC. Since 2005, he has grown the insurance organization into one of the largest privately owned insurance brokerages in the mid-south, which he attributes to Stephens’ client-centric culture. Rhodes proudly serves the boards of the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers, the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, Arvest Bank and Hendrix College. He believes relationships built on trust are an invaluable part of business.
Roberts Lee is president of Meadors, Adams & Lee, an insurance brokerage located in the Little Rock River Market district. His agency is the last of its kind in the marketplace after years of mergers and acquisitions in the industry. The firm’s anti-corporate culture allows its staff to be themselves. Lee believes that happy employees produce a superior customer experience for clients, and there is no substitute for hard work.