MEET OUR TEAM
Local Insurance Agents Here to Help You
Meet our team of local insurance agents who work with you to get the best insurance coverage for your family or business at the best possible rates. With 215 years of combined service along with continued education and development, all of our associates are some of the best in the business.
Lance is vice president at Insurance Network Agency. He is a licensed agent and Certified Insurance Counselor and has been with the company since 1992. A typical day for Lance consists of communicating with clients and carriers regarding coverage and underwriting details. You can find Lance golfing, boating, archery hunting, skiing, and scuba diving when he isn't at work. If he isn't doing that, you can find him enjoying a meal with friends and family, paired with fine wine.
Patricia is an agency partner and operations manager at Insurance Network Agency. She has her P&L License, a certification in TQA, and has been with the company since 1992. During the workday, she manages staff, assisting clients, and handles all of the accounting and payroll for the office. When she takes off her multiple work hats and is home, you can find her spending time with family, traveling, and being active. Patricia was a certified fitness instructor for 28 years, so working out is an important part of her life.
Fernando is the vice president of Insurance Network Agency, a licensed agent, and has been with the company since 2006. Fernando is always quick to respond to customer’s concerns and needs while also helping them secure the right coverage at the best prices. When he isn’t working, Fernando likes to maintain an active lifestyle, smoke BBQ, hang out with friends and spend time with his family. In addition, he volunteers on multiple committees and boards to give back to the community.
Harrison "Butch" Porter
Butch is the president of Insurance Network Agency and founded the company in 1984. He is certified in the Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow program, a three-course designation program for financial professionals. Being the founder and the president of Insurance Network Agency has allowed Butch to meet numerous people in his career. He spends a lot of time taking care of clients and building relationships with new clients. Still, you can find him hunting, fishing, and spending time with friends when not working.
Sarah is a Personal Lines Manager at Insurance Network Agency who is P&C licensed since 2004 and has been with the company since 2009. She is always ready to slay the day at work and goes above and beyond with customer service. After her workday, you can find her enjoying time with her family, swimming, buying anything & everything off Amazon. She’s also a huge fan of the fall here in Michigan.
Jeff is an agent and account executive at Insurance Network Agency and has been with the company since 2009. He is a Certified Insurance Counselor, and a Certified Risk Manager. Jeff consults with business owners and homeowners to solve the insurance issues they may face. When he is not solving insurance issues, you can find Jeff swimming competitively with the United States Masters Swimming Community, and he even broke a World Record for his age group in Masters Swimming.
Jenny is an account manager at Insurance Network Agency and has been with the company since 2020. She works hard every day talking with and taking care of her clients, quoting, endorsements, and answering questions. She does her best to make insurance easier to understand! In her spare time, she plays with her three grandkids and dogs. She is a family person, loves to bake, and hosts family dinners.
Megan is a Commercial Lines Account Manager at Insurance Network Agency and has been with the company since 2018. When she isn’t working, you can find her curled up with a book, a cup of tea, and her cat. She loves plants, art, baking, and vinyl records.
Jillian is a Personal Lines Account Manager at Insurance Network Agency, has her Property & Casualty License, and has been with the company since 2019. As the Personal Lines Account Manager, she spends her day answering coverage questions, assisting with claims, and strives to go above and beyond normal customer service. When she is not at work, she loves to garden, especially growing pumpkins and sunflowers.
Jessica is an account manager at Insurance Network Agency and has been with the company since 2019. As an account manager, she works with clients on all aspects of their insurance needs and writes new business. When not working, Jessica is very active outside and enjoys kayaking, fishing, and hunting. She is also a sports mom and loves watching her kids play.
Bob is a vice president and licensed agent of Insurance Network. He's been part of the company since its incorporation in 1985. Bob has spent a career in the insurance field and cultivating commercial and personal lines clients. When he's not at work he can be found traveling with his wife Mary enjoying their time together with family and friends.
Tabatha is an account manager at Insurance Network Agency who has her Property and Casualty License and has been with the company since 2020. When she isn’t working, you can find her working with the Battle Creek Pride Organization Board and going on walks and hikes.
Brandi is the receptionist and the first person customers see when they come into our Battle Creek location. She has been with the company since 2018. A day in the life of Brandi consists of assisting clients with payments, mailouts and delegating all incoming calls to the proper person. As a craft beer connoisseur, she would like to open up a brewery. Brandi is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
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