In 2016, Porter Insurance and Chuck Hay Insurance became the Porter-Hay Insurance agency. The two long standing independent agencies can be found in four locations: Alexis, Galesburg, Galva and Monmouth.

While both agencies had focused on Home & Auto personal lines business as well as health insurance, Chuck Hay had a strong focus on commercial business and Porter Insurance on Farm and Multi Peril business. Together we can now offer expertise in virtually all lines of business. Become a client and friend of Porter-Hay Insurance and you will quickly see the difference superior protection provides.



Email Chad

Chad started with Chuck Hay Insurance in 1997. Chad and his wife Amy have two school aged children Lexi & Cayden. He has served on numerous boards including Secretary of the Planning Commission for City of Galva, Kiwanis, Finance Officer for American Legion Post #45 and West Central Il QDMA. Chad has enjoyed coaching soccer, baseball, softball and football in Galva. In his spare time, he loves to hunt and watch his kids play sports.



Email Cris

Cris has been with Porter Insurance since 1990. She is married to Michael who is a farmer. They have 2 children, Kim (Matt) and Kraig ( Alyssa) and 3 grandchildren, Kendyl, Kaleb and Kaitlyn. She enjoys spending time with her family and in her spare time likes to golf.


Ag Specialist

Email Kent

Kent has been an insurance agent for over 36 years. Kent and his wife Karen have two grown daughters and three grandchildren. Kent graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Business Administration. In his spare time, Kent prefers to spend most of his time in the role of “Papa”.

Larry Morse



Email Larry

Larry started with Chuck Hay Insurance in 1972, purchasing the agency in 1982. Larry and Julie have a total of 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Larry has served on numerous boards throughout the community including the Galva Park and Economic Development as well as serving as Habitat Chairman for the Rock Island/Henry County Pheasants Forever. Larry enjoys spending time with family, golfing, hunting and working on his hunting ground.

Kyle Johnson



Email Kyle
Kyle started in the insurance business in 1988 with Orville Minteer & Associates and was that agency’s President until joining Porter-Hay in 2019. Kyle has over 30 years’ experience in personal lines, commercial lines and life and health insurance and is licensed in Illinois and Iowa. Kyle lives in Andalusia, IL with his wife Brandy, who also works in the agency. Kyle and Brandy have 5 adult children and are avid Mississippi River boaters during the summer.

Debbie King



Email Debbie

Debbie joined Porter Insurance in 2000 as an Insurance Agent. Prior to joining the agency, Debbie was a claims adjuster for 6 years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Illinois State University. She is very involved in the community including Kiwanis Club and serving as a board member of the United School District. Debbie and her husband Andy have 3 daughters and reside on a farm. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and watching her children’s sporting events.



Email Eric

Eric has been in the insurance industry since 2012. He graduated from Monmouth College with a degree in Business Administration. He resides in Monmouth with his wife and daughter. Eric is a member of the Monmouth Noon Lions Club, an Assistant Basketball Coach for Monmouth-Roseville High School, and volunteers for various youth sports leagues. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and attending sporting events.

Ron James



Email Ron

Ron has been in the insurance business for 40 years. He owned and operated James Insurance for 35 of those years, before becoming part of the Porter-Hay Insurance Agency. Ron is widowed and has 3 sons (Greg, Darren and Brad) and 4 grandchildren and lives outside of Oquawka. Hobbies include blacksmithing, motorcycling and shooting.


Crop Specialist

Email Jamie

Jamie joined the Porter-Hay Agency in June of 2017 and resides in rural Monmouth with his wife Andrea and their three children: Lincoln, Reese & Tate. He received degrees in finance and economics from Augustana College and has served on various boards in the community including the Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District and United Way Endowment Committee. Having been raised on the family farm and then spending 15 years in the banking business with a focus on Ag and Commercial Lending, Jamie will focus on Farm and Crop Insurance.

Amy Ruhl



Email Amy

Amy started with Chuck Hay Insurance in 2012. She has earned her CISR designation. Amy, her husband Ryan and three kids live on a small hobby farm outside of Bishop Hill where they enjoy raising cattle, sheep, goats, hogs and chickens. Amy has been very active in the community in multiple organizations including Rotary, Scouts, 4-H, and volunteering at the school. She enjoys cooking and reading in her spare time.



Email Jackie

Jackie started working with the agency in 2006. She has worked in both personal and commercial insurance. She is married to Matt Cain who is a Captain on the Galesburg Fire Department and they have two boys, Andrew and Lucas. They farm outside Rio, raising cattle and hogs. She enjoys watching her kids show their animals at the fair, and she loves to cook.

Carmen Crabtree


Agent/Licensed CSR

Email Carmen

Carmen started with Porter-Hay Insurance in 2016. She comes with 20 years’ experience in Commercial Insurance with an emphasis in Transportation. She lives with her husband, Ryan & their daughter, Carley in Kewanee. She is an avid Cubs fan. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her daughter participate in various sporting events and spending time with family which includes her two dogs.


Life Insurance Specialist

Email Barb

Barb’s career in the Insurance and Financial Services business began during a high school work study program, later returning to the industry in 2001. She established, owned and operated The Kiddoo Company agency before joining Porter-Hay Insurance. She specializes in Life, Long Term Care, Disability Income and Medicare supplement insurance. Her husband, Doug is a farmer in western Mercer County. They have 2 daughters, 4 sons, 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. She supports many local non-profit organizations including Mercer County Family YMCA and “Mercer County Better Together.” Treasured moments are spent with family and friends along with gardening, writing, biking and visiting mountains everywhere.

Heidi Lancaster


Licensed Customer Service Representative

Email Heidi

Heidi has been with Porter Insurance since the fall of 2015. Heidi is married to Jason who is a teacher, they have 4 children, Jordan, Caleb, Elliott and Gage. In her spare time Heidi enjoys watching her children play sports, watching the St. Louis Cardinals and cooking.

Lynn Gibbs


Licensed Customer Service Representative

Email Lynn

Lynn started with Chuck Hay now Porter-Hay in the Spring of 2014. She lives in Galva with her husband Chad. They have three daughters Danielle (Dani), Kaci and Jaymi. She is an avid sports fan, rooting for the Iowa Hawkeyes, St. Louis Cardinals and Green Bay Packers. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family.


Licensed Customer Service Representative

Email Brooke

Brooke comes with twelve years of experience. She started in personal lines and went on to work in commercial lines. She lives in Kewanee with her husband Jorge and has two stepchildren, Isaac and Makayla. In her spare time she enjoys going to concerts, baking and spending time with friends and family.

Brenda Holford


Licensed Customer Service Representative

Email Brenda

Brenda started in the insurance business in 1995 with James Insurance Agency. She lives outside of Gladstone and is married to Delwin. She has 2 grown children Jessica and Tim. A new grandbaby occupies her spare time along with reading and cooking.

Bethany Scanlan


Licensed Customer Service Representative

Email Bethany

Bethany joined Porter-Hay Insurance in 2019 with 8 years of banking experience. She resides in Monmouth with her husband and daughter. In her spare time Bethany enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors.


Licensed Customer Service Representative

Email Chris

Chris started with The Kiddoo Company when it opened in 2008. She and her husband Ron live on the family farm and raise livestock. They have been married for over 30 years, they have two grown children, Ashley and Austin. Chris is very active in her community and involved in multiple organizations, she has served on several boards and is currently the treasure of the women’s association of her local church and a member of The Eastern Star. Chris enjoys to Boat, camp, travel, garden, decorate and shop. And loves it all best when spending it with her family.


Licensed Customer Service Representative

Email Brandy

Brandy started with Orville Minteer & Associates in 2012 and became a licensed property/casualty CSR prior to joining Porter-Hay in 2019. She lives in Andalusia IL with her husband Kyle, who also works in the agency. Brandy and Kyle have 5 adult children and in the summer enjoy boating from their riverfront home.

Susan Wynn


Licensed Customer Service Representative

Email Susan

Susan came to Porter-Hay Insurance (Andalusia location) in January of 2019 after Porter-Hay Insurance acquired the Orville Minteer & Assoc. Agency, which she had been with for 18 years. Prior to that she had been with Country Insurance for 14 years. Susan grew up in Andalusia, raised 3 sons in the Rockridge district and now her grandchildren are being raised in the same district. She and her husband Dave reside in rural Milan. Their three sons, Eric(Val), Kyle(Erin), and Logan(Stephanie) and six grandchildren all reside in Andalusia. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, riding motorcycle with husband and most of all spending time with family and grandchildren.

Sara Vancil


Licensed Customer Service Representative

Email Sara

Sara joined Porter-Hay in 2018 has been in the insurance industry since 2014. She resides in Monmouth with her husband Justin and daughter Cora. She is currently serving as event lead for the local Relay For Life of Warren-Henderson. In her spare time, Sara enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, and going to the Ozarks

Shayla Hallam


Executive Assistant

Email Shayla

Shayla is new to the area, originally from Streator, IL, she moved to Macomb in June of 2018. She worked in banking from 2014-2018 doing several different jobs. Most recently, she was a loan officer doing some administrative assistant work on the side. In her free time, Shayla loves to travel, paint, scrapbook and play board games with her family.

Kristen Michael



Email Kristen

Kristen started with Porter Insurance in 2014. She lives just outside of Little York with her husband Lucas and 2 children Wyatt and Kaylee. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, camping and baking.

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