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After years of hard work and several acquisitions PHI now has offices in 7 communities across Central and West Central Illinois. We have combined the friendly hard-working spirit of our rural communities with the technology, training and markets to service almost any line of business. Each of the 20+ Porter-Hay employees are licensed and we have the ability to write in 7 different states. With experts in multiple lines of business we are able to support accounts of any size. Become a client and friend of Porter-Hay Insurance and you will quickly see the difference superior protection provides.

The Porter-Hay Team

CHAD MORSE

CHAD MORSE

President

Chad started with Chuck Hay Insurance in 1997 and took over as President of Porter-Hay in 2018. Chad and his wife Amy have two children Lexi at Illinois State University and Cayden finishing up high school. He has served on numerous boards including Secretary of the Planning Commission for City of Galva, Galva Economic Development Council, Finance Officer for the Hagburg-Hamilin American Legion Post, OSF Health Insurance Agents Advisory board, IMT Commercial Insurance Agents Advisory board and Finance Officer for Western Illinois QDMA Chapter. In his spare time Chad enjoys traveling with his family and anything related to hunting, conservation and the outdoors.

KYLE JOHNSON

KYLE JOHNSON

Vice President

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.

KENT PORTER

KENT PORTER

Ag Specialist

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”.

AMY RUHL

AMY RUHL

Agent

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.

DEREK CLAYTON

DEREK CLAYTON

Agent

Derek joined the Porter-Hay Agency in June of 2019. He received a bachelor and masters degree from Western Illinois University and will be focusing on Farm and Crop Insurance. He lives at Oak Run with his wife Annie where their three children Brody, Braxton, and Riggins keep them busy and entertained. Derek enjoys boating, golfing, and helping on his family’s farm outside of Alexis and is involved in coaching youth sports. He also is engaged in running a Memorial Fund that supports families in need and community wide improvement projects.

DEBBIE MEEKER-KING

DEBBIE MEEKER-KING

Agent

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.

ERIC GRANT

ERIC GRANT

Life & Financial Specialist

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.

JACKIE CAIN

JACKIE CAIN

Agent PLCS

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.

MARK CRATTY

MARK CRATTY

Agent

Mark started in the insurance business in 2012 with Cratty Insurance Agency, Inc. He was born and raised in Galesburg, then graduated from Monmouth College with a degree in Business Administration. He resides in Galesburg with his wife Taylor, children Elise, and Logan. Mark is also a realtor with Century 21, serves on the Knights of Columbus #556, Crime Stoppers board, and TIPS Club. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with his family, golfing and the Chicago Cubs.

BRENDA HOLFORD

BRENDA HOLFORD

Licensed CSR

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.

BRANDY JOHNSON

BRANDY JOHNSON

Licensed CSR

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.

CHRIS ROOTH

CHRIS ROOTH

Licensed CSR

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.

CRIS HUNT

CRIS HUNT

Licensed CSR

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.

GINGER BYERS

GINGER BYERS

Licensed CSR

Ginger graduated from Western Illinois University with a degree in Exercise Science. Before joining the Porter Hay team, she worked as an athletic trainer and as a vet assistant at a mixed animal veterinary practice. Ginger lives on a farm outside of Roseville with her husband, Rodney, who farms and her son, Ryan, who is in high school. She helps on the farm working specifically with the cattle, planting and harvest. In her spare time she enjoys gardening and building furniture.

LYNN GIBBS

LYNN GIBBS

Licensed CSR

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.

MICHELLE STREET

MICHELLE STREET

Licensed CSR

Michelle began her insurance career in 1998 with a Country Financial agent then moved to Compass Insurance Partners in Leroy, IL in 2010 where her focus for the next ten years was Volunteer Fire Districts and Emergency Responders.  In 2021 Michelle moved to the Galesburg area and joined Porter Hay in May. Michelle earned her Certified Insurance Service Representative designation in 2010 and the Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 2020. She lives at Oak Run with her boyfriend Geoff Schoonover who is the Superintendent of the Knoxville IL School District #202. Michelle has two grown children, Zach (Erica) and Rachael (TJ) and nine grandchildren. She enjoys gardening, exploring her new neighborhood and spending time with her family.

SUSAN WYNN

SUSAN WYNN

Licensed CSR

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 seven grandchildren all reside in Andalusia. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, yard work, decorating, jeepin’ with her husband and most of all spending time with family and grandchildren.

KRISTEN MICHAEL

KRISTEN MICHAEL

Accounting Officer

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.

SHAYLA HALLAM

SHAYLA HALLAM

Executive Assistant

In 2018, Shayla joined Porter-Hay team.  Formerly working in banking, like most people in the industry, she fell into insurance by chance/luck. Outside of work Shayla enjoys traveling, art and being outside.

Multiple Locations

Our agency has offices in 7 different cities to better serve our clients. Our offices are located in Alexis, Aledo, Andalusia, Galva, Galesburg, Monmouth, and Oquawka.