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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. 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.

CARMEN CRABTREE

CARMEN CRABTREE

Vice President

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.

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

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.

ANGELA GARZA

ANGELA GARZA

Licensed CSR

Angela joined Porter-Hay Insurance in 2020 with 10 years of insurance experience. Moline is where she calls home. She is very involved in the community, where she is currently the Vice President of the Quad Cities Crime Stoppers Board, a committee member and volunteer for American Red Cross. She is also a member of the East Moline/Silvis Rotary. In her spare time, she loves to spend quality time with her family and friends.

BETHANY SCANLAN

BETHANY SCANLAN

Licensed CSR

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.

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.

BROOKE MORALES

BROOKE MORALES

Licensed CSR

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.

CECILIA GREENLIEF (CC)

CECILIA GREENLIEF (CC)

Licensed CSR

Cecilia (CC) began working for Porter-Hay Insurance in 2019, she currently resides outside of Little York with her husband Jake and three children, Samara, Izak and Axton. She spends her time off work traveling and enjoying time with her family.

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 Customer Service Representative

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.

HEIDI LANCASTER

HEIDI LANCASTER

Licensed CSR

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

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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Multiple Locations

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