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ABOUT US

About Our Team

Banterra’s Insurance Team offers the experience that you expect along with convenient locations in four states. As such, by offering quality insurance services, we can play an integral role in business planning and preserving your assets, family and legacy.

Banterra Insurance utilizes multiple national insurance brands so we can provide customized policies that best serve your particular needs. Whether it is personal or business needs, we have the insurance products that you deserve.

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Insurance Team Members


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J. Mark Williams

Executive Vice President,
Banterra Insurance
P – 618- 993-2678, EXT. 3212
jmarkwilliams@banterra.com

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About J. Mark Williams

J. Mark joined Banterra as Executive Vice President in 2016, bringing more than 35 years of insurance experience to the team. Williams began his insurance career in 1980 with Country Companies Insurance in McLeansboro. He became an independent agent in 1989 and was based in Marion. He later took the position of Agency Director for Metlife Financial in Marion in 2001. Williams then served at Pekin Insurance, first as Field Manager for Southern Illinois and most recently as National Life Marketing Manager for ten states, for 11 years, prior to joining Banterra. His leadership is a huge asset to Banterra Insurance & Investments, and he is passionate about bringing customers a complete Banterra branding experience in regards to financial and risk management planning. Hide Bio >>

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Jody Morrison

Banterra Insurance Representative
Region: Southern Illinois & Indiana
P – 618-273-3041, EXT. 21704
jnmorrison@banterra.com

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About Jody Morrison

Jody has been part of the Banterra Insurance Team since 2008. He enjoys working with his customers regardless of the insurance need – whether it is a business owner trying to protect the large business he/she has worked so hard to create or a person buying their first home. Jody handles many insurance products and his top priority is to provide his customers assurance that they are covered properly. He graduated from Oakland City University, where he met his wife Erin. They live in Carmi, Illinois and have a son and daughter. Hide Bio >>

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Daryl Morse

Banterra Insurance Representative
Region: Southern Illinois
P – 618-658-2011, EXT. 3106
dbmorse@banterra.com

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About Daryl Morse

Daryl has more than twenty years of sales and customer service experience, including insurance sales in the Southern Illinois region. Daryl joined Banterra in 2016, serving as an insurance representative with experience in all facets of Banterra Insurance’s product line: Auto, Home, Agribusiness, Business, Life and Health. Daryl makes it convenient for our customers, ready to assist you wherever you are. A regional native, Daryl and his wife Meghan have two boys and live in Carterville, Illinois. Hide Bio >>

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Kendra McGuire

Banterra Insurance Representative
Region: Southern Illinois
P – 618-273-3041
ksmcguire@banterra.com

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About Kendra McGuire

Kendra joined Banterra in 1998 and has more than 32 years of insurance experience. Always interested in finding the best policy for our customers’ personal needs, Kendra focuses on Banterra Insurance’s personal product lines including vehicle, home and life. A graduate of Southeastern Illinois College and a Southern Illinois native, Kendra and her husband Steve live in the Ridgway, Illinois area and have two boys. Hide Bio >>

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Kent Leighty

Banterra Insurance Representative
Region: Southern Illinois
P – 618-643-7053, EXT. 23701
keleighty@banterra.com

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About Kent Leighty

Kent has been with Banterra Insurance since 2005. He is an all lines insurance producer. He has over ten years of insurance experience. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University of Carbondale and a lifetime resident of Southern Illinois. He lives in McLeansboro, Illinois. Hide Bio >>

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Chris Haynes

Insurance Representative
Region: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky
P – 618-273-3041, EXT. 32701
cahaynes@banterra.com

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About Chris Haynes

Chris Haynes joined Banterra in 2002 with 17 years of experience in financial services. Chris focuses on insurance needs of our customers. Chris is a graduate of Southern Illinois University and was born and raised in Southern Illinois where he resides today. Hide Bio >>