Meet Our Agents

Get to know our talented and qualified staff of professionals. We are looking forward to serving you!

Stephen Finley

Vice President and Agency Manager

Stephen Finley has been in the insurance industry for 12 years with a focus on personal and commercial insurance. Stephen manages all the locations which include Judsonia, Fayetteville, Jonesboro and Augusta. Stephen graduated from Harding University with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and is an active member of the Searcy Chamber of Commerce. Stephen lives in Searcy and enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife Britney and their 3 children. Stephen and his family attend the Downtown congregation.

Buddy Pruitt

Founder and Consultant

Buddy Pruitt founded The Pruitt Agency in 1969 near downtown Judsonia. He has dedicated almost 50 years of his work life to serving local residents with an array of insurance needs from auto and home insurance, commercial bonds, life insurance, and many others. Buddy is still active with the agency in a consulting role and can be seen around town greeting customers…some of which he’s known for half a century! Buddy enjoys traveling with his wife Brenda and spending time with his grandchildren.

Carolyn Fuller

Agent, Account Manager

Carolyn Fuller began her insurance career in 2013 with The Pruitt Agency after an extensive career in accounting and bookkeeping. Carolyn has broad understanding of both personal and commercial insurance. She enjoys the personal relationships that she has built with her customers.

Carolyn was born and raised in Bald Knob, Arkansas.  She enjoys time with her family, the outdoors, watching her grandsons play baseball and attending church at Valley Baptist.

Trisha Lawrence

Agent, Account Manager

Trisha was born and raised in Carthage, Texas. She moved to Arkansas in 2003 and  now lives in Judsonia with her husband. Her After several years in banking and office management, Trisha started her insurance career in 2016 with The Pruitt Agency. She specializes in customer service for all Personal Lines. She most enjoys customer interaction and finding the best coverage to fit their needs.

Trisha enjoys being outdoors, time with family, cooking, and watching reality tv.

Misti Atkins

Agent, Account Manager

Misti Atkins is one of the newest members of the Pruitt Agency Team. Misti was raised in Monticello but moved to Searcy 10 years ago. She has an Associate Degree in Accounting and in Small Business Management. She joined the Pruitt Agency in September of 2019 and has recently obtained her Property/Casualty and Life/Health insurance license. She has over 10 years of retail sales and customer service experience. Misti loves to spend time with friends and family, she also loves to read and watch movies and sports.

Ron Sellers

Outside Sales Agent

Ron Sellers is from Northeast Arkansas. He currently lives in Jonesboro Arkansas. He has worked in healthcare for over 25 years, most recently the past two years he joined The Pruitt Agency to crossover into the insurance industry. He specializes in group health, supplemental insurance, and commercial insurance. Ron obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and his MBA from Union University in Jackson, TN. 

Ron is a father to three grown daughters, that all graduated from Arkansas State University. Ron stays busy helping his daughters, and when he has some down time he loves the lake, fishing, skiing, and playing golf.

Joey Thompson

Outside Sales Agent

Joey Thompson is originally from Northeastern Arkansas but has resided in Searcy, AR since 2006. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and has been in the insurance industry since 2004. He carries the following insurance designations; AIC, INS, API, National Catastrophe Adjuster, and he is a Nationwide Farm Certified Agent. Joey is very familiar with all aspects of the Farm market and the coverages that farmers need and desire. He is also very well versed in Commercial as well as Personal lines of business. He enjoys cooking, hunting, fishing, and all aspects of the outdoors with his free time.

Ken Dewitt

Outside Sales Agent

Ken resides in McCrory with his wife Alison. Ken attended McCrory High School and obtained his Associate’s Degree from Arkansas State University Newport. He has plans on finishing his bachelor’s degree at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Ken recently joined the Pruitt Agency as a licensed insurance advisor. Although Ken is new to the insurance business, he is excited to learn, develop relationships, and help customers with their needs.

In his free time, Ken enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time outdoors with his wife, Alison, and two dogs, Tilley and Delta.

Meredith Shanks


Meredith has been a licensed insurance agent since 2017. She recently joined the Pruitt Agency after living and working in Jonesboro. She grew up in Searcy and is excited to be back to service her community. Meredith’s favorite part of insurance is making connections with her customers.

Meredith enjoys spending time with her family and friends, painting, going to flea markets and cooking. She is a member of First United Methodist Church in Searcy.

Savannah Hicks


Savannah has been a licensed agent since 2020. She was born and raised in southern California but moved to Patterson AR in 2012. Savannah has a 12 year old son Jaicen who keeps her busy with sports. She loves taking the boat out on the river, cooking, and spending time with family.

Savannah says the thing she enjoys most about her career in health insurance is helping people by ensuring that they are able to get the medical care that they need. She splits her time between Bald Knob and Newport clinics.

Stan Stanley 

Agent – Augusta, AR

Thomas (Stan) Stanley resides in Augusta, Arkansas and began his insurance career as a crop insurance adjuster in 1988. In 1991 he obtained his insurance license and was a partner with Stanley & Company Insurance Services for many years. He joined The Pruitt Agency team in the spring of 2018.

Stan is a Nationwide Certified Farm Agent and has years of experience in the Crop Insurance Business. He is also very knowledgeable in the Farm, Commercial, and Personal lines side of the business. He likes the friendships that you can build over the years by working with the public.  Stan enjoys grilling, cooking and following the Razorbacks.

Stacy Langley

Agent, Account Manager – Augusta, AR

Stacy Langley was born and raised in McCrory, Arkansas. She began her insurance carrier in 1997 as a secretary and received her insurance license in 1999 and loves working with the customers. Stacy has been married 29 years and just built her first new home. She has no children, so she spends all her time off crappie fishing and hanging out with her husband Ronnie. She is also a 2-year cancer survivor and that chapter in her life brought her a wonderful church family at Morton Baptist Church. She loves to travel and go do a different Island every year with her best friend since kindergarten. When Stacy is working you can find her spending time with friends and family.

Bailee Webb

Agent, Account Manager

Bailee graduated high school in Munford, TN in 2016. Just recently she graduated from Arkansas State University with a bachelor degree in Agriculture Business, with an emphasis in Marketing and Management. She has been a part of the Pruitt Agency team in Augusta since 2018.  In addition to her insurance license, Bailee is a Certified Farm Agent with Nationwide and Crop Producer for DCIS.    

During her free time, Bailee enjoys spending time outside with her family and energetic dogs.  She will be getting married in September of 2020!

Shelby Wilson


Shelby is one of the newest members of the Pruitt Agency team. She started her insurance career in January. Shelby was born, raised, and resides in Cave City with her husband and two sons.

She is excited to help the customers in her area with their health insurance needs.

In her free time she enjoys being with her family and friends.

Jerry Graves

Agent – McCrory, AR

Jerry began his insurance career in 1978 where he ultimately started his own agency in McCrory.  In 2018 he partnered with the Pruitt Agency and brings valuable experience in the trucking industry.  Jerry and his wife of 50 years have been long-time Woodruff County residents and business owners. 

Jerry loves hunting and piddling on their farm with the grandkids.

Lynne Brown

Agent, Account Manager – McCrory, AR

Lynne is a 20 year insurance veteran with a quick wit and a strong work ethic.  Lynne lived in Wynne for many years but is now a resident of McCrory where she lives with her husband of 20 years.  She is an avid pianist and can be found every Sunday playing at the Smith Temple Baptist Church in Colt. 

Lynne enjoys spending time with her 7 grandkids.

Brian Alumbaugh

Outside Sales Agent

Brian is a career farmer from Woodruff County and brings an abundance of agricultural experience.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from Arkansas State and quickly put his knowledge to work on the family farm.  Brian has been a crucial leader in developing the Pruitt Agency’s farm insurance division.  In addition to his insurance license, Brian also earned his Farm Certification with Nationwide and his Crop Certification from DCIS.    

Brian also serves his community on the McCrory school board and the Woodruff County FSA board.  Brian, his lovely wife, and 2 boys love spending time on the farm, hunting, or at the baseball fields. 

Misty O’Neal

Insurance and Outreach Director

Misty O’Neal was born and raised in Judsonia. She currently resides in Searcy with her fiancé and their 3 boys. Misty began her career in 1999 in the public insurance sector assisting clients in Medicare and Medicaid. She currently serves as the Insurance and Outreach Director. In her current role she helps to raise awareness surrounding open enrollment and the Affordable Care Act, and support outreach and enrollment. Misty specializes in health and life products. She is a recent graduate of the Searcy Leadership Institute. She also currently serves as a board member for the White County Literacy Council.

Misty enjoys spending time with her family and believes beach combing and a good book is the best way to spend the day.

Tammy Hughes

Regional Insurance Advisor – Hazen, Des Arc

Tammy Hughes was born in Illinois and raised in Arkansas. She currently lives in Des Arc with her husband and two daughters. She started her insurance career in 2009 as an advocate with Medicare and Medicaid. She became an agent in 2014 and specializes in health and life insurance. Tammy takes pleasure in helping customers find the best plan that fits their needs.

Tammy enjoys spending time with her family and watching superhero movies. She is an active member in the Des Arc Chamber and a secretary at her church Family Worship Center. She is a recent graduate of the Dale Carnegie Sales class.

Katie Craig

Life & Health Representative – Cabot, Vilonia

Katie was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. She currently lives in Vilonia with her husband and 2 girls. She started her insurance career with Pruitt Agency in 2019. Katie enjoys helping others through the decision making process of choosing the insurance plans that best benefits each individual. 

During her spare time, she loves being with family, camping, watching her girls dance and play volleyball, and Netflix.

Toya Davis

Life and Health Representative – Conway, Mayflower

Toralya “Toya” Davis resides in Conway and began her insurance career in 2013 as a CAC and received her insurance license in 2016 in Life and Health. She works diligently to find the right health plan for her clients but assessing their individual needs.

Toya very active in her church and community as Superintendent of Sunday School, Children’s Church and Youth Teacher at True Holiness Saints Center in Conway. member of the Women’s Leadership Network at UCA, member of Women’s In Network – Central AR and other various organizations including local school organizations.

Toralya absolutely loves to spend time with her family including her church family. She loves to cook and take road trips with her family.

Regina Hudson

Life and Health Representative – Searcy, Kensett

Regina Hudson was born in Flint, Michigan and raised in McCrory, Arkansas. She currently lives in the Griffithville area.  Regina began her insurance career in 2016 with the Pruitt Agency where she specializes in Arkansas Works, Medicare Advantage, Supplements, Prescription Drug plans and life insurance.

Regina enjoys riding 4 wheelers, hunting and fishing with her husband and son.

Haley Nelson

Life and Health Representative – Jonesboro

Haley Nelson joined the Pruitt Agency team in 2017.  She has been a great fit because of her drive for helping people. Haley specializes in all types of health insurance, particularly Medicaid to Medicare. Haley loves spending time with friends and family; but above all spending time with her dog Thor.

Mary Quarrels

Life and Health Representative – Jonesboro, Lake City

Mary Quarrels was born and raised in McCrory, Arkansas where she graduated High School in 1981. She now resides in Jonesboro with her husband of 18 years. She started her insurance career in 2017 as a CAC and was licensed as a Life and Health Insurance Agent in 2018. Her passion is serving her family, church and the community. She enjoys LIFE!

Julie Robertson

Life and Health Representative – Augusta, McCrory, Cotton Plant

Julie Robertson has lived in Woodruff County for over 30 years. Julie began a new and exciting journey by obtaining her Life and Health License in 2016. Before this position, Julie spent 13 years helping ARcare patients with their health insurance. She enjoys being able to assist clients in understanding and choosing the best options for their insurance needs and budget. Julie has been a member of the Augusta Business and Professional Women Organization since 2007 and has served as Secretary, Vice President and President.

Julie enjoys spending time with her family, weekend road trips and reading.

Donna Settle

Life and Health Representative – Brinkley

Donna Settle was born and raised in Brinkley, Arkansas. She is very active in her community and has served on the Brinkley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for the past three years. Donna started her insurance career with the Pruitt Agency in 2016.  She specializes in life and health insurance. Donna enjoys working with the public and strives to offer the best customer service. 

Donna enjoys crafting and spending time with her two grandchildren. 

Sharon Staton

Life and Health Representative – England, Lonoke, Carlisle

Sharon Staton grew up in North Little Rock and now lives in Lonoke County.  She has been in the insurance field since 2015. She is a member of the England Chamber of Commerce and the Lonoke County Extension Homemakers Club.

Sharon loves to quilt, cook, and going to flea markets.

Whitney Ware

Life and Health Representative – Heber Springs, Pangburn, Rose Bud

Whitney Ware was born in Heber Springs, AR and raised in Quitman, AR. She currently resides with her son in Quitman, AR. Whitney started with the Pruitt Agency in 2018 and specializes in customer service in health and life lines. She is a very active member in the community and is the Heber Springs Chamber of Commerce Ambassador President.

She enjoys spending time with her son,  being on the lake, traveling with family, and everything Razorback!

Faye Washington

Insurance Representative – Carlisle

Faye Washington works out of our Carlisle office where she goes above and beyond every day to serve her clients with their health insurance needs.  Faye loves her family and her community.

Hope Winkowski

Insurance Advisor

Hope Winkowski was born and raised in Jacksonville, Illinois. She currently resides in Des Arc, Arkansas with her husband, and 3 children. She is an active member in her community, and is a board member with the Des Arc Chamber of Commerce.  Hope started her insurance career with The Pruitt Agency in 2018. She specializes in sales of health & life insurance products.  Hope enjoys helping customers decide what coverage best fits their needs.

Hope enjoys baking, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Tristan Ballard

Life and Health Representative – Kentucky

Tristan Ballard was born and raised in Clinton, KY. She currently lives in Fancy Farm, KY with her husband and three sons. Tristan started her insurance career in 2013 as a Certified Assister with the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange.

Tristan enjoys the outdoors and watching her boys play sports and participating in community events.

Contact Us


• 801 Highway 367, Judsonia, AR
• 902 N 9th St., Augusta, AR
• 2558 E Mission Blvd, Suite 201, Fayetteville, AR
• 123 N Edmonds, McCrory AR 72101

Hours: Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.





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