Kayla Dick started with the Wade S Dunbar Insurance Agency in April 2015 as an Account Assistant/Receptionist in our Laurinburg, NC office. Kayla is from Rockingham, NC but lived in Southern Pines from 2008-2012. She enjoys being outdoors near the water, as well as trying different foods and spending time with loved ones. She is a big Sci-Fi fan.
Debbie Collinshas been in the insurance industry for over 16 years. She recently moved from Horry County, SC where she was the office manager and commercial lines underwriter. Prior to that, she was a commercial lines insurance agent/broker for another local agency in Loris, SC. Debbie joined our Agency in 2015 as a commercial account manager in our Laurinburg, NC office. She is the mother of 4 wonderful children. She is the president of "We Are the Body Ministries", a non-profit organization that was founded in October 2014 and focuses on feeding and clothing the homeless and less fortunate citizens of Scotland County. She feels very passionate aout community service and assisting those who need it the most.
Amie joined our Agency in February 2006 through a temp. agency, as the Receptionist in our Laurinburg, NC office. She became a permanent employee in May of 2006 and was asked to obtain her Property & Casulaty license which she did in July of 2006, then becoming a Personal Account Manager. In 2009 she became our Personal Account Executive and has since become our only Producer focusing on personal lines of business in North Carolina and South Carolina. She obtained her Life license in 2009 and her CISR professional designation in 2010. She is currently deciding which designation to go after next. Amie is the youngest insurance producer in Scotland County. She is also our Social Media Manager. Amie is very passionate about her job and takes pride in making herself available for clients and prospects 24/7. When she is not working, Amie enjoys spending time with her son, Ash
Craig started with the Wade S Dunbar Agency, Inc as the Controller in our Laurinburg, NC office in 2010. Craig grew up in Pennsylvania where he graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1979, he then moved to Fayetteville, NC. He takes part in many animal welfare causes. He is an avid fan of Steelers, Tarheels & Nittany Lions and also enjoys swpending time with his family, playing drums, running, watching football of any level and watching movies. He has been married for over 35 years and together they have 2 daughters, 2 grandchildren and 2 dogs.
Cynthia started with the Wade S Dunbar Agency in June of 2009. She received her Property & Casualty license in July. Cynthia is a commercial account manager for large accounts and agribusiness in our Laurinburg, NC office.Cynthia obtained her CISR designation in August 2014. She serves on the Board of Directors for Gibson Southwest District Fire Department in Gibson, NC and also serves as their business clerk. Cynthia attended Richmond Community College, in Rockingham, NC and has a degree AAS in Business Administration. She also attended UNCP in Pembroke, NC and is currently working on classes to complete her BS in Business Administration. Cynthia enjoys spending time with her husband, Billy and her two children, Kaitlyn and Parker as well as her other family. She also enjoys working out and running.
Dawn (Schiling) Kennedy graduated from Scotland High School in Laurinburg, NC in 1988. She then graduated from St Andrews University in Laurinburg, NC in 1992. She moved to Fayetteville, NC after marrying her husband in 1997. In 2010 her family decided to move back to Laurinburg, NC. Dawn received her Property & Casualty license in June 1996 and joined our Agency in June 2012 as a Commercial Account Manager in our Laurinburg, NC office. Dawn and her family attend St Mary's Catholic Church in Laurinburg, NC where they are all very involved; they enjoy volunteering to work Bingo on Monday nights, Ladies Guild, the annual yard sale, her daughter, is in the choir and their son is the Sacristan (head alter server). Her husband is a wonderful artist. Dawn also volunteers around the community, with Bike-to-Build through Habitat for Humanity, the annual food drive for Church Community Services as well as wherever else she is needed.
GG joined the Wade S Dunbar Agency in 1990 as Receptionist in our Laurinburg, NC office. She moved to the Accounting dept. in 1997. In 1999 she obtained her Property & Casualty license and became a Commercial Account Manager. In February 2005, GG obtained her professional CISR designation. GG is a member of the Scotland County Animal Advocates and is a member of St Paul's United Methodist Church in Maxton, NC where she is a member of the choir. GG was born and raised in Laurinburg, NC only leaving for 5 years when she married her husband Randy McArthur of Maxton, NC. Together Randy & GG have 3 children and are avid dog lovers.
After several years with a direct writer, Jackie Branch rejoined the Wade S Dunbar Agency in 2011 working out of our Laurinburg, NC office. A resident of Benenttsville, SC, Jackie focuses his efforts on South Carolina Agribusiness. Jackie recently attained his AFIS (Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist) designation. He is also a Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS). Jackie is a member of the Marlboro County School Board. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and cheering all things Clemson.
Jim McMillan began his insurance career in 1995 after spending 22 years in manufacturing. Jim grew up in Red Springs, NC and graduated from Red Springs High School. Jim graduated from Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC in 1971 and after teaching school in Florence, SC joined Miliken & Company beginning his career in textile management. In 1995 Jim and his family relocated to Laurinburg, NC and established Terrific Kids Day Care and he began his insurance career. Jim joined the Wade S Dunbar Agency, Inc in 1996 as a commercial producer and remained with the Agency until 2001. In September of 2001 Jim joined NC Mutual Insurance Company in the Hoke County Agency. Jim and his family purchased a small farm in Hoke County and built their home on the farm in 2008. After 11 years with Farm Bureau Jim returned to the Wade S Dunbar Agency, Inc in 2012 as a commercial producer specializing in manufacturing risks and farm/agribusiness insurance. Jim grew up on a farm and has remained connected to farming throughout his life and has a hay farm and livestock as a hobby. Jim is an avid hunter and spends a lot fo time outdoors with his dogs and family. His greatest joy is spending time with his 7 Granddaughters and 1 Grandson and helping them learn the skills they will need to succeed in life.
Jeannie Williams is our Administrative Assistant in our Laurinburg, NC office. She started with our Agency in 1997. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Pam joined the Wade S Dunbar Agency in 1980 as the receptionist in our Laurinburg, NC office. Over the years she has progressed into the role of System Administrator, as well as the unofficial historian of the agency. Pam and her husband, Jim, enjoy spending their time with their 2 sons and families, the beach, reading and any outdoor activities.
With over 40 years in the business, Rick has been involved in all aspects of the insurance industry; agency, company, program manager for both personal and commercial lines of business. Rick serves as the Operations Manager for our Agency, working out of our Laurinburg, NC office. He holds both the CPCU and ARM professional designations. He joined our Agency 8 years ago, moving here from Florida with his wife, Gail. In his spare time, he enjoys reading.
Charles Skinner has been with the Wade S Dunbar Agency, Inc for over 30 years. He is the Executive Vice President and he specializes in Marine Insurance. Charles works out of our Oriental, NC office. Charles is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill. He received his CIC designation in 1995 as well as Certified Marine Insurance Professional designation (CMIP) in 2014. He then started the Marine Insurance Division for the Agency specializing in writing risks in or on the water including marinas, boat dealers, marine contractors, boat builders both custom and production builders, all things marine! Charles is a member of the Oriental Rotary Club, has been Chair of the Oriental Rotary Tarpon Tournament for 3 years. He is married to his wife, Mary Skinner, who is partner with the Law Firm of Dunn, Pittman, Skinner and Cush, LLC in New Bern, NC. They enjoy fishing, landscaping and building.
Rachel is a Personal Lines Account Manager in our Pinehurst, NC location. Rachel originally joined the Wade S Dunbar Agency in 2006 working as the Receptionist in our Laurinburg, NC location. She left the Agency in 2007 to pursue her career as an insurance agent. Rachel also has her NC Notary Public Certification. In February 2017 Rachel came back to the Wade S Dunbar Agency as an account manager and sales agent. Rachel has been married for 19 years to her husband James and together they have 2 children, Tyler and Amanda. She also has 2 loving fur baby's, Sassy and Braxton. In her free time Rachel sings gospel music with a group called "Walkin by Faith" out of Rockingham, NC. Rachel enjoys helping people and is passionate about her job and takes pride in making herself available for clients and prospects 24/7.
Julie Sizemore joined the Wade S Dunbar Agency again on May 26, 2015 in our Raleigh, NC office as a commercial account manager. She was previously employed in the Raleigh office from 2004-2009. Julie's insurance career began in 1984 manually typing policies for an insurance company in Greensboro, NC. Later promoted to the commercial rating department where she rated policies in all states including property, liability, automobile and workers compensation. After five years she had the opportunity to work for an insurance agency and decided she enjoyed the agency side of the business as it gave more of the personal touch. She receieved her Property & Casualty license in 1990. In her spare time, Julie enjoys reading, camping, golf and spending time with her family, church and her two bloodhounds and a beagle mix in Wake Forest, NC.
Scott A. Trachtenberg joined the Wade S. Dunbar Agency in 1988. He is a graduate of Albright College with a BS in business and worked for a national insurance carrier in Raleigh, NC for 2 years prior to beginning his career with the Wade S. Dunbar Agency. Scott has served as the administrator of the NC Association of Plumbing, Heating, Cooling contractors (NCPHCC) insurance program during the 1990’s, as well as Administrator of the Association of General Contractors (AGC) Health Insurance Plan for North Carolina and South Carolina. He received his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and has maintained this designation for over 25 years. Scott is a Certified Work Compensation Advisor (CWCA). He is licensed in 9 states with specialization within the construction arena and serves on the Association of Building Contractors (ABC) safety committee. Scott is also very active in many local charities and fundraisers, such as, the March of Dimes, Crohn’s and Colitis, Relay for Life, and the Concerned Veterans for America.
Barbara's insurance career started in 1988 as a coder for The Hanover Insurance Company. In the almost 30 years since then, she has worked on both the company and agency side of the industry. Barbara's designations include an AU (Associate in Underwriting) and CISR. Barbara joined the Wade S Dunbar Agency, Inc in October of 2015. She has lived in Mechanicsville, VA for the last 15 yeas. In her spare time, she enjoys relaxing at home, Saturday night karaoke with her friends and she occasionally sings with Crush, a local band from Richmond, Va.
Tim Hall is a Vice President for the Wade S Dunbar Agency, Inc. and works out of our West Virginia office. Tim has over 40 years in the insurance industry, including insurance underwriting and commercial risk management. His professional designation includes, CWCA (Certified Works Compensation Advisor). Tim is experienced in all areas of business, consturction and industry types. His particular expertise and focus is in energy and related industries.