Carter has 28 years’ experience in the insurance industry. For the past 23 years, Carter served as Vice President and Producer for BancorpSouth Insurance Services in Hattiesburg, where he specialized in the placement of commercial lines insurance programs with an emphasis on transportation accounts. Carter has a B.S. degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, an Associates in Claims designation from the Insurance Institute of America and a Specialist in Transportation and Risk (Star) designation. He holds licenses in property and casualty insurance, as well as life and health. He has served on a number of insurance carrier advisory boards.
Olier is a graduate of Mississippi State University who holds a Business Administrations Degree in Insurance, Risk Management, and Financial Planning. He is originally from Crystal Springs, MS but has resided in Brandon, MS for the majority of his adult life. After beginning his insurance career as a Workers Compensation claims adjuster, he shifted his focus to that of an agent. Beginning in September 2003, he worked with Mississippi Health Care Association as a Marketing Representative for the nursing home industry. In February 2010, he and his family relocated to Hattiesburg, MS to pursue an Insurance Officer position with Hancock Insurance Agency. He has been with Heiden & Garland since May of 2013 and is happy to be working in the field he is passionate about while also being home and close to friends and family.
With 28 years of insurance experience and an LUTCF designation from The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, McElroy has an extensive background in personal and commercial insurance accounts. He holds a B.S. in Liberal Arts from the University of Southern Mississippi, as well as licenses in property and casualty and life and health.
Wilks has a strong insurance background with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. He previously owned Danny Wilks Insurance, LLC in Columbia, MS. He has focused his career on both commercial and personal lines accounts and carries licenses in property and casualty, life and health.
Wilks has more than 10 years of experience in commercial and personal insurance markets. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Belhaven University and licenses in property and casualty, life and health.
Marketing Manager / Producer
Prior to joining Southern Insurance Group, Yarborough worked as an agent representative with State Farm Insurance. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Risk Management & Insurance from The University of Mississippi, and holds licenses in property and casualty, life and health.
Benefits Counselor / Producer
Brown is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a Business Administration degree in Entrepreneurship. He holds a property and casualty license, as well as a life and health license. Brown will be coordinating voluntary products enrollments and serve as a Benefits Counselor. He will also continue producing with a focus on the transportation industry. Prior to joining Southern Insurance Group, Brown worked as a producer at Risk Management Partners in Flowood.
Office Manager / Commercial Lines
Williamson has three years of commercial insurance and is licensed in Property and Casualty. Prior to joining Southern Insurance Group, LLC she worked as a representative with Nationwide Insurance.
Bass has worked as a licensed representative with Allstate Insurance and has 10 years of related field experience. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Troy University and holds licenses in property and casualty, life and health.
Melinda earned her Property and Casualty license through Bob Brooks School of Real Estate & Insurance, Inc. in Louisiana in 2011. She has since been working in the insurance industry with experience in Commercial and Personal accounts. She is currently a Commercial Lines Representative.
Cindy has 29 years’ experience in the insurance industry. She has brokered insurance at USF&G, Wellington Associates and Heiden & Garland. Cindy is licensed for property and casualty insurance.
Rutland has over 20 years’ experience in both commercial and personal lines insurance. She holds a license in property and casualty.
Personal / Commercial Lines
Dupuy is licensed in property and casualty, and has two years of experience with personal and commercial insurance accounts.
Personal / Commercial Lines
Broom has 24 years’ experience in the insurance industry and handles personal/commercial lines.
Broom works in accounting for Southern Insurance Group. She holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Mississippi College and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from William Carey University. She has three years of related experience.
Allita Smith has over 30 years’ insurance experience with a focus on the transportation industry. She currently holds a property/casualty insurance license for the state of Mississippi. Allita is currently a Commercial Lines Account Manager.
Stewart has 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry with a primary focus in commercial lines accounts. She holds a property/casualty license along with a CIC designation