Your needs come first

At Peoples Underwriters, everyone in our agency has earned professional designations or is undergoing extensive training to acquire special designations. Each associate is committed to understanding your insurance needs and to recommending the best policies to cut risk for you, your business and your family. 

These members of our service team are working for you:


Delan Stevens, AAI


Delan comes to our agency in November 2005 with over 13 years experience in the banking industry. He joined our staff as a Commercial Account Executive. He earned his degree at Coastal Carolina University. Delan is married to Lynn Stevens and resides in Conway.     

 Matthew B. Wiseman, CIC, CISR 
Vice President, Commercial Lines

Carolina Forest

Matt comes to Peoples Underwriters in June of 1998 with over 6 years experience in the Property Management industry as well as extensive experience in automation. He is a Licensed Commercial Lines Agent and has earned accreditation as a Certified Insurance Service Representative. Matt and his wife, Sarah, reside in Carolina Forest and have two daughters, Alexis and Bailey, and one son, Carson.      


Gail W. Mishoe, CIC, CISR            
Vice President, Personal Lines


A graduate of USC-Coastal Carolina College and a native of Conway, Gail has been with us since 1999 and brought with her five years experience in the insurance industry.  She is a Licensed Personal Lines Agent  and has earned accreditation as a Certified Insurance Service Representative and Certified Insurance Counselor.  She also holds her Life Accident and Health Insurance license.  She and her husband John reside in Conway and have two children, Wilson and Ryan



Kristie D. Hendrick             
Vice President, Operations



Kristie joined our staff in May, 2000. She's a graduate of Coastal Carolina University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, with an emphasis in Management. In the administration department, she daily oversees the accounting and human resource functions of the agency. She and her husband, Sandy, are Conway natives, residing with their daughter, Taylor, and son, Walker. 

Amanda J. Lanford, CIC, AAI                       
Assistant Vice President, Commercial Lines Compliance  


A graduate of Clemson University and a Conway native, Amanda joined our staff as a Commercial Lines agent in July 2002. While in college, Amanda worked in the insurance service area, gaining valuable experience in the insurance field. Her commitment to prompt, quality service is a tremendous asset that fits well with the Peoples Underwriters, Inc. philosophy. Amanda has earned the accreditation of Certified Insurance Counselor and Accredited Advisor in Insurance. She works with all members of the Commercial Lines team. Amanda resides in Conway with her husband, Blake and daughter, Emory Beeson. 


Ray Finocchio, CIC, AAI, AIP

Carolina Forest

Ray joined our staff in August 2006 as a Commercial Producer. He will be going through extensive training to assist him in placing the proper coverage for our clients He is a recent graduate of University of Rochester, New York. He now resides in Myrtle Beach.     


Barry Roof, CIC

Carolina Forest

Barry is a commercial account executive and has earned the accreditation of Certified Insurance Counselor. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida where he played golf for the Knights. His main areas of focus include general business, auto service exposures, golf & country clubs, social services, and the hospitality industry. Barry is committed to offering competitive insurance options and helping the consumer make informed coverage decisions. 

Steve Warbutton


Steve joined our staff in January of 2015 as a commercial lines producer. He is a graduate of West Virginia University with B.S. in Marketing and a minor in Communication Studies. Before moving to Myrtle Beach in 2009 he was a life and health producer in Pittsburgh, Pa. He now resides in the Carolina Forest area. 

  Bob Moore


Bob comes to Peoples Underwriters in January of 2017 with over 25 years experience in the commercial banking industry. He is a Licensed Commercial Lines Agent. Bob earned his undergraduate degree from The Citadel and his MBA from Winthrop University. Bob and his wife, Diane, reside in Conway and have three grown daughters, Makenzie, Madison and Victoria, and one son-in-law, Ashton Harvey who is Madison’s husband.  

 Dillon Karnes

Carolina Forest

A native of Myrtle Beach, Dillon came to the agency in 2016. He graduated from Coker College, a private school in Hartsville South Carolina, with a degree in Business Administration. While at Coker, he also served as the Student Government Association President. He is now a part of commercial insurance team where he will serve as a producer. He will continue going through extensive training to assist him in placing the proper coverage for our clients. Dillon now resides in his home town of Myrtle Beach.

Victoria Rogers, CISR

Carolina Forest

Victoria has been in the insurance industry since 1996. Victoria has experience in both Personal Lines and Commercial Lines. She moved to Myrtle Beach in November 2015 from Nashville, TN. She has held her CISR designation since 2003. She resides in Carolina Forest with my husband Jerry. She has a son and daughter, Brian and Brittany.     


’ Smith


Rene’ joined the Peoples Underwriters staff in 2016.  Rene has experience in both Personal Lines and Commercial Lines and is a licensed agent.  She currently works as commercial lines CSR. Rene resides in Conway with her husband Robert.  She has a daughter Jessie.

Pam Hughes, CISR

Carolina Forest           

Pam joins our staff in September 2000 with a background in Administration in the Medical industry. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at Coastal Carolina University. Pam is a licensed agent.  She and her husband Michael have one daughter, Shiree, and reside in the Conway area.    

Nancy Karnes, CPCU


Nancy grew up in WV where she started her insurance career in 1975.  She is experienced in both Personal and Commercial lines but has worked primarily in commercial lines.  She was with Peoples Underwriters  in the late 90’s, early 20’s but returned to WV, until 2015, at which time she moved back to SC and  is and currently working as a Commercial Lines  Service Representative.  She lives in Conway with her husband Mark.  Her son, his wife, and two grandsons live in the Myrtle Beach area.  

Patty Floyd, CISR


Patty joined the Peoples Underwriters staff in 2007. She currently works assisting the Personal Lines teams in processing renewal policies. Patty and her husband, David, live in the Loris area.     

Denise D. Huther, CISR

Carolina Forest

Denise has joined our Commercial Lines December of 2006 to assist with existing and new clients. She came to us as a licensed agent with 20 years experience in the insurance industry. She resides in Carolina Forest with her husband, Steve, and three children, Lauren, Cole, and Dorothy.    

Courtney Hinson, CISR          

Carolina Forest

Courtney joined our staff on April 1, 2013. She was born and raised in Myrtle Beach and now resides in Carolina Forest. She graduated with an undergraduate degree in Business Management from Coastal Carolina University in 2011. She continued her education at Coastal Carolina University and obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration in December 2012.  She will be working with Commercial Lines.  


Beth Artz, CISR


Beth joined our staff in May 2014 as a Customer Service Representative.  She obtained her B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Coastal Carolina University in 2005.  She resides in Conway with her daughter Zoieh.


Ronnie J. Causey, CIC, LUTCF

Carolina Forest

A Horry County native, Ronnie came to us February, 2002 with over 15 years experience in the insurance industry, and has earned the Life Underwriters Training Counsel Fellow designation. With licenses in the Property, Casualty, Life and health areas, Ronnie works with our clients to protect their personal assets. He and his wife, Darlene, reside in Loris and have two sons, Ryan and Blake and one daughter, Naomi.

Barbara C. Farnaby, CISR


A native of Conway, Barbara has worked with Peoples Underwriters, Inc. for over 25 years. As a Certified Insurance Service Representative, she works in the Personal Lines Department, specializing in Homeowners and Personal Auto coverages. She and her husband, Grant, reside in Conway with their two daughters Madison and Kirstie.       

Kimberly Needham            

Carolina Forest
Kimberly joined our staff to assist our Personal Lines Department in August 2012.  She has previously experience in personal lines sales and servicing as well as several years of experience in the corporate insurance industry.  Her commitment to providing quality and prompt service to our customers will fit well with our philosophy.  Kimberly currently resides in the Myrtle Beach area.     

 Tracy Leigh, CISR

Carolina Forest
A graduate of USC-Coastal, Tracy joined the Peoples Underwriters Staff in 2013 and will be working with the personal lines team as a Customer Service Representative.   With 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, Tracy holds licenses in Property & Casualty as well as Life.  A native to Greenville, SC, Tracy now lives in Socastee with her husband, Glen, and son, Tyler.  


Celeste Hamilton, CISR


Celeste joined our staff in February 2015 as a Customer Service Representative and Producer for our Personal Lines department. She has earned the accreditation of Certified Insurance Service Representative while in the Insurance industry. Before joining the industry, Celeste graduated from Coastal Carolina University with her B.S. in Business Administration. Celeste is a Horry County native and still resides in Conway today. 

Melinda Branton, CISR


Melinda joined our staff in February, 2000 as an Administrative Assistant and offers support to all departments. She obtained her SC Agent's License in 2002 and Certified Insurance Service Representative designation in 2005. She is a graduate of Conway High School and Horry Georgetown Technical College with Associates in Arts Degree. Melinda resides in the Conway area.           

Erin White

Erin joined our staff in September of 2014 as an Administrative Assistant.  She graduated from Carolina Forest High School in 2009 and has a degree in Business and Marketing from Horry Georgetown Technical College.  She resides in the Conway area with her husband, Jacob.

Cristian L. Wood


Cristian joined our staff as an Accounting Assistant in November 2016. She graduated from the University of North Carolina Pembroke with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree and she also earned an Associate in Accounting degree from Central Carolina Community College.  She is currently pursuing her MBA from the University of North Carolina Pembroke.  Cristian, along with her husband, Joshua, reside in Conway with their daughter Riley.

Tracy Winters

Carolina Forest

Tracy joined our staff in March of 2017 as an Administrative Assistant.  Tracy is a graduate of Faulkner State University in Bay Minette, Alabama, and has prior experience in the finance and insurance industry.  She also brings an extensive background in office administration.  She and her husband, Ray, reside in Carolina Forest with their daughter, Alyssa.

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