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Our Teamwork is Important to You.
Unlike many agencies, Wilks Insurance Agency prides itself on being truly a full-service agency. Our staff has all developed their own area of expertise in the insurance industry. Our diversity and teamwork assures you of having an in-depth professional analysis of each aspect of your insurance program. This brings you the best possible solution to your insurance problems and peace of mind in knowing that you will never need to turn to someone else for a particular need.

 

Craig F. Wilks
 
 

Craig F. Wilks
Craig is a lifelong resident of Hamilton, Ohio who joined the agency in 1981. Craig is an honors graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with degrees in Finance and Insurance. Craig has extensive training and experience in all fields of insurance and became President of the newly formed agency corporation in 1993. In addition to his management of the Wilks Agency Inc., Craig is very active in leadership positions on a variety of boards and organizations throughout Southwestern Ohio. He currently serves and was past chairman of the Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and the Hamilton Community Foundation and serves on the board at Fort Hamilton Hospital. He was recently chosen as a 2010 inductee to the Junior Achievement's "Business Hall of Fame" and was chosen as the "Businessman of the Year" in 2004 by the Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce. You can contact Craig at craig@wilksinsurance.com

 
 
William C. Wilks
 
 

William C. Wilks
"Bill" Wilks founded the Wilks Insurance Agency in 1955 and is quite proud of the 50 year anniversary in serving the insurance needs of the Southwestern Ohio region. Bill has been involved in virtually all lines of insurance and has gained a great deal of knowledge and experience throughout his insurance career. Bill has been a strong advocate for "community" and in addition to career in insurance he has been the recipient of countless awards including both local and state Hall of Fames induction for his athletic accomplishments, the Butler County Business Hall of Fame, Business Man of the Year and was recently selected as Hamilton's Citizen of the Year in 2005. The "William C. Wilks" vision award was created by the chamber of commerce in Butler County in 2000 and is awarded annually in his name. You can contact Bill at bill@wilksinsurance.com

 
 
Robert S. Atkinson
 
  Robert S. Atkinson
Bob is a lifelong resident of Cincinnati. He is a graduate of
Indian Hill High School, attended Miami University and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Cincinnati in 1981.
Bob began his distinguished insurance career with Cincinnati Insurance Company and served in a variety of capacities for the company before becoming the Senior Regional Field Director for all the agencies in the Cincinnati/Dayton territory. Bob joined Wilks Insurance as the Vice President of the West Chester office in 2001. With over 25 years of sales and management experience in the insurance industry, Bob is uniquely qualified as a true insurance professional and stands ready to put his vast knowledge to work for you. You can contact Bob by email at
bob@wilksinsurance.com.
 
 
Kathy Simpson
 
 

Kathy Simpson
Kathy is a resident of Fairfield, Ohio and attended Miami University and in 1973 began her insurance career working with the Ohio Casualty Insurance Company in the underwriting department. She became a licensed agent in 1981 and gained a great deal of experience working for several different insurance agencies before joining Wilks Insurance in 1996. Kathy primarily works with commercial business clients and claims at Wilks Insurance Hamilton office. Email Kathy at
kathy@wilksinsurance.com.

 
 
Judy Metzler
 
 

Judy Metzler
Judy is a resident of Hamilton, Ohio and a graduate of Butler Business School. She started her insurance career as a claims examiner for Ohio Casualty Insurance Company in 1967. She has been a licensed insurance agent for the past twelve years and began working with Wilks Insurance in the Hamilton office in 1997. Although Judy has had extensive training in both commercial and personal lines, she now works closely with personal lines clients in the Hamilton office and assists with all personal lines claims. Email Judy at judy@wilksinsurance.com

 
 
Vickie Furginson
 
 

Vickie Furginson
Vickie has been proudly working in the insurance business for the past twenty years and joined the Wheeler Insurance Agency as a licensed agent in 1994.  Vickie was happy to join the team at Wilks Insurance after their merge in 2005 and continue working in the Hamilton office which is her hometown.  Vickie’s insurance abilities and attention to detail are deeply appreciated by the clients at Wilks Insurance Agency.  She is primarily working with personal lines clients and assisting with accounting functions in the Hamilton office.  You can E-mail Vickie at vickie@wilksinsurance.com

 
 
Steve D. Nguyen
 
 

Steve D. Nguyen
Steve and his family are residents of West Chester, Ohio and we are very pleased that Steve has joined us as the most recent addition to the Wilks Insurance team.  He is a graduate of the Ohio State University and has an MBA from Butler University in Indianapolis.  Steve is involved in Hamilton by being a member of the Board of Directors with the Fitton Center for the Creative Arts.  Steve has extensive experience working as an employee benefit specialist since 1992.  Steve will be actively working with our commercial customers to develop the best group health programs to meet their needs.  You can contact Steve at snguyen@hackmanfinancial.com

 
 
Joyce Norris, CISR, CPSR
 
  Joyce Norris, CISR, CPSR
Joyce is a native of Middletown, Ohio and currently resides in Liberty Township. She attended Miami University in Middletown and Sinclair Community College before beginning her insurance career for her father's insurance agency in 1985. During Joyce's past twenty years working within her family owned insurance agency she has been trained and active in all fields of insurance. She has been a licensed agent for 20 years.  Joyce joined the Wilks Insurance Agency West Chester office as a licensed independent agent in 2003. She currently works with both personal and commercial/business clients of the agency. Email Joyce at joyce@wilksinsurance.com.
 
 
Rubin Harmon
 
  Rubin Harmon
Rubin is a resident of Morgan Township and graduated with a Bachelor in Education from GBS College in 1973. He received his Property-Casualty license in 1983 and his CIC designation a few years later. He started his career in insurance full time in 1987 opening Harmon Insurance Agency in Hamilton's West Side (Millville) selling both commercial and personal lines products. Rubin is also licensed in life and health and brings 27 years of experience to the new team at Wilks Insurance. You can contact Rubin in the Hamilton office at rubin@wilksinsurance.com.
 
 
Hallie Gambrell
 
 

Hallie Gambrell
Hallie is a lifelong resident of Hamilton, Ohio who began her career working with the Schmidt Insurance Agency in 1979. She became a licensed Property and Casualty Insurance agent in 1983 and has worked and been trained in all fields of insurance in a career that has now spanned over 25 years. She joined the Wilks Insurance Agency team in 1991 when the agency purchased the Schmidt Insurance of Hamilton. Hallie has been trained in all areas of insurance as the former office manager of the Schmidt agency but she now concentrates on working with personal lines clients of the Hamilton office. Email Hallie at hallie@wilksinsurance.com
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Judie Lakes
 
  Judie Lakes
Judie and her husband Ken have been long time residents of Fairfield Township. Judie has a wealth of experience in the insurance industry beginning with a career at the Ohio Casualty Insurance Company. Judie later joined as a customer service representative with a local agency and became a licensed property and Casualty agent in 1986. She has served as an agent and personal lines customer service manager with the Harmon Insurance Agency for the past ten years. We are also pleased Judie will now combine resources with the Wilks Insurance team and continue to provide outstanding advice and service to her clients. You may contact Judie in the Hamilton office by phone or at judie@wilksinsurance.com
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Tim Sloneker
 
  Tim Sloneker
Tim started his career as a CPA with an international accounting firm in the 1980's and spent 12 years as Controller of Beckett Paper Company, a Division of International Paper, in Hamilton.  He has resided in the Greater Cincinnati area his entire life and is married with two children.  Tim handles our life insurance products.  Please feel free to take advantage of Tim's vast experience and knowledge.
 

 

 

 
Becky Couch
 
 

Becky Couch
Becky is a resident of Hamilton, graduating from Hamilton High School and attending Miami University. She works in both the Hamilton and Mason locations. She began her insurance career in 2000 as a life insurance agent with Western-Southern Life. She moved into the property and casualty lines after becoming licensed in 2001. Becky has previously handled primarily personal lines but is now also assisting with commercial clients in her new role. She is a second generation Wilks employee as her grandmother, Inez McNew, proudly served as an agent with the agency for over 20 years. Becky can be reached at becky@wilksinsurance.com
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Connie Garnett
 
 

Connie Garnett
Connie has recently joined the staff at the Wilks Insurance Agency in the Hamilton office. She began her career in California in 1987 as a licensed customer service agent with State Farm Insurance Company. Currently a resident of Liberty Township, she has been working with a local Independent Insurance Agency in the region for the past twelve years. Connie has primarily dealt with Personal Lines and also has a license to assist with Life Insurance. We are very pleased that Connie has made the decision to join our very capable personal lines team. You can contact Connie by phone or email at anytime at connie@wilksinsurance.com
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Debbie Brannan
 
 

Debbie Brannan
Debbie is a lifelong resident of Butler County, currently residing in Monroe, Ohio with her husband Rick. Debbie began her insurance career in 1973. She became a licensed agent in 1983 and worked with several insurance agencies which helped her to develop a broad knowledge of insurance products including auto, home, umbrella, health and life insurance. She previously worked at Ohio Casualty Insurance Company as a Personal Lines Underwriter. Debbie joined Wilks Insurance Agency in May of 2016 and will primarily be working with personal lines, individual health and life insurance clients in the Hamilton office. With over 40 years of insurance experience, Debbie will work closely with clients to make sure they have the coverage they need. You can contact Debbie at debbie@wilksinsurance.com
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Krista Keith
 
 

Krista Keith
Krista has been a lifelong resident of Hamilton County and recently moved to the Butler County area were she currently resides in Okeana, Ohio with her children. Krista began her insurance career in the spring of 2011 selling Life and Health Insurance. She continues to grow her insurance knowledge every day by working with clients on Property & Casualty and Commercial Insurance. Krista enjoys working closely with them, helping them protect what matters most. Please feel free to contact Krista anytime by phone or email, krista@wilksinsurance.com
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Suzanne Nichols
 
 

Suzanne Nichols
Suzanne is a life long resident of Loveland, OH where she residents with her husband of 27 years Daniel. Suzanne began her insurance career in 1978 with Midwestern Indemnity Company. She brings over 30 years of commercial experience, her extensive knowledge and experience as an insurance professional will offer her clients tremendous support and service. You can contact Suzanne by phone at our Mason office or by email at suzanne@wilksinsurance.com
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