Leadership Team

Sunstar Insurance Group is lead by an Executive Committee composed of the following senior executives of the firm:

David L. Bowlin
Casey Bowlin is the Chairman and CEO of Sunstar Insurance Group in Memphis, Tennessee and a member of the Sunstar Insurance Group Executive Committee and Board of Directors. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and attended the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. After service as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, he joined E. H. Crump and Company as an insurance salesman and eventually became that firm’s President. Subsequently, he served as Chairman and CEO of Sedgwick Global Ltd., President and insurance CEO of Summit Global Partners, Inc. and President and CEO of Regions Insurance Group. Casey joined Sunstar as its founder and first employee in 2012. He holds the designation of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).

Sunstar Insurance Group, LLC
530 Oak Court, Suite 245
Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 537-7450
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Gregory T. Lottes
Greg Lottes is the President of Lakenan Insurance in St. Louis, Missouri, and a member of the Sunstar Insurance Group Executive Committee. Further, he serves as Sunstar’s President and Corporate Chief Operating Officer. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a degree in Business and Finance. After college, Greg gained his initial insurance industry experience working as a Claims Adjuster for an insurance carrier. He joined Lakenan in 2004 as a sales executive. In 2010, Greg was promoted to Lakenan’s Vice President of Sales and upon the acquisition of Lakenan by Sunstar in 2014, he became President. He holds the designation of Certified Insurance Counsellor (CIC). On August 1, 2018, Greg was appointed President of Sunstar Insurance Group, LLC.

Lakenan
3636 S Geyer Road, Suite 260
St. Louis, MO 63127
314-721-1500
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Gail F. Boland
Gail Boland is the Chief Administrative Officer of Sunstar Insurance Group in Memphis, Tennessee, and a member of the Sunstar Insurance Group Executive Committee. She is a graduate of Humber College in Toronto, Canada, with a degree in Business and Commerce. After graduating, she held an executive assistant position at an engineering firm in Toronto, Canada, before moving to the United States. She has over 30 years experience in the field of office management and human resources. Prior to joining Sunstar in 2013, she was Chief Administrative Officer at Regions Insurance Group.

Sunstar Insurance Group, LLC
530 Oak Court, Suite 250
Memphis. TN 38117
901-537-7450
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John W. Bovard
John Bovard is the President and CEO of Bovard Insurance Group in Kansas City, Missouri, and a member of the Sunstar Insurance Group Executive Committee. He is a graduate of Marian University in Indianapolis, Indiana, with a degree in Business Administration. After college, he worked for a national insurance broker before founding his own insurance agency in Kansas City in 1981. That agency subsequently evolved through acquisitions into Bovard Insurance Group, one of the largest independent insurance agencies in Kansas City. The Bovard Insurance Group was purchased by Sunstar in 2013.

Bovard Insurance Group, LLC
6950 Squibb Road, Suite 500
Mission, KS 66202
913-529-1130
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Lee Lottes
Lee Lottes is the Chairman and CEO of Lakenan Insurance Agency in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, and a member of the Sunstar Insurance Group Executive Committee. He is a graduate of Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. After college, he worked as an underwriter and marketing representative for Travelers Insurance Company. He then joined Lakenan in 1976 as a salesman and purchased that agency in 1982. Since that time, the agency has grown to be the largest insurance broker in the southern sphere of the metropolitan St. Louis area. Lee joined Sunstar in 2014 when it purchased the Lakenan insurance agency.

Lakenan
890 Rozier Street
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-7446
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Lance Smith
Lance Smith is the Executive Vice President at PJC Insurance Agency in Springfield, Missouri, and a member of the Sunstar Insurance Group Executive Committee. He is a graduate of Missouri State University earning a degree in Finance and Insurance. Lance joined PJC in 1996 as a producer focused on the transportation insurance space. In 2004, he became a partner in the agency and began directing the transportation insurance division. In 2008, along with fellow partner Raylene Appleby, the remainder of the agency was purchased. He became a member of the Sunstar Insurance Group in 2016 with Sunstar’s acquisition of PJC. Lance was a charter recipient of the Transportation Risk Specialist designation and also holds the Associate in Insurance Services designation.

PJC Insurance Group
1801 W. Norton Rd.
Springfield, MO 65803
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Andy Gaddie
Andy Gaddie is the President and CEO of FSB Insurance with offices in Jackson, Humboldt, Martin, McKenzie, and Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and is a member of the Sunstar Insurance Group Executive Committee. He attended Memphis State University and Lambuth College. He began is insurance career in 1987 with American General. He founded Clay, Gaddie and Ransom Insurance in 1991 and merged with FSB Insurance in 2000. In September of 2017 FSB Insurance became a division of Sunstar Insurance Group.

FSB Insurance
460 Oil Well Road
Jackson, TN 38305
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Andrew Meadors
Andrew Meadors, a 30-year veteran of the insurance industry in Arkansas, is the CEO of Arkansas and Tennessee markets for Sunstar Insurance Group. Meadors, headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, is a Certified Risk Manager and graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He is a former board member of the Insurors of Arkansas and serves on the Sunstar Insurance Group Executive Committee.


Sunstar Insurance of Arkansas
11700 Cantrell Road
Little Rock, AR 72223
501-223-4613
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J. Scott Brothers, CIC
Scott Brothers is President and CEO of The Insurancenter located in Joplin, Missouri. He serves on the executive committee for Sunstar Insurance Group. After graduating from Missouri Southern State University, Scott began his career at The Insurancenter in 1974 and rose to his current position as President in 1985. Scott holds the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation and is a graduate of the Insurance Agency Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business. Scott served as the President of the Missouri Association of Insurance Agents. Scott also was the former Missouri state National Director of IIABA.

The Insurancenter
2901 Arizona Avenue
Joplin, MO 64804
(417) 623-7500
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Scott Strong
Scott Strong is the President and CEO of Strong’s Insurance, based in Wichita, Kansas, and a member of the Sunstar Insurance Group Executive Committee. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas. After graduating, he then joined the family’s insurance agency in Nashville, Kansas. In July of 2018 Scott joined Sunstar when they purchased Strong’s Insurance. Scott holds the following designations: Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC). Scott was on the board of the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents from 2010 thru 2019 and served as president in 2018.

Strong's Insurance
142 N Main Street
Kingman, KS 67068
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John Hogan
John Hogan has been a St. Louis, Missouri, based insurance broker for over 30 years, and served as CEO of Hogan Insurance Group, since its inception 25 years ago. After earning his undergraduate degree from Quincy University, John received his MBA from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. He is also a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC). John serves on the Sunstar Executive Committee and CEO of Chapman Hogan Insurance in St. Louis, Missouri.

Chapman & Hogan Insurance Group
3636 S Geyer Road, #110
St. Louis, MO 63127
314-571-6546
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Gary Jech
Gary Jech is the CEO of Farris Insurance Agency Inc of Springdale, Arkansas and is a member of Sunstar Insurance Group Executive Committee. Gary attended and graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Finance and Marketing. He purchased the Farris Insurance Agency in 1993 and owned it until merging with Sunstar Insurance Group in 2020.



Farris Insurance
4706 S. Thompson
Springdale, AR 72765
479-756-6330
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Christopher R. Parcell
Chris Parcell is the Chief Financial Officer of Sunstar Insurance Group and a member of the Sunstar Insurance Group Executive Committee. He has over 25 years of finance and accounting experience serving companies in both publicly traded and privately held companies. He received his BBA in Accounting from James Madison University and is a Missouri-licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

Chris joined Sunstar in October 2020 and maintains his office in St. Louis, Missouri.

Sunstar Insurance Group, LLC
3636 S Geyer Road, Suite 260
St. Louis, MO 63127
(314) 721-1500
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Jon Stahly
Jon Stahly is the CEO of W.E. Walker-Lakenan and is a member of the Sunstar Insurance Group Executive Committee. He is a 2004 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with Bachelors of Science in Mass Communication - Public Relations and Sales. After graduating Southeast Missouri State University, Jon immediately joined W.E. Walker-Lakenan as a producer and specializes in commercial customers, understanding their specific risks and exposures. Jon holds two designations, Associate in Insurance Production (AIP) and a Certified Workers Comp Advisor (CWCA). The Missouri Association of Insurance Agents named Jon the Young Agent of The Year in 2013. Jon has two wonderful children that he loves dearly, and they reside in Cape Girardeau, MO.

W.E. Walker-Lakenan
117 South Broadview
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
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Steve Nesbitt, MHA, CIC
Steve Nesbitt is an insurance veteran with over 37 years in the industry. He currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer for Petra Risk Management Services (Petra RMS). Petra RMS is a growing risk management and insurance agency with seven locations across the Southeast.

Steve previously served as the President of SS Nesbitt and Company. Steve started the business in January of 2000 and then sold the agency to EBSCO Industries in 2001. He grew the agency from a one person operation into the second largest privately-held insurance agency in the state of Alabama. Steve has also held prior roles as an underwriter and as a producer where he managed a one million dollar book of commission revenue. He holds a B.S. degree from the University of Alabama in Finance -Insurance and Risk Management. He also obtained his Masters of Health Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

He serves on the Board for several organizations and is very involved with his church, Mountain Brook Community Church, where he has served in numerous positions including Elder.

Steve and his wife have three children. During his free time Steve enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family and his two dogs.

PETRA RMS
2140 Avenue South, Suite 400
Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 354-2700
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Jason Swindle
Jason Swindle serves a CEO of TIG Advisors and as Sunstar’s Employee Benefits Practice Leader. He is also a member of The Sunstar Insurance Group Executive Committee. As CEO of TIG, Jason positions the organization to accomplish its mission of helping clients manage risk and achieve greater success. Jason is primarily focused on the strategic leadership and growth of TIG, creating a culture of positive impact, and the expansion of product lines and service offerings.

As Sunstar’s Employee Benefits Practice Leader, Jason guides the rapidly growing benefits practices across Sunstar’s enterprise. As a risk advisor and leader, Jason helps Sunstar’s advisors and employers chart a new path toward savings, sustainability and success by engaging transparent partners, ensuring protection through contractual risk management, leveraging actionable health intelligence and implementing relevant cost containment solutions.

Jason has a business degree from the University of Missouri where he was tapped into prestigious honor societies such as QEBH and Mortar Board. Additionally, Jason holds several industry designations, including Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Group Benefit Associate (GBA), a designation awarded by IFEBP and the Wharton School of Business. Jason is also one of approximately 100 advisors to be certified with Health Rosetta.

TIG Advisors
200 Southampton Drive
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 875-4800
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Jim Black
Jim Black is the Chief Executive Officer of Campbell and Company with corporate headquarters located in Camden Arkansas, and a member of the Sunstar Insurance Group Executive Committee. He is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas with a degree in Accounting. He spent his first two years in college on a baseball scholarship at Auburn University. After college, he attained the designation of Certified Public Accountant. From 1983 through 1998 he represented Lockheed Martin in contract negotiations with subcontractors of the U.S. Department of Defense as well as direct negotiations with foreign governments within N.A.T.O. From 1999 to 2005, he worked in the Banking Industry. He joined the Insurance Industry in 2006 with the acquisition of Campbell and Company with other investors.

Campbell & Company
221 Washington SW
Camden, AR 71701
(870) 837-2197

Bob Fiss
Bob Fiss has been President and CEO of Johnston Fiss Insurance in Kansas City for 22 years. Bob graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration. Upon graduation he joined his family’s firm Fiss-Clogston Insurance, and served as an insurance and surety bond broker for the firm’s construction related clients. In 1999, Bob and his brother Scott acquired the Johnston Insurance Agency and merged the two firms together creating Johnston Fiss Insurance serving clients in the Kansas City Metro area. Bob serves as the CEO of the new organization managing financial agency operations as well as personal client service focusing on commercial lines of insurance in construction, real estate, and main street business. Bob and his wife Kim have four children and three grandchildren that they enjoy traveling to see as much as possible.

Johnston Fiss
5225 W. 75th Street, Suite 200
Shawnee Mission, KS 66208
(913) 396-0800
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