Staff Directory

Our team of insurance professionals is dedicated to providing excellent service to our clients.

Many of our associates have earned the following professional designations, demonstrating their commitment to insurance education and remaining in the forefront of changes within the insurance industry.

  • CPCU – Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter
  • CIC – Certified Insurance Counselor
  • AAI – Accredited Advisor in Insurance
  • CISR – Certified Insurance Service Representative
  • CPSR – Certified Professional Service Representative

 

Agency Principals

Jeffrey A. Aldridge, CIC

A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jeff began his insurance career in 1983. Jeff is a past president of the Elizabeth City Rotary Club and currently serves as a director of the College of the Albemarle Foundation and the Sentara Albemarle  Medical Center.  He is also a member of the Board of Commissioners of Albemarle Hospital Authority.

 

J.M. “Monty” Ross, Jr., CIC, AAI

A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Monty has been active in the insurance industry since 1992. He currently serves as a chairman of the IIANC Beach/Fair Plan Committee, the Beach Plan Managers Advisory Counsel, and is the past chairman of the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce and the Outer Banks Jaycess.

 

William Vogedes, III, CPCU, AAI

A 1979 graduate of NC State University. His insurance career began in 1979 with USF&G Insurance Company. He purchased the West  Byrum Agency in Edenton in 1984 and changed the name of the business to Vogedes Insurance Agency and opened an office in Kill Devil Hills in 1989.  Vogedes Insurance Agency merged with G R Little effective January 1, 2018.  He served on the Board of Directors of the Independent Insurance Agents of NC from 2008 until 2018.  He also served as Chairman of the Board from 2017- 2018.

 

David B. Wright, CIC, AAI

A graduate of East Carolina University, David returned home in 1981 to begin his insurance career. Active in the business community, David is a former member of the Board of Trustees for College of the Albemarle and has previously served as a member of the East Carolina University Board of Visitors. He has also served as a director of the Elizabeth City Community Foundation and is a past president of the Elizabeth City Rotary Club.

 

Corporate Officers 
TitleNamePhone Ext.
President:David Wright106
Vice President:Jeff Aldridge210
Vice President:Monty Ross 204
Vice President:Bill Vogedes220
Department Managers
TitleNamePhone Ext.
Financial Services:Gene Chory, CLU, CHFC
Commercial Lines:Julie Ross, CISR208
Personal Lines:Patricia S. Jones, CISR, CPSR117
Accounting/Systems Operations:Linda Revell119

 

Kitty Hawk Office Associates
Personal Lines
NameTitlePhone Ext.
Linda MelsonPersonal Lines Account Manager205
Cheri HandPersonal Lines Account Manager202
Reda Hollon Personal Lines Account Manager 217
Dana Hedgepeth Personal Lines Account Manager218 
April ParnelPersonal Lines Account Analyst216
Commercial Lines
NameTitlePhone Ext.
Missy TroutCommercial Lines Account Manager215
Suzanne WrennCommercial Lines Account Manager221
Katie Gray,CISRCommercial Lines Account Analyst & Team Leader214
Christy MorrisCommercial Lines Processor212
Heather FleischmannCommercial Lines Processor
Producers
NamePhone Ext.
Karen Bachman203
Margaret Caldwell207
Butch Snyder219
Receptionist
NamePhone Ext.
Rita Brandt200

 

Elizabeth City Office Associates
Personal Lines
NameTitlePhone Ext.
Debbie Horton,CISRPersonal Lines Account Manager116
Krystle McDanielsPersonal Lines Account Manager115
Stephanie Spisak, CISRPersonal Lines Account Manager113
Commercial Lines
NameTitlePhone Ext.
Suzette Ward, CICCommercial Lines Account Manager109
Margie MookCommercial Lines Account Manager103
Crystal SmithCommercial Lines Account Manager104
Paula BoyceSenior Account Analyst102
Receptionist
NamePhone Ext.
Toni Corprew100

 

Edenton Office Associates
Personal Lines
NameTitlePhone Ext.
Pat DavisPersonal Lines Account Manager316
Nancy NewbernPersonal Lines Account Manager315
Producers
NamePhone Ext.
Paul Hicks316
Carl Lofjhelm302
Receptionist
NamePhone Ext.
Kim White313

 

Kitty Hawk Office

6225 North Croatan Highway
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
252-255-2090

Elizabeth City Office

203 E. Church St.
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
252-335-2967

Edenton Office

401 S Broad Street
Edenton, NC 27932
866-360-5222