Ben Beck joined Purdum Gray Ingledue Beck, Inc in 2007 as an insurance producer and became a partner in 2012. After completing his service in the U.S. Army, Ben received his Bachelors Degree in Business Science from Eastern Illinois University. Ben is licensed to provide property, casualty, life and health products to both his commercial and personal customers.
Ben and his wife, Jill, were raised in McDonough County and currently reside in Macomb with their two sons, Ross and Emmett. Ben enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing golf and reading. You can contact Ben by clicking here.
Barb Bloom joined PGIB in 1995 as an Account Manager working with commercial accounts. A Macomb native, Barb has a degree in Finance from Western Illinois University. She is a Certified Insurance Service Representative and is licensed in property, casualty, life and health insurance.
Barb and her husband Mark have 3 children, Brigette, Cory and Brooke. Barb enjoys spending time with family and friends. You can contact Barb by clicking here.
Jerry Brookhart became an insurance producer for PGIB in 2006. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science from University of Illinois and has completed MBA work at the University of Chicago. His broad based management experience ranges from start-up businesses to Fortune Top 100 companies. Jerry grew up in Macomb, IL, and lived in Pittsburg, Chicago, Denver, and the San Francisco area before returning to Macomb and joining PGIB. He now lives on a farm with his wife, Mary, outside of Macomb. Their extended family includes 2 living sons, 2 daughters-in-law, and 5 granddaughters.
Jerry enjoys the outdoors, including bicycling, gardening, hiking, and golf, and volunteers his time to help numerous community organizations, including current Rotary Foundation Chairman and Habitat for Humanity Board President. He is also very active in several University of Illinois alumni activities, including current Co-Chairman of $5M ACES funding raising project.
Jerry is licensed in property, casualty, life, health, and variable products for personal and commercial customers. You can contact Jerry by clicking here.
Blake Driskell joined PGIB in 2017 as a Sales Producer Assistant. Blake is licensed to sell property, casualty, life and health lines of insurance. He is very excited to start his insurance career at PGIB and to grow as an insurance producer while serving the members of the community that he grew up in.
Blake was born and raised in Macomb by his parents Rick and Amber. His father is the Deputy Fire Chief for the Macomb Fire Department and his mother is the lead Leasing Agent for Macomb Rentals. He also has a younger sister named Brittany who will graduate high school this year. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and watching sports- the Pittsburg Steelers are his favorite team! You can contact Blake by clicking here.
Dawn Ford, CIC, CISR, is an Account Manager in Commercial Lines for PGIB. Dawn also provides Claims Service for all commercial accounts. While licensed in all major lines of insurance, Dawn has earned the professional designation of Certified Insurance Counselor. She brings a strong commitment of excellence to the agency through advanced education and professionalism.
Dawn and her husband, Max, have two children, Skyler and Max. In their free time, the Ford’s enjoy spending family time in the great outdoors. You can contact Dawn by clicking here.
James E. Gray is President of Purdum Gray Ingledue Beck, Inc. For over forty-five years, Jim has thrived from his beginning as a sales representative, to being a shareholder, and now the company’s top officer. His business philosophy is one of example. His community involvement is evidenced by his membership in various civic organizations and boards.
Jim and his wife Karen are lifelong residents of McDonough County. They have two children and five grandchildren. In his spare time, Jim likes nothing better than getting together with family and friends, especially if it involves golf. You can contact Jim by clicking here.
Janet Harwick is an Account Manager specializing in commercial lines and also serves as the department supervisor. Purdum Gray Ingledue Beck, Inc. takes pride in the fact she has been with the agency since 1987. She is a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR), and is licensed in property, casualty, life and health insurance.
Janet is a life long resident of McDonough County with a family background in agriculture. She and her husband, Bob, enjoy spending time at their country home with their animals and visiting their granddaughters. You can contact Janet by clicking here.
Beau J. Ingledue joined PGIB as a sales representative in 1996. Following in his father’s footsteps, Beau joined as partner in 2005. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Western Illinois University in public relations and communications with a minor in business. Beau’s commitment to his clients and the Macomb community is revealed by his continual pursuit of professional insurance designations while maintaining community and civic interests.
Beau has earned the professional designation of Certified Insurance Counselor through the National Alliance. Currently, Beau is involved with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, the United Way and other civic organizations. Beau along with his wife Christa and sons Carter and Parker enjoy spending time outdoors and traveling to new places as well as familiar favorites. You can contact Beau by clicking here.
Shannon Johnson, CISR joined the Purdum Gray Ingledue Beck, Inc team in 2004 where she serves as an Account Manager in the Commercial Lines Department. She is a Certified Insurance Service Representative and holds licenses in all areas of insurance. Shannon brings a specific expertise in customer service relations to the agency .
Shannon was born and raised in Fulton County. Now, Shannon and her husband Brad are raising their two children in Fulton County. In her free time, Shannon enjoys spending time with her family, horseback riding, and just being outdoors. You can contact Shannon by clicking here.
Sarah Kelly serves as an Accounting Specialist at PGIB and is also a Certified Insurance Service Representative and is licensed in property, casualty, life and health insurance. Sarah has a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Western Illinois University, as well as an Associate’s in Accounting from Illinois Central College, where she played on the ICC Softball team.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys four-wheeling, camping, traveling and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys running, lifting free weights and cardiovascular activities. You can contact Sarah by clicking here.
Cheri Kiper is PGIB’s receptionist. She is also a licensed producer and a Certified Insurance Service Representative in property causality, life and health. Cheri’s career reflects on her sincere interest and enjoyment in working with people. She has held positions in sales, management and carries 27 years of customer service and public relations. Cheri is the friendly face and voice of PGIB.
When not working Cheri enjoys spending time with family and friends. She loves spending time with her daughter Melissa in Jacksonville, Florida and son Eric in Springfield, IL along with three granddaughters. She also enjoys traveling, gardening, and various outdoor adventures. Cheri is also involved as a member of P.E.O. Chapter AL, as well as a member of The United Methodist church. You can contact Cheri by clicking here.
Emma Lewis joined Purdum Gray Ingledue Beck, Inc. in 2017 as an Account Manager working with life and health accounts. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Colorado State University. Emma is licensed to sell Life & Health lines of insurance.
She was born and raised in Macomb. Emma and her husband Chris have a daughter and son. Emma enjoys spending with her family as well as winemaking and watching the stock market. You can contact Emma by clicking here.
Shanda Mainland, CIC, CISR, serves PGIB as an Account Manager specializing in commercial lines. She is licensed in life, health, property and casualty insurance. She is a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR). Shanda holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University. In addition to her education, Shanda brings a strong focus in customer service skills and educational commitment to the agency.
Shanda was born and raised in McDonough County. Shanda and her husband, Chris, have two children, Caden & Brooklyn. Shanda enjoys spending time with her family, being involved in her children’s’ many activities, and running. You can contact Shanda by clicking here.
Marilyn Moore is the Office Manager and Administrative Assistant to Agency President, James E. Gray. Marilyn coordinates with staff members and management to keep the office running smoothly.
Marilyn and her husband Neal owned their own business for many years, consequently, Marilyn brings a wealth of business knowledge to PGIB. Marilyn is a life long resident of the Sciota/Blandinsville area and is currently serving as Mayor of Blandinsville, IL. Marilyn is PGIB’s resident baker and also enjoys gardening in her spare time. Marilyn and Neal always love spending time with their two daughters and their families, including 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren! You can contact Marilyn by clicking here.
Brad D Pyles is a 1988 graduate of Macomb Senior High, Music Tech of Minneapolis ( 1992) and has studied at Spoon River College . As a local business owner for 12 years and now a 13 year licensed Agent in multiple states, as well as obtaining a Series 6 and 63 ( 2004 ) license, Brad specializes in financial products, Medicare planning and Asset Protection.
Brad understands what our seniors today are faced with: health issues, living on a fixed income and home management. With his experience over the last 13 years, he has learned what is important to seniors and will go that extra mile to find the best possible plan of action for his clients.
Brad is married to Wendy Pyles and they have 4 children and one grandchild. They are very active in their children’s sports and school activities and enjoy helping others.
Contact Brad with your questions concerning fixed investments and other investment options, Medicare planning, asset protection and health insurance coverage’s. You can contact Brad by clicking here.
Lori Raymond joined the Purdum Gray Ingledue Beck team in 2008 where she currently serves as an Account Manager in the Personal Lines Department. Lori brought with her over 15 years of experience in customer service. She is licensed in Property, Casualty, Life & Health. You can contact Lori by clicking here.
Ashley Riggins joined Purdum Gray Ingledue Beck, Inc in 2013 as an Account Executive. She holds a bachelor of business degree in Marketing from Western Illinois University. Ashley is licensed to sell property, casualty, life and health lines of insurance.
Currently, Ashley is involved with the McDonough County United Way, Young Business Professionals, Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, and other community organizations. Ashley and her husband Ryan reside in Macomb with their daughter Piper and son Riley. They enjoy spending time with friends, family, renovating homes and travelling together. You can contact Ashley by clicking here.
Susan Seymore joined PGIB in 2017 as an Account Manager with farm and personal lines accounts. She has over 30 years of experience in customer service and is licensed in Life & Health and Property & Casualty.
Susan and her husband, Bill, have 2 children, Jason and Megan. In her free time, Susan enjoys traveling, cake decorating, and spending with family and friends.
Corey Sheridan joined PGIB in 2017 as an insurance producer. Corey is licensed to sell property, casualty, life and health lines of insurance. A graduate of WIU with a degree in Philosophy, Corey has returned to his hometown of Macomb after adventuring in Arizona for a decade with his lovely wife Rachael.
Corey and Rachael have two energetic offspring, Carrick and Lily. In his free time, Corey enjoys chasing after his kids, hiking, and practicing yoga and meditation.
Tammy Taflinger came to PGIB in 2005 with 16 years of agency experience. She is a Certified Insurance Service Representative and is licensed in property, casualty, life and health insurance. Tammy is an Account Manager in our Personal Lines Department.
Tammy is a life long resident of McDonough County. Tammy resides in Bushnell, IL with her husband, Dwight, and their 3 children, Devin, Caitlin & Madison. Dwight and Tammy are very devoted to their church and community. Tammy enjoys spending time with her family and friends. You are likely to find the Taflingers at various events throughout the year. You can contact Tammy by clicking here.
Dennis Tate joined PGIB as a sales representative in 1995. He holds a bachelor of science degree from Western Illinois University and has a wealth of experience in all areas of insurance. Dennis is licensed to provide property, casualty, life and health products. Dennis is a life long resident of McDonough County.
Dennis and his wife Diane enjoy spending time with their four sons and their families. Diane is a health educator at McDonough District Hospital, as well as an independent Mary Kay consultant. Dennis and Diane are committed to their family and community. They are active in their church affiliation and the West Prairie FFA Alumni Association. You can contact Dennis by clicking here.
Ardell Thompson has been with PGIB since 1976. During that time, she has served PGIB in many areas. Currently, Ardell works with our Personal Lines clients and serves as the Personal Lines Department Supervisor. She is a Certified Insurance Counselor.
Ardell is very active in the community serving as a member of the Macomb Community School Board of Education, the Macomb Education Foundation, Macomb High Bomber Boosters Club, and the Georgetown Homeowners Assn. Board. When not working or attending board meetings Ardell and her husband, Larry enjoy spending time with their two children and their families. Lisa and Corey Scalf live in Macomb with their son, Brady. Lance, Laura, Jacob and Olivia Thompson live in Montgomery, IL and give them an excuse to visit the “Big City”! You can contact Ardell by clicking here.