James E. Gray is President of Purdum Gray Ingledue, Inc. For over thirty 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 via email at
T. Jay Ingledue is one of the owners of Purdum Gray Ingledue, Inc. Jay joined the agency in 1985 and signed on as a partner in 1989. His responsibilities include financial management of the agency, service and sales. Jay brings a depth of experience to his clients assisting them with property and casualty and life product comparisons.
Jay has spent most of his life in the Macomb Area. He participates in community activities, charities, and local projects. Jay and his wife Diane enjoy the solitude of their country home. They have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. In his spare time, Jay enjoys landscaping, golf and staying fit. You can contact Jay via email at
Beau J. Ingleduejoined PGI 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. 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. 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 son Carter enjoy spending time outdoors and traveling to new places as well as familiar favorites. You can contact Beau via email at
Dennis Tate joined PGI 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 fours
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 via email at
Jerry Brookhart became an insurance
producer for PGI 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
PGI. 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.
|Ben Beck joined Purdum Gray Ingledue,
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 via email at