Meet Our Team

Steven R. Anderson email StevePresident

A graduate of Carthage College, Steve was a high school choral director and worked in the banking industry before beginning his insurance career in 1980. He writes all lines of insurance and specializes in home, auto, and life insurance. He has earned membership since 1987 into the elite Inner Circle Club of Pekin Life Insurance awarded to those individuals with outstanding sales and service of life and health insurance. He was elected to the Board of Directors for the Pekin Insurance Group in 1996 and has served as the Vice Chairman of the Board since 2010. Steve is married and has two grown sons who also work in the agency. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys chasing classic cars, singing, and playing lousy golf.

Mark R. Taylor email MarkVice President/Secretary

Mark has 25 years experience in concentrating on commercial risk management. His industry accreditations include Life Underwriting Training Counsel Fellow (LUTCF) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designations. Mark is committed to professionalism through continuing education and remaining active in industry associations. Customer service is the cornerstone of the agency and the “golden rule” philosophy is the premise Mark adheres to and he endeavors to provide his clients pertinent information they can draw on to assist them in their insurance decisions. Mark is a married father of five and has six grandchildren. His major interests outside of spending time with family are fishing and golf. Little known facts about Mark: He played guitar in several bands, coached basketball and officiated high school, college and semi-pro football.

Christopher L. Anderson email ChrisVice President/Treasurer

Chris began working at the A W Anderson Agency in June of 2005 and specializes in home, auto and life insurance. He graduated from Harlem High School in 2001 and from Carthage College in 2005 where he double majored in Business and Marketing. Over the years he has earned several awards from Pekin Life Insurance Company for his sales and service. Most of his free time is spent with his wife and two children. His hobbies include fishing and golfing whenever he gets a chance. He is a diehard Chicago fan who loves cheering on the Cubs, Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks.

Kyle T. Anderson email KyleVice President

Kyle began working at the A W Anderson Agency in July of 2008 after graduating from Carthage College where he double majored in Business Administration and Marketing. He has obtained all of his insurance licensing, but primarily focuses on property and casualty products. Kyle attained his CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) professional designation in 2013 after passing all 5 of the institutes within the CIC program. CIC is considered one of the most highly acclaimed professional education designation programs in the insurance industry. Hobbies include: Spending time with his wife and daughter, traveling, sports, automobiles, the outdoors.

Christopher G. Davenport email ChristopherProducer

Chris joined the AW Anderson Team in 2015 and is licensed in Life, Health, Property and Casualty in both Illinois and Wisconsin. He brings a vast knowledge of Life, Disability, and Long Term Care coverage with him while concentrating on Commercial, Business, and Employee Planning. Chris has been nominated into the Inaugural Leadership Program with Pekin Insurance for high producing agents and future Agency leaders. A native of Omaha, Nebraska and a graduate of Western Illinois University, Chris played and served as Captain for their Division 1 Soccer team and enjoys coaching soccer. He is a member of NAIFA and active with the area Chambers and NextRockford. Chris is married to Jill and have two sons, Tristan and Carson.

Wendelin S. Omer email WendelinCustomer Service Representative/Bookkeeper

Wendelin has been employed at the AW Anderson Agency since May 8, 1985. She handles the accounting duties for the agency and is also a Customer Service Representative for Commercial and Personal Lines. She came to us with thirteen prior years of banking experience. Her hobbies include golfing and traveling.

Tina L. Jenkins email TinaCustomer Service Representative

Tina is a Personal and Commercial Lines Customer Service Representative. She has over 25 years in customer service experience. She received her Property, Casualty, Life and Health insurance license and has been employed with A W Anderson Agency since 1988.

Casey L. Lee email CaseyCustomer Service Representative/Assistant Bookkeeper

Casey has been with A W Anderson Agency since 2012 with prior banking experience for twelve years. She graduated from Illinois State University in December of 1999 with a bachelor’s degree. Casey is licensed in Property and Casualty, Accident/Health, and Life. Customer service is a top priority when it comes to her clients. Casey enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, raising beef cattle for show, and being outdoors on the farm.

Laura K Brauer
Laura K Brauer email LauraCustomer Service Representative

Laura studied business at Rock Valley College. She has over 15 years of banking experience prior to getting her insurance license. Laura is licensed in Property and Casualty in both Illinois and Wisconsin. She is married with 3 children and 1 grandchild. Her favorite part of this industry is the customer service aspect. After being a customer of the agency for 35 years, she is thrilled to be a part of the A W Anderson team.

Cammie K. Wilson email CammieCustomer Service Representative

Cammie is licensed in Property and Casualty and has worked in the insurance industry since 2004 as a Customer Service Representative and has been with the AW Anderson Agency since 2012. She enjoys working with people and providing excellent customer service. Cammie embraces time with her family and her spoiled puppies.