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Transforming Premium Finance Quoting

If you're an insurance agent using Agency Management System Products, you will love the new partnership between InsuranceGIG's PremFi Network and Peoples Premium Finance®. 

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Our Mission

Peoples Premium Finance is committed to delivering premium service and solutions. Contact us today to learn how we can help you and your insureds.

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Peoples Bank rang the Nasdaq closing bell! Read the linked article for more information about our recent trip to Nasdaq!

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E & O Coverage

Let us help your agency by providing a special offer in financing your E&O Coverage.


Peoples Premium Finance Capabilities

Peoples Premium Finance understands the need as an independent insurance agent to offer your clients every option available for the acquisition of property and casualty insurance coverage. Through premium financing, we partner with independent insurance agents and their insureds to make insurance coverage attainable.


Commitment to Communities

Peoples Bank and Peoples Premium Finance are committed to the betterment of our local communities.

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Meet Our Team

Jeff Puffinburger

Jeff Puffinburger, VP, Premium Finance Sales Manager

For over 32 years Jeff has enjoyed working with independent insurance agents increase their efficiencies and maximize revenue as a valuable consultant and partner. Jeff enjoys getting to understand insurance agents’ businesses and welcomes the opportunity to discuss on how he might be an asset and valued partner.

In his spare time, you might find Jeff around Central Oregon looking for his golf ball, biking, hiking some trails, cheering on his Oregon Ducks or just enjoying the company and conversation of family and friends. 

Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 816.347.4380

Lynell Bennett

Lynell Bennett, VP, Sales Executive

Lynell has been in the Insurance Industry in some form for over 37 years and can't imagine a day without it.  She loves every aspect - from the Agency, General Agent, Carrier and Premium Finance sides of this great business.  Lynell desires to create the right answer for every partner or client to save them time, money, and provide real value.  

It's not a secret to anyone that knows Lynell that she loves to be on the road making calls and visiting friends/agents. She also enjoys spending time with family, friends, and attending the occasional Cattle Show with her kids and grandchildren.

Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 816.841.7475

Chad Creamer

Chad Creamer, VP, Sales Executive

Chad began his premium finance career in 1997 and brings extensive, independent insurance agency relationship knowledge and experience to Peoples Premium Finance. Being a son of independent agency owners and spending 4 years of his career as an independent agent affords Chad a keen ability to relate to the agency dynamic and understanding agencies' needs when it comes to premium finance. Building relationships with his business partners is a strength. He takes pride in getting to know his agency partners, working to bring value and offer additional assets to their organizations.  

As a former college basketball athlete, sports have always been a passion for Chad. Most of the time now, you’ll find him spending time with his wife of 26 years and college freshman daughter. If not there, he's possibly on the golf course, traveling with his family and always rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 816.272.8752

Paul DeVenzio

Paul DeVenzio, VP, Sales Executive

Paul has been fortunate to develop a strong network within the financial services industry over the last 35 years, which has enabled him to excel in the area of premium financing. This passion has aided national retail insurance agencies and wholesalers to determine appropriate lending programs that complement their business model and strategies.

Meeting new partners and seeking new challenges keeps Paul enthusiastically coming back for more relationship building year after year. 

Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 816.741.7477

Dave Feller

Dave Feller, VP, Sales Executive

After an invited stay in the United States Army, Dave went to work in the premium financing industry and opened a new office for AFCO. Dave went into business with a gentleman named Tom Charbonneau and helped found what is today Imperial Premium Financing Specialists (IPFS), before making his way to Peoples Premium Finance.

Dave is a member of the VFW, NRA, National Street Rod Association, American Legion, Knights of Columbus and several other organizations. After more than 40 years in the premium financing industry, Dave still enjoys helping folks with their financing needs.

Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 816.841.9999

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Ken Hastings, AVP, Client Account Executive

Ken resides in Spokane, Washington, and has been in the premium financing industry for more than 19 years. This experience allows him to build and maintain strong relationships in the industry. Prior to bringing his expertise to the commercial premium financing sector, Ken spent 6 years in the banking industry and has always enjoyed helping businesses succeed. 

In his free time, Ken enjoys participating in his weekly bowling league, playing softball, and hanging out with family, including his nieces and nephews. You can often find him cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Bears.

Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 816.272.8751

Michele Hillbrant

Michele Hillbrant, VP, Client Account Executive

Michele has been in the insurance industry for over 36 years, and began her career shortly after graduating from high school. Given her wealth of experience, Michele has had the opportunity to meet some incredible agents and customers, many of whom are like family now.

In her spare time, Michele enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren. She often takes road trips with her family and delights in traveling to new places.

Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 816.841.7471

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Michael Lewis, VP, Sales Executive

Michael Lewis has proudly worked in the Premium Finance Industry for the past 34-plus years. His success and longevity are attributed to his persistent passion to provide superior service and cultivate long-lasting and valuable relationships. Michael is always eager to listen and assist his agents and prospects in obtaining the best solutions for their lending needs. Preparation, organization and a positive attitude create opportunities to achieve goals!

In his free time, Michael loves to cook and grill and spend quality time with his wife, friends and dog. 

Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 816.272.5753

Renee Magness

Renee Magness, VP, Client Account Executive

For 40 years, Renee has been able to improve cash flow for both clients and agents in their businesses to facilitate Premium Financing options for their annual Insurance Premiums. Building strong connections and business relationships over the years has been very rewarding. Renee understands the variety of needs that her clients have, and has what it takes to provide mutually beneficial solutions for all parties involved.

When not at work, Renee enjoys anything outdoors including hiking, gardening, hiking trails, skeet shooting, fishing in her pond, quilting, and traveling. Renee also loves visiting with family and friends any opportunity she gets.

Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 816.841.7472

Paul Mezzina

Paul Mezzina, VP, Sales Executive

For more than 30 years, Paul has worked with agents and brokers, and has built many mutually beneficial business relationships with agency principles and their employees.  These relationships are formed through trust, respect, and by doing what you say you will do.  

Outside of work, Paul enjoys vacationing with his wife and visiting friends/family in different regions of the US.  Paul also enjoys watching baseball (Go Yankees)! In additional spare time, Paul enjoys playing classical and acoustic guitar with friends and is a member of a contemporary worship team at his church.  Paul also volunteers as Treasurer and Board Member for Tidewater Classical Guitar, which promotes guitar education for students in low to middle income areas of Virginia.

Email: [email protected]    
Phone number: 803.707.4964

Lisa Odom

Lisa Odom, AVP, Client Account Executive

Lisa comes to Peoples Premium Finance with 14 years of premium finance knowledge and enjoys providing each agent or insured partner with an experience tailored to their specific needs. She has a passion for building meaningful relationships with people as she listens to their specific needs and offers assistance that has proven profitable to the agency's growth.

In her free time, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She can often be found at the beach, taking her daughter to dance, watching her son play soccer, or hanging out in the beautiful South Carolina sunshine, attempting to play pickleball with her husband.

 Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 816.927.4776

Joe Schofield

Joe Schofield, AVP, Sales Executive

Joe has been in the insurance industry since 2006 and has spent most of that time within the commercial Property and Casualty field. His experience on the agency side with commercial insurance accounts helps him ensure our premium finance program integrates well with your agency's current workflows and procedures. He understands your agency's priorities and works with them in mind to become a valuable asset. 

Joe lives in the Puget Sound area in Washington with his wife and teenage son. He enjoys hiking, fishing and cycling with his family, in addition to exploring all the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 816.600.4203

Andy Turley

Andy Turley, AVP, Sales Executive

Andy resides in Kansas City and joins Peoples Premium Finance with over 30 years of insurance experience. Andy operated his own insurance agency for 20 years before he chose to move over and work in the MGA space where he managed an office specializing in Trucking and Commercial P&C. He enjoys the opportunity of getting to know and applying his own experience to assist the needs of independent insurance agents in the Midwest.

Outside of work, Andy enjoys time with his three grown children, grandson and friends, along with road trips on his Harley Street Glide. 

Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 816.272.8759

Greg Way

Greg Way, VP, Sales Executive

Greg comes to Peoples Premium Finance with over 30 years of Insurance Experience. Greg enjoys working with principles and owners to develop new ways of increasing agency revenue streams.

Outside of work, Greg enjoys spending time vacationing with his wife, children, and grandchildren, in addition to playing golf, watching sporting events (especially the Kentucky Wildcats and Cincinnati Bengals), and working in the yard. Contact Greg to discuss your Premium Finance needs to help better serve your agency and your customers.

Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 816.207.2981

John Binaggio

John Binaggio, Senior Vice President, Manager of Peoples Premium Finance

For over 30 years John has based his career in premium finance on one core principle – Service is a distinguishing factor that makes the difference.  This was a motivating factor in building Peoples Premium Finance and something that he continually instills into the team every day.  Delivering on this principle allows us to build strong relationships with agents, and their insureds, while offering creative options for the purchase of property and casualty insurance coverage.  John finds true satisfaction in watching our team combine experience and expertise with this that of our customer’s, allowing both our businesses to grow and succeed.

John enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching his children play sports, watching KC Chiefs football and playing golf.  

Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 816.841.9999


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