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Welcome to Peoples Premium Finance

Expanded Service Hours

Expanded Hours

To better assist our customers, Peoples Premium Finance will now be open Monday-Friday from 8:00am-6:30pm CST.

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.

Electronic Reports

To better serve you, please review our electronic reports for those that can be emailed to any number of agency personnel to help manage your book of business and assist in account retention. 

Review Available Reports

Celebrating 120 years!

Peoples Bank is celebrating its 120th anniversary by delivering 120 Acts of Kindness across its communities. Click here to learn more!

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

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, Natonal 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

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

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

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

Kayla Vaughan

Kayla Vaughan, AVP, Sales Executive

Kayla joins Peoples Premium Finance as a lifelong Oklahoma resident, bringing a unique home-field advantage to the OK, KS, and AR territory. Prior to joining Peoples, Kayla served as a commercial insurance producer at an independent agency for nine years. This experience empowers her to be fluent in insurance lingo and identify pain points for agencies. She is a part of a small group of young insurance professionals that have obtained their Commercial Insurance Councilor (CIC) designation which demonstrates her passion for learning and education. For Kayla, knowledge is power and she is prepared to bring value to the table as a partner in the industry.

When Kayla is not in the field she enjoys spending time with family and friends, activities with her
kids, running, and coaching the Lady Lions little league basketball team.

Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 816.600.4205

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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