Richard Ollis is a fourth generation risk and insurance advisor specializing in business risk who leads the team as the Chief Executive Officer of Ollis/Akers/Arney. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Missouri State University, Richard has gained more than 30 years of experience in the Insurance industry. A veteran of the U.S. Navy and active in the community, he has served on many boards and regularly writes for the Springfield Business Journal and hosts “Insurance Talk”, a radio talk show.
John Akers is a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) who brings more than 20 years of Employee Benefits expertise to the company. He is the team leader for the Benefits Department and is a third generation insurance advisor. He is a graduate from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s Degree in business and is licensed in Property & Casualty and Life & Health.
With a passion to helping others, John was voted Outstanding Young Agent of Missouri by the Missouri Association of Independent Agents.
With over 30 years of insurance, marketing and banking experience, David Arney oversees Ollis/Akers/Arney as the Chief Operating Officer. A graduate from College of the Ozarks and Central Missouri State University, David brings not only expertise but also a commitment to the community. He holds many chairs and titles for the Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Branson Betterment Association, Branson-Hollister Rotary Club and Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks.
Kevin Robbins serves as the Chief Sales Officer for Ollis/Akers/Arney. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Business Administration degree from AIU and is licensed in Property & Casualty, Life and Health. With over 20 years of business consulting and strategic resource development experience, Kevin works with clients to provide simple solutions to complex business challenges. He leads the Ollis/Akers/Arney Advisors to be proactive in protecting client's employees, assets and income through a proven documented approach.
Richard Russell is the President and General Counsel for Ollis/Akers/Arney, as well as the Director of the Private Client Group. He has an Accounting degree from Arizona State University and is a graduate of Rutgers Law School. Richard is licensed as a Missouri CPA and practiced accounting for four years, prior to joining Husch Blackwell as a partner. He is involved with many local organizations and is a member Leadership Springfield. Recognized for his accomplishments, Richard was selected as one of the Springfield Business Journal’s 40 under 40 in 2008.
Karen Shannon is the Director of HR and Business Consulting for Ollis/Akers/Arney. She received her MBA and BA in Business Administration and Economics from Drury University and has over twenty years of experience in HR leadership positions. She has served on the board of directors for several local organizations. She is a past president of the Junior League of Springfield and a member of Leadership Springfield Class XV. Recognized in 2000 by the Springfield Business Journal, Karen was named one of the Most Influential Women in Business.
Jennifer Myers is the Chief Financial Officer for Ollis/Akers/Arney. She graduated from Drury University with an Accounting degree and is a Certified Public Accountant who is licensed in Property, Casualty, Life and Health insurance. Jennifer plays a vital role in the financial processes and decisions at Ollis/Akers/Arney. She is a member of professional accounting organizations including the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).