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Ollis Elected to Missouri Association of Insurance Agents Board

Press Release - Ollis/Akers/Arney - Springfield MO


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 15, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Richard Ollis, CEO of Ollis/Akers/Arney, was recently elected to serve on the board of directors for the Missouri Association of Insurance Agents representing Region 10.

The primary mission of the association is to provide marketing education and resources to independent agencies, agents and their clients, as well as provide state and federal legislative advocacy. “We’re working together to try to help one another stay independent. That’s what I’m passionate about,” says Ollis.

Founded in 1899, the Missouri Association of Insurance Agents is the oldest and largest association of independent agents in Missouri, representing some 4,000 independent agents and brokers. Its members are businesses that offer customers a choice of policies from a variety of insurance companies. Independent insurance agents and brokers offer all lines of insurance including property, casualty, life, health, employee benefit plans and retirement products.  

Richard Ollis is a fourth generation risk and insurance advisor specializing in business risk. Ollis earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Missouri State University, is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and serves as a member of City of Springfield council and on the Board of Directors for the Wellness Council of America.

About Ollis/Akers/Arney Insurance & Business Advisors

Since 1885, Ollis/Akers/Arney Insurance & Business Advisors has provided insurance services to businesses and communities in southwest Missouri. Ollis/Akers/Arney provides business risk assessments and solutions, health and group benefits, human resources solutions and commercial as well as personal lines of insurance. Offices are in Springfield, Branson, and Bolivar, Missouri and serve a four-state region. Ollis/Akers/Arney has been nationally recognized by Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, Inc. Best Agency in the United States and as a Top Insurance Workplace from Insurance Business America in 2019 and 2020.   

For more information, contact Tammy Johnson, Director of Marketing and Community Relations at (417) 881-8333 or visit


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