Jeremy Cozad
President

Jeremy headshot cropwhite background 4:2014Jeremy entered into the insurance industry in 2005; following the footsteps of his Mother who has worked in the industry for over 30 years. His love of working with people and finding solutions to problems first peaked his interest at a young age. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University and Letourneau University, Jeremy entered the industry he knew he was always destined for. Over the last 10 years, Jeremy worked for Hilb Rogal and Hobbs where he developed his insurance knowledge placing insurance for commercial accounts ranging from small business owners to national and international accounts. HRH was later acquired in 2008 by the 3rd largest insurance broker in the world, Willis. Jeremy continued working for Willis until finally realizing his lifelong dream of purchasing his own agency early in 2014. Today, he focuses on all lines of insurance that the agency offers. His favorite part of the day is visiting with his team and clients that walk through the door.

When not procuring insurance, Jeremy enjoys spending time with his wife, Claire, and their young daughters Lucy and Rose. Cooking, working on projects around the house, and enjoying time with friends and family are also very important. He is actively involved in the community by serving on the Board of Directors for the East Texas Crisis Center as well as attending Marvin Methodist Church in Tyler. With any free time, Jeremy is continually thinking of ways to improve the agency for his clients and make it the best place to work with his team.

 

 

 

Deanna Harris
Personal Lines Department Manager

Deanna Harris - Personal LinesDeanna began her career in insurance in 2005.  After being a stay at home mom for 11 years, she decided to enter the work force.  Aspiring to utilize her outgoing personality and need to assist individuals, it didn’t take long to realize that the insurance industry was the place for her.

Deanna has worked with larger, independent agencies in East Texas and one of the top 3 captive companies, where she held CSR of the month for 9 out of 12 months in the district.  She has a passion for helping clients and being part of a unique team where service to our clients is our top priority.  Education and knowledge are ever changing in the industry, requiring her to be educated in all aspects of personal insurance; including life and health.  She prides herself in making sure that all her clients have the best coverage at the most favorable rate.  Deanna keeps her clients well informed and comfortable that all their personal insurance needs are being properly met.

Although Deanna grew up in the big city of Fort Worth, she now thoroughly enjoys residing in the small town of Van, TX where she and her husband of 19 years Jason enjoy raising their 3 children MaCayla, Jasiee, and Alexzander.  In her spare time she loves being with friends and family as well as working on improving her cooking skills.

 

 

 

Kelli Krieg
Personal Lines Account Manager

Kelli began her career in insurance in 2009 by accident after 8 years in banking.  She worked for one of the top captive agencies where she earned CSR of the month 15 out of 18 months.  After moving to an independent agency, she found that is where she fits best with her outgoing personality. She is very much a people person and loves working with a fun group, which is exactly what she found at Cozad Insurance Group. She loves helping people and learning about their lives. Kelli wants to make sure her clients are covered properly and understand what their Personal Lines insurance covers.

Kelli grew up in Lubbock and moved to East Texas in 1995. She has resided in Brownsboro, TX for 13 years with her husband Gary of 11 years and 2 sons Lukas and Lance. She also owns a small sign shop at her home that she likes to create things in her spare time along with her family.

 

 

 

Christina Middleton
Commercial Lines Account Manager

Christina has worked in the insurance industry for the last 7 years and she first began her career in a captive agency and then later transitioned to a general agency.  She was encouraged by her mother who has worked 26 years in the insurance business.  Christina is passionate about helping her clients obtain the best coverage for their needs as well as continuing that relationship with excellent customer service.

Christina was born in Tucson, Arizona and is a 5th generation graduate of Lindale High School.  She graduated from Kilgore College School of Cosmetology in 2009 as an Esthetician.  She is mother to 5-year-old Claire and 3-year-old Colby.  They are members of New Harmony Baptist Church.

 

 

 

Scott Arnold
Commercial Lines Account Manager

Scott Arnold - Personal & CommercialScott graduated with a B.S. in History from the University of Texas at Tyler. Scott has deep ties to East Texas as he is originally from Troup, but now resides in Flint with his beautiful wife, Jean, and their French bulldog “Boo”. They are very active in the community and can find them either attending or volunteering in various local events. When not at work he enjoys spending time outdoors hunting and attempting to be a grill master, but you can mostly find him on the golf course.

 

 

 

Chris Collins
Commercial & Personal Sales Representative

Chris Collins Square (2016)Chris has made a recent move to the insurance industry in order to make a more active and positive impact on his community. After being an entrepreneur in the Oil and Gas Industry for 13 years, he has chosen to use his business knowledge to offer a more comprehensive level of service to commercial clients as well as personal home and auto to his neighbors. Currently building his own family’s new, small farm, Chris is eager to help his neighbors with their farm and ranch insurance needs by combining the coverages that are both necessary and effective for their particular needs, but equally affordable.

Chris grew up in Whitehouse, and currently lives in Bullard with his family. He and his wife Toni are parents to three wonderful children, Kaytlin, Channing and Halden. They are now working on migrating to their new land in Maydelle. The Collins’ attend First Baptist Church of Rusk, and are looking to take an increasingly active role in their new Maydelle and Rusk communities. During their free time, they enjoy working their land in preparation for some farming and a few head of cattle. The Collins family also enjoys hunting, cooking, attending the kids’ sports, and spending time with friends and family.

 

 

 

Jonathan Oland
Farm & Ranch Specialist/Commercial Sales Representative

Jonathan Oland Square (2016)Jonathan brings over 20 years of experience in the ranching and agriculture industry to assist with Farm and Ranch insurance needs as well as commercial lines.  His outgoing personality and knowledge of the industry make him a great fit for the insurance business. When he is not in the office or meeting clients, Jonathan manages a 1500 acre working cow ranch and is a professional cutting horse trainer.  Jonathan grew up in the small farming town of Cash, Texas and has always spent his time outdoors either training horses, running cows, or enjoying his many hobbies of hunting, fishing, and newly acquired obsession- golfing. Having lived in the New Harmony area for over 10 years, he appreciates the close knit community and feels at home here with his wife and 5 year old daughter, Avery.  A true jack of all trades, in his little downtime you can find Jonathan playing the guitar and the piano or even picking up a paintbrush and some acrylics. He is an active member of Dayspring United Methodist Church and supports various philanthropic organizations such as the American Cancer Society, Texas Wounded Warrior Foundation, and Parental Care Ministries.

 

 

 

Claire Cozad
Director of Marketing

Claire Cozad Square (2016)Claire Cozad, co-owner and married to Jeremy, focuses on the Cozad Insurance Group marketing, advertising, community events and our referral program.  Claire graduated from TCU with a marketing and management, then later got her teaching certification from LeTourneau.  She taught for 3 years, teaching 1st grade in Tyler ISD.  Since then, she has helped in the family businesses.  Claire works from home, enabling her to spend more time with their children.

Claire grew up in Athens and made the daily commute to attend All Saints, along with 2 suburban loads of other commuting students.  Claire and Jeremy now live in Tyler with their two girls, Lucy (age 5) and Rose (almost 1).  The Cozad’s attend Marvin United Methodist and are teachers in the 4 year old class.  During Claire’s free time, she enjoys playing tennis, volunteering at her girls school, being poolside and being with family.

 

 

 

Karen Cozad
Administrative Support

Karen Cozad - Admin SupportKaren has acquired almost 30 years of experience in the insurance industry working in sales and serving as office manager at an agency in Kansas prior to moving to Texas. The agency was a large agency with clients in 4 different states.  She enjoys being located in a small rural community where service is the ultimate goal. Karen’s hobbies include reading about history, people, genealogy, quilting and scrapbooking.