Meet Our Staff

As our client, you will have a team of highly qualified professionals working for you to provide you with the best coverage for you, your family, or your business.  Building a long-lasting relationship with our clients is our number one priority.

Dennis L. Jennings

President, Commercial and Personal Lines Agent

Born and raised in Smyth County Dennis’ roots run deep with the folks of Southwest Virginia. After college Dennis returned home and began a lifelong career in the insurance industry. First as an agency owner of Dennis Jennings Insurance Agency, representing Nationwide Insurance. Dennis joined Slemp Brant Saunders Agency in 2008 as a Commercial and Personal Lines producer. Dennis, his wife Oanya and family reside in Marion. They enjoy camping, hiking, bowling and all the wonderful outdoor activities Southwest Virginia has to offer. Dennis is also an active member in the Rotary Club of Marion, Chairman of Cub Scouts Pack 93 and Boy Scouts Troop 93. Email

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Ben H. Reedy

Vice President, VFIS, Farm, and Commercial Producer, AFIS

Ben a lifelong resident of Smyth County began his insurance career in 1989 as an agent for a local insurance company. In 1994 began working as an agent with Slemp Brant Saunders. Ben his wife Pam and family reside in Marion and enjoy spending time outdoors, camping, and Virginia Tech athletics. Email

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John W. Saunders

CEO and Commercial Lines Insurance, CPCU

John has forty-six years’ experience in the insurance industry working for both companies and agencies. Marion has been his home for the past thirty-seven years. He is the long time treasurer of his church and has served other civic organizations in Marion in various capacities. He applies his broad knowledge of the various insurance policies to assist both his commercial and personal customers with their insurance needs.

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Kim Daugherty

Personal Lines Insurance and Customer and Claims Service Specialist, Licensed Agent

Kim joined Slemp Brant Saunders and Associates in August of 2015. She brought with her 18 years of experience in the insurance industry. Kim is licensed in Property and Casualty and also in Life, Health and Annuity insurance. She also holds a Notary Public certification. Currently she is serving as President of the Insurance Professionals of Southwest Virginia Association and in 2016 was recognized as their “Insurance Professional of the Year”. Kim is lifelong resident of Smyth County, she graduated from Chilhowie High School and lives in Seven Mile Ford. Email Kim at

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Brittany Kell

Personal Lines Insurance, Customer and Claims Service Representative, Licensed Agent

Brittany has been with Slemp Brant Saunders since 2015. She serves as a personal lines insurance agent. Brittany grew up in Camp, Virginia and is a graduate of Marion Senior High School. In her time off she enjoys reading and spending time with her family. Brittany currently resides in Marion with her husband and son. Email

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Terri Teaster

Customer Reception and Service Specialist, Licensed Agent

Terri joined our team in 2016. Terri was born and raised in Sugar Grove and currently resides in the Adwolfe area of Smyth County with her husband and two beautiful children. Terri is a business graduate and is pursuing a second degree in accounting from Wytheville Community College. In 2017 Terri became a licensed agent as well as a Notary Public. In her free time, Terri enjoys reading, gardening and cooking. Email

December 16th, 2016 by Slemp Brant Saunders & Associates
December 16th, 2016 by Slemp Brant Saunders & Associates