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Meet the Team

Timothy P. Allen

Tim was raised in Greenwood, Indiana and graduated from the University of Indianapolis. He began his insurance career in 1992 as a Property & Casualty, Life, and Health insurance agent. In 1996, he joined Central Insurance Associates, Inc. and became a partner in 2000. Tim currently resides in New Palestine, Indiana.

Michael D. Chambers

Mike was raised in Indianapolis and graduated from Hanover College in 1971. After college, he immediately began his insurance career with the Travelers Insurance Company as a sales trainee. In 1974, he became affiliated with an independent insurance agency as a multiple-line insurance agent. Mike joined Central Insurance Associates, Inc. in 1989.

James W. Funk, Jr., CPCU, CIC, CPIA

Following graduation from Butler University, Jim began his insurance career in 1973 as head of human resources and public relations for a multi-state insurance company. He spent the next 17 years as administrative manager of a large insurance agency located in Indianapolis. Jim was president of the Professional Insurance Agents Association in 1986, and in 1990 was awarded the Agent of the Year honor. Jim returned to the board of the PIA in 1999 and served as president again in 2003 and 2004. He is currently treasurer of the state association.

In 1993, Jim decided to strike out on his own and formed Central Insurance Associates, Inc. The agency has grown from a staff of four to nine people. Jim is very dedicated to continuing education and has served as instructor for a number of insurance programs. He has earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter and Certified Insurance Counselor designations. In 2003, Governor O’Bannon appointed Jim to serve a three-year term on the Insurance Continuing Education Council for the State of Indiana. He has twice been reappointed by Governor Daniels.

R. Douglas Thurston

Doug was raised in Indianapolis and graduated from Butler University in 1972. He started his insurance career with The Travelers Insurance Company as a sales trainee upon graduation. In 1973, he joined a large independent agency in Indianapolis as an agent. Doug served a term as a director of the State Board of the Independent Agents Association of Indiana from 1985-86. In 1994 he joined and became a partner in Central Insurance Associates, Inc.

Thomas A. Watson

Tom has been a resident of the Indianapolis area for over 34 years and is a graduate of Rutgers University. Tom began his insurance career in 1986 and joined Central Insurance Associates, Inc. in 1996. He completed the requirements for the Certified Insurance Counselor program in 2002. Tom is married and has been graced with four daughters and three grandchildren.

Jonathan A. Keller

Jon graduated from Butler University in 2004 with a finance degree. He joined Central Insurance Associates, Inc. in 2007. He is licensed Property & Casualty agent. He is married and resides in the Carmel area.

Karen Pearson, CISR

Karen is a customer service representative for our commercial insurance customers. She was raised in Carmel, Indiana. After high school, she started her insurance career with a large independent agency in Indianapolis. She join Central Insurance Associates, Inc. in 1994. Karen is a licensed agent in property and casualty insurance. She earned her CISR designation in 2006.

Julie Kennedy, CISR

Julie is a Customer Service Representative for our personal insurance customers. She has been employed at Central Insurance Associates, Inc. since 1996, and in the insurance industry since 1994. She is licensed in both Property and Casualty and Life and Health Insurance.

 

 

"We truly enjoy working with Central Insurance. They are always quick to address our needs and we look forward to sitting down for lunch every year to reassess our business situation. We hope to always do business with Central Insurance Associates for our auto, business and home owners needs. "
Bill Ellison