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-lineÂ insurance agent. Mike joined Central Insurance Associates, Inc. in 1989.
James W. Funk,Â 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 largeÂ 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 Oâ€™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 resides in the Carmel area.
Jeffrey T. Chapman
Jeff is a long time resident of the Indianapolis area. He is a graduate of Noblesville High School and went on to earn his bachelorâ€™s degree from Butler University in 2004. He currently resides in Carmel with his wife Veronica. Jeff brings considerable experience to Central Insurance and Associates spending the last 8 years working in the field of insurance and financial services.
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.
Stacy is a Customer Service Representative for our personal insurance customers. She has been employed at Central Insurance Associates, Inc. since 2012. Stacy started in the insurance business in 1996 at a property and casualty company and has been working in an independent agency since 2005.