Meet Our Team

Standifer Insurance Group

Jessup Standifer
Agency Owner

I’ve been with Standifer Insurance Group since 2000 and have worn many hats in the company. My tenure and experience has allowed me to not only understand the ins-and-outs of insurance, but also to service hundreds of families regarding their protection needs. I can help you protect the things that are important – your family, home, car, boat and more.

As a small business owner, I understand the importance of building a solid foundation for the future and developing long-lasting customer relationships. That’s why I’m committed to offering you the same level of service I’d expect from my own business dealings. When you leave my office, I hope you’ll feel confident, informed, assured and satisfied in your choices. The way you should feel.

Agency Achievement Award-1 Year
Allstate Leader's Forum-6 Years
National Conference Award-11 Years
Quality Agent-5 Years
Chairman's Conference- 5 Years
Honor Ring-14 Years
Chairman's Inner Circle-3 Years

Community Services:
Pediatric Burn Foundation of America
Buck Creek Festival
Birmingham Vipers Fastpitch

College Savings Plans
Supplemental Health


Myrna Picogna
Director of Operations

Hello, My name is Myrna, I have been with The Standifer Insurance Group since 2011. I feel like I have been in the insurance world my entire life; because my father and brothers have all sold insurance at one time or another, so it was just a natural transition into my second career, once my 2 children graduated from High School. Even though I wear many hats here at the agency which I truly enjoy, one of my main goals stays the same: to help our customers make sure their insurance needs are met and they are completely satisfied with our services. I have 3 standard poodles: Abby, Bear, and Jackie – who I say are my, “4 legged children that don’t talk back” and their little side kick, Smudge our orange rescue cat. My favorite vacation place is anywhere at the beach and my dream is to travel to Thailand and Italy, hopefully within the next 5 years. If at any time you are not completely satisfied with our agency, please contact me directly so I can help you get the situation taken care of.
Kevin Chamblee
Vice President of Sales

Hi. I’m Kevin Chamblee. I began working with Jessup Standifer in 2001 selling insurance. I am consistently ranked among the top producers in the region, because my customers know they can trust me to look out for their best interest.

I have a wife and 3 children who keep me busy away from work. We enjoy fishing, kayaking and SEC football .Call me today, I look forward to speaking with you about your insurance needs.

Hope Minor
Customer Representative

Hey Yall! my name is Hope I am a new member to the Standifer insurance group and I absolutely love it. I have always been told if you love what you do you never work a day in your life since I've been here I truly believe that. a little bit about me, I have lived here my whole life. just got married and we have two dachshunds that are our babies. I love spending time with my family and friends and being at the river. I am currently studying to become a licensed P&C sales producer as a newlywed I know first hand how stressful first-time auto and home insurance can be and very happy to be a part of the Standifer insurance group.


Connie Wyatt
Office Manager

Hi, my name is Connie Wyatt.  I have been with Allstate for over 30 years and I truly enjoy working with our customers and helping them with their insurance needs.  

I love SEC football, reading, traveling and being involved in my church. I have four grandchildren that keep me busy in my "spare" time.

Give me a call anytime for a review or insurance quote.  I look forward to hearing from you!


 Chris Seeds
Customer Service Representative & Licensed Sales Agent

I am a father of 2 and a grandfather of 4. I have been in the Insurance field for at least 10 yrs. 7 of those were in management. I felt that joining the Standifer Group was a good decision because they are established in the community and I saw how they cared for their clients as if they are family. When something unexpected happens in life it’s good that someone is just a phone call away who cares.


When I’m not at work or playing with grandkids, my wife and I have our own ministry. We have been in ministry for at least 17 years helping others. This last year we started our own here locally. We do speaking and personal counseling.


Heather Long
Agency Service Manager

I have been with Standifer Insurance Group since 2015. It is extremely rewarding working with a company that treats its employees and clients like extended family. I look forward to many more years of serving our clients in any way I can. If at any time you are not completely satisfied with our agency, please contact me directly so I can help you get the solution you desire.

I have been married to my best friend, Matt, since 2006. We met while serving in the US Navy. We moved from Virginia to Alabama (Roll Tide) in 2011. We have a son and a miniature schnauzer that run our house. In our free time, we enjoy traveling, movies, playing cards and visiting friends and family.


Theresa Boyd
Life and Health Agent

Hello!  My name is Theresa Boyd. I have been with the Standifer Insurance Group for several months and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.  I recently acquired my Life & Health license and am currently studying for my Property and Casualty license.  I had been in accounting for many years and never thought that I would be in the insurance business but God had a different plan for my life and insurance is now my passion. 


On November 22, 2016, I lost my husband of 33 years.  He was my best friend and the love of my life.  He had the foresight to purchase insurance when he was 18 years old so he is still taking care of me even though he is not here with me.  This is why insurance is my passion - because it makes our lives more sustainable in the event that something does happen. 


I understand that life insurance isn't anyone's favorite thing to discuss but it is our responsibility to make sure that our loved ones are taken care of, that they can continue to stay in their homes and have the things they need long after we are gone.


Give me a call and let me share my passion with you!


Kathy Porter

Hi, My name is Kathy Porter. I’m new to the Standifer Insurance Group and excited to be a part of this team. I have two sons and an 8 yr old grandson. I enjoy traveling and being of service to others. I’ve been in the insurance business for 12 years and just relocated from North Carolina. I’m looking forward to building relationships and servicing our customers here in the great state of Alabama.

Cameron "Cam" Rutledge
Licensed Sales Producer

George North
Licensed Sales Producer