Meet Our Team

Standifer Insurance Group

Jessup Standifer
Agency Owner

I’ve been with Standifer Insurance Group for over 14 Years years 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.
Megan Lee
Compliance Manager

Hi, I'm Megan Lee. I'm an Alabaster native and I have been helping my clients with our team at the Standifer Insurance Group since 2012. I feel proud knowing I make a difference for them with my service. I pride myself on helping customers by reviewing their policies and educating them on their coverage.  I take the time to get to know every one of our customers, because you're not just our policyholder: you're part of our Family! My goal as the Customer Service Manager is to build long lasting relationships with my customers. I look forward to seeing how I can help you make your insurance work for you.

Away from work, I love SEC football; concerts, travel and watching my sister follow in my steps in college softball.

Courtney Porter
Licensed Sales Producer

My name is Courtney Porter. As a wife and a mother I know how important it is to protect your family.   As a licensed sales agent it is my job to protect your family just as I would mine. Over the past 13 years I have had the pleasure of being an account manager in several fields. Service is my top priority. Give me a call today so that I can help you with your insurance needs.


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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 newly wed 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 a suddenly 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.

Jeff Collins
Licensed Sales Agent

Hello, My name is Jeff Collins and I just entered my twenty-third year in the insurance industry. I have handled multiple lines of insurance throughout my career, but my passion is helping individuals and families with their life insurance needs. Life insurance is the foundation in protecting the assets you work so hard to accumulate.
Also in my career I have come to appreciate the efforts and difficulties endured by business owners throughout the community. I have spent twenty years in the employee benefit market and take great pride in saving business owners payroll tax dollars an improving employee retention through increased benefit package.

I've been married for twenty-five years and have two daughters. I have been in this community for the past four years. I look forward to showing you how our products and services can help you, your family, and your business.