INSURANCE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
Shortly after Kristi Stocker entered life insurance sales, she became one of the top three agents in the United States. She realized her interest was in the life, health and investment business, and joined Southeast Insurance in McGehee. With company owner John Clower, she formed Southeast Insurance of Crossett, Inc. Within two years, she purchased the agency and became its sole owner. She sought to make it easy to do business by “providing extra-ordinary service and solutions to extra-ordinary cli-ents” and has continued with this commitment for 25 years.
Today, Southeast Insurance is a Preferred Agency for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arkansas and specializes in health insurance, employee benefits, and Medicare supple-mental insurance. The company has a 98 percent client retention rate, which speaks directly to the satisfaction with the services Southeast provides, and Stocker has been honored with many awards and recognition from some of the top insurance companies in the United States. But according to her, the biggest reward is her customers, many of whom have been with her since the opening of the agency in Crossett.
“I have always had a desire to provide great service to my clients, and then go the extra mile to bring extra-ordinary service to them, services they had no idea were even available.”
In addition to owning Southeast Insurance and two other companies, Stocker is very passionate about and heavily involved in the Crossett community.
“I am very passionate about taking pride in the community I live in,” she says. “My motto, in every part of my life is, ‘small things make a BIG difference.’”