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Meet our team

Ross Turner

President and CEO

Ross Turner

President and CEO

Certified Insurance Counselor

• Born and raised in Greenville, SC, and loves calling it home.
• Joined his father at The Turner Agency in 1989 after handling serious injury claims and workers compensation claims for Travelers insurance.
• 1986 graduate of Clemson University with a degree in Financial Management
• Served twice on the Board of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of South Carolina (IIABSC). Past chairman of the Young Independent Agents Committee. Was named the 2013 South Carolina Independent Agent of the Year by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of South Carolina. Leadership Greenville Class of 33.
• Serves as South Carolina State Senator for District 8 since 2012
• Enjoys coaching his daughter’s church basketball team, hunting, playing golf, and spending family time at Clemson games.

Curtis Bull

Vice President of Commercial Lines

Curtis Bull

Vice President of Commercial Lines

Certified Insurance Counselor
Associate in Insurance Production

• Born and raised on a farm in Cameron, S.C.
• Joined The Turner Agency in 2001 after working with Sentry Insurance
• Graduated with honors from Clemson University in 2000 with a degree in Agricultural Economics
• Named the 2014 South Carolina Independent Young Agent of the year by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of South Carolina.
• Active member of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church. Member of Leadership Greenville Class of 40 and the Greenville Clemson Club.
• Coaches his son’s baseball team for Greenville Little League. Enjoys playing golf and spending his Saturdays in Clemson whenever possible.

Lee A. Scroggins, III

Personal Insurance Advisor

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Lee A. Scroggins, III

Personal Insurance Advisor

• Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, but happy to be a South Carolinian now!
• Joined The Turner Agency in 2015. Prior to that he was the Sales Vice President of the Highland Capital Brokerage in Atlanta, GA.
• Over 17 years of experience in the insurance industry. Licensed in life & health, property & casualty, and has his Series 6 and 63.
• Graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Consumer Economics.
• Takes great pride in being an advocate for our clients and delivering exceptional customer service at every turn.
• Member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Loves his family, his “Dawgs,” coaching his daughters’ basketball and soccer teams, serving on the Gower Pool board, hunting and golf.

Lynn Hudson

Vice President of Personal Lines and Agency Operations

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Lynn Hudson

Vice President of Personal Lines and Agency Operations

Certified Insurance Counselor
Certified Insurance Service Representative
Accredited Customer Service Representative

• Though raised in Easley, she still claims Delaware as home.
• Insurance was her mother’s passion so naturally it became hers as well. She has almost 30 years of insurance experience with the majority at The Turner Agency.
• Graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in business.
• Past recipient of the Travelers Personal Lines High Achiever award
• Loves assessing our clients’ needs and guiding them through the claims process when a challenge arises. Especially enjoys finding the best solutions for clients with multiple property holdings and business ownership.
• Loves her Gamecocks, watching movies (she is our go-to for all movie suggestions) and spending time with her friends, family, nieces, and nephews.

Dede Wade

Personal Lines Account Manager

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Dede Wade

Personal Lines Account Manager

Certified Insurance Service Representative
Associate in Insurance Account Management

• Joined The Turner Agency in 2005 after beginning her insurance career in 1993.
• Currently working on her Certified Insurance Service Representative Elite designation.
• Loves helping her clients understand their insurance coverage and her specialty is all “in the details.”
• Past recipient of the Travelers Personal Insurance High Achiever Award
• Loves hiking waterfalls in her spare time.

 

Deidra Ranew

Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Deidra Ranew

Commercial Lines Account Manager

Certified Insurance Service Representative
Certified Insurance Service Representative Elite

• Graduate of the University of South Carolina – Upstate
• Joined The Turner Agency in 2006
• Absolutely devoted to her clients and has an incredible eye for detail!
• Member of Abner Creek Baptist Church and a volunteer with Meals on Wheels.
• Enjoys traveling with her husband, the CBS bible study, quilting, working out, studying nutrition, gardening, and relaxing.

Denise Long

Personal Lines Account Manager

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Denise Long

Personal Lines Account Manager

Certified Insurance Service Representative

• Joined the Turner Agency in 2007.
• Comes to work every day because she loves the feeling she gets when she is able to help someone. Customer service has been her career and her passion.
• Currently pursuing both her Certified Insurance Service Representative Elite and Certified Insurance Counselor designations.
• Loves the Clemson Tigers, her church (Rock Springs Baptist Church), reading, painting, and being with her family and friends.

Ginger Carlon

Business Development

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Ginger Carlon

Business Development

• Alabama born and bred, but marrying a Greenville boy made her a proud South Carolinian.
• Joined The Turner Agency in 2004 after working with Georgia Lighting, Fluor Daniel, and as a project manager for two local furniture dealers.
• 1990 graduate from Auburn University with a degree in Interior Design.
• Currently pursuing her Associate in Insurance Account Management designation
• Enjoys getting to know her personal and business clients and providing them with the best coverage available.
• Community and school volunteer for many years. Now an empty nester, she enjoys time with family, friends, her two rescue dogs, and cheering on her Auburn Tigers.

Jennie McElveen

Customer Service Representative

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Jennie McElveen

Customer Service Representative

• Your first point of contact at The Turner Agency! Loves meeting and getting to know our clients and visitors.
• Graduate of Anderson University
• Joined The Turner Agency in 2007 after working with Farm Bureau Insurance.
• Currently pursuing her Associate in Insurance Account Management designation
• Member of Mitchell Road Presbyterian Church. Enjoys reading, cooking, cheering on the Clemson Tigers, and spending time with her family.

Julie Turner

Communications Director

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Julie Turner

Communications Director

• Loves living in Greenville, though still has a special place in her heart for her hometown of Easley, SC
• Joined her husband at The Turner Agency in 1999 after serving in account management, sales, and sales management positions for several technology related companies.
• Feels the best part of her job is sharing the good news of The Turner Agency.
• Graduated from Winthrop University with a degree in Communications. Currently pursuing her Associate in Insurance Account Management designation
• Loves serving the community and her church. Has held many volunteer roles over the year. If she can find spare time, she enjoys being at the beach, exercising, or doing anything with her family and friends.

Katherine Sosebee

Partner in Sosebee Agency, a Turner Agency Company

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Katherine Sosebee

Partner in Sosebee Agency, a Turner Agency Company

• Spent the last decade in Manhattan and Atlanta working for an innovative global company before deciding it was time to come home to the Upstate.
• Passionate about helping people, providing excellent service, serving the community, and building lasting relationships.
• Member of Fort Hill Presbyterian Church and Clemson Rotary Club. A true sports fan and enjoys attending local performing arts events, reading and dining with friends.

Laura Martin Martinez

Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Laura Martin Martinez

Commercial Lines Account Manager

Certified Insurance Service Representative

• Graduate of Clemson University with a degree in history
• Joined The Turner Agency in 2013
• Works hard to for her clients to be sure they always receive exceptional client service.
• Professing no strong allegiance to the Clemson Tigers, she is always glad when they win because it makes her co-workers happy. Member of Downtown Presbyterian Church.
• Enjoys traveling with her husband, reading, and trying out new recipes.

Linda Harnage

Commercial Lines Account Manager

Whiz

Linda Harnage

Commercial Lines Account Manager

Certified Insurance Service Representative

• Joined The Turner Agency in 2007, and has been in the insurance world since 1968!
• Best part of her job? Helping her clients get the best coverage for their needs.
• On track to earn her Certified Insurance Service Representative Elite designation in 2017.
• Attends Glenwood Baptist Church in Easley and is a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.
• Enjoys cross stitching, shopping, watching the Hallmark Channel, and going to plays.

Pat Mace

Customer Service Representative

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Pat Mace

Customer Service Representative

• Started her career at The Turner Agency in 2006, after spending eleven years in the travel industry.
• Graduate of Clemson University and bleeds orange!
• Client care is her specialty. Loves the challenge of finding the best possible coverage options for our personal lines clients.
• Enjoys spending time with her family and being at the beach.

Robin Hawkins

Senior Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Robin Hawkins

Senior Commercial Lines Account Manager

Certified Insurance Service Representative

• Graduate of Clemson University and joined The Turner Agency in 2004.
• Favorite part of her job? Working with our commercial clients and meeting each client’s unique needs.
• Attends Rock Springs Baptist Church and volunteers with Let There Be Mom.
• Enjoys skiing, being outdoors with her children, swimming, reading, and spending time at the beach.

Sonja Cantrell

Accounting

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Sonja Cantrell

Accounting

• Following a successful career in training and management, began working for The Turner Agency in 2014.
• Heads up our accounting department because she is a whiz at numbers.
• Loves working in such a happy atmosphere where clients are always placed first.
• Though a graduate of East Tennessee State University, she is a diehard Clemson fan now that her granddaughter is a Tiger dancer.
• Enjoys reading, gardening, scrap-booking, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Ted Siefert

Producer

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Ted Siefert

Producer

• Part owner of the United Insurance Agency in Greenville before joining The Turner Agency in 2007
• Especially enjoys working with daycares and mini golf courses.
• Loves to hunt and spend time with his family.

Virginia Moss

Personal Lines Account Manager

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Virginia Moss

Personal Lines Account Manager

Certified Insurance Service Representative
Personal Lines Coverage Specialist

• Graduated from Clemson University (yes, another Tiger!)
• Best part of being a Personal Lines account manager to Virginia? Helping others!
• Our “go to”, in-house flood insurance expert
• Currently pursuing her Associate Insurance Account Management designation
• Joined the Turner Agency in 2012 after 10 years of being in the insurance industry.
• Enjoys archery, fishing, skeet shooting, moves, baking, painting, and working puzzles.


Contact us today.

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