Pete Adkins, a 40-year veteran of the financial services industry, serves as President of The Personal Producer Network. He has been responsible for leading this sales channel since 2009 when he was President of The Agency Group for Transamerica. Pete also serves as Executive Vice President of Business Development and Carrier Relations for AmeriLife, which is based in Clearwater, Florida.
Jeremiah Tacker serves as the President of The Personal Producer Network. He has over 10 years of experience in the insurance industry, specializing in working with and growing both producers and their agencies. He has in-depth knowledge of a broad range of products, including Universal Life, Term and Whole Life, as well as various health and annuity products. He has been licensed insurance agent since 2013.
Previously, Jeremiah was with Transamerica Life Insurance Company where he was a leader on the sales team. During his time there, he worked with agents all over the country developing training programs to help them become experts in product knowledge. He enjoyed great success in growing agent production year over year, and worked with multiple marketing and recruitment programs to achieve sales goals.
Jeremiah graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Jodi, and their three wonderful children.
Kelly Postel is a case manager with more than two decades of problem solving, customer service, and management experience. The recipient of three awards recognizing her customer service skills, Kelly is a strong believer in the power of positive thinking in the workplace.
Prior to coming to The Personal Producer Network, Kelly worked for 15 years in various nursing fields, including intensive care, emergency room and critical care. This background helps her take a calm approach to any situation.
Kelly graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Iowa. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Dave, and their two children. In her spare time, she enjoys binge-watching on Netflix, but can also be found attempting to learn new skills such as playing the piano.
Courtney Boeding serves as a marketer for The Personal Producer Network. She has over four years of experience in the insurance industry, specializing in a variety of complex customer service requests requiring knowledge of all types of life insurance, health insurance, annuity and investment products.
Previously, Courtney was with Transamerica Life Insurance Company where she assisted agents and their clients in various departments. During her time there, she enjoyed learning and teaching new staff members how they could best assist more agents.
Courtney graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business in 2014 in Cedar Rapids, IA. She enjoys spending time with her children and DIY projects.
Nicole French serves as marketer for The Personal Producer Network. Formerly a Process Agent, she is a results-driven and focused leader with more than 10 years in the industry coordinating sales and marketing strategies that position businesses towards optimal growth and success.
Effective within a multitude of diverse business communities, Nicole brings internal support, market awareness, and customer-focused measurement to meet each insurance need and request. Her extensive insurance background enables Nicole to confidently answer questions and provide consultation leading to customer satisfaction and desired outcomes.
Nicole studied Computer Science at Purdue University and has certifications in tax preparation.
Outside of work, Nicole enjoys time with her husband and sons; all of whom are avid Chicago Bears fans. She also enjoys spending time with her sisters, cooking, and trying out new gadgets to add to the experience. Away from family, Nicole shares her talent of singing at weddings and serving as a member of the praise and worship team at her church.
Nicole is eager to get to know you and be of assistance in helping you achieve your goals!
Jessica Blomme serves as a marketer for The Personal Producer Network. She brings knowledge of the industry from a previous role in the New Business department at Transamerica where she would make inbound and outbound calls, help agents through the new business process and assist them in getting business from submitted to issue as quickly as possible.
Jessica graduated from Iowa’s Marshalltown High School in 2008 and moved to Cedar Rapids the following year.
In her free time, she enjoys shopping, spending time with her son and family, and also binge-watching Netflix and Hulu programs.
Jennifer "JJ" Jorgensen serves as Contract and Licensing Specialist (C&L) for TPPN. With more than 10 years of experience in the insurance industry and almost 5 in C&L, she brings extensive experience to her role. Having been licensed in the past, JJ also worked in customer service – servicing both agents and clients, including working claims and marketing.
Previously, JJ worked with Transamerica, State Farm and Travelers Insurance Companies. Her experiences have run the gamut from helping develop software for both agents and customers, to working agent contracts, to working customer claims requests. She has experience in programming and change management. She also served as a project manager for a multi-millions dollar catalog company and worked in IT for more than 15 years.
JJ enjoys many different activities such as reading, writing, crafting, cooking and dog training. Her hobbies have included competitive kite flying and master point bridge play.
Jordan Paulson serves as a Marketer for The Personal Producers Network. He has extensive experience in customer service, personnel and project management. Jordan has also worked in a myriad of sales and marketing channels throughout his career.
Before joining TPPN, Jordan worked in telecommunications, information technology, sales, writing/editing and management. He helped small businesses grow their online advertising footprint and web presence while working for Go Daddy and Hibu. He worked in the automotive sales and service industry and also managed a retail store in which he helped lead it to its best sales month.
A graduate of Cornell College with a bachelor’s in English, Jordan also earned an MBA from the University of Dubuque. He completed his CAPM course through PMI in 2017.
Jordan enjoys spending time with his wife and his pet rock, Russell. His hobbies and interests include gaming, creative projects, cooking and caring for his growing collection of vinyl.
Breonnah Spence serves as a marketer for The Personal Producer Network. With 8 years of experience in the insurance industry, Breonnah is able to assist in a wide range of areas including annuities, life insurance, auto insurance and financial products.
Previously, she worked at Transamerica in the Agent Support and Annuity Division assisting agents in putting together quotes, designing policies and servicing their clients’ policies.
Breonnah graduated from high school in Booneville, Kentucky, and then attended Alice Lloyd College before moving to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Breonnah enjoys spending time with her daughter, attending car shows, a wide variety of music and buying shoes.
Cera McKim, Administrative Assistant for TPPN, has two years of experience in the insurance industry and over 9 years of experience in customer service. She brings an excellent work ethic and organizational skills to her role.
Cera studied Office Administration at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Staying active and keeping up on the newest health and wellness trends are important to Cera. You are likely to find her participating in 5K Fun Runs, especially those that raise money for the community and local animal shelters as she is a proud Dog Mom.
Heather Karrick serves as a Marketer for The Personal Producer Network. She has an extensive background in both financial services and customer service. That, along with her soft sales experience and competitive spirit, make her a great fit for our team.
Heather received her associate's degree in Early Childhood Education from University of Phoenix while living and working in Germany. She also received certification for the Customer Contact Training Program via Kirkwood Community College. Prior to joining TPPN, Heather was a service manager for Wells Fargo and worked for Toyota Financial Services.
Heather has a curious mind and enjoys learning about history. She loves hiking and exploring and is always up for an adventure.
Kate Ungs joins our team as lead Social Media and Marketing Project Manager. Her extensive experience in marketing and project management has allowed her to gain a wealth of knowledge especially within the Insurance industry. We are excited to utilize her skillset as she creates helpful, creative, and memorable communications.
Kate graduated from Lindenwood University in Saint Charles, Missouri where she earned her undergraduate degree in Sports Management and her MBA with an emphasis in Marketing.
Kate enjoys spending time with her husband, three kids, and their family dog Andi. Her hobbies include coaching her kids sports teams and attending their many events.