Melody Herring - President
Melody joined Russell-Massey in 1996 with previous business experience. She has obtained the Life Underwriters
Training Council Fellow designation which is held in high regard in the life insurance industry, and the Certified
Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation.
William Bowers - VP of Personal Lines
Will joined Russell Massey in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of
South Carolina in 1993. He is actively involved in the Columbia Chamber of Commerce and a board member on the
Independents Insurance Agents of Greater Columbia. Currently, Will is the President of the Big Thursday Club in
Chapin, SC. He also enjoys coaching in the Chapin/Irmo Recreation Machine Pitch baseball league.
Benjamin Myers - VP of Marketing
Ben graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelors of Science in Marketing. In 2004, he joined Russell
Massey with previous business experience. Currently, Ben is the President of the Camden Jaycees. He is also an
active member of the Independents Insurance Agents of Greater Columbia where he served as President from
2006 until 2008.
Dow Colet - VP of Commercial Lines
Dow joined Russell-Massey in 2008 with over 8 years of personal, commercial, life and health insurance
experience. Dow graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelors of Arts degree in English.
Presently, he is an active member with the Independents Insurance Agents of Greater Columbia and serves on the
board of directors for Child Evangelism Fellowship. Dow is married with 2 boys.
David Finley - Account Executive
David joined Russell-Massey in 2013 with over 35 years of experience in insurance. He attended Eau Claire
High School in Columbia. He is a 1970 graduate of the University of South Carolina. His many professional
accomplishments include President's Club, President's Honor Council, Leaders Club, Million Dollar Round Table
and National Quality Award. David is an avid golfer and enjoys the outdoors.
Judie Midgett - Office Manager / Accounting CPIW
Susan Bressler - Account Manager
Pam Walker - Account Manager
Rachel Peeples - Account Manager
Felicia Poarch - Account Manager
Lisa Houghtalen - Account Manager
Beth Akins - Account Manager
Elizabeth Wright - Account Manager
Joshua D. Bowers - Account Executive
Tiffany Murphy - Account Manager
Karen Stoudenmire - Administrative Assistant / Bond Specialist
Kedron Kirkland - Chapin Office Account Manager
Kedron joined Russell-Massey in 2010 with over 10 years of experience in the insurance industry. She graduated
from Midlands Technical College with an Associate in Business Degree. Kedron is a resident of Chapin and a
graduate of Chapin High School.