Our Philosophy

It is our mission to provide families, businesses and farmers with modern products and advice for their planning and protection goals. Further, it is also our mission to be regarded as caring, dependable professionals for our clients and community.

What We Do – Assist homeowners, business people, contractors, and farmers with proper insurance protection planning.

Where We Do It – Eastern Panhandle of WV, Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and West Virginia, the piedmont region of Maryland and Virginia.

Why We Do It – It is important to each of us to have significance in the communities we serve and in the lives of our clients.

When We Do It – The office is open 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday through Thursday and 8:30am to 4:00pm on Fridays. Other times by appointment.

The Bennett Agency Team

Our Team Of Insurance Professionals

Debbie Bennett - Co-Founder of The Bennett Agency

Debbie Bennett - Owner/Principal

Originally from Charleston, WV, Debbie attended Marshall University and moved to the Jefferson County in 1985. While raising 4 children she began working with her husband in 1992 and became fully licensed agent in 1997. She continues to lead her staff in providing outstanding service to her clients.

Chip Bennett - Owner The Bennett Agency

Chip Bennett - Co-Owner

Coming into the business with a background in agriculture, Chip helped grow the local business with Debbie. He also expanded into Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware by hiring agents in those states.
Chip’s expertise is in life insurance planning for responsible people.

Brenda Potter

Brenda Potter - Operations Manager

Brenda joined The Bennett Agency in 2004 and has two distinct functions. On the regional side, Brenda works with Chip in recruiting new agents and managing the current ones. On the Bennett Agency side, Brenda manages all the human resource, accounting, and marketing functions. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friend, in addition to reading and traveling.

Amanda Friend - Associate Agent

Amanda Friend - Account Representative

Amanda joined The Bennett Agency in 2005 and is a lifelong resident of Jefferson County, WV. Amanda has over 16 years in the insurance industry and has extensive ag/farm experience due to growing up on a family farm where she rode horses and raised hogs and sheep. She also participated in FFA and 4-H. Amanda loves working with clients and her duties include writing new business for homeowners, agriculture, commercial, and life policies. Amanda lives in Middleway with her husband Scott and two children, Mason and Isabelle. In her spare time, Amanda is busy with her children’s activities such as soccer, martial arts, and pony school. She is also an active member of her church where she participates in Bible School and multiple committees.

Kelly Smith - Account Representative

Kelly Smith - Account Representative

Kelly joined The Bennett Agency in 2008 as an account representative. In this role, Kelly brings 15 years of industry knowledge to help her clients better understand their insurance coverage and make sure they are covered when the unexpected happens. Kelly is one of our producers for new business while also providing customer service for agriculture, commercial, personal, and life policies. Kelly is married to her husband, Matt, and they have two children, Connor & Madison. When she is not on the baseball field or at gymnastics meets, Kelly enjoys cooking and WVU sports.

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