Ben Dickson has been working in customer service for over 20 years. Raised in Mount Vernon, TX, he has had an entrepreneurial spirit from a young age. He began his own lawn business the at age of 16. Dickson Lawn Service operated from 2000-2005. He also worked for Brookshire Grocery Company (1999-2005), followed by Lowe’s for 13 years, mostly in senior management. In 2015, Mr. Dickson founded Dickson Insurance Agency, LLC in Marshall, TX, as a branch of Farmers Insurance Group. Wanting to expand the agency’s product selection and the ability to offer better rates to his clients, Mr. Dickson transitioned from FIG to become an independent broker/agent and relocated the agency to Longview, TX. Mr. Dickson is married to his lovely wife, Keri Dickson, and they have one beautiful daughter Kylie. He is a member of the Noon Optimist Club of Marshall, TX and an active member of his church.
Office Manager, Commercial lines Agent
Rachel Hankins has been with Dickson Insurance Agency for over five years. She holds licenses in Texas and Louisiana for Property & Casualty and Life & Health insurance. In 2018 she graduated with honors from Kilgore College and obtained an Associate Degree of Arts. She is also a member of the Marshall Optimist Club. Rachel lives in White Oak with her husband Taylor, two sons and one adorable miniature Australian Shepherd. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, trying new recipes and shopping. No one likes to shop around for the best insurance rate, so give Rachel a call and let her put her shopping experience to work for you.
Personal Lines Agent
With 3 years of insurance experience, from both Allstate and Farmers Insurance, Lorena has a passion for saving clients money while offering better coverage. Born and raised in Longview, TX, she graduated from Hallsville High School in 2007. She graduated from Kilgore College with her Associates in Applied Science for Process Technology in 2015. She loves cooking and baking with her daughter Maggie. They enjoy playing with their dogs, Buddha and Bruce.
Personal Lines Agent
Shanda Ray was a top sales producer for Allstate in the Dallas area for three years. She started her insurance career in 2010, after a long career in healthcare practice management. She has spent the last several years homeschooling her two youngest children. Shanda also helps her husband with his painting company and with the family’s kennel business. Shanda has been married to her husband Chad since 2005. Shanda’s husband is an ordained Baptist pastor and they are both Certified Biblical Counselors. Together they have four children. Alex 26, Will 20, Kyli 13, and Samuel 7. Shanda also enjoys raising, training, and competing in dog sports with their Labrador Retrievers. Her family enjoys spending a lot of time working and playing on their property outside of Marshall, TX.
Life, Accident & Health Agent
Sandra was the owner and editor of The Wedded Bliss Magazine. From 2004 to 2018, Mrs. McNeese provided brides of East Texas with the best ceremony and reception options available. She also organized and held yearly bridal fairs at the Maude Cobb convention center, Longview, TX. Her focus is to offer everyone in East Texas the best Insurance coverages and rate.
The Dickson Insurance Agency is proud to introduce our administrative assistant, Brynna Comer. She is a 2020 graduate of Harleton High School. This impressive young lady graduated at the age of sixteen. Brynna lives in Diana, Texas with her parents Sam and Shannon Comer, their two dogs and her pet bunny. She plans to attend Kilgore College’s School of Nursing in the future.