Southern Farm Bureau Tech
Faculty, Staff, and Associate Instructors

John Woods, AIC
Director of Training
B.S. University of Southern Mississippi
35 years of claims, training,
and management experience
Scott Catington, CPCU, AIC
Associate Director
B.S., The Citadel
years claims, training
and estimating experience
Randle C. Waddell, CPCU, AIC
B.B.A. University of Mississippi
31 years of agency, claims, training,
and management experience
Billie Smith
Physical Damage Instructor
34 years
body shop, training,
insurance experience

John S. McInnis, J. D.
B.A. University of Southern Mississippi
J.D. University of Mississippi School of Law
38 years of experience in legal, judicial, claims,
and claims management experience

Brandy Godwin
B.S., University of Alabama
18 years of environmental
professional services and
administrative support experience
Certificate in General Insurance

Jimmie Hutto
Media Specialist
B.S., M.S., University of Southern Mississippi
36 years of media experience
Jonene Sartin, CPCU, ARe, AMIM
Vice President Underwriting
and Reinsurance
Underwriting Instructor
B.B.A. in Risk Mgmt./Insurance,
Magna Cum Laude - Univ. of Georgia,
M.B.A., Millsaps College
31 years of underwriting experience
Missy Elam, CPCU, ARe
Regional Underwriting Manager
Underwriting Instructor
B.S. Ed., Mathematics
Delta State University
22 years underwriting experience
Lydia Warren, J. D., CPCU
Vice President, Legal
Senior Insurance Counsel
Legal Instructor
B.S. Murray State University
23 years of legal experience
Baxter Jones, J. D., CPCU, ARe
Regional Claims Superintendent
DCM Training Instructor
B.A. University of Mississippi
J.D. Mississippi College School of Law
27 years of experience in legal, claims,
and management experience
Kirk McDaniel, CFI, CFE
Manager, Special Investigations Unit
Mississippi Farm Bureau
B.S. Mississippi State University
39 years of experience with emphasis
on fire and fraud investigations
Certified Fraud Examiner
Certified Fire Investigator

Field Supervisor, Special Investigations Unit
South Carolina Farm Bureau

B.S. Limestone College
25 years of experience - fire and fraud
related investigationse
Member - NFPA Technical Committee
on Fire Investigations

Rodger Smith, AIC, CFI
Fire Specialist
Arkansas Farm Bureau
B.S. Arkansas Tech
35 years of experience in claims and fire investigations
Certified Fire Investigator


Kevin Humphreys, J.D.
Staff Attorney
B.S., Mississippi College (with honors)
J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law
30 years experience - legal research,
claims, litigation management, underwriting


 Rowe M. (Trey) Belcher, III, J.D.
Staff Attorney
B.B.A., Mississippi State University
J. D., Mississippi College School of Law
10 years legal / insurance experience

 Laura Watkins, CEBS, SPHR
(Certified Employee Benefits Specialist)
Vice President, Human Resources
B.S., University of Southern Mississippi
31 years insurance experience specializing in
employee benefits / human resources

Basic Claims Courses
- Advanced Claims Courses - Underwriting Training Courses
Management and Professional Development

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