Faculty and Staff

The Faculty & Staff of Farm Bureau Tech

Meet the Faculty, Staff, and Instructors of Farm Bureau Tech. Our instructional staff brings with it over 300 years of combined experience in claims adjusting, property estimating, auto estimating, management, auto repair, computer skills training, and farming.

Scott Catington, CPCU, ChFC, AIC, AIM, AU, AIT

Director of Training

B.S., The Citadel

Patrick Coen, SCR, INS, AIC, ICA

Property Estimating Instructor

B.A., University of Southern Mississippi

Billie Smith - Physical Damage Estimating Instructor

Billie Smith

Physical Damage Estimating Instructor

University of Southern Mississippi
A.S., Pearl River Community College

Sarah Dantone

Associate Instructional Media Designer

B.A., Mississippi State University

Brandy Godwin, CPCU, AIC


B.S., University of Alabama

Trey Perez - Senior Instructional Media Designer

Trey Perez, AINS, A+

Senior Instructional Media Designer

A.A., Holmes Community College
Mississippi State University

Bruce Smith - Multi-Line Instructor

Bruce Smith

Multi-Line Instructor

B.S., University of Mississippi

Diane Fredericks, MSID

Intermediate Instructional Media Designer

M.S., Grand Canyon University

Mark Poteat, CPCU, AIC, API, AINS, INS

Multi-Line Instructor

B.A., University of South Carolina

Adjunct Faculty

Laura Watkins, CEBS, SPHR

Senior Vice-President, Human Resources

B.S., University of Southern Mississippi

Kevin Humphreys, J.D., ChFC

Associate Insurance Counsel

B.S., Mississippi College
J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law

Paul Rogers, CPCU, AIC

Director of Claims

B.S., Mississippi State University

Donna Marshall, MS, PHR, SHRM-CP

Director of Human Resources

M.S., Human Resource Training & Development-Amberton University
B.S., Education-Mississippi State University

Jill Schmidt, HIA, MHP, PAHM

Benefits Manager

B.S., Mississippi College