Don has been in the insurance business since 1978 with his father, Bill Whitacre and his partner, Duke Nuckolls. Don’s first duties included answering the phones and typing insurance policies. He then moved into rating auto and home insurance. He has seen firsthand how the insurance business has changed along with the development of computers and other office equipment. The efficiency and the accuracy in quoting rates for customers are much faster. In 1985, Don received the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter designation. In 2010, he became a Dave Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider for central Illinois.Don credits his experiences with several important people in his life. That includes his father, Bill, as a great role model, Duke Nuckolls always helped him with sales presentations, and has learned the nuts and bolts of the insurance business from Martha McNamara, Betty Beebe, Josephine Jenness and Delores Hawbaker.
He is the former President of the Independent Insurance Agency of Metro Decatur, former President of the Land of Lincoln Chapter of the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters and currently serves on the Board of managers for the Decatur Gun Club and the Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce Small Business Executive Council. He has two daughters, Christine and Suzanne. He enjoys golf, Illinois and Bears football, hiking in the mountains and black and white photography.to edit.
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Brenda has been involved in the insurance industry since 1975 in the areas of Claims and as a Personal Lines Agent. In 1998 to present, she specializes in Home, Auto, and Personal Umbrella & Watercraft Policies working directly with the Cincinnati Insurance Company. Brenda is also experienced with the handling of Auto Accidents to Catastrophe Claims, and personally knows what to expect when you have 2-Youthfuls on an auto policy. Her experiences with “everyday life issues” can help you.
Dave joined the insurance team in the early part of 2010. He brings with him 14 years of insurance experience. He has worked for the Prudential and Affirmative Insurance Companies specializing in Auto, Life, Health and Homeowners insurance. To learn more about insurance, contact him for a quote.
For fun, Dave enjoys golf, playing his bass guitar and spending time with his family.
Cathy joined Whitacre McNamara Insurance Services in October of 2010. She comes to the agency with over 17 years of combined experience in home office and agency operations. She has a strong background in customer service, and will be happy to answer any questions you have and assist you in a professional manner.
Her interests include music, camping and hiking.