Meet Our Staff

As our client, you will have a team of highly qualified professionals working for you to provide you with the best coverage for you, your family, or your business.  Building a long-lasting relationship with our clients is our number one priority.

Stephanie Leonard

Personal Lines

Allison Hodges Westmoreland

Allison, a graduate of East Carolina University, is a third generation insurance agent and co-owner of Hodges Insurance Agency. Born and raised in Franklin County, she is committed to the growth and prosperity of the local community. Allison is dedicated to helping North Carolina businesses and individuals develop a personalized risk management plan.

Matt Faulkner


Matt joined Hodges Insurance in 2006 as a Property, Casualty, and Life producer. As a native of Franklin County, he has spent his career at Hodges Insurance servicing the needs of community members and businesses. Matt will ensure that you have appropriate coverage to meet your business or personal insurance needs. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Hettie, golfing, hunting, and other outdoor activities.

Karen Briggs

Commercial Lines

Karen, a native of Franklin County, has spent 30 years of her career at Hodges Insurance and has supported three generations of the Hodges family in our business. She specializes in Commercial Lines accounts but also works as our office manager. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family at the beach.

Katherine Junk

Commercial Lines

Katherine, a graduate of North Carolina State University, joined Hodges Insurance in 2017 and specializes in commercial lines accounts. A native of Louisburg, Katherine recently returned to Franklin County to be near family and to serve the community that she loves. Outside of work, Katherine enjoys spending time with her husband, Philip and attending NC State athletic events.

Donna Horton

Personal Lines

Donna, an insurance veteran of 33 years, has been with Hodges Insurance for over 25 years and has worked with three generations of the Hodges family. She is a native of Franklin County, and is a graduate of Louisburg College. Donna works in the personal lines department and assists clients in developing a personal risk plan. When she takes time off from work, she enjoys vacationing with her husband and two sons.

Emily Hodges

Emily, a graduate of the UNC-Chapel Hill, is a third generation insurance agent and co-owner of Hodges Insurance Agency. Having been born with a love for the local community and her family business, she is committed to the success of Hodges Insurance and Franklin County. She is experienced in helping businesses find personalized solutions to their insurance needs.

Emily serves as a Board of Trustee member at Louisburg College, and is the third generation of the Hodges family to do so. As of 2017, she is also serving on the Board of Directors for the Frankie Lemmon School in Raleigh.

Bryan Cash


Bryan is a veteran insurance producer with more than 23 years of industry experience. Bryan works in property, liability, and personal insurance with a concentration in employee benefits, health insurance, and life insurance. Bryan has been recognized numerous times by Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC and United Healthcare for outstanding service and performance. Additionally, Bryan is a “Certified Benefit Adviser” by the Health Insurance Marketplace to allow him to help customers navigate and enroll in Affordable Care Act coverage.

Traci Bennett

Healthcare/Group Benefits

Traci has been with Hodges Insurance for over 15 years, servicing in the health department.  She specializes in employee group benefits including health, life, disability, and dental insurance.   However, she also services individual health insurance accounts, including Medicare Supplement policies.  She is an authorized agent for BCBSNC and is licensed in Property/Casualty, Life/Health, Medicare Supplement and Long Term Care.

Chris Perdue

Healthcare/Group Benefits

Chris is a member of our Healthcare and Employee Benefits team. He is licensed in Life, Accident, and Health and a certified Blue Cross Blue Shield Agent for Health Insurance and Medicare coverage. Chris is also certified through the Department of Health and Human Services as an authorized Marketplace representative for the Affordable Care Act.