MEET THE Owners
Dean and Kathleen Osborne
In 1994, Dean & Kathleen Osborne started the Osborne Insurance Services, Inc. which later became known as the Osborne Insurance Group. Operations began in Iowa, but soon expanded throughout the Midwest, offering quality products and service to churches, camps and Christian schools. Dean is certified through Cambridge University’s prestigious Risk Management program taught by eminent professors and authors Hammar and Cobble. Dean and his staff have served in full-time vocational ministry, understanding the daily experiences, stresses, and opportunities that ministries face.
Over time, Dean has shared his expertise and success with other insurance agents. In order to serve you better, Osborne Insurance Group, along with Foster Financial, and McKinney Insurance Agency have formed GLS Insurance Group. Together Dean Osborne, Tyler Foster, and Jon McKinney have almost 50 years of experience to bring to your organization. They specialize in churches, camps, private and charter schools, non-profits as well as home and auto insurance. We are licensed to sell insurance in 12 states, from Minnesota to Texas, Arkansas to Arizona. With GLS Insurance Group you can expect and will receive the best possible service for all your insurance needs.
Jon graduated from Missouri State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Applied Science and Business. Upon graduating, McKinney Insurance Agency LLC was opened and Jon as well as his staff started serving local churches and private schools in Missouri and Arkansas through risk management and insurance. Our agency intentionally chooses to specialize in not-for-profit and religious organizations.
We strive to have a relevant working knowledge of the insurance exposures that face not-for-profit and religious institutions in today’s litigious society. Being readily available and the “go to” expert for advice and solutions in these areas is an added value our clients enjoy.
Just like you, Jon and his staff are regular church attendee’s of their respective churches and have a vested interest in seeing ministries thrive and move forward. Our families and children as well as our church families are the most important things in our life and that is why we have chosen to serve the churches in our area with such passion and integrity.
We would welcome the opportunity to work with you and if desired, provide you with a few references of churches in the area that we currently serve.
MEET THE TEAM
Skye has been in the insurance industry since 2002 and holds licenses in health, life and commercial insurance. Prior to his association with the Osborne Insurance Group, Skye was a full-time ordained pastor for over 20 years, serving churches in Kansas, Georgia and W. Virginia. In addition to his work with the Osborne Insurance Group, Skye serves with Marketplace Chaplains USA. Having served as a pastor for many years, he understands the challenges facing those of you in the ministry and can put that experience to work for you in designing an insurance plan.
Skye is married to his wife, Sharon, and has 3 grown children and one grandchild. They make their home in Ankeny, Iowa.
Alveretta - Appointment Coordination Manager
Alveretta is the appointment coordination manager for the McKinney Insurance Agency. Her expertise in marketing and sales have become a valuable resource to the agency since she came on board in 2013. She assists the agents in scheduling and maintaining appointments with new clients. Her skill set allows the agency to organize and facilitate all of our new client meetings weeks in advance. If you are a new client or potential new client, and wish to schedule a meeting, please don’t hesitate to contact Alveretta to make arrangements.
Josiah McKinney - Agent/Broker
Josiah was born and raised in southwest Missouri and attended college at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin Missouri. After college he moved to the east coast for a three years as a restaurant manager. He recently returned to help continue the growth of McKinney Insurance LLC which has been in business for over eleven years. The company has grown quickly over this time. Customer service, Integrity, and product knowledge are the number one priorities for the agency. Like all employees of McKinney Insurance, Josiah has a passion to serve his clients with honesty and a strong work ethic. He would welcome the opportunity to work with you and show you what sets his service apart from the rest.
Darlene - Office Manager
Darlene has lived in Springfield Missouri for over 40 years. She and her husband Don have been married for 48 years. They have three children and four grandchildren! Darlene is a licensed agent and the office manager for the McKinney Insurance Agency. She has worked in the insurance industry for 28 years and for the agency for over 10. Her expertise involves all lines of insurance offered by the agency, accounting, finance, customer service, and agent training . Darlene, would welcome the opportunity to serve you.
Connie - Customer Service Lead
Connie, originally born in Massachusetts, has now lived in Missouri for over 40 years. She and her husband David have been married for 39 years. They have four children and eight grandchildren! Connie is a licensed agent and the customer service lead within the Mckinney Insurance Agency. Her expertise involves all lines of insurance offered by the agency. If you have any questions regarding your billing or policy, please don’t hesitate to contact Connie.