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Meet Our Team

John Gurley
President

John is an over 30 year veteran of the insurance business. Starting in 1987, John became a member of The Equitable Established and found instant success. In 1998 John moved company affiliations to Jefferson Pilot Financial and opened a scratch office in Roanoke, VA.  Growth came quickly and his office led the company from 2000 to 2010 in total production sold and also consistently led in new manpower and hires.

Leading his operation in production, John is now a Pinnacle Premier Partner with over 10 years of experience in JP/Lincoln Financial’s Premier Partner Program at silver, gold, and platinum levels.

Over his career, John has been a Member of The Million Dollar Round Table’s Quarter Century Club with an over 25 year membership. He has also qualified for National Leader Corps and the President’s Cabinet for multiple years. John holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Averett University.

John makes his home in Roanoke VA where he lives with his two sons, John Jr. and Grey. They enjoy hunting, fishing, camping, golf and skiing together. John is a Scoutmaster for Troop 17 out of St. John’s Episcopal Church where he and his sons serve on the usher team.

Kay Shackelford
Director

Kay grew up in a successful insurance family where she learned the ins and outs of the business.  Later, she married a very successful producer and further learned the business while raising two children, Johanna and Jack.  After Kay’s husband passed away several years ago from an extended disability, Kay became very passionate about the disability marketplace, while also obtaining her Real Estate license and GRI designation.

Kay is now a leading advisor to many producers in the disability arena.

She is a graduate of Salem College with a B.A. in Sociology.  Her outside interests include gardening, tennis, skiing and spending time with her family, friends, and new husband.

Phone: 540.759.0467

Email: jgurley@premierva.com