GRAND ISLAND — Gary Thompson Agency Inc., a privately owned, full-service independent insurance agency, announced newly elected officers on its executive board of directors after purchasing the shares owned by former President Terry Thompson.

The executive board of directors includes five current owners and location managers: Crale Bauer, Krae Dutoit, Matt Hawley, Johnie Kamery and John Thompson. Additional shareholders include Mitch Freshour, Tyson Jordening, Tony Purvis and Waid Vontz. Dutoit was elected president, Hawley was named vice president and John Thompson was elected secretary/treasurer.

“Terry Thompson has been involved with GTA for 32 years and has been an integral part of the growth and success of the agency,” said Dutoit. “Terry will continue to be involved with Gary Thompson Agency as an account executive, servicing his client accounts as well as assisting the board of directors as a business analyst.”

Dutoit continued, “Gary Thompson Agency has a strong presence in central Nebraska and continues to grow in the western and eastern portions of Nebraska. We have positioned ourselves with premier insurance carriers to continue to provide the highest quality products and services to our clients for years to come.”

Gary Thompson Agency Inc. specializes in personal insurance products, commercial insurance, farm and crop insurance and employee benefits, highly emphasizing personalized service. The agency includes 16 office locations in Nebraska, servicing customers in Nebraska and Kansas.

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