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The Paul Long Agency Joins Ollis/Akers/Arney

BOLIVAR, EL DORADO SPRINGS, BRANSON and SPRINGFIELD, MO – Ollis/Akers/Arney has welcomed The Paul Long Agency out of Bolivar and El Dorado Springs, MO, to the team as of July 1, 2018. With this growth, Ollis/Akers/Arney is able to bring outstanding coverage to more of Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas.

“Ollis/Akers/Arney is thrilled that Paul and his team have decided to join the employee owners of our organization,” says Richard Ollis, CEO of Ollis/Akers/Arney. “The Paul Long Agency’s dedication to customer satisfaction through their highly talented staff will be a great fit.  We’re also excited to expand the communities we serve to Bolivar and El Dorado Springs, making us one of the largest insurance agencies in the region.” 

Paul Long, Vice President of Ollis/Akers/Arney says of the partnership, “The Paul Long Agency is excited to merge with Ollis/Akers/Arney. They are one of the longest standing insurance agencies in southwest Missouri with an amazing team of employee owners. This partnership is going to create opportunities for The Paul Long Agency staff as they will now be owners of the company with a stake in Bolivar and El Dorado Springs. I would love to talk about the merger and advantages with anyone that has questions and I look forward to serving our current as well as future clients for years to come.” 

As a 100% employee-owned organization, Ollis/Akers/Arney has grown to nearly 60 employees with about four centuries of agency employee experience and 200+ years of agency history. The management team for Ollis/Akers/Arney includes:

Richard Ollis
Chief Executive Officer


David Arney
Chief Operating Officer


John Akers
Vice President, Benefits


Myleah Shrimpton
Administrative & Claims Manager

Paul W. Long
Vice President


Kevin Robbins
Chief Sales Officer


Karen Shannon
Director, Human Resources and Business Consulting


Joe Gaunt
Client Service and P&C Manager



The newly expanded team of Ollis/Akers/Arney remains committed to building trusted relationships within the community, and that community is growing. Now with The Paul Long Agency offices in Bolivar and El Dorado Springs operating underneath the Ollis/Akers/Arney brand, the team is able to reach more individuals and businesses and serve their clients more holistically. The Paul Long Agency adds 10 leading experts to the Ollis/Akers/Arney team, continuing to make the agency one of the largest independent insurance agencies in the area. 



Transition Details

Ollis/Akers/Arney will remain in their four current locations in Springfield, Branson, Bolivar and El Dorado Springs and clients can expect to continue working with their original team while taking advantage of the expanded resources that are now available to all clients. More information can be found on the company’s website



Contact Information


Springfield Office:

2274 E. Sunshine
Springfield, MO 65804
(417) 881-8333


Branson Office:

201 Buccaneer Blvd
Branson, MO 65616
(417) 334-5115


Bolivar Office:

471 S Springfield
Bolivar, MO 65613
(417) 777-5664


El Dorado Springs Office:

205 HWY 54 West
El Dorado Springs, Missouri
(417) 876-4646

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