Richard Ollis is a fourth-generation risk and insurance advisor specializing in business risk and has been in the industry more than thirty-five years. He serves as CEO of Ollis/Akers/Arney Insurance & Business Advisors, Springfield’s largest independent insurance agency, founded in 1885.
Richard holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Missouri State University and serves on their College of Business Advisory Board. He regularly writes for the Springfield Business Journal and has hosted the radio talk show “Insurance Talk”. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he is currently serving his second term on Springfield City Council and also serves on the board for the Missouri Association of Insurance Agents. Richard is a past-Chairman of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce and has served on boards for Commerce Bank, Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Springfield/Branson National Airport, Hickory Hills Country Club and Safety Council of the Ozarks.
Richard and Teresa have been married for thirty years and have two daughters, Kelsey and Sabrina.