Richard Ollis is a fourth-generation risk and insurance advisor specializing in business risk and has been in the industry more than thirty years. He serves as CEO of Ollis/Akers/Arney, 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 a Past-Chairman of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Past-President of the Board of Directors for Springfield Little Theatre. He has also served on boards for Commerce Bank, Springfield Convention and Visitor Bureau, Springfield/Branson National Airport, Hickory Hills Country Club, and the Safety Council of the Ozarks.
He is married to Teresa and has two daughters, Kelsey and Sabrina.