Jeff Chronister


“The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now.” – Zig Ziglar

Jeff joined the Ollis/Akers/Arney team in June of 2000. He uses his more than 29 years of experience in the Financial Services sector to help clients identify, analyze, and quantify specific risks within their business. Pairing 11 years of experience in commercial banking and more than 18+ years with Ollis/Akers/Arney in Commercial Insurance, Jeff brings a unique perspective to help clients design and implement a Long-Term Risk Reduction Plan. Today’s businesses face a tremendous level of risk. Knowing that, Jeff does more for his clients than just talk about insurance coverages. Reduction of their Total Cost of Risk and overall growth and success of their business is the focus.

Jeff is a proud alum of Missouri State University and holds the Accredited Advisor of Insurance (AAI) professional designation. Jeff was honored as a Trusted Adviser by Springfield Business Journal for 2020.

Jeff is involved in the community and enjoys coaching youth sports, hunting, and being outdoors with his two sons, Jackson and Carter, and his wife Debby.