Leadership & Advisors

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Ben Conner Conner Insurance

Ben Conner

Chief Executive Officer

After graduating with a degree in finance from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2006, Ben signed on with Conner Insurance as an insurance advisor. In 2013, Ben was promoted to CEO, and three years later, he and his business partners acquired Conner Insurance. Utilizing his leadership, work ethic, and expertise, Ben’s benefits clients have experienced best in national class results in managing their health plans. Eighty percent of Ben’s clients have experienced flat or reduced healthcare expenses over the last 5-10 years, unheard of in the benefits healthcare industry.

Ben was recognized by BenefitsPro magazine as a finalist for the 2020 Broker of the Year award and in 2019 by Employee Benefit Adviser as a Rising Star in Advising, which are both national awards programs for advisors who are making a difference in the benefits consulting field. Ben was also recognized in 2021 by the Indianapolis Business Journal as a 40 under 40 recipient.

Ben lives in Fishers, IN, with his wife, Alyssa, and their three children. Ben loves to read, play/watch sports, travel, and spend time with his family.

Todd Hufford Conner Insurance

Todd Hufford

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer Todd Hufford is a proponent of precise action. Brainstorming with the executive vice presidents, strategizing upcoming program implementation, and managing profitability targets, Todd is all about building a solid company to deliver clients with powerful results.

A graduate of Purdue University, Todd gained experience early in his career, reducing costs and maintaining compliance to provide clients with substantial savings and security. He built upon this foundation to improve client financials, especially within technology, health care, and nonprofit organizations.

Joshua Conner Conner Insurance

Joshua Conner

Chief Information Officer

The numbers, procedures, and understanding of fundamental systems are essential in the insurance and benefits industry. However, within his role as the chief information officer at Conner Insurance, Joshua understands that those skills play an even more significant role in the realm of internal support.

Josh leverages technology to empower the team at Conner to provide superior service and expert advice. Utilizing his expertise in technology and informatics, Joshua works to improve, foster, and cultivate advancement in the strategies and implementation of benefits, commercial, and personal insurance.

At Full Sail University, Josh gained valuable insight into implementing technological methodologies to improve business and internal structures, from techniques in solution architecture and electronic data interchange (EDI) to team building and change management.

Zack Conner Conner Insurance

Zack Conner

Business Development

Zack has been with Conner since 2013 as a Property & Liability Advisor and Business Leadership with expertise in non-profit and healthcare. Zack quickly becomes a premier resource for his clients by understanding each industry’s subtle nuances and challenges. He partners with them to strategize efficient coverage plans, including workers’ compensation, professional, property, and cyber liability exposures. Zack is a Rotarian at the Indianapolis Downtown chapter. Zack also serves as a board member for the Indiana Parkinson Foundation and Life Impact for Eternity International. He is a graduate of Roanoke College and currently lives in Indianapolis with his wife Lacey, son Vancouver and daughter Zara.

He is a graduate of Roanoke College with a concentration in business leadership and currently lives with his family in Indianapolis and enjoys yoga, hiking, and history.

Annie Spencer Conner Insurance

Annie Spencer

HR Director

With a background in both HR and Wellness Consulting, Annie Spencer brings a crucial skillset to Conner of creating and delivering the ultimate employee experience for Conner Insurance team members. Throughout her career, Annie has worked in various HR capacities, from Compliance Consulting for Conner’s clients to leading the Recruitment and Retention Strategy for the Conner team, while also maintaining her SPHR designation for over 13 years. She also founded and was President of Spire Wellness, a local Wellness Consulting firm, where she worked with clients to build award-winning wellness programs.

Annie holds a degree from Purdue University in Small Business Management. She loves spending time with her family, traveling, horseback riding, and reading!

Ryan Spencer Conner Insurance

Ryan Spencer

Advisor, Co-Founder City on a Hill Health

As a benefits advisor, Ryan strategically works with companies to provide the best support, guidance, and benefits package for their workforce. He has nearly 5 years of experience working in the employee benefits field with a history in engineering and data analytics. He believes that utilizing data, in combination with clear communications and processes, to drive results is the recipe for value and sustainability in a volatile environment.

Ryan Spencer was an Employee Benefits Adviser Rising Star in 2020, a group of the top 20 leaders across the country. He has also received his six sigma green belt and MBA in finance and marketing.

He lives in Carmel, IN with his wife and two kids and enjoys his time hiking, reading, and playing games with his family.


Personal Insurance Team

Ashley Brown Conner Insurance

Ashley Brown

Personal Advisor
Brooke Starling Conner Insurance

Brooke Starling

Personal Advisor
Joe Thompson Conner Insurance

Joe Thompson

Personal Advisor
Tony Wilcox Conner Insurance

Tony Wilcox

Personal Advisor
Trisha Shumate Conner Insurance

Trisha Shumate

Personal Advisor
Abby Robey Conner Insurance

Abby Robey

Account Manager
Adinda Webster Conner Insurance

Adinda Webster

Account Manager
Alyssa Gable Conner Insurance

Alyssa Gable

Personal Lines Manager
Amy Jones Conner Insurance

Amy Jones

Account Manager
Christine Taylor Conner Insurance

Christine Taylor

Account Manager
Dereka Woods Conner Insurance

Dereka Woods

Claims Specialist
Elizabeth La Lond Conner Insurance

Elizabeth La Lond

Account Manager
Nicole Northcutt Conner Insurance

Nicole Northcutt

Account Manager
Shannon Morris Conner Insurance

Shannon Morris

Advisor Assitant

Commercial Insurance Team

Jason Starner Conner Insurance

Jason Starner

Commercial Advisor

Joshua Clark Conner Insurance

Joshua Clark

Select Advisor

Zack Conner Conner Insurance

Zack Conner

Business Development

Deanna Clark Conner Insurance

Deanna Clark

Account Manager

Debbie Uhlenhake Conner Insurance

Debbie Uhlenhake

Senior Account Manager

Jake Young Conner Insurance

Jake Young

Account Manager

Karen Adams Conner Insurance

Karen Adams

Account Manager


Benefits Team

Ben Conner Conner Insurance

Ben Conner

Chief Executive Officer

Caitlin Hodge Conner Insurance

Caitlin Hodge

Benefits Advisor

Jeff Fox Conner Insurance

Jeff Fox

Benefits Advisor
Ryan Spencer Conner Insurance

Ryan Spencer

Advisor, Co-Founder City on a Hill Health

April Brown Conner Insurance

April Brown

Small Group Account Manager

Eric Stump Conner Insurance

Eric Stump

Small Group Account Manager

Laura Busick Conner Insurance

Laura Busick

Senior Account Manager

Ricki Hancart Conner Insurance

Ricki Hancart

Account Manager

Sissy Engle Conner Insurance

Sissy Engle

Account Manager

Stephanie Creech Conner Insurance

Stephanie Creech

Account Manager


Operations Team

Alli Lamb Conner Insurance

Alli Lamb

Office Coordinator

Jennifer Imes Conner Insurance

Jennifer Imes

Marketing Manager

Raquel Baker Conner Insurance

Raquel Baker

Accounting Manager

What People Say

Conner Insurance has set the standard for superior guidance and exceptional service for more than 70 years.

Samantha Contreras

Life Science Innovations

The Conner team is great to work with. They are knowledgeable, provide solid advice and are a very favorable partnership. They are the perfect extension to our team.

Erik Cooper

CRF Affordable Housing, Inc.

We finally found a health insurance partner that we trust and that goes to bat for our company.

Jessica Lahr

Pathfinder Services

Ben and his team are very knowledgeable. They listen to what we want and make it happen. They are great!


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