About Premier Choice Agency LLC 1

About Premier Choice Agency LLC

Marilee Ann Daugherity

Founder and CEO

Marilee Ann Daugherity – Founder and CEO of Premier Choice Agency & IIAA
With over twenty years of experience in the independent and the captive insurance markets, Marilee Daugherity now specializes exclusively in the independent market. Marilee has helped numerous agents and agencies get started in the insurance industry by simplifying the process and teaching them how to gain and maintain control of their books. Her agencies have hit national records including “Agency of the Year”, and she has been featured in prominent national insurance publications. As a top-producing agent, Marilee has served on several national agent advisory panels providing important feedback for industry improvements and needed changes. She holds a master’s degree in Management and strives to raise the bar to provide better contracts, commissions and regulations for insurance professionals.

Nathan Bowen

State Director for Missouri



Nathan Bowen has always considered Lawrence County home, even while attending college. I was born and raised in Pierce City, in a family rich in civic legacy with small-town values. I was taught by my parents the values of family, patriotism, hard work, and faith. They taught him to always do the right thing, especially when no one is looking, and nourished ideas of civic duty, how to help others. During my formative years, I was a part of boy scouts. In addition to long-lasting friendships, the need to perform civic duties was solidified. All through my years of public school at Pierce City, I worked making things around him better, this allowed me to attend American Legion Missouri Boys State as a standout high school delegate. I worked while attending college, graduating with a B.A. in political science, his hopes were law school. However, in his last year of college, my father had several operations and resulted in total disability. After years of my father’s steady improvement, I left my long time job with Walmart and pursued my passion of helping people, this time in insurance. Here I work to help things go right, if things go wrong as an independent multi-line agent.

During my free time I explore the Ozarks while, fishing, hiking and relaxing.

Nicole Herrera

Senior Bookkeeper



Nicole Herrara – Senior Bookkeeper
Nicole Herrara joined Premier Choice Tax & Accounting Solutions with 12 years of experience in restaurant management and bookkeeping. She specializes in monthly bookkeeping, including tracking of expenses and management of payroll accounts, including filing of payroll and quarterly reports. Nicole has an associates degree in Accounting and is working on her Enrolled Agent (EA) certificate. She is also a member of the Missouri Society of Accountants. Nicole’s organization, diligence and strategic thinking make her an asset for any small business.

Jon Matthews

State Director for Washington State




Mark Williams

Medipak Trainer and Agent



Matt Hitt

Matt Hitt





Ricky Atkinson





Diana Hasten




Diana Hasten started a career 8 years ago offering protection from catastrophe through insurance for individuals and families. She has spent twelve years with Walmart stores incorporated, owning a own daycare business, and spending 15 years teaching Junior and High School students through multiple Science Disciplines. Her goal has always been to empower people to have a better life.

Karen Atkinson





John Dittrich




John Dittrich – CPA
John Dittrich is committed to helping people understand how good accounting can help them manage and succeed in their businesses. Premier Choice/IIAA monthly plans reinforce the philosophy that they are here to assist clients all year round, not just at tax time. When business owners understand their tax situation, they can find ways to lower their tax bills while still being in full tax compliance.

John’s combined skills as a CPA, business accountant, tax preparer, and financial advisor give him the broad range of experience to be able to help clients make better tax and financial decisions. You don’t have to know tax law, you just have to help him and his team understand your business so they can help you keep more of the money you earn. John has been a CPA since 1989 and has at least 10 years of experience in each of the above fields of business. He doesn’t just have good intentions, he has good experience to help you make better decisions.

Dodi Brown

Dodi Brown

Senior Tax Preparer




Dillon Hasten




Dillon Hasten is a licensed insurance agent from the small town of Salem, Mo. Since 2012, Dillon has been a Springfield resident with his wife Chelsea, is a graduate of Evangel University, an avid mountain biker, and a musician. Touring the world and being in sales for the past 8 years, he has always had a hard work ethic, and a passion for helping and loving people. His goal in life is that he can help those around him in any way that he can- especially when it comes to saving them money for the more important things in life.

Michael Gates





Kellan Maxwell

Media Productions


Jennifer Kornblum

Jennifer Kornblum