Cathy Cox - Agent

Title - Personal Lines Producer (Ponchatoula Office)

Role and Background - As a licensed insurance agent, it is my responsibility to gather the necessary information in order to quote your coverage through our numerous companies to secure the best possible price.  It is my obligation to provide you with quality service for your existing and future insurance needs.  Even when your policy comes up for renewal, I will continue to shop your coverage to ensure you have the most competitive premium available.  I have been a licensed insurance agent and employed with Powell & Associates since 1996.

About Me - I have been a resident of Hammond, Louisiana since I first moved here with my husband in 1982. The agency has grown a lot since I first started with Powell & Associates and I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with so many great people over the years. We have a great team here and I look forward to many more years at Powell & Associates.

Email: ccox@powellins.net

Cindy Lemoine - Property & Casualty Insurance Agent

Title -  Personal Lines Producer (Hammond Office)

Role and Background -  I quote, write and maintain personal line policies which include but are not limited to… auto, home, mobile home, flood, boat, motorcycle etc.  I have been in the insurance industry since 2008 and a licensed property and casualty agent since 2011. I have been an employee of Powell & Associates since October 2013.

About Me - Mr. Tank and Mrs. Kathy Powell have been in the insurance business for many years and have earned the respect and admiration of their many clients in the surrounding areas. It is a pleasure working for them and I hope to work for them for many years to come.

Email: clemoine@powellins.net

Gerald Power - Insurance Producer

Title -  Insurance Producer/Outside Sales

Role and Background -  My responsibility is to obtain adequate coverage and affordable premiums for my present and future clients. I also am responsible for servicing my clients accounts throughout the year.  I graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2005, with a Business Management degree. My family has been in the insurance industry for over 40 years, and I have been selling for almost 7 years.

Email: geraldpower@bellsouth.net

Aaron Etzkin - Account Executive

Title - Insurance Producer/Outside Sales

Role and Background - I am a retired veteran of the United States Air Force, having served twenty-two years as an air traffic controller at locations both stateside and overseas. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources Administration from St. Leo University, and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana.

Upon leaving active duty, I continued my career in business management working in the healthcare industry. As a business manager and point of contact for all insurance purchases, I experienced--first-hand-- the decision-making process the typical business owner goes through when making this very important and necessary purchase that will ultimately help to protect his or her livelihood.

Web: www.etzkininsurance.com

 Email: aetzkin@powellins.net


Toby Cardaronella - Property & Casualty Insurance Agent

Title - Personal Lines Producer (Hammond Office)

Role and Background - I have been a licensed insurance agent since 2001.  I came to join Powell & Associates Insurance in 2011.

About me - I enjoy working for Mr. Tank and Mrs. Kathy Powell.  This is a family-oriented company and has been in business since 1970.  Our agency has several different companies that we can quote through in order to give you the best rate possible.  If you are looking for insurance or shopping for a better price, call our Hammond office and you will find me there ready to help. 

Email: toby@powellins.net

Shana Acosta - Property & Casualty Insurance Agent

Title - Personal Lines Producer (Ponchatoula Office)

Role and background - I am a personal lines insurance agent that provides insurance to protect the interest of the people we insure.  I became a licensed agent in 2006 and began employment with Powell & Associates in 2012.  I have worked in the insurance industry since 2003.

About Me - I am from Ponchatoula and am married with five children.  I am member of Woodland Park Baptist Church.  I am advocate for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Autism Awareness. 

Email: sacosta@powellins.net

Milissa Licciardi - Bookkeeper and Property & Casualty Insurance Agent

Title- Bookkeeper (Ponchatoula Office)

Role and Background - I handle all bookkeeping needs as well as handle all human resource responsibilities for the office. I also back up the agents in assisting with selling and servicing policies when needed.  I have over 20 years bookkeeping experience.  I became a licensed agent and employed with Powell & Associates in 2008.

About Me - I have been a resident of Ponchatoula since 2006.  My husband and I moved here from the south-shore after Hurricane Katrina.  We have been married since 1990 and have three children, two boys and one girl.  I am a member of the Mission Church in Hammond.   I love my job at Powell.  Mr. Tank and Mrs. Kathy have created a family-oriented business and because of that we all have a close working relationship. 

Email: mlicciardi@powellins.net

Rose Ray - Property & Casualty Insurance Agent

Title - Personal Lines Producer (Ponchatoula Office)

Role and Background - I have been in the insurance industry since 1976 and became a licensed agent around 1990. I have worked for several big companies in the New Orleans area before moving across the lake after Hurricane Katrina. I started working for Powell & Associates Insurance in 2006. As a personal lines licensed agent it is my job to give you the best quote available. Once your policy is in effect, I will service your policy as needed as well as shop your coverage upon renewal to ensure you have the most competitive rate while maintaining adequate coverage.

About Me - I am a mother of 3 and a grandmother of 4, one of which is on the way. I have been truly blessed by God for my co-workers and all the people he has placed in my life, because without them, I would not be the person I am today. I take pride in being able to help my customers obtain adequate coverage at the best rate available. If you are in need in securing coverage for a home, auto, mobile home, motorcycle, ATV, motor home, travel trailer, boat, jewelry, etc. please come see me at our Ponchatoula office.

Email: rray@powellins.net

Rebecca Ray - Receptionist

Title - Receptionist

Role and Background - As an employee of Powell & Associates Insurance, my responsibilities are to answer the phones, upload payments for the customers, and assist the agents in any secretarial duties.  I started out as part-time in 2013 and in 2015 have become a full-time employee.

About Me - I am currently in school to become a licensed agent and my goal in the near future is to obtain my license and build my future with Powell & Associates.  You may find me in the Hammond office or the Ponchatoula office because as a team player I am willing to help wherever I am needed. 

Email: bray@powellins.net

Terri Prince - Property & Casualty Insurance Agent

Title - Commercial Lines Producer (Ponchatoula Office)

Role and background -  Shop for commercial insurance quotes, new and renewals, utilizing the numerous companies available to our agency, in an effort to obtain the best coverage for the lowest premium. I do my best to make sure my customers have made their payments to avoid cancellation. Laugh with my customers to show them that the employees here at Powell & Associates are friendly and they can feel at home with us.

I worked at a local agency from 2003 – 2009 writing residential personal lines. During that time in 2005 I obtained my insurance license.  I also worked in Baton Rouge as a Commercial Lines Assistant Underwriter as well as another local company selling Medicare Advantage Plans. I decided to take a break and work for my daughter in her restaurant and snowball stands. I must say I had a lot of fun, but then decided it was time to return to the field of insurance. So October 2013, I was hired at Powell & Associates.

About Me -  I love my job; my customers are great, and I must say my bosses and co-workers are some of the most awesome people. I couldn’t ask for a better place to work.  I have customers that tell me they are so glad that I am their agent and this is where they want their insurance.

Email: tprince@powellins.net

Irene Simmons - Property & Casualty Insurance Agent

Title - Commercial Lines Producer (Ponchatoula Office)

Role and Background - My role as a licensed agent is to quote commercial insurance.  My responsibilities are to obtain new and renewal commercial insurance quotes for my customers.  I also shop policies upon renewal to ensure that my customer is still getting the best rate and service all their insurance needs.  I am a licensed property & casualty agent with over 14 years experience.  I have been working at Powell & Associates Insurance since 2009.

About Me - I have some of the best customers that I have worked with for many years and have a great relationship with.   I value not just being their agent, but I also value them as a person.

Email: isimmons@powellins.net

Darlene Ouber - Outside Sales Producer

Role and background - I am an outside sales commercial & personal lines producer. My responsibilities are to quote and write commercial and Personal Lines Insurance for my clients along with servicing their policies throughout the year. I have been in the Insurance Industry since 2000 and became a licensed Property & Casualty Producer in 2001 and a licensed Life & Health Producer in 2003.

Email: douber@powellins.net