About Us

Parrott Insurance

Insuring the Future


Parrott Insurance & Benefits provides innovative benefit strategies and solutions for individual and business clients utilizing a professional staff dedicated to excellence, service and integrity.

Our experienced and extensively trained employee benefits specialists are an important link between you and the many insurance carriers and benefit options available. In addition to providing and servicing insurance products, we’ll show you how they work, so you can make informed decisions about them for yourself.

Our goal is to insure your health  and your future – while adequately protecting your livelihood in a cost-effective manner.


Our Staff


beth parrott Beth Parrott, RHU   email-icon linkedin_16

Beth, along with husband, Mac, founded Parrott Insurance in 1981. As the business owner, she oversees Parrott’s employer group insurance division. Beth is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and a Registered Health Underwriter.


mac parrottMac Parrott, CLU, ChFC  email-icon linkedin_16

Mac, a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, has been in the financial planning business since 1979 and holds CLU and ChFC designations. He specializes the wealth management with Parrott Financial.


Lynette Anderson Lynette Anderson  email-icon linkedin_16

Lynette is the executive administrator for Parrott Financial, and also specializes in sales and service for life, disability, and long term care insurance. She holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from High Point University.


nora andersonNora Anderson  email-icon linkedin_16

Nora is an employee benefits specialist and manages all customer service needs for group clients including employee enrollment and education, renewals and complex claims and billing. Nora works closely with businesses to ensure customer satisfaction.


lisa gregoryLisa Gregory, PHR®  email-icon linkedin_16

Lisa works with business customers to provide customized human resources support. She will also supports the group customers with enrollments and ongoing customer service.


Teri Gutierrez, RHU, LUTCF email-icon linkedin_16

Teri specializes in Health, Life, Disability, Dental, and Supplemental Benefit plans for businesses. Our goal continues to be impeccable service after the sale – therefore minimizing the time a small business or Human Resources Director spends handling benefits questions. A graduate of Barton College, Teri has more than 30 years experience in the employee benefits industry.


Rona Lockhart Rona Lockhart  email-icon linkedin_16

Rona joined Parrott in October 2017 to provide support to our benefit specialists. She assists with enrollments, termination of benefits, bill auditing and the development of compliance documents. Rona is a retired educator and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Western Carolina University and a Master’s degree from NC A&T State University.


Gilliam Nicholson Gilliam Nicholson  email-icon linkedin_16

Gilliam specializes in group benefit products including health, dental, vision, life, disability and other ancillary products. Gilliam’s extensive knowledge and experience helps clients across North Carolina find the best benefit solutions.


Dan OdorizziDan Odorizzi  email-icon linkedin_16

Dan joined Parrott Insurance in April 2017 as a partner and practice lead in their Raleigh office. He develops and implements effective employee benefit strategies for business clients and steers growth and development in the Raleigh office.


teresa penninger Teresa Penninger  email-icon linkedin_16

Teresa specializes in individual products including health insurance for individuals and families under 65, Medicare products, dental plans, and vision plans. Teresa’s provides extensive knowledge and excellent customer service to clients across North Carolina.


Raegan Sasser Raegan Sasser  email-icon linkedin_16

Raegan joined Parrott in August 2018 as an employee benefits specialist in the Raleigh office. She has 10 years of experience in group client management and a BS from the University of Mount Olive. She manages all customer service needs including employee enrollments, renewals, claims, billing and benefit questions to group clients.


daniel shiveDaniel Shive, CFP®  email-icon linkedin_16

As a registered investment advisor, and a licensed securities and insurance agent, Daniel provides investment planning and life insurance solutions to individual and business clients. Daniel holds bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


liz shiveLiz Shive  email-icon linkedin_16

Liz is a Lexington native and graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. As an employee benefits consultant, Liz provides creative benefit solutions for employers. She is responsible for planning and implementing the company’s communications and marketing programs.


kenda stricklandKenda Strickland email-icon linkedin_16

As an employee benefit specialist, Kenda provides support to human resource staff and manages customer service needs for group clients. She also specializes in enrollment, billing and claims for customers with individual health insurance. A native of Thomasville, Kenda is skilled in American Sign Language (ASL).


kim wehrleKim Wehrle  email-icon linkedin_16

Kim is responsible for the overall front office activities and managing communication to ensure complete customer satisfaction. She has more than 30 years experience in customer and clerical support and has an associate in applied sciences degree from Davidson County Community College.


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