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Meet Our Staff

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JASON HELAL

President

Jason is a 1986 graduate of Denton High School and 1990 graduate of University of North Texas. He was born in Dallas and grew up in Lake Dallas. Jason began his insurance career right out of college in 1990 and founded Century Insurance Agency in 1996. Jason is involved in both personal lines and commercial lines as a business development and marketing officer. He is married with three children and two dogs. Jason and his family are actively involved in their church, Denton Bible Church. Jason is a member of the internationally acclaimed pops chorus The Vocal Majority, where he loves singing and performing for fans of Barbershop Harmony. He is a huge life-long fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, and Texas Rangers.

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RAY HELAL

Personal Lines Agent

Ray was born in Northfork, West Virginia and graduated from Northfork High School. He graduated with a BA from the University of Texas at Arlington, then later graduated from SMU Law School with a JurisDoctor degree. During this time he performed as a professional musician and was the leader of his own group named the Ray Wray Quartet. Ray sings and plays trumpet and valve trombone. He worked for 20 years as a private practice attorney before retiring in the mid 1980s. In 1996, his son Jason convinced him to join him in the opening of Century Insurance Agency. Ray is married and has three adult children and three beautiful grandchildren. He enjoys attending his grandsons’ games, watching professional sports, playing cards and traveling. He and his wife live in Corinth.

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JEFF RICHARD

Personal Lines Agent

Jeff has made Denton is home since 1970. He is a proud graduate of Denton High School. He played both football and baseball for the Broncos and was voted the Most Valuable Player on the football team his senior year. He graduated from the University of North Texas in 1979 with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree. Jeff has been in the insurance industry since 1982 and has served the greater Denton area since 1986. he has been the President of his local National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors of North Texas (NAIFA-NT). He is a member of the Denton Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Denton-Wise County Board of Realtors, and a Director of the Sports Ministry of North Texas. He has been married to his wife Amy since 1979 and they have one Daughter Amanda, and two miniature schnauzers. Jeff has a passion for serving his customers. His personal business philosophy is to always treat others as he would like to be treated. He has been actively involved in two wonderful local churches: First Baptist Church and Denton Bible church. Jeff is also involved in Bible Study Fellowship. In his spare time Jeff enjoys playing golf, spending time with his family, and cheering on his daughter’s Texas Longhorns!

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RYAN MARCHAND

Personal Lines Agent

Ryan is a Denton resident and graduated from Denton High School and the University of North Texas. Ryan has been in the insurance industry in Dallas/Fort Worth since 1993. Ryan is married with two children. Ryan’s hobbies include coaching his two children’s soccer and basketball teams, hunting, mountain biking, and just about any outdoor activity he can find. Ryan enjoys college and professional sports and is a fan of the Dallas Mavericks. Ryan’s family is from Green Bay, Wisconsin and he is an avid Packers fan!

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ANDREA GAIL WILLIS

Office Manager

Gail has been in the insurance industry since 1993. She graduated from Ardmore High School in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Attended Murray State College and Southeastern Oklahoma State University. She has 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren. Her interests include working out, shopping, decorating, traveling, music and spending time with family and friends. She enjoys watching College Sports and the Texas Rangers.

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ROBIN WELCH

Receptionist

Robin is married and has a son and a daughter she lives in Krum, Texas. Robin is a graduate from Justin F. Kimball High School in Dallas. She has been with Century Insurance since 2008. Her interest include going on cruises, shopping and spending time with her family especially her beautiful 3 year old granddaughter. She also enjoys her 2 rescue dogs and is a fan of the Texas Rangers.

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TERRI PETTY

Personal Lines Manager

Terri was born in Dallas and graduated from Lewisville High School in 1981. For most of her life Terri lived in the Lewisville and Denton area. Terri lived and worked in the insurance business in a small East Texas town for 9 years. She has been in the insurance industry for over 10 years. Terri’s interests range from riding horses and fishing to gardening and decorating. She has one son and one beautiful grandson. She is a big fan of the Dallas Mavericks.

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LIZ CARTER

Personal Lines CSR

Liz has been in the insurance industry for 26 years. She started her insurance career two years after North Dallas High School. She received her Solicitors License in 1994 and then her Life & Health license in 1997. In 2007 she received a designation of Accredit Customer Service Representative and in 2008 she received a designation of Certified Insurance Service Representative. She was born and raised in Dallas but has called Denton home since 1986. She has 3 children and two grandchildren who are all her pride and joy. She loves to go camping, fishing and spending time with her family. Her favorite baseball team are the Texas Rangers and is an avid football fan.

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HOLLY BRINKLEY

Personal Lines CSR

Holly is married with 3 children. She lives in Northlake, Texas, and has not gone too far from Denton since graduating from Denton High School. She’s been in the insurance industry since 2005. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exercising, baking, and landscaping. She is involved in women’s ministry and is a member of Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas.

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