Our Team

The staff at Powdersville Insurance Agency has over 110 years of combined experience in the insurance industry. Stan, Regina, Deidre, Brent, Dona, and Tom are readily accessible and available to help you with any question or need you may have about your personal, commercial, or life insurance. Give us a call to see why we say "At Powdersville Insurance Agency, with us, it's not just business, it's PERSONAL!"

Stan Knight
Stan Knight

Owner/Agency Manager

Stan Knight is the Owner/Agency Manager of Powdersville Insurance Agency, Inc., having purchased the agency from Mr. Sam Stephens in 2008. Stan and his wife, Ellen, live in Mauldin and have three children and four grandchildren. Ellen is a retired school administrator with the Greenville County School District. In 1987, Stan began his insurance career with the South Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company in Mauldin, and as an agent received several awards and incentives in his nine years with the company. Sensing that no one company is always best suited to every individual's needs and situation, Stan entered into the independent insurance market to better serve his clients. Stan worked with the Wickliffe Agency in Simpsonville for six years prior to coming to Powdersvile for the ownership opportunity. Stan has completed numerous company sponsored and Industry led training programs, including the professional designation of LUTCF in 1995.

 

Stan invites you to come by the agency to see why we say, "AT Powdersville Insurance Agency, with us, it's not just business, it's PERSONAL!"

Ellen Knight
Ellen Knight

Accounting

Ellen moved to Greenville SC from southern Illinois in 1972. She lives in Mauldin with her husband Stan. She was an elementary teacher and principal for 33 years in Greenville County Schools.  In 2008 when they purchased the agency, she became the agency bookkeeper. She accepted the challenge of learning new skills so she could play a supportive roll in their new business venture. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and reading. 


Ellen appreciates the opportunity to interact with the wonderful experienced staff at Powdersville Insurance Agency where to us “It’s not just business, it’s personal.”


Regina W. Landosca
Regina W. Landosca

Agent / LUTCF

Regina is a native of Greenville, S.C, has two daughters and three grandchildren. She began her insurance career with SC Farm Bureau in 2011. Before then, she was owner and operator of a business in Mauldin, S.C., and a Realtor. Regina focuses on personal and commercial insurance, including life and health benefits. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Mauldin Chamber of Commerce, and Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of SC. She has earned her LUTCF professional designation and was awarded the National Quality Award in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
 

Regina firmly believes that her experience as an agent, business owner and Realtor helps her understand her clients’ needs and enables her to provide the level of service they deserve. “As an independent agent, I have the freedom to shop many reputable providers at once, giving you the benefit of competitive pricing. It is my desire to touch lives and make a positive impact on my community.”

 

Regina invites you to call for an insurance review today.

Deidre Parker
Deidre Parker

Agent / CSR

Deidre is married to Randy Parker and they are celebrating 32 years together. Deidre has two children and two grandchildren. Deidre has lived in the Easley area for the past 20 years, and has been a successful agent serving her client's needs in property and casualty as well as life, accident, and health insurance since 2000. Prior to entering the insurance industry, Deidre served customers with Wal-Mart for 18 years.

 

Deidre looks forward to serving all of your insurance needs and invites you to stop by and see why we say “At Powdersville Insurance Agency, with us, it's not just business, it's PERSONAL."

Brent Ponder
Brent Ponder

Agent

Brent is a graduate of Greer High School, North Greenville College, and Clemson University. He has been in the insurance industry for 33 years in claims, sales, and service.

 

Brent and his wife Kara live in Greer and have been married for 32 years.  They have two daughters and one grandson.  In his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing, and watching sports, especially college football.

 

Brent invites you to stop by or call for a quote and see why "At Powdersville Insurance Agency, with us, it's not just business, it's PERSONAL!"

Dona Davenport, CIC
Dona Davenport, CIC

Agent

Dona is a native of Grenville, SC; she has two children and one grandson. She enjoys spending her free time with her precious family. She began her insurance career in 1985 with Farm Bureau and has had the opportunity to pursue many avenues to increase her knowledge in the field of Personal Lines Insurance. 


Dona has earned the Certified Insurance Consultant designation through the National Alliance of Insurance and completed the Certified Personal Risk Management program. She was employed by McGriff Insurance for 29 years prior to joining the team at Powdersville Insurance Agency.


Dona is excited to be able to continue her passion of assisting clients with their insurance needs and looks forward to showing you that with us, “It’s not just business, it’s personal.”

Tom Chamness
Tom Chamness

Agent

Tom is from Greenville. He graduated from Mauldin High School in 1988. He then went on to earn his BA in history from Winthrop University and received his Masters in Education from Converse College. Tom has worked for Greenville County Schools for the last 25 years as a teacher and basketball coach. He and his wife Allison have two children, Christopher and Caroline, and they have been married for 24 years. Tom earned his certification last summer and he has enjoyed working at Powdersville Insurance for the last year.