Ryan Insurance


Meet RYan InSurance

Ryan Insurance is honored to be able to state that our staff averages over 15 years in service to our clients.

The experience of our staff includes Claims Adjustment, Wholesale Brokerage, Captives, Construction, Banking, and Education. In short, the staff has the experience associated with agencies in much larger metro areas. We bring “big city” knowledge and experience, coupled with the “small town” attitude of service and personal relationships.

Finally, the entire staff at Ryan Insurance is always dedicated to serving our client. That client is the most important part of our business. We never lose sight of the fact that we do not exist without our clients!

Ryan Insurance Pittsburg KS
Ryan Insurance Pittsburg KS


The producers of Ryan Insurance have held, or currently hold, the following Appointed Positions in the Insurance Industry:

  • Four Carrier Agent’s Advisory Panel Chairmanships
  • Kansas Agent of the Year
  • President of the Kansas Association of Insurance Agents (KAIA)
  • Chair/Member of various KAIA Committees
  • Kansas Fair Plan Committee Member/Chairman
  • Kansas Worker’s Compensation Insurance Plan Governing Board
  • Kansas Financial & Insurance Education Foundation

The above is not to “toot our own horn”, but rather to demonstrate the high esteem in which the Producers at Ryan are held by their peer group.

Wally Wilson


Wally joined Ryan Insurance in 2016, after a long career in Joplin and Kansas City, with both a Top 50 Agency and a Top 50 E & S Brokerage. Wally brings knowledge of Captives, Large Retention and Self-Funded Aggregates, as well as all Commercial and Personal Lines coverage.

Blake Barto

Vice President

A graduate of PSU with a Degree in Finance from Pittsburg State University, Blake joined the Agency in 2021. Blake works in all areas of production and service for Ryan Insurance.


Community Engagement
& Marketing Director

Katie has been with Ryan Insurance since 2014 and is the Director of Community Engagement and Marketing. Katie is a native of Pittsburg and earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Pittsburg State. She takes active role in the business community and is an adjunct lecturer for PSU’s Kelce College of Business.

Mike Ryan

Loss Control Specialist

Mike handles Property Loss Control for Ryan Insurance. As a former Chief of Baker Township FD, Mike understands the Codes, proper Fire Safety needs and necessary protections for our clients.

Account Managers


Operations Manager

Annetta started in Underwriting and has been a unit lead for a Top 10 National Agency. Annetta serves as Operations Manager and handles the larger Commercial Lines accounts. She brings 38 years of experience in the insurance industry to Ryan Insurance.

Pam Mendicki

Public Entity Manager

Pam came to Ryan from the Banking Industry and over the years has filled almost every position in the agency. Pam currently handles all the Public Entity accounts and has over 38 years of experience in Insurance.


Personal Lines Manager

Brenda leads the Personal Lines servicing at Ryan Insurance. With nearly 23 years experience in Personal Lines, Brenda knows this side of the business. From carriers to coverages, she is up to date on all options available to our clients.


Personal Account Manager

Amanda joined Ryan Insurance in 2022 with a background in banking. She services Personal Lines accounts and leads the Claims Servicing.

Debbie Carson

Commercial Account Manager

Debbie brings over 40 years of experience in both the insurance agency and carrier underwriting arenas to provide well rounded service to clients. Debbie services larger commercial lines accounts.

Haley Smith

Account Manager

Haley came to Ryan Insurance with Direct writer experience and is dedicated service and a positive experience for clients.

Lynda Kovis

Account Manager

Lynda Kovis joined Ryan Insurance with 12 years experience working for a direct writer and will focus on client satisfaction.

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