November 17, 2017
Waters Insurance Agency
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Raymond Fanta
President

Phone: 304-485-5569

Ray has been a leader in the insurance industry for 30 years and owner and president of the agency since 1995. He is an annual recipient of company awards for sales, expertise and service, including the Platinum Award from Westfield Insurance Group and the Pacesetter Club Award from Motorists Mutual. In addition, he serves on the Westfield Agents Association board of directors and is past president of the Independent Insurance Agents of West Virginia.

A graduate of Marietta College, he has earned the Accredited Advisor of Insurance (AAI) designation from the Insurance Institute of America.

Involved in the community, Ray is active in the Parkersburg Rotary Club and has been instrumental in continuing the tradition of the Rotary's Sour Mash Golf Tournament. He serves on the Community Bank board of directors.


Elizabeth Fanta
Vice President

Phone: 304-485-5569

Elizabeth has been a principal of the agency since 1995. She specializes in commercial and professional liability insurance and handles human resource and accounting functions for the agency.

A graduate of Marietta College with a bachelor degree in managerial economics, she has continued her education in insurance, receiving the Accredited Advisor of Insurance (AAI) designation from the Insurance Institute of America.

Active in the community, Elizabeth is past president of the Parkersburg YMCA, a founding board member of the Good Samaritan Clinic, and past officer of Altrusa International and the Parkersburg Country Club.


John Fanta
Personal & Business Owners

Phone: 304-485-5569

John is a licensed property and casualty agent, specializing in personal and business owners insurance. He is a graduate of the TAPP Producer Training Program sponsored by Westfield Insurance Group and has earned the Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA) designation from the American Insurance Marketing and Sales Society.

Active in the community, John serves on the Henry Logan Children's Home board of directors and is a member of the Parkersburg Rotary Club.

He is a graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor's degree in multi-disciplinary studies, with an emphasis on business administration, communications and entrepreneurship.


Dave Poling
Life, Health & Disability

Phone: 304-485-7007

Dave specializes in life, health, disability, long-term care, and worksite benefit programs. He consistently receives company awards for sales, expertise and service, including the Emerald Club Award from Country Life and inclusion in the Motorists Life Pinnacle Club and Million Dollar Roundtable.

Dave is a graduate of Salem University with a bachelor's degree in public administration and history.


Heather DeBord
Personal Lines

Phone: 304-485-5569

Heather is licensed in West Virginia and Ohio as a property and casualty agent.  Her focus is in the personal lines products of home, auto, umbrella insurance, and bonds. She earned the Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation from the National Alliance for Insurance Education in 2011, CISR Elite in 2017, and is a Notary Public.

Heather graduated from West Virginia University at Parkersburg and enjoys volunteering with Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts.


Rebecca Knotts
Commercial Lines

Phone: 304-485-5569

Rebecca is a licensed property and casualty agent in West Virginia and Ohio. She specializes in commercial, business owners and business auto insurance, and assists with medical liability.

She studied office administration at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Eric and children Emily and Ethan, as well as volunteering at Little Hocking Elementary and Little Hocking Church of Christ.


Richelle McClain
Personal Lines

Phone: 304-485-5569
Richelle is a licensed property and casualty agent, specializing in personal insurance.

She attended Kings College with an emphasis in Business.

Theresa Somerville
Personal & Commercial Lines

Phone: 304-485-5569

Theresa is a licensed property and casualty agent, specializing in personal and commercial insurance.   She has earned the Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation from the National Alliance for Insurance Education and is a Notary Public.

She attended West Virginia University - Parkersburg.