Meg McArdle-Kowar, CIC-President
Meg was born and raised in Richmond, VA.. She joined McArdle & Associates in 1996. She grew up in the world of insurance as her father, Bob McArdle, was a very successful insurance professional and agent. While she never planned to follow in his footsteps, she did and grew to love the insurance business like her father. From the beginning, she thrives on the daily customer contact, as she loves meeting new people and helping them with their insurance needs. In 2005, she earned the Certified Insurance Counselor designation. In 2007, she became Vice President of the agency and her father’s business partner. In 2011, she became President as her father turned over the reins of McArdle & Associates to her. Sadly, Bob passed away in 2017. She knows how proud he was of her and the team that continue to make McArdle & Associates a success and a valuable member of the community. When she is not at the office, you can find her enjoying life with her daughter, Barbara and husband, Kevin. She loves life, the beach, and her three dogs!
Darlene Bowles-Grubbs, CPIA-Account Executive
Darlene was born and raised in Mechanicsville, VA. She has been a licensed insurance agent for over 30 years. She joined McArdle & Associates in 1996 as a producer of all lines of insurance. She obtained the CPIA, Certified Professional Insurance Agent designation in 2013. She loves the daily interaction with customers. Once you have talked to her, you will see that she is full of knowledge, knows the insurance products and is always helpful in making sure that you have the proper coverage for your insurance needs. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and loves the beach.
James Lynn, CIC-Account Executive
James is a native of Richmond and has been with McArdle & Associates since 2006. He manages commercial accounts for the agency, but works with all lines of insurance. If you’ve ever called us for a certificate, you’ve probably spoken with him. He enjoys the great diversity of businesses our customers represent and is eager to help with the unique insurance needs of each. He earned his Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 2010. Although he is “retired” from his previous career as an opera singer, he still finds opportunities to perform in the abundant musical community of the greater Richmond area.
Cathy McCoy, Account Manager
Cathy is a native of Richmond, VA. She has been with McArdle & Associates since 2016 as an Insurance Account Manager handling personal lines for the agency as well as commercial lines. She has been a licensed Property & Casualty agent since 2001.
She enjoys working with our customers as well as working with great co-workers each day to get the job done as team players. Cathy loves spending time with her family, gardening and going to the gym.
Debbie Nunn, Account Manager
Debbie was born in North Carolina but has lived in the Richmond, Va area since she could walk. She joined McArdle & Associates in 2016 and quickly fell in love with the industry. She took the Property & Casualty licensing class and passed her exam to become a licensed agent in 2017. She currently works on personal lines accounts for our agency, and when you call our office, she will be the friendly voice you hear on the other end. When Debbie isn’t working, she finds every opportunity to spend time at the beach, being with friends & family and just celebrating life.
Nicole Crews, Account Manager
Nicole was born and raised in Mechanicsville, Va. She is a graduate of Atlee High School. She joined McArdle & Associates in October of 2018. She specializes in and sells personal lines. She has worked in the insurance industry for over four years. She is currently working towards her CISR designation. Nicole loves to spend time with her husband, Danny, and sons, Tatum and Camden. When not at work, you can find her spending time with them at the river or the beach.
Shannon Biller, Account Manager
Shannon is a Richmond native and graduate of Atlee High School, the University of Mary Washington, and North Carolina State University. After teaching high school in Raleigh, NC and middle school at Liberty Middle School here in Ashland, Shannon became a licensed Property and Casualty agent in August 2018. With the sale of Atlee Insurance to McArdle & Associates, Shannon joined the McArdle family in July 2019. She enjoys working with customers and with McArdle’s team of helpful, experienced agents. Shannon also loves spending time with her husband and two sons, reading, and being outdoors.
Nichole Small, Account Manager
101 England Street
Ashland VA 23005
Mon.-Fri. 8:30am – 4:30pm
Evenings & Sat. By Appointment