About Us

cowell insuranceCowell Insurance Group was established in 1989 by its current Owner and President Lanny J. Cowell. As an entrepreneur, Lanny Cowell was the first independent insurance agent in Southern Platte County, Missouri. Cowell Insurance Group has grown from a “one man office” in to one of the largest independent insurance agencies in the Kansas City Northland area.

trusted choiceCowell Insurance Group is a Trusted Choice® agency that is dedicated to you and committed to treating you as a person, not a policy.

joshua e. catron Jessica Danner, Account Executive/Loss Control Consultant

Jessica graduated from the University of Central Missouri in 2007 with a Bachelor's Degree in Safety Management. Immediately following graduation, she began as a Loss Control Consultant for Alternative Risk Services (ARS) - A Cowell Company.

Notable accounts she has worked with include; The Fuel Marketer's Insurance Trust, Kansas Employers Workers Compensation Fund, Missouri Restaurant Association Insurance Trust & Heartland Insurance Risk Pool. In October 2011, Jessica obtained her Property and Casualty Insurance License. Currently she works for Cowell Insurance Group as a Customer Service Representative in addition to providing Loss Control Services for ARS.

Ginger R. Haggard Ginger R. Haggard, Vice President of Finance/HR

Ginger began working for Cowell Insurance Group in November of 2010. She has worked in Accounting for the last 10 years, and HR for the last 5. She is very much looking forward to the future with Cowell Insurance Group.

Carol Park Carol Park, Corporate Staff

Carol began working for Cowell Insurance Group, Inc. in March of 1998. Prior to 1998 she taught elementary students for thirty years at Line Creek in the Park Hill school system.

Janet Pittenger Janet Pittenger

Janet is a graduate of Missouri State University with a B.S. in Education and area of concentration in Business. She has been in the insurance industry for 40 years, the last 20 years with Cowell Insurance Group, Inc.

Christian M. Fuller Christian M. Fuller, Vice President of Underwriting 

Christian Fuller was born and raised north of the Missouri river and a former Platte County business owner. Christian graduated with honors from North Kansas City High School and obtained his bachelors degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Chris began working for Cowell Companies in 2006 in the underwriting department and now serves as Senior Underwriter and as a Loss Control Representative. He also serves as an officer on the Platte County University of Missouri Extension Council. A new father, Christian enjoys spending time with his family and being in the outdoors.

Barry Alexander Barry Alexander, Vice President of Client Services 

Barry holds a bachelor's degree in political science, a master's degree in public administration and a juris doctorate. He previously worked in the regulatory compliance and law departments of several insurance companies and in municipal government management. He is a past president of the Missouri City/County Management Association in addition to serving on numerous other boards of directorships. Barry is also a licensed property/casualty producer. In his free time he can be found on the golf course.

Lanny J. Cowell Lanny J. Cowell, President
Mr. Cowell founded Cowell Insurance Group in November of 1989. Originally from Marshalltown Iowa, he moved to Kansas City as the Regional Sales Manager for Federated Insurance Companies. While working for a large regional insurance agency, he developed a unique expertise in self-insurance for workers compensation. Thus, becoming the driving force for Cowell Companies.