Meet our team:
Denise Johnson, CIC
President/Chief Executive Officer
Denise Johnson got her start in the industry back in 1996 when she joined her family's agency in Piedmont, Oklahoma. As a second-generation insurance agent, Denise was able to serve the industry on a local, regional and national level. She joined the IIAOK Board of Directors in 2006, and took over as Chairman in 2010. Denise joined the association as President/CEO in 2014 and has spent the last four years striving to uphold the mission statement on a daily basis. Denise graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a bachelor's degree and holds both the CIC and CISR designations. She loves to pass her time in yoga classes, listening to audiobooks and traveling with her husband, John, to historic cities. Denise has three daughters, two of whom are married, and two granddaughters.
Chief of Staff & Operations
Josh Reasnor, chief of staff and operations, has been at BigIOK since June of 2019 after having previously worked as an analyst at a local charity for children and many years within the medical industry as a trainer and project manager. Josh enjoys all facets of the insurance industry so far and is amazed at how deep and wide the industry's reach is. Josh believes working for the Association has been an extraordinary learning experience, and especially enjoys working with BigIOK members and the exceptional team at BigIOK headquarters. Outside of his career, Josh spends his spare time with his wife and two daughters.
Member Engagement & Operations Director
Kortney began her insurance career diving into Workers’ Comp in 2015. After 4 years of Underwriting, she changed directions to work with the Independent Insurance Agents of Oklahoma as the Education Coordinator, Young Agent Liaison, and Member Engagement & Operations Director. In prior years, Kortney worked heavily in Tribal AP Accounting. Kortney loves meeting with people, serving them to the best of her abilities, and caring for the community. Kortney loves traveling with her husband and two dogs. You can find her hiking and camping in the mountains when not serving the agents of Oklahoma.
Workers' Comp Program Account Manager
Susan Starr started at IIAOK in January of 2016 handling the Workers' Comp program. Susan's career spans many industries, having spent time working for American Airlines, Oklahoma Christian University and the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic. With a bachelor's degree in Project Management under her belt, obtained in 2003 from OCU, she is currently working toward her CISR designation. Susan loves spending time with her tribe, and can be found attending volleyball practices for her daughter, Emma, or with her D group at church. Susan also enjoys gardening, game nights and spending time with family.
Special Events Director & Partner Sales Ambasaddor
Shania Slavick, a student at the University of Central Oklahoma, joined the IIAOK team in January of 2018. Shania is majoring in Professional Sales and minoring in Leadership, with an anticipated graduation date of May 2020. In addition to her role with IIAOK events, marking and the Partner Program, she also works as a nanny and is in her second year as a Resident Assistant at UCO. Shania is involved in a lot of campus activities, including Leaders of Tomorrow, Broncho Buddies, Marketing Club and Bronchothon. While her Alaskan malamute can't live with her on campus, Shania does her best to make it home to Moore for visits whenever she can.
Director of Marketing and Communications
Courtney Bloom is the most recent employee at Big I OK, having started in December of 2019. Courtney is a proud Oklahoma State University alumna who graduated with a bachelor's degree in strategic communications in December of 2016. Go Pokes! She previously served as the director of marketing and public relations at a rural water association and looks forward to applying that experience at Big I OK. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and dogs.
E&O Program Account Manager
Cheryl Lyman joined the insurance industry 15 years ago when she started her own agency from scratch. A few years later, Cheryl joined the Independent Insurance Association of Utah working in administration, accounting, education and events before eventually serving as the Executive Director. Though she still resides in Utah, Cheryl joined the IIAOK staff in early 2018 and holds her CISR designation. Cheryl has two grown children and four grandchildren. She can always be found on a patio enjoying a meal outside, and loves a good book club.
Cindy Munden, CISR
Specialty Lines Program Account Manager
Cindy Munden just celebrated her 20th anniversary with IIAOK in May of 2018. She worked as a clerk typist at USF&G before joining our staff to handle the Farm & Ranch and Personal Umbrella programs. Cindy holds a CISR designation. When she isn't working, you can find Cindy in Mexico on vacation, in her pool, at the lake, or just about anywhere there's sunshine and warm weather. Cindy has been married to her high school sweetheart, Richey, for 23 awesome years and they have four fur babies: one dog and three cats.