Staff

Tina L. Anstrom
Executive Assistant
tanstrom@downeygroup.com

Tina joined The Downey Group in May 2005. Tina is the Executive Assistant to David J. Downey, President, and Jane A. Hays, Managing Director, and provides marketing support services in connection with wealth transfer planning.

 

Kevin R. Bewley
Benefit Plan Administrator
kbewley@downeygroup.com

Kevin joined The Downey Group in October 2007. Kevin provides administrative and client service support, ranging from initial enrollments, to policy service, participant record keeping, and database management, in connection with large, multi-life partnership and executive life insurance plans.

 

Emily S. Hilligoss
Benefit Plan Administrator
ehilligoss@downeygroup.com

Emily joined The Downey Group in October 1999. Emily provides administrative and client service support, ranging from initial enrollments, to policy service, participant record keeping, and database management, in connection with large, multi-life partnership and executive life insurance plans.

 

Cherise A. Lewis
Operations Officer
clewis@downeygroup.com

Cherise joined The Downey Group in November 1981. As Operations Officer, her areas of responsibility include day-to-day operations, corporate financials, human resources, licensing and contracting, commissions, training and supervision of support staff, and systems.  Cherise is a Member of the Executive Club of Champaign County (1997-present), a Member of Leadership Illinois (Class of 2013), a Member of the Central Illinois Human Resource Group (2005-present), and was the Conference Chair for the  Leadership Illinois 2014 Power of the Individual Conference.  Cherise has served as a Board Member of the Crisis Nursery of Urbana-Champaign, and on the Board of Directors of the Executive Club of Champaign County from 09/1999 – 09/2005, including Board President 2003–2004.

 

Nicole A. Lewis
Client Service Administrator
nlewis@downeygroup.com

Nicole joined The Downey Group in August 2011, with a year of administrative and client service experience in the insurance industry. Her primary responsibilities include new business, underwriting, policy service administration, and database management.

 

Brenda K. Peyton
Case Design/New Business/Underwriting Administrator
bpeyton@downeygroup.com

Brenda joined The Downey Group in April 1994, with 10 years of medical background, and administrative support experience. Her primary responsibilities include case design/illustrations, new business, underwriting, COLI (corporate owned life insurance) administration, and systems support.