March 30, 2020
Waters Insurance Agency
Raymond Fanta

Phone: 304-485-5569
Ray has been a leader in the insurance industry for over 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 (Beth) has been an owner and agent with Waters Insurance Agency since acquiring the agency in 1987. She serves as operations manager for three agency locations supervising accounting, marketing, personnel and data processing functions of the business. She is a 1978 cum laude graduate of Marietta College with a B.A. 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. Beth specializes in professional liability insurance including medical malpractice and providing insurance for individuals, nonprofits and business entities.

Beth has been involved in national and local business organizations serving in leadership roles in Altrusa International, Agena/Vertafore Users Group, IIABA-WV and advocacy efforts through the Big "I" Legislative Conferences in Washington DC.

She is active in community service work related to children, education and spiritual development and has served as a volunteer and board member of the Parkersburg YMCA, Parkersburg CC, Good Samaritan Clinic, Wood County Society (for youth and adults with disabilities) and The King's Daughters and Sons, International. In her free time she enjoys music, gardening and time spent with family.

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.

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 Warren School District and Little Hocking Church of Christ.

Heather DeBord
Personal Lines

Phone: 304-485-5569
Heather is licensed in West Virginia and Ohio as a property and casualty agent and has seventeen years of experience in insurance sales, service and agency operations. Her dedication to our profession is demonstrated in her advanced insurance education and receipt of professional designations.  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 develops programs to meet all of your insurance needs from home, auto, farm, umbrella insurance, bonds and more.  In addition, Heather is the agency webmaster with expertise in social media and marketing.

Heather graduated from West Virginia University at Parkersburg and WV Insurace Schools. She enjoys her family, crafts, and is an active volunteer in the community, serving with Scouts BSA and Girl Scout troops.

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 joined Waters Insurance Agency in 2010 after beginning her career in medical office administration. When it comes to choosing insurance for your home, car, recreational vehicles, farms, small business and more, Theresa can carefully evaluate just what your needs and expectations may be to find the best companies and products for you.

She studied Business Technology at West Virginia University - Parkersburg. 

Michelle Runnion
Personal Lines

Michelle is a graduate of St. Marys High School and WV Insurance Schools. She has served the community as a board member of the Pleasants County Board of Education and Pleasants County Area Chamber of Commerce. The mother of three, she has been an enthusiastic St. Marys High School Band Patron and parent volunteer.  Professionally, Michelle has held positions in office administration in both the private and public sector as well as the food service industry.  She is returning to the insurance industry where she enjoyed over five years as an agent with Fleming Insurance Agency, working with individuals, families and businesses to find the best companies and products for their specific needs. Michelle is an agent in our St. Marys and Parkersburg offices.