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2016 - 2018

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Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board / President
Beth Chapman

Mrs. Beth Chapman
DaKine Bail Bonds, LLC
1381 Queen Emma St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Work: (808) 921-2245
E-mail: Dogshawaiianhuntress@gmail.com

Executive Vice President
Jeff Kirkpatrick, MCBA

Jeff Kirkpatrick, MCBA
Affordable Bail Bonds
Universal Fire & Casualty Insurance Co.
401 S. Jackson Street
Jackson, MI 49201-2216 
Phone: (517) 788-9150
FAX:    (517) 783-5884
E-mail: jeff@pbus.com

Jeff Kirkpatrick of Jackson, Michigan is a Life Member of PBUS and a Master Certified Bail Agent. He is the 2012 PBUS Bail Agent of the Year. He has been a bail agent for over 30 years and owns a retail bond agency. Jeff is the Vice President of Industry Relations for Universal Fire & Casualty Insurance Company. His in depth involvement in PBUS has led to him currently serving as it's Executive Vice-President. He has served as Vice President, Director-at-Large, Division Director, Division Vice-Director and served on numerous PBUS committees.

Additionally, Jeff was a member of a special commission that was impaneled to recommend and implement procedural safeguards designed to enhance public safety during the fugitive apprehension process. He has taught various seminars on Skiptracing and Bail Recovery. He was responsible for the creation of the first PBUS website in 1996. Jeff is the past president of the Michigan Professional Bail Agents Association. He holds a Fidelity and Surety Insurance License from the State of Michigan . He writes both property and corporate surety bail.

Jeff obtained certification as an Electronics Technician from the Federal Communications Commission and is licensed as an Amateur Radio Operator and a certified locksmith. He is the immediate Past President of the Jackson Community Federal Credit Union and currently serves as a Director and Board Secretary.


Senior Vice President
Marc Oudin, MCBA

Marc Oudin, MCBA
Bail Bond Financing, Inc.
7000 Jefferson Parkway, Suite D
White Hall, AR  71602
Cell:   (870) 550-6400
Phone: (870) 535-8800
FAX:   (870) 525-2690
E-mail: MarcOudin@gmail.com

Marc Oudin is a Master Certified Bail Agent and has been a member of PBUS for 24 years.  He has served on the board and held many committee assignments throughout this time.

Marc graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 1982 with a BA in English.  For 30 years he has been a property insurance broker and is the designated general agent and chairman for Agents Mutual Insurance Company.

In 1990 during an audit, insurance regulators introduced Marc to the bail bond industry.  After a lot of research, Marc developed a mission (strategy plan) which evolved into his own bail bond company, Bail Bond Financing, Inc. (BBF).

Marc’s wife Nancy manages the bail bond office operations, while Marc focuses on agent recruiting and public relations.  Their team effort has been a successful formula.

BBF is a single state surety.  They hosts a network of agents throughout Arkansas.  With a slogan of “We Never Sleep” and a mission statement of “Integrity & Respect”, Marc focuses on quality agents, open communication, and customer satisfaction.  Law enforcement agencies and judicial systems throughout Arkansas will confirm that BBF and their agents are focused on the guarantee of appearance.

Marc & Nancy have two children.  Edouard is 24 and Caroline is 22.  They are both in post-secondary education.

Why do Marc & Nancy treasure PBUS?  Because the conferences offer educational outlets, valuable vendor introductions and networking with association friends.  The destinations give us an opportunity to enjoy time away from our busy schedules.


Vice President
David Stuckman, MCBA

Mr. David Stuckman, MCBA
American Surety Bail Bonds
700 Rosencutter Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone: (785) 539-3950
FAX:    (785) 539-7116
E-mail: kansasbailbonds@gmail.com

David Stuckman is a Master Certified Bail Agent (MCBA) through the Professional Bail Agents of the U.S.  He has been licensed as a bail agent since 1986 after working several years as a bounty hunter for Gatsche Bail Bonds in Manhattan, Kansas.  In 1992 David became a bail agent full-time opening his office in Junction City, Kansas.  David became a General Agent with American Surety Company in 2002 with 22 sub-agents under him throughout the state of Kansas.  He has served as a board member and has been on several committees for the Kansas Bail Agents Association during his years in the bail industry.

David raised two wonderful children as a single parent.  Cassidi is now 28 years old and a full-time yoga instructor in Chicago, IL.  Colby is 25 years old and is in college studying to become a pharmacist.  David was honored to receive the "Bail Agent of the Year" award in 2015.



Secretary
Margaret Kreins, MCBA

Ms. Margaret Kreins, MCBA
Accredited Surety and Casualty Company, Inc.
5182 Katellla Avenue, Suite 201
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Phone: (562) 432-6555
FAX:  (562) 432-1366         
E-mail: maggiekreins@gmail.com


Treasurer
Jonna Duvall Williams , MCBA

Jonna Duvall-Williams
JBD Enterprises, Inc.
P.O. Box 202
Weiser, ID 83672
Phone: (208) 549-2078
FAX:   (888)-- 600-6580
E-mail: jonna@duvallbailbonds.net



Immediate Past President
Scott G. Hall, MCBA

Mr. Scott G. Hall, MCBA 
Anytime Bail Bonding, Inc
5100 A Pierce Court
Evans, GA 30809
Phone: (706) 823-1111
FAX: (706) 722-4556
E-mail: scottg@anytimebail.com
www.scottghall.com

Scott G. Hall was born June 8, 1964 in Linden, Alabama and graduate High School from Marengo Academy in 1982. He joined the United States Marine Corp Reserve the same year where he served ten years and was honorably discharged in 1992.  He received his BA in Finance from University of South Alabama in 1987. He moved to Atlanta and went to work for a financial planning firm. He started his own firm specializing in estate planning in May of 1991 with his business partner, Christopher J. Bohrer. Chris and Scott decided to enter the bail bond business in 1994 by incorporating Anytime Bail Bonding, Inc.  He and his business partner have grown Anytime Bail Bonding from two employees to over fifty with ten offices covering 26 counties. 

He was elected President of the Georgia Association of Professional Bondsmen (www.gapb.org) in fall of 1998, served four two year terms as President.  During his involvement with the GAPB has helped pass the bail agent education law requiring  continuing education for licensure to write bail in Georgia, has help pass legislation to establish minimum standards for recovery agents, and has help pass legislation increasing the allowable bond fees charged on bonds.

He has also been a member and served on the Board of the Professional Bondsmen of the United States (www.pbus.com) since February of 1996. He has served as Senior Vice President, and currently serves as the President. He served as served as a Member of the Council of Presidents for eight years, and as member of the Technology Committee, member of the Visa Bond Committee, Future of Bail Committee, and the Legislative Committee.  He is a Certified Bail Agent and a member of PBUS since 1996.

He currently lives in Augusta, Georgia with his wife (Robin) and his daughter (Madison). He is a member of the Warren Baptist Church.



Past President
Linda Braswell, MCBA

Ms. Linda Braswell, MCBA 
Braswell Surety Services, Inc. 
P. O. Box 1025 
Stuart, FL 34995-4410 
Phone:  (772) 287-7984 
FAX:   (772) 287-2869 
E-mail: braswellss@AOL.com

Linda B. Braswell, is a Master Certified Bail Agent by the Professional Bail Agents of the United States. She was licensed as a bail agent in 1974 after working for several years in a bail bonds office as a secretary.  She was the youngest ever licensed female Bail Agent in the State of Florida at that time.

 

Linda has owned Braswell Bail Bonds in Stuart, Florida, since 1975 and has served as the President of Braswell Surety Services, Inc., since 1981. In addition, she is the exclusive Florida Managing General Agent forBaltimore, Maryland based Lexington National Insurance Corporation.

 

Linda has served on the PBUS board since and is the Past President Florida Surety Agents Association. In 1995, she was inducted into the Professional Bail Agents of the United State Hall of Fame. She received the distinguished honor as the 2003 PBUS Bail Agent of the Year. She served on the Florida Department of Insurance Bail Bond Blue Ribbon Panel and is a Certified Florida Pre-Licensing Instructor, Certified Florida Continuing Education Instructor, and PBUS Certified Bail Agents Program Instructor.


At-Large Director
Ronnie D. Long, CBA

Mr. Ronnie D. Long, CBA
Ronnie D. Long Bail Bond Service
6004 Airport Frwy
Fort Worth, TX 76117
Phone: (817) 834-9894
FAX:    (817) 834-5011
E-mail:  rlbb2006@yahoo.com



At-Large Director
Rainy Robinson

Rainy Robinson
8th Amendment Bail Bonds
2669 Somersville Road
Antioch, CA 94509
Phone: (925) 777-9970
E-mail: rainy@theventurestore.us
http://8thamendmentbail.com



At-Large Director
Alexis van de Ven, CBA

Alexis van de Ven
Bustin' Out Bail Bonds by Alexis
107 Cartwright Rd. Suite 101
Conroe, TX 77301
Phone: (936) 788-8228
FAX: (281) 925-0556
E-mail: alexis@alexisbailbonds.com
www.alexisbailbonds.com


At-Large Director
Steve Donnes

Steve Donnes
Statewide Bail Bonds
3236 Metairie Road
Metairie, LA 70001
Phone: (504) 236-0831
FAX: (504) 838-1530
E-mail: stephendonnes@aol.com

 



Council of Presidents' Liaison
Topo Padilla

Greg Padilla Bail Bonds
530 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 446-2663
FAX:    (916) 446-1076
E-mail:
topo@gregpadilla.com


Pacific Director
Marco LiMandri, MCBA

Marco LiMandri, MCBA
Big Marco Bail Bonds
1010 State Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone (619) 234-1166
FAX: (619) 234-2246
E-mail: bigmarco@gmail.com


Midwest Director
Dudley Goolsby, Jr., CBA

Mr. Dudley Goolsby, Jr., CBA
Dudley Bonding, Inc. 
217 N. Harvey Avenue, Suite 401
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone:  (405) 525-7540
FAX:   (405) 272-0787
E-mail: dgool@msn.com

Dudley Goolsby received his BA from Oklahoma State University in 1965 and entered the bail bond business in 1976.  He made it his full time profession in 1984.  He was elected President of the Oklahoma Bondsmen’s Association in 1988 and served as President until 2003.  During his presidency Oklahoma passed the bail agent education law requiring pre license and continuing education for licensure to write bail in Oklahoma.  This law was passed over the Governors veto.  Oklahoma  Bondsmen’s  Association purchased  an  8000 sq ft  building  two blocks from the state capital that serves as our headquarters.

 

He served as Chairman of the Council of Presidents for four years and as Editor of The Perspective for a year, member of the Visa Bond Committee, Future of Bail Committee and the Taskforce for PBUS Public Information.  He is a Certified Bail Agent and a member of PBUS since 1989 and had the honor of being named Bail Agent of the Year for 1996.

 

Dudley is a Managing General Agent for Safety National Casualty Corp. in Oklahoma.  He currently serves as a board member of the Oklahoma County Conditional Bond Program.  He is currently Legislative Chair for the Oklahoma Association and has been a certified instructor for Oklahoma’s pre-license school.



Greater Northwest Director
Rulon Evans

Rulon Evans
A-Affordable Bail Bonds Idaho, LLC
510 E. Center Street
Pocatello, ID 83201
Phone: (208) 236-6566
FAX: (208) 478-9619
E-mail: krulonevans@aol.com
http://a-affordablebailbonds.net


Old West Director
Davie Westmoreland

Texas Quick Bail
1305 W. Wm. J. Bryan Parkway, Suite 100
Bryan, TX 77803
Phone: (979) 775-8774
FAX:    (979) 779-0440
E-mail: davie@bigtexbailbonds.com



South Central Director
Guy J. Ruggiero, Jr.

Mr. Guy J. Ruggiero, Jr. 
Iberville Bonding Co., Inc.
P. O. Box 755
Plaquemine, LA 70765 0755
Phone: (225) 687-3778
FAX:    (225) 687-3611
E-mail:  gruggiero@rnainsurance.com

Guy Ruggiero currently serves as the South Central Director for PBUS. He also serves as Vice President of the Louisiana Independent Business Association (LIBA) a Self Insured Workers Compensation Fund Association in Louisiana. Guy, a native from Donaldsonville, Louisiana, attended Ascension Catholic High. Afterwards, Guy went on to attend Nicholls State University where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Theta fraternity. After receiving his Bachelors degree in education, Guy launched his career in 1978 when he accepted a position as a field underwriter with the New York Life firm. In 1982, Guy started and served as President of Ruggiero and Associates, Inc., a general insurance agency that specializes in life, health, auto, commercial, and personal insurance.

In 1994, Guy created yet another organization known as the Association of Louisiana Bail Underwriters, Inc. where he currently resides as President. Later, in 1996, Guy was responsible for creating and passing legislation that enables bail agents to receive Pre-Licensing instruction and Continued Education. In response to his dedicated work on this subject, the Louisiana Department of Insurance appointed Guy as a founding member of the Insurance Education Advisory Council (IEAC).


Deep South Director
Ralph Williams, Sr., MCBA

Mr. Ralph Williams, Sr., MCBA
Alternative Justice Bail Bonding Agency, Inc.
525 Black Bears Way
Tuscaloosa AL 35401
Phone:   (205)345-3313
FAX: (205)345-5110
E-mail: alternativejustice@comcast.net


Old South Director
Charles White, Sr.

Charles White, Sr.
Tennessee Association of Professional Bail Agents
5350 Ringo Road
Chattanooga, TN 37412
Phone: 423-265-1735
FAX: 931-739-3256
E-mail: abcbailbonds@bellsouth.net

Charles worked with the Chattanooga Police Department for more than five years before entering the bail bond business in 1981.  His first assignment was an undercover narcotics operative and having the distinction of working undercover longer than any other office in Chattanooga PD history.  His efforts lead to the arrest of 98 defendants on 237 original indictments.

During the early years of his bonding business, Charles was partners with Claude P. Knowles, Jr. at Knowles and Associates, doing business as ABC Bonding Company.  When Mr. Knowles retired in 1993, Charles became the sole proprietor of ABC and Volunteer Bonding companies.  Over the years Charles became more involved with Judges, Clerks and District Attorney's offices within the judicial system due to his knowledge of current bail laws. In 1990 Charles was appointed to the position of Magistrate Judge of Catoosa County Georgia by then Governor Joe Frank Harris, an office he held for three years.  Charles conducted first appearance hearings, issued search warrants and tried civil cases up to $10,000.00

Charles is the President of the Tennessee Association of Professional Bail Agents (TAPBA).  The TAPBA provides five continuing education classes each year located within the three division of Tennessee.  Charles opens each class session with updates and information of interest on the bail industry.  As the PBUS Old South Director, Charles represents Tennessee, North and South Carolina, Virginia and the District of Columbia.



Northeast Director
Scott Churchill, MCBA

Mr. Scott Churchill, MCBA
Eastern Bail Bond Agency, Inc.
P. O. Box 798
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Phone: (908) 852-4391
FAX:     (908) 850-1251
E-mail: easternagency@optonline.net



Mid-America Director
Mary Smith

Mary Smith
Smith Bonding
316 N Michigan Street, Suite 200
Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: (419) 865-7300
FAX: (419) 878-2458
E-mail: Smithbonding@hotmail.com
http://Smithbondsurety.com

Mary Francis Smith is licensed in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana.  She is property, casualty, life and health licensed since 1988 and first agent license in Ohio in 2001 for surety bail.  She is the owner of Smith Bonds and Surety since 1988 providing insurance products with a L.U.T.C. designation and specializes in the surety field.  In 1990 Mrs. Smith sold most of her book of business as the surety division became so successful.

She is a founding member of the Ohio Bail Agents Association and has served on the board since 2005.  Mrs. Smith has been a long-time member of PBUS and is currently the Mid-America director for numerous states.  In 2012, Mrs. Smith was appointed by Roche Surety Corporation as a state Managing General Agent overseeing more than 50 agents.

Mrs. Smith is an authorized educator for the pre-licensing and continuing education programs for all lines of insurance.  In 2005 she was hired to train the Ohio Department of Insurance on regulation.  She has also trained attorneys and Judges on Ohio bonds and served as a speaker in Mexico on immigration bonds.

Mrs. Smith is the author of a very successful handbook that is in use by Judges and clerks today.  She holds a paralegal degree and has served as an expert witness on many occasions regarding the insurance industry.



Tropics Director
Mark A. Heffernan, CBA

Mr. Mark A. Heffernan, CBA
Surety Corporation of America
1000 N.W. 14th Street
Miami, FL 33136
Phone:  (305)381-7070 
Cell:    (305) 525-1434 
FAX:   (305)381-7097
E-mail:  mark@bailbonds.com

Mark Heffernan is a Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Surety Corporation of America, headquartered in Miami. Mr. Heffernan is an Executive Board Member of the Miami-Dade Bail Association and the Florida Surety Agents’ Association. Mr. Heffernan is an owner of the largest school for the pre licensing of Florida bail agents.  He is an instructor for the Florida Department of Financial Services for the pre-licensing and continuing education courses for the bail profession.

Mr. Heffernan is a Managing General Agent for US Specialty Insurance Company. Surety Corporation does business with independent bail agents throughout the United States.


Director Emeritus
Gerald Madrid

Mr. Gerald Madrid
Gerald Madrid Bail Bonds
507 Fifth Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-243-0249
FAX: 505-243-3090
Email:
gerald@gmadridbb.com



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