Board of Directors

2020 - 2022

 


 
Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board / President
Marc Oudin, MCBA™

Bail Bond Financing, Inc.
7000 Jefferson Parkway, Ste. D
White Hall, AR. 71602

Cell: (870) 550-6400
Phone: (870) 535-8800
E-mail:  

Marc Oudin is a Master Certified Bail Agent™ and has been a member of PBUS for over 26 years. He has served on the board and held many committee assignments throughout this time.

Mr. Oudin 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 Mr. Oudin to the bail bond industry. After a lot of research, he developed a mission (strategy plan) which evolved into his own bail bond company, Bail Bond Financing, Inc. (BBF).

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

BBF is a single state surety. They host a network of agents throughout Arkansas. With a slogan of "We Never Sleep" and a mission statement of "Integrity & Respect," Mr. Oudin 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. The Oudin's have two children. Edouard and Caroline; they are both in post-secondary education.

Why do the Oudin's treasure PBUS? Because the conferences offer educational outlets, valuable vendor introductions and networking with association friends. The destinations give them an opportunity to enjoy time away from their busy schedules.



Executive Vice President
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: 
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. Mr. Hall 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. Mr. Hall started his own firm specializing in estate planning in May of 1991 with his business partner, Christopher J. Bohrer. Together they decided to enter the bail bond business in 1994 by incorporating Anytime Bail Bonding, Inc. Mr. Hall and his business partner have grown Anytime Bail Bonding, Inc. from two employees to over fifty with ten offices covering 26 counties. 

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

Mr. Hall is a Master Certified Bail Agent™ with PBUS and has been a long-time member since 1996. He has served on the Board of Directors as President, Immediate Past President and Vice President. He has served as a member of the Council of Presidents' for many years and as a member of several key PBUS committees.  

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



Senior Vice President
David Stuckman, MCBA™

American Surety Bail Bonds
700 Rosencutter Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone: (785) 539-3950
FAX:    (785) 539-7116
E-mail:

David Stuckman is a Master Certified Bail Agent™ through PBUS. 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 Mr. Stuckman became a bail agent full-time opening his office in Junction City, Kansas. He became a General Agent with American Surety Company in 2002 with 22 sub-agents under him throughout the state of Kansas. Mr. Stuckman has served as a board member of PBUS for many years and has been on several committees. He is also a board member of the Kansas Bail Agents Association.

Mr. Stuckman raised two wonderful children as a single parent. Cassidi is a full-time yoga instructor in Chicago, IL. Colby is in college studying to become a pharmacist. Mr. Stuckman was honored to receive the PBUS "Bail Agent of the Year" award in 2015.



Vice President
Laurie Poole

A C S I
5011 N. Rockwell
Bethany, OK. 73008

 Phone: (405) 709-1600
E-mail:



Secretary
Jennifer Ricks, CBA™

Reliable Bonding Company, Inc.
PO Box 1105
Conyers, GA 30012
Phone: (770)-483-1126
Fax: (770)-761-0241
E-mail:  

Jennifer D. Ricks is a third-generation bondsmen and has been a bonding agent since 2001. She assumed her family business in 2008 and served as the Secretary for the Georgia Association of Professional Bondsmen for eight years (2006-2016), where she remains an active member. 

Ms. Ricks has a life passion for the bail bonding profession and the families she comes in contact with. She also volunteers in her community with several post conviction accountability courts and youth court sponsored court activities.



Treasurer
Jonna Duvall Williams, MCBA™

JBD Enterprises, Inc.
P.O. Box 202
Weiser, ID 83672
Phone: (208) 549-2078
FAX:   (888)-- 600-6580
E-mail:



Immediate Past President
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 Kirkpatrick of Jackson, Michigan is a Life Member of PBUS, a Master Certified Bail Agent™ and past President. He was honored in 2012 as PBUS' Bail Agent of the Year and with the President's Award in 2013. He was also inducted in the Hall of Fame in 2009.

Mr. Kirkpatrick has been a bail agent for over 30 years and owns a retail bond agency. He is the Vice President of Industry Relations for Universal Fire & Casualty Insurance Company. His in-depth involvement in PBUS has led to him serving as President, Executive Vice President, Vice President, At Large Director, Division Director, and Division Vice Director. He has also served on numerous PBUS committees.

Additionally, Mr. Kirkpatrick 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 skip-tracing and bail recovery. He was responsible for the creation of the first PBUS website in 1996. Mr. Kirkpatrick is the past president of the Michigan Professional Bail Agents Association and holds a Fidelity and Surety Insurance License from the State of Michigan. He writes both property and corporate surety bail.

Mr. Kirkpatrick 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.



At-Large Director
Dennis Sew, MCBA™

The Freedom Center
The ABBA Bail Bond Building
6506 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842
Phone: (410) 622-1413
E-mail: agentsew69@aol.com

Dennis Sew has a Bachelor of Science degree from Towson State University School of Business. He has 35 years of experience as a licensed bail agent in the states of Maryland and Pennsylvania. Mr. Sew has apprehended over 3,000 fugitives in his career.

Mr. Sew runs a general agency in Ocean City, MD, serving the Delmarva Peninsula. Mr. Sew has received the following honors from PBUS: Bail Agent of the Year, President's Award and was selected to the PBUS Hall of Fame. He has chaired PBUS' Fundraising and Membership Committees, served on the Education Committee and continues to chair several PBUS committees. He has also previously served on the Board of Directors.



 
At-Large 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:



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 Padilla and his father Greg Sr. opened the family bail bond business in 1979. Together they grew the business to be one of the largest bail bond agencies in California. After 20 successful years in business, they sold the company to a large corporation. After five years of working in the corporate world, they came to realize they were not able to maintain and manage the personal relationships with their clients and the legal community.

In February 2004, Mr. Padilla and his father re-opened their bail bond business under Greg Padilla Bail Bonds. Once again they provide the most comprehensive and professional bail bond service in the state. The company is committed to respectfully assisting those who find themselves incarcerated. Clients can rely on the professional and capable handling of their particular case.



Pacific Director (CA, HI)
Marco LiMandri, MCBA™

Big Marco Bail Bonds
1010 State Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone (619) 234-1166
FAX: (619) 234-2246
E-mail:

Marco LiMandri has been in the bail industry since 1972 and started his own bail agency in 1973. He served as President of the San Diego Bail Agents Association until 1992 as well as Vice President and President of the California Bail Agents Association. Mr. LiMandri also worked for the Hotel Employee's and Restaurant Employee's union as a business agent, was Chairman of the Health and Welfare Trust Fund union and Secretary-Treasurer.

Mr. LiMandri's bail agency is one of the few that have experience with immigration bonds; his team has more than 40 years of experience in the industry. Their priority is to help their clients get out of jail as soon as possible! They respect their client's privacy and confidentiality. 



Midwest Director (KS, MO, NE, OK)
Larry Newman

AAA Way Bail Bonds
1890 E. Fir Rd.
Carthage, MO 64836
Phone: (417) 674-1600
E-mail: aaawaybailbonds@hotmail.com

Larry Newman lives in Carthage, Missouri with his wife Sharon. Together they own AAA Way Bail Bonds and have been in business since 2009.

Mr. Newman is a former first responder, volunteer firefighter, police officer, Probation and Parole volunteer, and Jasper County Sheriff’s Office deputy and detective. Currently he serves as President of the Missouri Alliance of Professional Bail Bond Agents.

Mr. Newman and his wife donate each year to several police and sheriff’s departments for their Shop with a Cop programs and sponsor the Carthage Tigers High School Bass Team, a group of 40 Jr. high and high school age youth.

Mr. and Mrs. Newman have three children and six grandchildren.



Greater Northwest Director (AK, ID, OR, WA)
Misty Smith, CBA™

A-Affordable Bail Bonds, LLC
615 W. 11th Street
Suite 100
Vancouver, WA 98660
Phone: (360) 699-3100
E-mail: misty@a-affordablebailbonds.com

 

Old West Director (AZ, NM, TX)
Gerald Madrid

Gerald Madrid Bail Bonds
507 Fifth Street N.W.
Albuquerque, NM    87102
Phone: (505) 220-8282
E-mail: gerald@gmadridbb.com

 

South Central Director (AR, LA)
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: 

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. Mr. Ruggiero, a native from Donaldsonville, Louisiana, attended Ascension Catholic High. Afterwards, he 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, Mr. Ruggiero launched his career in 1978 when he accepted a position as a field underwriter with the New York Life firm. In 1982, he 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, Mr. Ruggiero created yet another organization known as the Association of Louisiana Bail Underwriters, Inc. where he currently resides as President. Later, in 1996, he 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 Mr. Ruggiero as a founding member of the Insurance Education Advisory Council (IEAC). He was honed as Bail Agent of the Year in 2006 by PBUS.



Old South Director (NC, SC, TN, VA, DC)
Kim "Shelly" Alexander, CBA™

A Close Bonding Co., LLC
1490 N. Broad Street
Lexington, TN  38351
Phone: (731) 798-0061
E-mail: info@aclosebonding.com

Shelly Alexander was the Office Manager and a Bail Bondsman for Danny Blankenship Bonding until his sudden passing in 2017. At that time Shelly opened A Close Bonding Co., LLC, which has 17 agents in West and Middle Tennessee serving 23 counties. Ms. Alexander has been a volunteer for the Tennessee Association of Professional Bail Agents (TAPBA) for nine years and has served on the TAPBA Education Committee for eight years.   

Ms. Alexander was born and raised in Reagan, TN. She currently resides in Lexington, TN. She is the biological mother to three (Jarrod, Jasmine and Jordan) and she also adopted two children from the Department of Children Services in 2018 that have proven to be nothing less than amazing (Alexis and Eli). Jasmine and Jordan are both bail bondsmen. Ms. Alexander is the proud MiMi of three grand girls and finally has a grandson on the way.



Northeast Director (DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
Scott Churchill, MCBA™

Eastern Bail Bond Agency, Inc.
P. O. Box 798
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
E-mail:



Tropics Director (FL, PR, VI)
Ken Berke, CBA™

Roche Surety and Casualty Company, Inc.
4107 North Himes Avenue, 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: (813) 623-5042
Email:  ken@rochesurety.com 


Mid-America Director (IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, WV)
Jon Handler, CBA™

SMD/HLS Bonding, LLC
571 S. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 221-6049
E-mail: jhandler@hlsbailbonds.com



New England Director (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
Joey McVety 

Joey Bond Bail Bond's, LLC
7 Corbin Road
East Haven, CT 06512
Phone: (203) 627-7262
E-mail:



Deep South Director (AL, GA, MS)                                                                             
Mary A. Barron, MCBA™

Azalea City Bonding Co., Inc.
302 Tucker Road
P.O. Box 5488
Valdosta, GA 31601
Phone: (229) 241-0317
FAX: (229) 241-0735
E-mail: mbarron@acbailbondlimo.com

Mary Alford Barron has been in the bail bonding business for over 33 years. The family business was established in 1987 by her late husband, Clayton H. Barron, who was a lifetime member of the Professional Bail Agents of the U.S. (PBUS). The company has been a member of PBUS since 1990. In 2006, Mrs. Barron obtained the MCBA certification and in 2009 her company obtained the National Board Certified Agency certification. In 2020, Mrs. Barron was inducted into the prestigious PBUS Hall of Fame. She has been a member of the Georgia Association of Professional Bondsmen since 1991 and serves as Region 8 Director.

As a retired Testing Administrator at Valdosta State University (VSU), Mrs. Barron was recognized as being a VSU pioneer. Her company has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Among other company memberships are the local Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Sheriff's Association and the National Federation of Independent Business. As an outreach to the community, the company has been a sponsor of Little League teams through the Valdosta-Lowndes Parks and Recreation Authority since 1992. The teams are comprised of young boys and girls ages four through 15.

Believing in the educational adage, "A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste," Mrs. Barron has been giving academic scholarships since 2002 in her late husband's honor at Valdosta High School and Valdosta State University. The scholarship at VSU was fully endowed in 2010. Presently, more than 50 scholarships have been awarded.

Mrs. Barron thanks PBUS for providing methods and offering educational opportunities to enhance the professionalism of the bail bond industry. Mrs. Barron was inducted into PBUS' Hall of Fame in 2020.