Meet Our Staff

As our client, you will have a team of highly qualified professionals working for you to provide you with the best coverage for you, your family, or your business.  Building a long-lasting relationship with our clients is our number one priority.

Charles Clark


I was born and raised in DeMotte, IN. I graduated from Kankakee Valley High School in 1997. After my graduation I went to Purdue University where I studied Organizational, Leadership, and Supervision. I graduated from Purdue University in 2000.

After graduation, I started my insurance carrier with AFLAC. After achieving many of my goals, I was promoted to a District Sales Manager. After working for AFLAC for 3 years, I went to work for Farm Bureau Insurance in 2004. I went to Farm Bureau Insurance to learn more about the insurance industry. At Farm Bureau, I specialized in Auto, Home, Life, and Farm Insurance. After working at Farm Bureau for 5 years, I wanted to grow more in the industry. So in 2009, I decided to leave Farm Bureau and go to work for MBAH Insurance where I specialized in commercial, agribusiness, and farm insurance. Working at MBAH insurance taught me a great deal about the insurance industry. In 2011, I decided to leave MBAH and open Preferred Insurance Group.

Opening my own insurance agency was a life long goal I have always had. In the last 4 years, Preferred Insurance Group has grown into a very successful agency.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Aimee, my sons, Brady and Liam, and my daughter Charleigh. We are very blessed with all of the friends we have acquired over the years. We enjoy traveling, spending time with friends and watching the Chicago Cubs or Chicago Bears. We attend Connection Point Church in West Lafayette, where I am one of the guitarists. Church and our faith are very important parts of our lives.

Diane Smth

Account Manager/Producer

I was born and raised in DeKalb County, Indiana. I graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Elementary Education in 1977. I was hired to teach 3rd grade in 1981 at Tri-County School Corporation. During my 32 years at the corporation, I taught 3rd, 6th, and 8th grade classes. The last 8 years I worked in the Technology Department, serving as the Tech Director for Tri-County School Corporation for the last 3 years. I retired from education in 2013.

I have worked for Preferred Insurance Group since May of 2016, and became a licensed property and casualty producer for the state of Indiana in October of 2016. I have learned a lot since I started, and know that there is still much more about the insurance industry that I still need to learn.

When I am not working, I am the mother of two adult sons, and the grandmother of four wonderful grandchildren; two boys 11 days apart, and two girls, the oldest and youngest of my four. They are a blessing to me and bring much joy to my heart.

I enjoy traveling, reading, and cheering on my Purdue Boilermakers (win or lose) and the Indianapolis Colts.

Troy Emmrich


Amber Allison

Customer Service Representative

I was born and raised in Remington and graduated from Tri-County High School in 1995. I am married with 2 children and we reside in Remington.
I have worked for Preferred Insurance Group since January 2017. This is a new adventure and challenge for me. I have learned a lot so far and will be getting my licenses this spring. This is an exciting new chapter in my life.

In my free time, I love to travel with my family and friends to tropical warm beaches. I also enjoy shopping and watching my kids play sports.

Jennifer Nannenga

Claims Representative/Producer

I was born in Huntsville, Alabama. My family moved to Indiana shortly after I was born, and I lived most of my life in DeMotte, IN. I am a graduate of North Newton High School, and have taken some college courses at Purdue Northwest.

I was married to Dennis Nannenga for twenty-nine years, before he succumbed to cancer in August of 2014. Together we raised five children. My nine grandchildren are the light of my life.

After my youngest was grown I went back to work in retail, where I was a cosmetic advisor for many years. I started working at Preferred Insurance Group in the fall of 2016, and became a licensed property and casualty producer for the state of Indiana in October of 2016. I am excited about my new career and look forward to meeting new people.

When I am not working, I love spending time with my grandchildren.