About Us

At Phillips Stafford Insurance Group we believe in building a team of ethical and knowledgeable insurance professionals to help you protect your home, vehicles, family, business, and future.  Our team members are highly trained professionals that know how to craft the best insurance solution for you and your individual or business needs.  Our team doesn’t have quotas and they aren’t compensated based on what type of insurance solutions they provide.  The only requirement is that they provide only the policies and solutions our clients need and want.

Get to know our team below.


Greg Butt
Independent Agent
Greg is an Independent Agent with Phillips Stafford Insurance Group. He specializes in all lines of insurance including personal, business, and farm.

Greg was born and raised in Clarinda, IA. Prior to his start in the insurance industry, Greg worked as a salesperson at a franchised new car dealer. In 2012 he started his insurance career as an agent with Farm Bureau Financial Services. As Greg grew his insurance business at Farm Bureau he always prioritized helping his clients and made sure they were protected.

Greg was looking for more options to offer his clients and the ability to shop multiple insurance carriers on behalf of his clients. For those reasons, Greg left the captive insurance world and made the move to Phillips Stafford Insurance Group, an independent insurance agency.

When not working, Greg enjoys spending time with his children and wife, Tisha.

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Desiree Dennis
Client Service Manager
Desiree leads the Client Service division for Phillips Stafford Insurance Group. She provides support to our agents and clients.

Desiree was born in California while her dad was serving in the US Marine Corps. But she has lived in Iowa long enough to consider herself an Iowan.

Desiree has worked in the insurance industry for more than 25 years. She has worked for insurance carriers as well as captive and independent agencies. She loves being a part of an independent agency that offers clients the best fit for their needs by shopping multiple carriers. Desiree has worked in both sales and customer service roles, but has has always felt the most passionate about helping clients by giving great customer service.

When Desiree is not working, she LOVES spending time with her family and friends. Spending time outdoors and watching her FAVORITE baseball team, The Chicago Cubs!!!

Desiree Lives in Altoona, IA

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Alex Dingman
Independent Agent
Alex is an Independent Agent with Phillips Stafford Insurance Group. He specializes in working with personal, farm, and small business clients.

Alex was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa and grew up in the Beaverdale neighborhood.

Alex has worked in the insurance industry for over 20 years. His tenure as a licensed agent with a captive insurance agency for 12 years gave him great experience in learning the industry. His desire is to educate people on their everyday risks and to show them how to transfer that risk from their own pocketbook to the insurance company. He finds great satisfaction working with his customers and helping them find solutions to fit their insurance needs.

When outside of work, Alex likes to spend time with his friends and family. He and his wife, Heather, have two sons and reside in Ankeny.

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Keisha Fichter
Client Service Representative
Keisha is a Client Service Representative for Phillips Stafford Insurance Group. She provides support to our agents and clients.

Keisha was Born and raised in Southwest, IA. After high school she studied at Northwest Missouri State University where she earned her bachelors degree in physical education with a health minor. After college, Keisha started a family with her husband and was blessed to be a stay-at-home-mom with her 3 kids.

Itching to re-enter the business world, Keisha accepted a client service representative position with Phillips Stafford Insurance Group at our Clarinda office. Keisha loves working with and helping people and is excited to help our clients with great customer service.

When not at work Keisha enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children, playing volleyball and softball and coaching her kid’s sports teams. She also enjoys spending time outdoors and watching the Nebraska Huskers and San Francisco Giants!

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Ryan Fischer
Independent Agent
Ryan is an Independent Agent with Phillips Stafford Insurance Group. He specializes in working with personal, farm, and small business clients.

Ryan grew up in Des Moines, IA and attended Simpson College graduating with degrees in Mathematics and German. He has worked in the insurance industry for over 16 years. Prior to joining Phillips Stafford, Ryan was an agent with a captive insurance company for 14 years. He brings a passion for finding the right solutions for each customer and maintaining relationships with current and prospective customers.

Ryan lives in Des Moines with his wife, Laura and 3 children. In his free time, Ryan enjoys camping with his family and being involved in his kid’s activities.

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Betsy Harms
Independent Agent
Betsy is an Independent Agent with Phillips Stafford Insurance Group. She works with personal, small business, and farm clients, with a specialty in crop insurance precision reporting.

Betsy has been an independent agent since 2010 serving her clients with their home, auto, farm, commercial, life, and health insurance needs.

Her roots are in agriculture with a degree from Iowa State in Agricultural Business. Insurance has been the perfect fit for her as she loves the combination of risk management, agriculture, and providing value to her clients. While Betsy is well-versed in all lines of insurance, she has spent years specializing in crop insurance precision reporting and helping farmers with their data management.

Betsy lives south of Ackley, Iowa on an acreage with her husband Levi and three sons: Alex, Jace, and Cody.

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