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Meet Our Team

Todd Darragh


Owner and Principal Agent

I grew up in Greenwood and graduated from Greenwood High.

Finding the right coverage and catering to people’s, and their family’s, needs is still one of the things I find most rewarding about the job I’ve been privileged to do for the past 10 years.

When I’m out of the office I like spending time with my family. I also enjoy playing golf, when the weather allows.

David Lankford


Sales Representative

I grew up in New Ellenton, South Carolina.

I’ve been in the insurance business for ten years. What most excites me about going to work every day is the fact that I get to interact with people, helping them to understand what their insurance is doing for them.

Most of my free time is spent working and relaxing in my garage. I also like to listen to talk radio. One interesting thing some people might not know about me is that I am a United States Navy Veteran, with 27 years of Service.

Karen Wiley


Sales Representative

I grew up here in Greenwood, SC and graduated from Greenwood High School. I am also a licensed cosmetologist from the Greenwood Vocational School.

I’m fairly new to the insurance industry, compared to my peers, and am glad to be part of such an experienced team. Communicating daily with customers and making them feel at ease, making them feel like they are more than just a number, is what most excites me about my job.

When not working, I enjoy spending time with my family! I have a daughter, Cassey, and two grandchildren, Chloe and Luke. They are my world and I can hold endless conversations about them. I also love working out, dancing, shopping, and cooking. One of my favorite ways to spend the weekend is at North Myrtle Beach.

I the past I have volunteered with Meg’s House. I’m also a staff member for New Life PHC youth group.

Samantha McNeill


Licensed Sales Producer

I grew up in Abbeville SC.

Being able to provide customers with quality protection and affordable rates is what I enjoy most about my role here at the Darragh Agency. It’s always rewarding getting feedback from customers after reviewing their quote/policies and helping them understand their current or potential coverages & savings.

Spending quality with my family is what I really LOVE! I always seem to make most conversations turn into something to do with my kids! It doesn’t take much to make me happy, whether I’m curled up on the couch having our “family movie night”, spending the weekend by the lake during the summer, or just sitting outside by a fire enjoying each other’s company when it’s chilly outside. As long as my weekend consist of family and friends, it’s sure to been a good one! Some Turtle Cheesecake doesn’t hurt either.

Ritia Hopkins


Agent

I’m a South Carolina Native. I grew up between Pickens & Greenville.

I’ve always known a lot of people that was in the Insurance business and I have worked in customer service field for awhile. Being an insurance agent was an organic move for me. What excites me most about my position is thinking of ways to help our customers save money, but also inform them about the products and protection we can offer them.

I enjoy talking about Insurance and learning new things every day. There are many possibilities in this field and I’m always eager to discover new things that can help me better protect and serve our clients. At home both my husband and I speak insurance 🙂

My favorite way to spend a weekend is just being out in my flower beds or traveling with my husband. I really love taking our dog (Lucy) for a walk on a sunny day…she will point… and she not even a pointer dog!  She tries to catch squirrels before it gets up the trees …and its so funny!

When it comes to giving back, I enjoy volunteering with the elderly at an assisted living home. and I hope to volunteer at our new animal shelter here in greenwood when it opens up.

Janet W. Brown


I grew up in Bethesda, MD, a suburb of Washington, DC. Then, I lived in Annapolis, MD until August, 2017 which is when we relocated to Greenwood.

My start in the insurance business was in 1979 as an office manager. I got my license that same year. 5 years later, I moved on to work with another agency. Eventually, my husband and I bought an agency of our own. We owned it for 25 years, then sold it to retire. I am now working again part-time at the Darrgh Agency because I love working with customers and knowing that I have provided the service and protection they deserve.

Personally, I enjoy reading all types of books and talking about my sons. I also enjoy gardening which will likely be my ongoing project at our new house. I’m also very excited to go out to explore Greenwood and the surrounding areas. If you have any tips for me, let me know, Im always looking for fun activities to do.

I also enjoy traveling to new places and I love working with my church. I am anxious to get involved with some of the organizations in the area, especially the Connie Maxwell Home in Greenwood.

Connie Fortner


Sales Agent

I grew up in Easley, SC, moved to Anderson, SC during my high school junior year and graduated from T L Hanna High.  Later on, I went to Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs GA (a two year school), and transferred to Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC where I graduated in 1972

When it comes to insurance, I have a total of 44 years of experience as an insurance agent out of which 35 years I have spent being an agency owner. What most excites me about my career is (and has been) the ability to help people with an important part of providing financial security for their families.

Personally, I have always enjoyed outdoor activities. Hunting, fishing, sports and involving my family in these same experiences. My favorite way to spend the weekend revolves around being on the coast fishing, relaxing by the pool, or taking a trip to the mountains.

Something people might not know about me is that I enjoy music and singing. I have sung in church choir and as soloist for years!