John Southard | Owner/Producer
John Southard graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a degree in Economics in 1972. He became licensed in Casualty/Property/Life/Health insurance in 1975. In 1975 John was elected to the Board of Patrons & Farmers Mutual Insurance. He is currently serving as Secretary & Treasurer of the company and he has served as a board member for 44 years. In 1980 John purchased the Conger/Parsons Insurance Agency and then in the summer of 1983 he purchased the Smith/Keplinger Insurance Agency. This is how the CPSK Insurance Agency came into existence and John has owned and operated CPSK Insurance Services Inc. ever since. In July of 1992 John received the Certificate of General Insurance from the Insurance Institute of America and he has continued to service and maintain the insurance needs of our community to present.
John currently resides in Cass County with his wife where he continues to be an active member of his church and community. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and running. He has completed numerous 5K, 10K, Half-Marathon’s, and Full Marathon races, as well as completing several 5O-mile runs. In 2015, John reached his ultimate goal of completing the “Graveyard 100”, a 100- mile Ultra-Marathon along the Outer Banks of North Carolina in 26 hours and 12 minutes.