About Johnson Pohlmann Insurance
is to provide unbiased, quality, and affordable insurance products and service to Central Kentucky now and for generations to come.
is to serve as Central Kentucky’s most customer-focused, trusted, and comprehensive insurance network.
Johnson Pohlmann is an Independent Insurance Agency, representing over 25 insurance companies so we can find the one that is right for you. We have built our reputation in the insurance and risk management industry on the belief that it was possible to provide competitive insurance tailored to the needs of our clients. Our roots date back to 1938 and our values still remain today.
Our goal is to provide you with the best insurance coverage at the lowest possible price, while always striving to provide you with the highest level of customer service. Johnson Pohlmann has grown to be one of the top insurance agencies in Central Kentucky by employing experienced team members with the highest level of service you can expect.
It helps to find an agency that you know and can trust. Our staff has the knowledge and experience of our insurance products to provide maximum benefit and protection to our clients. We also pride ourselves in being involved in our community by serving as board members of the Boyle County Senior Center, Heart of Kentucky United Way, Home Builder’s Association of the Bluegrass, Rotary Club of Danville, and more.
Our Core Values
John Funkhouser, CIC, CWCA
Commercial Risk Advisor
VP, Employee Benefits
John is the VP of Benefits at Johnson Pohlmann Insurance. He as been a Team Member for 24 years. John has been in the insurance industry for 34 years and has earned certifications as Certified Insurance Counselor and Certified Workers Compensation Advisor. John is a Past Chairman of Big I of Kentucky. John grew up in Danville KY, attended Danville High School and the University of Kentucky. When not at work, John enjoys playing golf, watching his daughter play golf, and being out on the lake.
Scott Burks, CIC, CWCA
VP, Commercial Lines
Scott was born in Louisville, KY but his family moved to Danville when he was very young. Scott calls Danville his home town. Scott has been a Team Member at Johnson Pohlmann Insurance for more than 20 years. Before that, Scott was in sales and insurance for 10 years at several companies located in south eastern states. Scott is Vice President of Commercial Lines Insurance. Scott attended Boyle County High School and the University of Kentucky. He holds insurance certifications as CIC and CWCA. When not at work Scott enjoys romantic dinners and long walks on the beach with his partner.
Ray Whitehouse, CIC, CWCA
VP, Technology &
Ray has been a Team Member of Johnson Pohlmann Insurance for 15 years. He has been in the insurance industry for 30 years. He is the VP of Family lines at Johnson Pohlmann Insurance. Ray lives in Boyle County. He attended Boyle County High School and the University of Kentucky. He has earned an MBA from Elon University, and holds insurance designations as Certified Insurance Counselor and Certified Workers Compensation Advisor. When not at work, Ray enjoys golf, ham radio, astronomy, and going to the lake with family and friends.
John Russell, CWCA
John has been a Team Member of Johnson Pohlmann Insurance for 15 years. He is Producer and Account Executive focusing on Business-Commercial and Agribusiness. John has enjoyed building trust and relationships in the insurance industry for almost 20 years. He calls Danville, KY his hometown. John graduated from Boyle County High School and the Western Kentucky University. John is a Certified Workers Compensation Advisor. When not at work John enjoys being with his wife and 2 kids, hunting and fishing, playing golf, and serving at church and in the community. He is an avid sports fan who follows UK athletics.
Dallas is the newest Managing Partner at Johnson Pohlmann. He comes to the Insurance industry by way of Education, Coaching and Military Service. Dallas graduated from Oldham County Highschool, Eastern Kentucky University and earned his Masters In Management and Leadership from Campbellsville University. Dallas has coached for more than a dozen years and on his way to being inducted into the Hall of Fame as a coach he has helped over 20 young student athletes become state champions. Dallas was also a college athlete himself and was inducted into the Oldham County and EKU hall of fames as well. Dallas served six years in the Army and competed in the Olympics in Sochi Russia. He is a coach and a farmer at heart and when not at work you’ll find him tinkering on a tractor, an old car, hiking in the woods or encouraging kids at the local high school track. Trivia fact: Dallas once filled in as a replacement Keynote speaker for the 39th President of the United States Jimmy Carter and was featured in the New York Times.
Josh has been in insurance for several years and his experience includes a degree from EKU in Risk Management and Insurance. Josh recently became a Team Member at Johnson Pohlmann Insurance. Josh is an Account Executive and Risk Advisor. He is also a proud Navy Veteran and Kentucky Farmer. When not at work, Josh enjoys attending church at Saint Sylvester, anything and everything outdoors, He also enjoys writing music, poetry, and short stories.
Agribusiness & Commercial
Steph has been a Team Member of Johnson Pohlmann Insurance for seven years and has been in insurance for 14 years. She is an Account Manager for commercial and agribusiness clients. Steph enjoys meeting new people and helping people understand the complex insurance world, making sure that business and farms are insured properly to protect their livelihood. Steph calls Harrodsburg her hometown. She attended Mercer County High School. When she is not at work, Steph enjoys spending time with her husband and three girls., reading, camping, and riding horses.
Family Lines Team Leader
Shelly has been at Team Member of Johnson Pohlmann Insurance for six years and she has been in the insurance industry for over 12 years. Shelly manages the Family Lines insurance team and she is also the Claims Manager for all property and casualty claims. Shelly is proud to help customers insure their most important assets and being there for her clients every step of the way through any claim big or small. She enjoys the relationships she has made and continues to make. Shelly is from Stanford, Ky and attended Lincoln County High School. She loves to travel when not at work.
Nick has been in insurance for ten years and recently became a Team Member of Johnson Pohlmann Insurance. Nick is a Commercial Lines Account Manager. He enjoys assisting business clients with complex insurance needs and helping protect client assets. Nick grew up in Garrard County and attended Garrard County High School and Eastern Kentucky University. He now lives in Danville. When not at work Nick enjoys spending time with his wife and child. Nick also enjoys golf.
Pam has been in the insurance industry for four years. She has been a Team Member of Johnson Pohlmann Insurance for about a year. Pam’s primary role on the team is Family Lines Account Manager. She enjoys assisting people in finding the best coverage for their home, vehicles, and other personal belongings as well as managing their accounts as life changes and coverage needs arise. Pam was raised in Nicholasville, attended West Jessamine High School, and now lives in Boyle County. When not at work Pam likes to spend time with family, go shopping, and exercising.
Director of Operations
Scott Bruzek is the Director of Operations at Johnson Pohlmann Insurance. He has been a team member for two years after spending 8 years overseeing operations in other industries. Scott grew up in Lombard, IL and has lived in Kentucky for 5 years. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, playing golf, and volunteering with veteran service organizations.