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.

David Purinai

David Purinai, AAI®, CIC, CAWC, CRM


David began his work in the insurance industry after graduating from the Merchant Marine Academy and serving on United States Merchant Ships. He returned to Rocky Mount, N.C. in 1984 to become a principal owner in the Simmons and Harris Agency that was established in 1922. Since 1984, Simmons and Harris Agency has grown through several agency acquisitions and in 1990, David became President of MAYO, SIMMONS & HARRIS Insurance. He has worked with civic organizations such as President of Junior Achievement and a Board Member on the Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce. David is active in the Independent Agents of North Carolina Association and is currently serving as Past Chairman of the Association.

Deanne Worrell

Deanne Worrell, CAWC, CBIA

DeAnne grew up in the insurance business. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from NC State, she helped manage her father’s agency in Wilson, NC. DeAnne is now Vice President and a managing member of MSH Insurance, Rocky Mount, NC. She also serves as MSH’s Commercial Insurance Agent. DeAnne lives in Wilson, NC with her husband Jody and their three children.

Jane Braddy

Jane Braddy

Michelle Joyner

Michelle Joyner

Jackie Corbett

Jessica Klecz, CISR, CBIA

Business Insurance Account Manager

Jessica joined MSH Insurance in March 2017 as a Commercial Lines Account Manager. She is a licensed property and casualty agent and has over six years of experience in the insurance industry. She received her Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation in 2014. Jessica enjoys working with the property and casualty insurance needs for our business accounts at MSH.

Takyla Smith

Takyla W. Smith

Employee Benefits Consultant

Takyla joined MSH Insurance in April of 2006. Takyla is licensed in Life & Health, Property & Casualty, and Medicare Supplement & Long Term Care. She has four years of previous insurance experience as a Workers Compensation Claims Adjuster and a Property & Casualty Customer Service Agent. She has worked as a Life & Health Insurance agent at MSH Insurance providing service to Employer Group accounts but focusing on helping individuals with their life insurance needs. She is currently preparing to work towards her Health Insurance Associate (HIA) degree. She has been a member of the Young Professional Network of Rocky Mount (YPN) since November 2006 and currently serves as the President. She has been a member of the Nash-Rocky Mount Rotary Club since 2009, currently serving as the Publicity Chair. She served on the Community Fellows Advisory Committee for the Down East Partnership for Children. She graduated from the Leadership Rocky Mount Program in 2008. She has served as a PTA member at her son’s Elementary School and now serves as a PTA member at his Middle School.

Brittany Ward

Brittany Ward

Customer Service Agent

Brittany joined MSH Insurance in 2015 as a front desk receptionist. After a year of experience, and getting her Property & Casualty License and her Life & Health License, she was promoted in June 2017 to Customer Service Agent. Brittany lives in Wilson, and has a beautiful daughter named Hannah Grace.

Paula Lucas

Jackie Corbett

Jackie Corbett, CISR

Customer Service Agent

Jackie started her insurance career in 1987 working with a local agency in Wilson, NC. She has nearly 30 years of insurance experience, and truly enjoys helping our clients find the best coverage at the best price. She has continued to pursue insurance education and has obtained the distinguished CISR designation. (Certified Insurance Service Representative) She truly goes “above and beyond” for the clients she works with and makes sure that they are treated fairly. Jackie resides in Wilson, NC.. She is a member of Milbournie Free Will Baptist Church and is very active with the Ladies Auxiliary. She is the proud mother of four children and also loves spoiling her two grandchildren.

John Curry

Evan Emrich