Our Agents

Mark V. Williamson, CIC, Founder and CEO

Mark entered the insurance business in 1958 at his father’s agency, which specialized in contract bonds. He founded the Mark V. Williamson Company in 1974, with $300 and a determination to build the very best property and casualty insurance agency in the region.

Mark became a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) in 1979, when the designation was first made available in Arkansas. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas (IIAA) for over twenty years, and was elected President of the organization in 1995 and served as the organization’s State National Director from 1996 to 2000.  Mark was the recipient of the Allan Kennedy Memorial Award — the IIAA’s highest honor — in 2000. He is past Chairman of the CNA Insurance Company’s Producers Agent Council for the Southern Region.

Mark is an active member of the CARTI Foundation Board of Director and a past member of the Iberiabank Advisory Board in Arkansas, a position he held for over 35 years.   Mark helped start the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation in 2000.

Mark S. Williamson, CPCU, CIC, President

Mark joined his father at the Mark V. Williamson Company in 1988, after graduating from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with a BSBA degree in Finance and Insurance. He was named president of the Mark V. Williamson Company in 1990.

Mark earned the designation of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) in 1989, and received his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) diploma in 1994. He was honored by the Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas (IIAA) as “Young Agent of the Year” in 1994.

For five years, Mark served on the CNA Insurance Company’s Producer Advisory Council, and was chairman for one year. He is a past board member of the Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas and has served on the Unitrin Business Insurance President’s Advisory Council. Mark has also served on the Business Alumni Advisory Council of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.


William R. Fletcher, CIC, Executive Vice-President

Bill began his insurance career in July, 2001, as Vice President and Account Executive with the Mark V. Williamson Company. Since joining Williamson Insurance, Bill has proven himself to be an effective insurance professional — respected by his peers and customers, alike. He has attended extensive insurance training classes and earned his designation as a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) in 2007.

Bill is a past member of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of Greater Arkansas.

Wes Dyson, CIC, Account Executive

Wes began his career in insurance in 2006 and joined Williamson Insurance in 2018. As a proven sales leader, Wes’s career includes experience handling the insurance for industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, construction, and habitational property. A graduate of the University of Central Arkansas with a Business Administration degree concentrating on Insurance and Risk Management, he has completed extensive additional training in Commercial and Personal Lines.  Wes became a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) in 2019.
Wes is the Chair of the Arkansas Insurance Hall of Fame board and a board member of the University of Central Arkansas Alumni Board.

Ashley Spencer, Account Executive

Ashley began her insurance career in 2008 and joined Williamson Insurance in 2022. Ashley’s background includes experience in multiple insurance industries including automotive, restaurants, contractors, towing risks, and habitational property. Ashley prides herself on forming strong relationships with both her clients and company partners.  She is currently working toward her CIC designation and is happy to be part of the Williamson team.
Ashley enjoys being active in the community and currently serves on the board for Alzheimer’s Arkansas

John Mark Goings, Account Executive

John Mark Goings was raised in the insurance world and began following in his father‘s footsteps 13 years ago. John Mark is married to his wife, Kaylei, they have a daughter, Blakelynn, and a hunting lab, Timber. John Mark is excited to be a part of the Williamson team and is excited to continue serving the state of Arkansas and beyond.


Staff Directory

Commercial Lines Account Managers

Bethany Carter, CIC, CRM
Manager of the Commercial Lines Department


Misty Beeman, CISR


Allison Hill, CIC, VP of Automation


LeAnn Gwin, CISR



Sara Elder, CRM, CIC, AU


Derrick Anderson


Personal Lines Account Managers

April Everett, CISR
Manager of the Personal Lines Department


Ashley Williamson


Rosemarie Jacobs


Client Claims Advocate

Receptionist & Personal Lines Assistant