Our Team

Johnny Thomason

Johnny Thomason Jr. has had an extensive career in health care benefits, including several years with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina®. He has worked in multiple divisions, including the North Carolina State Health Plan, Federal Employee Program, providing support to various companies with 250 employees or more. He has also been the recipient of several awards, four times receiving the Golden Eagle Award which is the highest sales achievement honored by the National Association of Health Underwriters.

In 1997 Johnny decided to leave Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Raleigh sales office, where he did account management on the North Carolina Medical Health Plan and go to work with Medical Mutual’s MMIC Agency.

Including the years with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina and Medical Mutual’s MMIC Agency, Johnny has been working with North Carolina Physicians and their medical practices for the past 13 years.

Johnny currently specializes in new business development, primarily implementing and managing employee benefits.

Lyne Dempster

Lyne has over 10 years experience with health insurance benefits. Prior to working with Professional Insurance Solutions, she was the Office Manager for the North Carolina Medical Society Benefit Plan with MMIC Agency / Medical Mutual. She oversaw the day to day operations for the North Carolina Medical Benefit Health and Dental Plan, supervising administrative and customer service support staff.

Lyne is experienced in sales, administration and management of accounts from 1 to 750.

Alex Cheek

Alex Cheek's insurance career spans in excess of 30 years. Alex began his career in the property and casualty business in Greensboro and Charlotte with the Aetna Casualty & Surety Company. Alex was promoted to the Aetna home office in 1974 as Regional Supervisor for automobile damage claims programs in the Southern and Western regions of the US, as well as Aetna's offices in Canada.

Alex moved to Raleigh in 1979 to serve as Manager of Medical Insurance Agency, Inc. (now Medical Mutual's MMIC Agency). After leaving Medical Insurance Agency in 1984 Alex managed several agencies, specializing in developing new business and expanding agency growth through the implementation of innovative new programs.

In 1997 Alex partnered with the Automotive Parts Association of the Carolinas to manage and expand their insurance programs. This led to the establishment of APAC Insurance Agency, offering medical, life, dental, disability, worker's compensation and other property and casualty lines to association members.

Since 2002 Alex has operated as an independent Broker specializing in employee benefit programs. In addition to group insurance plans his expertise includes individual medical, Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D prescription drug plans.

Julie Caviness

Julie has over 10 years experience in sales and marketing in the Raleigh area. She began an extensive career in real estate in 1997, where she gained a reputation for superior service to her clients. She was the recipient of many top sales awards throughout her career. Her transition into insurance began in 2009 when she became a licensed property and casualty agent. Julie joined the team at Professional Insurance Solutions in 2010 and is in charge of marketing and new business development.

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