Our Team


Lisa Heller

Chad 2014
Lisa grew up in Stockton, IL and currently lives in Shullsburg, WI. She graduated from the University of Findlay with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. She has worked for the agency since 2005 and has been a licensed agent since 2006. When not working, she enjoys going to movies, hiking, and spending time with her family.

Julie Neis

Chad 2014
Julie joined Priority Insurance Agency, Inc. in November of 2011 and has been licensed since 2012 to sell Property/Casualty/Life and Health in the states of Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa. Julie has lived in Benton since 1988 with her husband and has raised three children. Julie is a Benton First Responder, and an EMT with the Hazel Green Rescue Squad.

Steve Malone

Chad 2014
Steve is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and was employed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as a Bank Examiner from May 1987 to December of 1993. Mr. Malone joined the Benton State Bank as Senior Vice President and a Director of the Board of Directors of Benton State Bank in 1993. He was elected as President and CEO in 1995. He obtained his insurance license in Life, Health and Disability, Property and Casualty in 2012 and became the Agency Principal in 2012. He also serves as a member of the Benton Community Development Corporation, Director of the Benton Business Incubator, Director of Memorial Healthcare Foundation, and a Director of Darlington Mutual Insurance Company. Mr. Malone is a former Director and President of the Wisconsin Bankers’ Association Bank Insurance and Benefits Committee as well as a Director of Cole Acres Golf and Country Club, Inc. Mr. Malone has been a member of the Holding Company Board of Directors since inception in 2000.

Melissa Keleher

Melissa Keleher
Melissa started working at Priority Insurance Agency in June of 2014. She earned her Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a minor in Marketing from Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa. Her background includes positions in both finance and marketing before taking some time off to raise their three children. She is licensed in Wisconsin, Iowa, & Illinois with the ability to write home, auto, commercial, renters, farm and crop policies. She enjoys working with her clients and providing them excellent customer service. Melissa is originally from Bellevue, Iowa and has lived in Benton since 2003 with her husband, Bill and their three children. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and friends, camping, and playing sports.

Bill Keleher

Bill Keleher
Bill joined Priority Insurance in 2014. He is licensed in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois and sells crop insurance. He has been a part of the Benton community all of his life. Bill specializes in farm, crop hail, and multi-peril crop insurance. He also holds a position as an Agriculture loan officer at the Benton State Bank. Bill brings a wealth of agriculture knowledge to the agency as he is also involved with his family farming operation. In his free time, Bill enjoys spending time with his wife and their three children.

Debra Malone

Debra Malone
Deb Malone joined Priority Insurance Agency, Inc in December of 2014. Deb is licensed to sell Property and Casualty in the states of Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa. She has resided in Galena, IL for 17 years and has owned her own business, Fever River Outfitters, for 13. Deb is particularly focused on offering Commercial package policies, as she’s had ‘first hand’ experience owning many policies herself. Her business background and insurance training provide a solid combination of experience, for offering you the right amount of business and personal coverage. Deb enjoys running, cross country skiing and paddling in her leisure time.