About Us

Our staff of Kelli Potter, AFIS, CIC, LUTCF and her assistants Beth Herman, Bethany Simonsen and Kami Van Den Bosch have over 35 years of insurance experience and knowledge between them.  Beth, Bethany and Kami are licensed to sell property and casualty insurance.  Kelli is licensed in P&C as well as life and health and bonds.  Continuing their insurance educations and seeking professional designations to serve you better are always of importance to everyone at KPI Insurance.   

kelli2_bw.jpgKelli was born and raised in the Chamberlain area.  She graduated from Chamberlain High School in 1985.  She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the School of Business at the University of South Dakota in May 1989.  Kelli started working at Norwest Insurance in Chamberlain, SD  in June of 1989 as an insurance producer.  She became licensed in all lines of insurance in the fall of 1989.  In approximately 1996 Kelli took over the position of agency manager.  Over the years, due to various acquisitions, the agency name changed from Norwest to Wells Fargo and then to Acordia Insurance. In 2005, Kelli purchased the agency and created K.L.P.I., LLC dba:  KPI Insurance.  Kelli Potter Independent Insurance.  In 2010 she purchased the Drury building and opened at 106 East Beebe Avenue in Chamberlain on November 14, 2011. Kelli has been active in various community organizations over the years.  Some of these include; Jaycees, Hospital and Home Auxiliary board member, Chamber of Commerce board member and past president, Community Health Council, River Cities Fitness Club, Ambulance Grant Steering Committee, Riverbank Pool League officer and the Reliance Area Community Development Club. Kelli is past President  for the South Dakota Association of Insurance Agents' where she served on the board in various capacities for 7 years.  Currently Kelli is serving on the board for the Chamberlain Junior Achievement organization. Personal time for Kelli is enjoyed in the summer boating on the beautiful Missouri River, camping and being outdoors. During  the winter months she travels for continuing education, personal travel,and enjoys spending time with friends, her family and significant other, Dave Hoogendoorn.

beth2_bw.jpgBeth Herman was born and raised on a farm south of Luverne, Minnesota. She graduated from Luverne High School in 1987 and attended Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. She graduated with an Associates of Arts in office management in 1989. She worked at Diamond Vogel Paints for approximately two years before moving to central South Dakota with her husband. Since 1992, Beth has worked as an office manager/bookkeeper for a construction contractor. She has also served as the city finance officer for the town of Reliance since 1997 on a part-time basis. In 1993, Beth worked for Kelli Potter as a CSR in the Norwest Insurance Division on a part-time basis and in October of 2006 she joined Kelli again under KPI Insurance working a a CSR and bookkeeper on a part-time basis. Beth has been actively involved in many community activities over the past several years. This has included church, community, school, and service organizations. Along with her work and community activities, Beth has found time to raise three daughters of her own and one son who she and her husband adopted in 2007.  Another daughter joined the family in 2012 at the age of 3. 
Beth is excited to take her educational training, work experience as a consumer of different types of insurance, and life experiences to serve the customers of KPI insurance.  She recently passed her exam for Life and Health Insurance and is contracted with AFLAC Insurance Company to offer and service their various products.

kevin_bw2.jpgKevin Meier grew up in Kennebec. He graduated high school from Lyman in 2010 and recently graduated from South Dakota State University  with a Consumer Affairs degree in July 2014. He worked at State farm in Sioux Falls, SD for his internship in the Summer of 2014. He has worked at KPI Insurance full time since July 2014. He currently is licensed in property and casualty insurance which includes home, auto, commercial, and farm. Kevin is a current member of the Kiwanis Club in Chamberlain, SD. His most enjoyable hobbies include hunting, fishing, and playing guitar. He enjoys living in the Chamberlain area and plans to make it his long-term home.

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