About Us

Powell & Associates Insurance

Established in 1970 in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, Powell & Associates Insurance is a reputable agency that can handle a wide range of personal and commercial property, casualty, and life and health insurance needs.

Tank and Kathy Powell

Who We Are

Tank and Kathy Powell are independent business owners who are committed to serving their customers. At Powell & Associates Insurance, we’ve built our reputation on service, accessibility, integrity and offer unparalleled and unbiased advocacy for our customers from quotes through claims. Our agency is licensed in Louisiana as well as in several surrounding states.

Once you are a customer of Powell & Associates Insurance, as your needs and your life changes, you can switch coverage, and companies if necessary, without having to find a new insurance agent. A licensed insurance agent is available to serve you at either of our locations in Hammond and Ponchatoula.

Our Founder, Tank Powell

Henry Watson Powell, known as Henry "Tank" Powell, is a licensed agent who served as a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for District 73 from 1996 until term-limited in 2008.

Tank Powell in his office.

A native of Bogalusa in Washington Parish, Powell graduated in 1963 from Bogalusa High School, where he excelled as an All-American football player, and presumably acquired his unusual nickname. Powell graduated in 1968 from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, also in Tangipahoa Parish.

Cartoon of Tank Powell catching a football with the words, "Tank Tackles Success!"

Powell has long been affiliated with Prudential Insurance, having been "Agent of the Year" and also "Man of the Year" designation from Tangipahoa Life Underwriters. Powell is a member of both the Hammond and Ponchatoula chambers of commerce as well as the Economic Development Foundation of Tangipahoa Parish. He is a member of the SLU Alumni Association. His wife is Kathy N. Powell (born ca. 1944). Powell is a former member of the Southwood Academy School Board in Hammond. He is also active in the Masonic lodge in Ponchatoula. He is a Baptist deacon.

Your New Insurance Team

Our agents are standing by to find you the coverage that is best fit for you and your family.

Austen Powell

Austen Powell

General Manager & Commercial Lines Producer
Ted Hudspeth

Ted Hudspeth

Commercial Lines Producer and Benefits Enroller

Hammond Agents

Sonya Garon

Sonya Garon

Personal Lines Agent
Cindy Lemoine

Cindy Lemoine

Personal Lines Agent
Jessica Miller

Jessica Miller

Personal Lines Agent
Joyce Jackson

Joyce Jackson

Receptionist
Lane Huszar

Lane Huszar

Customer Service Representative

Ponchatoula Agents

Cathy Cox

Cathy Cox

Personal Lines Agent
Milissa Licciardi

Milissa Licciardi

Bookkeeper and Customer Service Representative
Rose Ray

Rose Ray

Personal Lines Manager
Rebecca Ray Kinchen

Rebecca Ray Kinchen

Commercial Lines Account Manager
Rebekah Gates

Rebekah Gates

Commerical Lines Account Manager
Irene Simmons

Irene Simmons

Property & Casualty Insurance Agent
Kiley Ingram

Kiley Ingram

Commercial Lines Account Manager
Sommer Martin

Sommer Martin

Receptionist
Tori Sanchez

Tori Sanchez

Customer Service Representative

Get Started Today

Contact Powell & Associates today to find out more about our insurance policies, to ask any questions, or to make an appointment with one of our agents. We are here to help.

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