Our Team


John Fanta, CPIA


John is a licensed property and casualty agent, specializing in personal and business owners insurance. He is a 2008 graduate of the TAPP Producer Training Program sponsored by Westfield Insurance Group and has earned the Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA) designation from the American Insurance Marketing and Sales Society.

He is a graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor's degree, emphasis on business administration, communications and entrepreneurship.

John is active in the St. Marys community as a participating member of the Pleasants County Chamber of Commerce and a certified referee for WV Secondary Schools. He is an officer in the state insurance association, IIAWV, past director and service project committee chair for Rotary International and past president of the Henry Logan Children’s Home Foundation.  

Shelly Yost

Customer Service Representative

Shelly is an alumni of Liberty University, Helms School of Government, where she studied Criminal Justice with an emphasis on Government. Her fifteen years in the financial services industry includes the area of insurance where she serves as a customer service representative for Fleming Insurance. Shelly provides friendly, personal assistance to individuals wanting to find the most competitive, complete insurance program for their family or business needs. She enjoys spending her free time with her two sons, Ethan and Evan as well as her parents, siblings, nieces and nephews. She loves to hike, kayak,craft and travel.

Michelle Runnion


Michelle is a graduate of St. Marys High School and WV Insurance Schools. She has served the community as a board member of the Pleasants County Board of Education and Pleasants County Area Chamber of Commerce. The mother of three, she has been an enthusiastic St. Marys High School Band Patron and parent volunteer. Professionally, Michelle has held positions in office administration in both the private and public sector as well as the food service industry. She is returning to the insurance industry where she enjoyed over five years as an agent with Fleming Insurance Agency, working with individuals, families and businesses to find the best companies and products for their specific needs. Michelle is an agent in our St. Marys and Parkersburg offices. In her free time Michelle enjoys kayaking, music, and spending time with friends and family.

Ray Fanta, AAI

Ray has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. He has been an owner and president of Waters Insurance Agency in Parkersburg  since 1987 as well as Landfried-Fanta Insurance in Ripley. The agencies are annual recipients of company awards for sales, expertise and service, including the Horizon Award from Westfield Insurance Group and the Pacesetter Club Award from Motorists Mutual. 

Ray believes his customers benefit from the variety of strong national and regional insurance companies he represents as an independent insurance agent that offer competitive choices for all types of auto, home, and business insurance, including great options for workers compensation insurance and flood insurance.

A graduate of Marietta College, his insurance education includes the Accredited Advisor of Insurance (AAI) designation from the Insurance Institute of America.

Ray is active in the community as a past board member of The Boys and Girls Club (Pkbg),  Rotary Club, Community Bank board of directors and Chambers of Commerce in Pleasants County and the Mid-Ohio Valley. He is an avid sports fan and supporter of local school athletics. 

Beth Fanta, AAI

 Beth has been an agency owner and agent since 1987.  She serves as operations manager for Fleming Insurance Agency as well as the Fanta’s locations in Parkersburg and Ripley as she supervises the accounting, personnel and IT functions of the business. She is a graduate of Marietta College with a B.A. degree in Managerial Economics.  Beth is a licensed agent with expertise in meeting the liability insurance needs of medical practices, nonprofits and business entities. She has achieved the Accredited Advisor of Insurance (AAI) designation from the Insurance Institute of America.

Beth has been involved in national and local organizations serving in leadership roles in Altrusa International, Agena/Vertafore Users Group, IIABA-WV, YMCA, Good Samaritan Clinic, and The King’s Daughters and Sons, International. In her free time she enjoys music, gardening and time spent with family.

Priscilla Boyles, AAI

From 1982 to 2016 Priscilla was the third-generation owner of Fleming Insurance Agency. On February 1, 2017 Priscilla welcomed Ray, Beth, and John Fanta to St. Marys and Pleasants County. The two families share many similarities including being career insurance agents with third generation business ownership.

Priscilla is a member of the Pleasants County Emergency Planning Committee, Solvay Community Advisory Panel, and Board member/Secretary of the Pleasants County Senior Nutrition Inc.