McKay Insurance’s guiding principles are honesty, integrity and hard work. We specifically seek out individuals for whom these traits come naturally to represent our agency. Our team is a brilliant, funny little family and we’re dedicated to serving you.
Beasley is our office mascot and arguably the most popular member of the McKay Insurance team! His career in the industry began as a puppy when he would join his mom at work on Friday and greet visitors. Today, Beasley still excitedly welcomes clients to the office, but be warned he may lick you to death upon arrival. He is a devoted son in his spare time, enjoys long walks, barking at large dogs (he’s quite the intimidator), snuggling with his mom and taking road trips to Clemson.
Kathy McKay; CPIW, CIC, CRM
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A Charleston native, Kathy Mckay, has served the insureds of the Lowcountry since 1976. She was one of the Lowcountry’s first female agency owners and continues to blaze trails for woman in the industry, most notably as the first female Chairman of the Board for the IIABSC and first female recipient of the Hayne P. Glover, JR Agent of the Year award in 2015. She remains active on numerous state, local and national boards and is committed to educating other agents, young and old, for the betterment of the industry. To Kathy, each insured is a top priority- more than any accolade- and that is evident in her dedication to serving our clients with her vast knowledge and experience throughout the years. While insurance is her passion, her greatest love is family. Outside the office, Kathy spends her time doting on her four grandchildren and cheering on her beloved Clemson Tigers and CofC Cougars.
Cheryl’s insurance career began in 1987 and she has witnessed the evolution of the insurance industry first hand. As a commercial lines account manager, her commitment to serving our customers makes her an asset to our agency and clients. Cheryl genuinely enjoys building lasting professional relationships with our insureds and outside of the office she is a devoted and proud mother to her son.
Brad Hottel; AIP
Brad joined McKay Insurance in 2003 and quickly immersed himself in every aspect of our business producing both personal and commercial accounts and assisting our commercial clients with renewals. He is a graduate of Clemson University and a former executive board for the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Greater Charleston. Outside of work, Brad is a committed husband, father and athlete.
In 2015, Ashley joined the agency as our receptionist and quickly grew into an assistant account manager in personal lines. Utilizing her 12 years’ experience in retail customer service and sales, Ashley focuses on elevating the customer experience with every transaction. She spends her time outside of the office with friends and family, including her precious daughter and thoroughly enjoys Lowcountry living.
Christina Maull; CISR
Christina joined McKay Insurance in 2016 as a personal lines account manager and producer and brought 11 years of industry experience with her. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University and currently serves on the board of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Greater Charleston. Away from the office, Christina enjoys spending time to her husband, daughter, family and friends.
Mahlon manages and produces both new and renewing commercial and personal policies. He earned a degree in history from the College of Charleston and dabbled in other industries before discovering his passion for insurance. In his spare time, Mahlon enjoys spending time with his wife and three children and is actively involved with the College as an alumnus.
Kylee joined the team in 2014 as a personal lines account manager and producer with an eagerness to learn the industry. As her knowledge grew, so did her passion for insurance. Kylee is a mother of 4 precious children and enjoys spending time with her family and friends outside of the work.
Kadi McKay Quinn; CISR
After graduating from the College of Charleston with a degree in Psychology, Kadi joined the family business as a personal lines account manager and producer. Her passion for the insurance industry comes as no surprise, after all it’s in her blood. Kadi embraces every aspect of the family business and is an active member of the industry, serving as the current Vice President of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Greater Charleston. She was recognized in 2013 as the Insurance Customer Service Representative of the year for the State of South Carolina and was a finalist for the award on the national level. In her spare time, Kadi is dedicated to being the best possible wife and mother to her beautiful children and living her best Charleston life.
Peggy’s insurance career began in 1972, shortly after the Lowcountry native graduated from Bishop England High School. After several years in the industry, she decided to take time off from insurance to raise her four children. Lucky for us, Peggy returned to work as our agency’s billing specialist. Her time outside of the office is centered around family. She is a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Gerard began his insurance career in 1971 and a vast amount of knowledge and experience to his work with high-value homeowners. He is a Charleston Native and graduate of The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina. Gerard is an avid outdoorsman and a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
Ellen has been a part of our team since inception and assists in commercial lines. A Charleston native, she’s a licensed insurance agent and also brings two professional designations to her role. Married, Ellen has two grown children and two grandchildren whom she enjoys spoiling outside of the office.