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Meet Our Staff

As our client, you will have a team of highly qualified professionals working for you to provide you with the best coverage for you, your family, or your business.  Building a long-lasting relationship with our clients is our number one priority.

Oren W. Beal, Jr., CIC

Owner - President

Oren is a Bryan native and grew up in Bryan schools. He attended Texas A&M and graduated with a degree in accounting. After graduation, Oren worked for 16 years with the IBM Corporation as a Marketing Representative. In 1985, Oren purchased the Beal Insurance Agency from his uncle, Jacob Beal, who had founded the agency in 1946. Oren holds his CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designation, is a Lifetime Member of the B/CS Chamber of Commerce and is a 40+ year Master Mason and a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite member. Oren and his wife Pat have been married over 50 years and have one daughter, Karen, who is married to Andy Winn, a partner in the agency.

Andy Winn, CIC

Owner - Vice President

Andy is also a Bryan native and a graduate of Bryan High School. Andy attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX where he obtained a B.A. in History. Following graduation, Andy began his insurance career as a group health insurance underwriter for Prudential Healthcare in Houston. In 1997, he and his wife Karen jumped at the opportunity to come home to Bryan/College Station and join the agency. Like his father-in-law Oren, Andy also holds the CIC designation. He loves working with local business owners and individuals and is proud to be carrying on the legacy of this multi-generational family business. Most of all, he is grateful to be able to raise his family in the town he loves. In his free time, Andy is an avid runner and cyclist and loves to travel as much as possible.

Sandy Whitaker

Commercial Lines Agent

Sandy began her insurance career in 1995 in her husband’s insurance agency in Tomball, TX. In 2008, they sold their agency, moved to Somerville, and began renovating their new home. In 2010, she began working for our agency as a Commercial CSR, and she has brought a wealth of experience to her role ever since. When she is not taking care of our clients’ needs, she is enjoying the peace and quiet of her country home.

Charlie Starman

Commercial Lines Agent

Charlie started in the insurance industry in 1991 with Prudential Insurance in Knoxville, TN. Prior to this role, over a ten-year span he was a sales manager twice, as well as a sales representative in radio and newspaper advertising. After making his way to Texas, Charlie joined Beal & Winn in March of 2003. After initially working in personal lines, he transitioned to his current role in the commercial department in 2008. Charlie feels strongly that showing up each day with a positive attitude and listening to clients is critical to meeting their needs. And although he has plenty of experience and 37 years of working with people in business, he believes the team approach is what makes our agency most successful. During leisure time, he enjoys “pool time,” rowing, and Aggie sports. Charlie and his wife Terri have been married for 36 years and have one son, Cooper.

Shelly McKinney, CISR

Personal Lines Manager

Shelly was born and raised in Texas and began her insurance career in 2004. Shelly has been with our agency since 2013 and heads our personal lines department. She enjoys spending time with her kids (a daughter and three sons) and is anxiously awaiting the arrival of her first grandchild in May. When she is not with her kids, she enjoys spending time at the drag races, helping her husband work on his race cars, or going to swap meets and flea markets to find antiques and one-of-a-kind treasures. 

Mary Lapaglia

Commercial and Personal Lines Agent

Mary is also a Bryan native and is a proud graduate of Texas A & M University. She started her insurance career 18 years ago in personal lines for a local independent insurance agency. Next, she worked with a direct writing agency but found she missed the options she was used to. As the newest member of our agency, she enjoys the variety of working with both personal lines and commercial lines customers. Mary is also a licensed nurse. She has many interests, but if crocheting were a sport, she’d be in the thick of it!