Jenkins & James Insurance Agency
21 Jan

Barry McCullough
I am a graduate of North Kansas City High School and received my bachelors in Business Administration, Marketing from Missouri Western State University.

After college I had an interview scheduled with an insurance company and went to Pat James for insurance industry advice. Pat had opened Jenkins & James Insurance Agency with Chuck Jenkins a year earlier. During the course of this conversation, Pat and Chuck offered me a producer position with Jenkins & James. After a few years of hard work, I became a partner in the agency.

Anita is my amazing wife, she is an artist and high school art teacher. Some of Anita’s work is displayed in the office. We have three daughters, Megan, Abby and Marissa that are in college and starting their careers.

I stay active in the community by being involved with the City of Gladstone, Gladstone Area Chamber of Commerce as well as volunteering with the Gladstone Rotary Club and Hillcrest Transitional Housing. Some of my interests are cars – Jeeps and muscle cars, camping, hiking, canoeing, snow skiing and reading.

Charles E. (Chuck) Jenkins, Jr
Bachelor of Arts from Baker University, Baldwin, KS 1982 Degree in Psychology, with minors in Mathematics and Business Administration While at Baker, served as President of my fraternity, Gamma Theta Chapter, Delta Tau Delta Charles E. (Chuck) Jenkins, Jr

As a sort of introduction and open resume, my education and experience include the following:
Bachelor of Arts from Baker University, Baldwin, KS 1982
Degree in Psychology, with minors in Mathematics and Business Administration
While at Baker, served as President of my fraternity, Gamma Theta Chapter, Delta Tau Delta
Professional Experience includes a relatively short hitch in restaurant management, with Smaks, Inc., and also Pizza Hut prior to a three year experience with the Boy Scouts of America as a District Executive in Tri-Trails Council, North Platte, NE.  I left the Boy Scout professional ranks in order to begin my career in the insurance business in 1988.

With the encouragement of a fraternity brother, I took on a highly intensive, two year sales and insurance training program with The Aetna Insurance Company, called the Prime Agent program. During this two year period, I went to numerous sales, marketing and insurance product knowledge classes and seminars and also developed a small client base, helping my customers with personal auto and home insurance as well as life and health products.  After successfully completing this two year contract, I became a sub contractor/agent in an independent agency in Kansas City North, which gave me more, real world experience. 

In March of 1992, I co-founded,  Jenkins & James Insurance Agency to serve Gladstone and the Northland area.  With good fortune, hard work and a keen emphasis on customer service, we have seen strong and steady growth in the Agency.  Today, we still concentrate on personal lines insurance offering coverage for automobile, homeowners, umbrellas, motorcycles, boats and more. Our product lines have grown and expanded to a point where today, we offer some of the best companies available in the Independent Agency system, including Hartford, Allied, Travelers and Progressive, to name a few..  Additionally, we have grown in personnel as well.  We have a full time staff for customer service as well as additional agents that specialize in various insurance areas, including commercial lines.  These days I have a tendency to concentrate on small commercial customers including contractors and main street retail, as well as my many other administrative duties.

Most of the rest of my time is spent chasing my three teenage children, Douglas, Gwen and William. (or my new bride, Carrie!)


Linda McCullough
Linda is a long time Northlander, she has three adult sons. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri – go Mizzou! Linda has a human resources background before moving into insurance in 2006. Linda enjoys her work with Beta Sigma Phi and spending time with her grandchildren.

Craig Bryan
Craig is a lifelong Northlander and graduate from Oak Park. Craig played basketball all the way through college. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Management from Columbia College. Craig started his insurance career in 2007.

Don Thomas
Don has a diverse background, attending Kansas State University, the Coffman Group and Sandler Institute. He has also been a business owner and active in the automotive parts industry. Relying on his business experience and automotive connections, Don focuses on commercial lines sales.

Cynthia Jordon
Cynthia is a graduate of Missouri Western State University. She joined Jenkins & James in 2000. Cynthia enjoys spending time with her son at his sporting activities and taking him fishing.