Brook MeadowsLeadership Team, Preferred Risk Services
Brook is currently President of Preferred Risk Services. He joined PR Companies three years ago and has continued to expand the strategic growth and development of our insurance agency. He provides our clients with integrated risk assessment services, as well as consistent insurance procurement. Brook has over twenty years of experience in risk management, benefit/health administration, and life and casualty insurance procurement. Before joining the team, Brook was the Human Resources and Risk Management Leader for a large transportation company for seventeen years. Additionally, he was Director of Business Development for three years with the world’s largest insurance broker and risk consulting firm. As an Auburn University alumni, Brook is an avid Auburn fan and enjoys attending Auburn football games. More importantly, he enjoys spending time with his three children, Bailey, Caroline, and Brook III.
Debbie Dobbs CFOBloomington, MN, Dothan, AL, Fridley, MN, Leadership Team, Preferred Risk Services, PREmployer, Racine, WI, Rochester, MN
Debbie serves as the CFO at the PR Companies. In this role, she has the opportunity to work with clients and vendors and is responsible for the daily management of the Payroll and Accounting team. As the leader of this team for the past five years, she has guided them through two software conversions, streamlined processes, cut costs and implemented a certification program for her staff.
In 2013 Debbie completed the required certification training and testing for the Certified Payroll Professional through the American Payroll Association. She, as well as, members of her team, maintain their certification through continuing education.
As a member of the PR Companies Leadership and Executive teams she helps solve problems, meet client needs and strategize for the future. Debbie is dedicated to the success of our companies by leading and participating.
As they say, “she works hard off the field as she does on it”. Debbie is a graduate of the University of West Florida and is looking forward to the Argonaut’s first football season in 2016. Of course she loves Alabama, Auburn and Florida State…..she just likes to watch her favorite “teams” play. Spending time with her family, camping and fishing are her favorite things to do in her spare time.
Ben Harrision PresidentBloomington, MN, Dothan, AL, Fridley, MN, Leadership Team, Preferred Risk Services, PREmployer, Racine, WI, Rochester, MN
Ben has worked in the staffing industry since 1988. Over the years, he has developed a variety of safety and incentive programs for companies throughout the Southeast. Ben has many years of experience in the design, development, and implementation of employee productivity and performance tracking systems including expertise in employee hiring and profiling from entry level to executive positions. In his early years, he wrote and produced numerous training and orientation videos for staffing clients and other related businesses. During 2008-2012, he served on the Workers’ Compensation Risk Management Best Practices Board of Directors for the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations, which certifies individual PEO companies in best practices concerning their own workers compensation processes and programs.
Ben is a member of a local Vistage group that meets for a day once a month. Vistage is an international organization of business CEO’s meeting as peer groups advising each other on all matters of succeeding in business and life. Ben is a charter member of his group that started in 2007.
Ben spends time serving various charitable groups. He has been coaching club baseball since 2006. His current team, Wiregrass Indians, plays summer ball at various college stadiums around the Southeast for the purpose of advancing players into the college game. Ben enjoys family, travel, snow skiing, fishing and baseball. He and his wife Rhonda started Koinonia Kaffe, a coffee house ministry (2006-2012) in Headland, Alabama. They have four grown children. Ben and Rhonda are members of Abbeville United Methodist Church in Abbeville, Alabama.
Specialties: Helping business partners meet their goals by growing their revenues & profits, finding the right staff, outsourcing business administration and using the right technology.
Ben has a BA in Visual Communications from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.
Becky CarterBloomington, MN, Dothan, AL, Fridley, MN, Leadership Team, Preferred Risk Services, PREmployer, Racine, WI, Rochester, MN
When Becky Harrison Carter originally founded Personnel Resources, she has one goal in mind – To Help People Succeed – and for the past twenty five years she has been doing just that! While Becky no longer works in the office on a daily basis, she is active on the board of directors and provides valuable insight into the direction of all of the PR Companies which include: Preferred Risk Services, a commercial insurance agency, and PREmployer, a PEO. Becky’s driving force is her two children – Harrison (20) and Caitlyn (17). In her spare time she is active in the community serving the Humane Society and the Boys and Girls Club of the Wiregrass Alabama area and she is also active in her church – Covenant United Methodist Church.
Emily KahlerPreferred Risk Services
Emily recently joined the Personnel Resources team as a Traveling Recruiter Assistant. She assists with pre-employment paperwork, interviewing and preparing new employees for their first day on the job. Emily brings strong administrative, communicative and customer service skills to the team. Emily grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania but made her way to southwest Florida after high school where she attended Florida Gulf Coast College and earned her Bachelor’s degree. Emily began her career as an administrative assistant at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement while attending Florida State University earning a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Emily recently moved to Dothan and spends her spare time traveling to new places and going to the gym.