SHREVEPORT, LA (July 16, 2019) – MJ Kelly, a national commercial insurance brokerage headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, has promoted Traci Grosshart to Branch Manager of its Louisiana office. Grosshart joined MJ Kelly through its 2016 acquisition of Ark-LA-Tex Underwriters. During her nine-year tenure at Ark-LA-Tex Underwriters, Grosshart worked as an Office Manager, Property and Casualty Underwriter and Transportation Underwriter.

“We are thrilled to provide Ms. Grosshart with this well-deserved promotion. Her natural aptitude to effectively lead a team, coupled with her vast underwriting knowledge, will directly increase our capacity to expand MJ Kelly’s reach in Louisiana,” said Brian Barrilleaux, President of MJ Kelly.
Grosshart will continue working closely with former Branch Manager, Mike Gulley, to ensure a smooth transition for MJ Kelly’s agent partners in Louisiana.

About MJ Kelly

MJ Kelly is a full-service managing general agency and wholesale brokerage company that provides innovative and competitive insurance products to independent insurance agents. Founded in Springfield, MO in 1976, MJ Kelly has a broad geographic footprint; with office locations spanning Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Florida, Missouri, North Carolina and Louisiana. MJ Kelly’s products have national reach, but our team’s focus is always on our local agents. For more information about MJ Kelly, please visit