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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.

Fort Wayne

Brett Hess

Principal/Agency Owner

Debra Hess

Office Manager/Agency Owner

Chris Meyer


Chris is a Ball State alumni and has been working for Heartland Insurance Partners as an insurance agent since July of 2020. He was born and raised right here in Fort Wayne, IN and even grew up with Brett Hess as his cross country coach for many years. He loved every aspect of the insurance industry. From educating the public on the significance of appropriate coverages, to forming long lasting relationships with clients, he could not imagine doing anything else. In his free time, Chris enjoys working on his grandfather’s farm and training for endurances races such as marathons and triathlons.

Julie Parrent

Customer Service Representative

Julie has been a licensed customer service representative with Heartland Insurance Partners since 2018. She has a B.A. in communication and theatre from Purdue University Fort Wayne, where she worked for 10 years as a news and media specialist. Julie and her husband, Bob, have been married for 28 years and have three children.

Tori Bell

Customer Service Representative

Tori has been working at Heartland Insurance Partners for a couple of years. She loves meeting new people, helping those who need it, and growing more in the insurance business. She grew up in the Fort Wayne area and has lived here her whole life. In her free time, she loves hanging gout with her fiancé or friends, binging a new show on Netflix, or playing with her dog, Mae.

Megan Theismann


Megan began working for Heartland Insurance Partners in July of 2021. She is a 2021 graduate of Trine University where she also ran cross country and track. She is currently earning her master’s degree from Loyola University New Orleans in marketing and communications. In her free time, she enjoys running and traveling.


Sandy Ringler