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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.

Karen Dimmick

Karen Dimmick

Karen is a native of Pennsylvania and a graduate of Penn State. She graduated with a degree in Art and worked as a graphic Designer before joining Chip in the Insurance Industry. She currently holds a Property & Casualty License.

Cindy Payne


Cindy was born and raised in Mount Holly, NC. She is the daughter of Tommy and Sally Williams. Cindy has been married to Jack Payne since 1973 and together they have three wonderful children. She has been blessed with 7 beautiful grandchildren. Cindy loves spending time in her sewing room making garments for her three granddaughters. When Cindy isn’t involved with her family she enjoys vacationing in Holden Beach, fishing and reading novels.

Cindy graduated from Mt Holly High School in 1972. She earned my Property and Casualty insurance license in 1996 and Life and Health insurance license in 1997. Cindy has been employed with Robert D. Black Insurance Services, Inc. since March 17, 1999. Cindy and Bobby (Robert) Black are lifelong friends and she feels very fortunate & blessed to have had the opportunity to work with him servicing the insurance needs of the Mt Holly community.

Anna Summerlin


Anna has spent most of her life as a Mount Holly resident. She graduated from East Gaston High school in 1997. She became married to Jamie Summerlin in 2003. They have two beautiful children, Cooper and Sadie, and a standard poodle, Amos.

Anna and her family are members at First Baptist Church in Stanley, NC. When Anna has free time she loves spending it with family, traveling, reading and working outside, all weather permitting. Anna really enjoys helping her father with his insurance business and looks forward to helping you with all your insurance needs.

Anna became licensed in Property and Casualty in 2001
She joined Robert D. Black Insurance Services in 2001
Anna also graduated from Winthrop University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts History Degree

Cornelius, North Carolina Insurance Agent

Tyler Johnson

Born and raised in Iredell County, Tyler graduated from North Iredell High School, studying mostly Computer Aided Design and Drafting. While in high school and for some time after, he dedicated his free time as a Volunteer Fireman. Starting out working at McDonalds as a cashier, he quickly worked his way into Management. After feeling accomplished in the fast food business, Tyler pursued a job as an Electrician. Up until early 2016, when he decided he wanted a career change, and chose Insurance. He currently holds a Property and Casualty license. Looking to further what he can do for our customers, Tyler became a Notary Public and offers his services for our customers.

In Addition to working in the agency, Tyler is enlisted into the North Carolina ARMY National Guard. His occupation with the National Guard as a Motor Equipment Operator, has not only taught him how to drive and maneuver all sorts of Military Vehicles, but also the value of hard work, motivation, and dedication. The same hard work, motivation, and dedication he implements here for us at Partners Insurance Agency.

Linda Fox

Linda was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. She is a graduate of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1984 with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. Linda is married and lives in Huntersville with her husband and two daughters. One daughter is currently attending UNC Chapel Hill and the other daughter attends North Mecklenburg High School. Linda worked for years in the mortgage industry before joining Chip and Karen at Partners. Linda currently holds a P&C license as well as a Life & Health License. She has worked for the last 4 years as a CSR focusing both on personal and commercial lines.



All grown up at 18 months. He loves all things wet, including puddles, lakes, pools & hoses. (Watch the video of his first solo swim) He is a full time employee of the Mount Holly Office and has been seen strolling down Main street drumming up business.