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Leadership


Ryan Wilkerson, President and CEO

Ryan Wilkerson is president and CEO of Haas & Wilkerson Insurance. Since 1939 Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, an independently owned insurance agency, has specialized in providing risk management and insurance solutions for businesses all over the country.

Ryan joined Haas & Wilkerson Insurance in 1999 as a sales executive in the commercial insurance division. In 2004 Ryan succeeded his father, Bill Wilkerson, as president and CEO, becoming the third generation Wilkerson to direct the agency founded by his grandfather, Ralph Wilkerson. Under Ryan’s leadership, Haas & Wilkerson Insurance continues to grow and focus on delivering excellent customer service.

Ryan was born and raised in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. After graduating from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in political science and communications, he joined the family business. He is an active participant in the Young Presidents’ Organization and the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers. Today he resides in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, with his wife, Christina, and two children, Mallory and Garrett.


Mark Soukup,

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Mark Soukup is the chief operating office and chief financial officer of Haas & Wilkerson Insurance. Since 1939 Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, an independently owned insurance agency, has specialized in providing risk management and insurance solutions for businesses all over the country.

Mark joined Haas & Wilkerson Insurance in 2005. In his dual role, Mark is responsible for directing strategic initiatives, providing daily leadership and oversight of internal operations, and leading the agency’s financial team. Mark has been dedicated to streamlining the organization’s structure as well as its financial and business processes to enhance customer service, create opportunities and reduce costs. He has been instrumental in ensuring the agency is using technology to the fullest advantage. He and the other team leaders are focused on developing people, processes and culture centered on sustainable organic growth.

Mark came to the agency after a 20-year career with the national accounting firm of RSM McGladrey. Mark’s career with RSM started in Des Moines, Iowa, as a management consultant. His areas of expertise includes finance, operations, process improvement, accounting and management information systems, planning, and compensation. His experience covers a wide range of industries including professional services and insurance. He completed his career with RSM after holding positions as CFO for the Charlotte, North Carolina, offices and then as CFO for the Des Moines, Iowa, and Kansas City, Missouri, locations.

Mark was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is a graduate of Iowa State University where he majored in accounting with an emphasis of study in computer science and management information systems. He was certified as a management consultant in 1996 and has been a member of both the Institute of Management Consultants and the Institute of Management Accountants. Today he resides in Overland Park, Kansas, with his wife, Beth, and three children, Kelsey, Taylor and Courtney.


Kimberly Wilkerson, Vice President

Kimberly Wilkerson is Agency Principal and Vice President of Haas & Wilkerson Insurance. Since 1939, Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, an independently owned insurance agency, has specialized in providing risk management and insurance solutions for businesses all over the country. In 2004, Kimberly and her brother, Ryan, became third generation business owners of Haas & Wilkerson Insurance.

Kimberly joined the staff of Haas & Wilkerson in 2008 and is responsible for community outreach, culture and branding, quality and control, process and procedure, and customer service. Haas & Wilkerson is the title sponsor of Accelerent KC and through that group Kimberly spearheads the Accelerent Non-Profit initiative by selecting, promoting and supporting a call to action in support of the chosen charity no less than nine times a year. She is an active board member of KCPT Public Television 19 and Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City. She has recently been recognized as a Woman Who Means Business by the KC Business Journal, a Rising Star by The Independent, and an Influential Woman by the KC Business Magazine.

Kimberly came to the agency after a career working with community colleges and public schools as both a decision maker and an educator. From her career in education, she has a strong record of success in planning, developing, and implementing programs and services to advance teaching and student success.

Kimberly was born and raised in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. She is a graduate of Colorado State University and Metropolitan State College of Denver where she earned Bachelor’s degrees in Liberal Arts and English. Continuing her education while working as a middle school teacher, she graduated from University of Colorado where she earned a Master’s degree in Instruction and Curriculum, specializing in English as a Second Language. Today she resides in Fairway, Kansas with her husband, Chad Schoenthaler, and daughter, Emmaline.