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Meet Our Team

Paul Shields

Agency Owner

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Paul Shields has lived in the Mount Vernon area since 1997 and enjoy this city and everything the surrounding area has to offer. His agency is the business, financial and cultural center of Jefferson County, and is just a short drive from Rend Lake Recreation Complex, which offers lots of fun things to do outdoors. Plus, there’s the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, the well-known Cedarhurst Craft Fair and the Jefferson County Historical Village.


When not in the office, Paul spends a lot of my time with his family, including his son and daughter. You’ll often find him at the Jefferson County Sports Authority fields, where his daughter plays softball. She also is on the junior high cheerleading squad, which keeps Paul and his family busy. Additionally, Paul volunteers for the Summersville Grade School Girls Peewee basketball team and sponsors the Black Socks traveling baseball team. Paul is a member of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and bowls for the commercial bowling league. In his spare time, he could be found trying to get a few holes of golf at the Green Hills Country Club.


Paul enjoys giving back to my community through his work. In 2016 he became an Agent when having previously worked in the coal industry, selling safety equipment around the area. He enjoys working with customers from the Mount Vernon community as they make decisions that help protect what matters most. His agency specializes in home, auto, life, and commercial.


“Stop by and see me! I look forward to getting to know you.” – Paul Shields

John Milliner
Licensed Sales Professional

Licensed Sales Professional

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John has been a licensed Property and Casualty Producer since 2003 and joined Shields Insurance in 2016. A native of Mount Vernon, John also teaches part time at Rend Lake College and enjoys photography and the shooting sports in his spare time.

As an Insurance Agent, it is his goal to expand our agency’s small business and commercial presence through Business Insurance and to ensure that our business and personal lines clients alike are properly covered against the unique hazards each of them face. John’s guiding philosophy is that while price may be important, only professionalism, proper protection, and the personal touch will make us your trusted advisors for the long term.


Karley Moore

Licensed Sales Professional

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Karley began her insurance career in June of 2016 and takes pride in putting her customers in Good Hands!

She strives in building relationships with her customers to understand their insurance needs. Karley is dedicated to ensuring her customers receive all of their discounts, explains insurance coverages and what happens in the event of a claim. She is currently studying business at Rend Lake College and enjoys spending her free time attending family-friendly events in the community.

Naomi Young

Administrative Assistant