Butler & Associates Insurance Agency has been serving insurance clients in Minnesota and Wisconsin since 2002. By using the latest technology, in person or virtual, we serve our clients well beyond our office location in Apple Valley MN.
We are an independent insurance agency, which means we represent more than one insurance company. The Agents at Butler & Associates have chosen to work with some of the most respected local and national providers of personal, business, health and life insurance. We are able to offer you individualized insurance plans at competitive prices and to adapt your coverage as your situation or needs change.
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Meet the Team!
Bill Butler, CIC, CISR, CWCA President, Insurance Agent
Bill is an insurance agent with Butler & Associates Insurance Agency, licensed in Property, Casualty, Accident & Health and Life Insurance. He started his insurance career in 2004 after 13 years of service with the U.S. Army and Minnesota Army National Guard.
Bill lives in Burnsville with his wife and their cat, Louie.
Now that Bill has had some time in the insurance industry, he is working to give back to the local community. He is an active member of the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the Rotary Club of Apple Valley where he sits on the Apple Valley Rotary Scholarship Foundation.
Since entering the insurance industry, Bill has focused on education and has attained both his Certified Insurance Service Representative designation (CISR), Certified Insurance Counselor designation (CIC) and Certified Workers Compensation Advisor. He continues to expand his insurance knowledge and is committed to educating and guiding his clients, as well. Because of his dedication to his clients, his professionalism and his work as the Chairperson for the Minnesota Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers Young Agents Committee, Bill was named the 2012 MIIAB Young Agent of the Year.
In November 2017 he was named President of Butler & Associates Insurance Agency.
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Tyler Jeffries, Account Manager
Tyler joined Butler & Associates in an Account Manager role June of 2021. He is licensed in Property, Casualty, Life, and Health and is using his time as an Account Manager to learn more about the insurance industry, using his passion for people to help service our clients on an every day basis. He is set to complete his Certified Insurance Service Representative designation (CISR) in November.
A native of Albertville Minnesota, Tyler is a 2014 graduate of St. Michael-Albertville High School. He was an active member of the Student Council, serving as vice president. Tyler also was a senior captain of the cross country team. In 2019, Tyler graduated from Minnesota State College Southeast with an AAS degree in Sales Management.
Tyler currently resides in Waconia, Minnesota where he lives with his girlfriend, Sarah, their dog, Olive, and cat, Peach. In his free time, Tyler loves to spend time outdoors hunting and fishing with his dad and brother, taking Olive to the dog park, and watching the Vikings on Sunday afternoons
Cheryl Austion, CISR, Account Manager
Cheryl has been an Account Manager with Butler & Associates Insurance Agency since December 2019, licensed in Property & Casualty insurance. She received her insurance license in 2000, her passion and focus in her insurance career has been on fulfilling the customer’s needs and providing excellent customer service.
Cheryl is a native of the Twin Cities area and currently lives in Lakeville with her husband John. They enjoy time with family (especially grandchildren) and friends. They are active in their church and among other things they give back by volunteering in the food distribution every week.
Cheryl values education and has a BA degree in management and a BS degree in business from Montreat College in North Carolina. She earned her Certified Insurance Service Representative designation (CISR) last year 2020 and plans on continuing and maintaining her education in the insurance field.
Jessica Gavigan, Account Manager
Jessica joined Butler & Associates in an Account Manager capacity this past January. Jessica’s background in the financial services industry and determination to strive for excellence played a key role in her transition into the insurance realm.
A native of Upstate New York, Jessica relocated to the Eagan, MN area with her fiancé, Michael, and their dog, Bauer. A 2018 graduate of Nazareth College of Rochester with her B.A in Psychology, Jessica has made her way from New York, to Louisiana, to Tennessee, before settling in Minnesota at the end of 2022.
In her free time Jessica loves spending time outdoors, when the weather permits of course, hiking, camping, playing with Bauer, exploring breweries, and attending as many hockey and football games as possible.
Jessica is also an avid shopper and while she loves the gratification of finding a good deal, she believes that from local farmers markets to bigger box stores, the quality of service and product beats price any day of the week!
Shannon Butler, Director of Marketing
Shannon comes to Butler & Associates with a diverse business background – Business Owner, Retail Management, Product Development and Trend for a popular giftware company and Teaching Artist. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas in Business, French and Spanish languages. Shannon has been a dance instructor since 1997, and has taught dancers from age 4 to 104, across the United States and Europe.
Shannon is delighted to have joined the Butler & Associates team in 2021
When not at Butler & Associates Insurance Agency, Shannon can be found working with one of the several non-profit organizations she is involved with, either as a board member, or working with elementary and middle school students, elders, or people with special needs and disabilities.
Shannon’s favorite activities are social dancing, listening to swing and early jazz music, gardening, and traveling.