American Sentry Insurance has acquired all assets of the Conway office of Steve Standridge Insurance, Inc. and Bond America, Inc.

Long-time agency manager Randy Clay has been appointed president of ASI and will oversee all aspects of the company.

"It is an exciting time for us and for the clients we serve," Clay said. "The staff and I are very pleased to continue serving our community. This office has always been made up of proven professionals who are committed to providing highly personalized and quality products and services."

Clay said a large majority of the office staff would remain with the agency.

The Conway agency was established in 2000 as a branch of Steve Standridge Insurance, Inc. with Clay serving as the agency’s general manager for most of that time.

A graduate of Arkansas Tech Univerity with a degree in Economics and Finance, Clay has nearly 15 years of experience in the insurance industry.

American Sentry Insurance is an independent, multi-line agency offering a broad range of commercial and personal coverage through top-rated insurance carriers.

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