Our Agents - Knight Magee Insurance

Our Agents

Sierra Knight Magee

Sierra Knight Magee, co-founder and co-owner of Knight Magee Insurance, is a Richmond native and graduate of University of Richmond. Sierra brings years of experience in the insurance industry, along with prior experience in contract law and management.

Sierra started her career in 2007 as an insurance agent for Liberty Mutual where she gained valuable experience and built a solid reputation as an insurance expert. In 2011, she joined forces with Kate Magee to start Knight Magee Insurance. The two envisioned an agency where customer service was #1, along with a consultative approach to insurance. Today the agency represents multiple carriers and prides itself on having no allegiance to one company, but instead to each client and what is in their best interest. In addition to operating Knight Magee Insurance, Sierra has partnered with Smart Choice a national network of over 7000 agents to help mentor and support agents looking to start or grow their own business.

“I decided to become an independent agent because I wanted to be able to tailor my products to my client’s needs. Our agency has built solid relationships with top quality carriers and we are committed to working for our clients. Any agency… can provide you with an insurance quote, but at Knight Magee Insurance we believe it’s our responsibility to not only offer competitive products, but also offer you the best service, service you can count on! I am committed to working to find you the best product at the best price and being there for you every step of the way.”

Kate Magee

Kate Magee co- founder and co-owner of Knight Magee Insurance is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. Kate started her career in the health insurance industry working as a Provider Relations Representative for Cigna Healthcare.

Kate has also worked in sales as a Corporate Account Manager for Nextel Communications and Verizon Wireless. “Having worked in sales for many years and having a background in health insurance, starting Knight Magee Insurance seemed like the perfect way to combine my experience with something I love to do, which is helping people. Being an independent agent affords me the opportunity to always put my clients first and that’s a great feeling. My clients know that when they are working with Knight Magee Insurance, they are going to get expert advice, great rates and excellent customer service.”

Rion Phillippi
Licensed Account Manager

Rion grew up outside Jamestown, NY and attended Niagara University in Lewiston, NY for undergraduate work, and then Carlow University in Pittsburgh, PA for masters work in creative writing. Family brought Rion to Virginia, and the weather in Richmond is more than enough to dissuade any more moves! When not working at Knight Magee Insurance, Rion keeps busy as a published novelist, audiobook narrator, freelance editor, and obligatory wait-staff for a very pampered cat.

“Since I set foot in the industry, insurance has fascinated me. It’s my ultimate goal for each and every client that I make their interactions with both our agency and their provider at large as painless and easy to understand as possible. I’ve always made providing ‘Incredible Customer Service’ a goal in any job I take on, and Knight Magee Insurance is absolutely no different. Growing up, my family’s insurance agent treated me like family before I could even drive; I strive to bring that feeling with me to Knight Magee Insurance as well.”

Ed Custer
Licensed Account Manager

My clients are my #1 priority, applying my expertise to assist them throughout the process of insuring their auto, home, business and life. I come to KMI licensed in Property & Casualty, Life, Health and Annuities having served as an insurance Personal Account Manager since 2011. I developed my customer relationship skills as a Volunteer and Professional EMS provider and later as a regional manager marketing and selling Emergency Medical Equipment and Apparatus for Fortune 500 companies, spanning 30 years.

“I am customer focused and passionate about ensuring the right level of coverage is provided for each of my customers. I enjoy educating my customers about their coverage, so they understand what they purchased to protect their life, property, business investments and loved ones.”

I have called Richmond my home for over 55 years and a Life Member of the West End Volunteer Rescue Squad having joined as a teenager. I am a lifelong “Car Guy” with a keen interest in Classis and Collector cars. I enjoy attending club events, local cruise-in’s and car shows with my wife Cecile. As a 19 year member of the Corvette Club of Richmond, Cecile and I have organized an annual event delivering plush bunnies to Children’s Hospital just before Easter.

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