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.”

Kathy 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.”

Rose Jesse
Licensed Account Manager

Rose was born and raised in Midlothian, VA and went to Monacan High School. She began her career with Allstate in 2011 and eventually moved into the independent insurance world in 2012. She spent those 8 years expanding her knowledge across many platforms and carriers before arriving at Knight Magee Insurance.

“I believe in education-based insurance service, so that my clients always understand the products they are purchasing. To me, it’s not just about price, but about products that make clients secure and comfortable, as well as fit within their budget. I want clients to feel confident they can call me and get sound, factual advice that is always in their best interests. I’m flexible, easy going and always happy to help.”  

Jessica Duval
Licensed Account Manager

Jessica Duval is a Richmond native. She joined Knight Magee Insurance as an administrative assistant in 2018 and Summer 2019 was promoted to a licensed account manager after passing her licensing exam. Jessica focuses on the day to day operations of the agency and is usually the first to pick up when you call in. She comes from a customer service background and strives to provide the best customer service experience for all our clients. When not working at Knight Magee Insurance, Jessica enjoys spending time with family and watching her nieces and nephews grow!

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