Elissa Powers, CPIA
Senior Account Manager
Tenure: Since 2005
Duties and Accreditations: Elissa is a Licensed Property & Casualty Agent.
Personal: Elissa received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics with a Minor in Business Administration from Clinch Valley College (now the University of Virginia’s College at Wise). Elissa was originally from Pound but moved to Blacksburg in 1998 where she worked in property management. She returned to southwest Virginia in 2005 when she joined the agency. Elissa’s animal rescue work with organizations such as In His Hands Small Animal Rescue involves fostering, rehabilitating, and caring for special needs animals as well as rescue transportation, networking, and fundraising. Other community affiliations include Winds of the Mountain Empire, the Big Stone Gap Celtic Festival, Blue Fox Guild, and 9:00 Club Pit Band. Elissa is an avid photographer and photography contest judge. Some of her works have been included in local and national publications and books. Elissa plays the flute and other instruments. She currently plays in a number of ensembles including semi-professional groups and others organized for local high school and college performances.