About J.M. Thompson Insurance

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About J.M. Thompson Insurance

Founded in 1978, J.M. Thompson Insurance is committed to serving the best interests of our clients. We work for you, and have the freedom to choose from multiple insurance carriers to find the right coverage for your needs, at the right price. Earning and retaining your business is a privilege which we do not take for granted. We hold ourselves to high standards, and all we do is driven by the values of Integrity, Professionalism, Excellence, Community Impact and Priorities.

We hope you choose to partner with J.M. Thompson Insurance,

Because the Company You Keep Is Important.


To honor God by impacting the lives of our employees, clients, colleagues and community as we provide exceptional insurance services.


Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men...

Colossians 3:23


Integrity - Honor God in HOW we do WHAT we do
Professionalism - Show respect, accept responsibility, be helpful, dependable and committed
Excellence - Strive for continuous imrpovement both in customer care and personal growth
Community Impact - Give back to our community
Priorities - God, family, business

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Meet the Team

J. Monte Thompson

J. Monte Thompson

Owner and Agent


Monte has spent most of his life in Montgomery County, growing up in Waynetown and graduating from North Montgomery and Butler University. Being raised in true “Small Town America” gave him an understanding of hard work, dedication and serving your neighbor. After living in North Carolina for three years while working for Prudential, he returned to Crawfordsville to buy into an existing independent insurance agency. Monte is President of J.M. Thompson Insurance, Inc., where he strives daily to figure out what that truly means.

He has earned the designation of Certified Insurance Counselor and keeps current on trends and challenges in the insurance industry through extensive continuing education. He is a board member of the Independent Insurance Agents Indiana where he received the Director of the Year award in 2017.

He is active at First United Methodist Church, Crawfordsville, where he serves in many capacities, including drummer for the worship team. Monte is involved as an advocate and mentor with Trinity Mission. In the many years of working with men battling addictions, he has learned that ministry is messy, but invaluable. He served on the organizing committee for the annual Montgomery County Men’s Conferences, past president of Church Men United, past president of the Crawfordsville Rotary Club and past president of the Sugar Creek Players, Inc. Monte is married to Suzanne, and is the goofier half of the parenting team to their children, Andrew, Davis and Kristen.

Suzanne Thompson

Suzanne Thompson

Owner and Agent


Suzanne took the plunge into insurance in 2017, joining her husband, Monte, at work in their agency. This decision came after much deliberation, because she wasn’t sure she wanted to work “for her husband,” then she realized she would be working ”with her husband,” which is an entirely different thing! She is a fully licensed insurance agent, specializing in health insurance, particularly the senior healthcare market. In addition, Suzanne has led the effort to define our company Vision, Mission and Values, and is involved with marketing and human resources.

After finishing at North Montgomery High School, Suzanne went on to graduate from Miami University in Ohio. Other career experience includes working as a Marketing/Sales Officer for a student loan servicing company, a Trust Officer at Bank One, and as a Human Resources Specialist, she was the third generation in her family to work at R.R. Donnelley and Sons. Her favorite experience there was having the opportunity to work alongside her dad, Kent Meyer, on a special project.

An active member at First United Methodist Church, Crawfordsville, Suzanne is passionate about discipling others and teaching Bible studies. Much to the surprise of even her close friends, she is an avid fan of Butler University basketball (Go Dawgs!). She and Monte are proud parents of three children, two cats and a dog. Andrew and Davis both attend Butler University, Kristen is in middle school, and Charleston the vizsla attends Rin Tin Inn Doggie Daycare.

Charlie Cochrane

Charlie Cochrane



Charlie attended Indiana University and has been with J.M. Thompson Insurance since becoming a licensed agent in 2017. With a strong background in customer service and sales, Charlie thrives on discerning and implementing insurance solutions that meet the needs of his clients. He enjoys the relationships he is forming through this industry.

Charlie is a voracious reader, and his favorite exercise is running.

Charlie specializes in Trucking Insurance. He has access to very competitive companies that provide all the necessary filings and coverages for accounts from 1 to 25+ power units.

Debbie Sinatra

Debbie Sinatra

Office Manager


Debbie is a born and raised Georgia fan (Go DAWGS!). She moved to Indiana and joined J.M. Thompson Insurance in 2003. Throughout her career, Debbie has obtained her Property and Casualty license plus two designations and is the Office Manager.

Debbie is a proud mama of two fur babies, Issi and Thea, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Dan, participating in runs, and visiting the zoo.

Brittney Browning

Brittney Browning

Customer Service Representative


Brittney has been part of the J.M. Thompson team since 2013 and obtained her Property and Casualty license in 2014. As a Customer Service Representative, she acts as the link between our clients and the entire office, ensuring everyone is greeted with a warm smile and that the lines of communication remain open.

Brittney and her husband Darin have two boys and four dogs. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, camping, and playing softball.