Our Team

Oneonta & Birmingham Offices:
Phone: 205-274-2378  |  Fax: 205-274-2379  |  insurance@jimmurphree.com
Jim Murphree, President, CIC

Licensed Agent / Commercial and Personal Lines / Life Insurance


Jim’s quest for excellence in insurance began in 1985 after attending the University of Alabama. With inspired vision Jim pursues lasting relationships with wisdom and honor. Throughout his life Jim has been placed in leadership as a member of Alabama House of Representatives,  president of the Alabama Independent Insurance Agents Association, two time president of Rotary, three time president of the Chamber of Commerce, as well as organizing Christmas parades, and 5K runs. Aside from JMI, Jim’s most fulfilling leadership role is small group leader with Church of the Highlands. Influencing people to the center of God’s will for their life, Jim has discovered, is one of life’s most rewarding things.

Jim’s greatest blessings are his children Hannah and Andrew.

Jim does not take lightly his gift of ownership of JMI, and prays daily for wise stewardship of the relationships God has so graciously granted.

Jim invites you to share the vision and join the journey.

Candida Jumalon, CIC

Licensed Agent / Commercial Lines / Life Insurance


Candida manages and has been an integral part of the agency since 2001. Her dedication and commitment to the clients of JMI is unprecedented. She uses wisdom to provide excellent insurance and high-quality customer service. She continues to master the industry and has become a Certified Insurance Counselor. She is always advancing her knowledge of the insurance industry to better serve all clients in every area.

Candida is an Alabama native. She graduated Valedictorian of Sardis High School and has a business administration degree from Wallace State CC. She is active in her community and has participated in the Leadership Blount County Class.

She married her husband Ron in 1995 and they have two children, Natalie and Seth.

When Candida is away from the office she enjoys spending time with her family and is actively involved in her church.

Jamie Hubbard

Licensed Agent / Personal Lines


Jamie Hubbard joined the JMI team in 2013 with prior real estate and insurance experience. She obtained her insurance licensing in 2010 and has a thorough knowledge of personal lines. Her wisdom of the industry benefits her clients so they are confident in her advice. Her willingness to provide excellent insurance and build customer relations makes her an asset to the agency.


Jamie is an Alabama native and graduate of Corner High School. Jamie and her husband, Steve, married in 1997 and they have 5 children.

Dana Handley

Licensed Agent / Personal Lines


Dana Handley began working in the insurance field in 2014 as a customer service representative. She quickly developed a passion for client advocacy and attained her insurance licensing in 2015. She finds deep satisfaction in helping her clients, especially with her expertise in claims. Dana, also provides wisdom to her clients providing them with excellent insurance to meet their needs. Dana specializes in personal lines insurance; home, auto, umbrella, and recreational vehicles.


Dana is an Alabama native and graduate of Thomasville High School. Dana married her husband, Steve, in 1993 and they have two children, Jaden and Jacob. She and her husband enjoy pastoring a local church in the Oneonta area.

Crystal Payne

Customer Service Representative


Crystal Payne joined the JMI team in 2019 and quickly realized that her 20 years in the finance and banking industry transitioned perfectly into the world of insurance. Her strengths are in client relations and service. She strives to provide an excellent experience for all the agency clients and prospective clients.


Crystal is an Alabama native and graduate of Boaz High School. She enjoys spending time with her two children, Chloe and Dawson.

Thea Murphree

Licensed Agent / Commercial Lines


Thea Murphree has dedicated her career to the field of insurance since 2002. She specializes in commercial lines and administrative support. She provides reliable service to the agency’s clients.


Thea and her husband Ted, and son Micah, enjoy spending time at their farm.