(601) 607-7373 Kvance@ponderains.com

Ken Lewis


Phone: 601-607-7373

Mobile: 601-862-7670

Fax: 601-607-7322

Toll Free: 855-267-7373

Formed organization with team of agents having over thirty years’ experience in all areas of insurance.  We represent some 40 individual insurance companies allowing our team to custom tailor products to meet our clients individual needs. We pride ourselves in placing the client first and service the old fashioned way. Our agents are all independent and have certain areas of expertise. This allows us to identify a client’s unique needs and recommend products to meet and exceed their expectations.  Putting the client first is our commitment.

People Lease and related companies                                                

Director of Operations

  • Responsible for all aspects of the daily operation of three companies including an employee leasing company, a payroll and tax administration company, and an  independent insurance agency. The diverse client base extended to twelve states.

United States Navy                                                                            June 1986 to June 1994

Quality Assurance Inspector – Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department.

  • Awarded two Navy achievement medals for service above and beyond the call of duty.
  • Successfully established a new work center aboard the USS Saratoga to maintain and repair F-18 Fighter jets flight controls and systems.
  • Consistently received the USN highest evaluation of 4.0. During my eight years never received a grade below this mark.


  • Licensed insurance agent in Life and Health, Property and Casualty, as well as Surplus Lines
  • Extremely proficient with a variety of software, hardware and networking.
  • Active member of IPPA(Independent Payroll Providers Association, NAPEO(National Association Professional Employers Association, SHRM(Society Human Resource Management).
  • Individually recognized in several local news journals as well as radio interviews


Kim Vance


Phone: 601-607-7373
Cell: 601-323-1527
Fax: 601-607-7322
Toll Free: 855-267-7373

Kimberly Vance is the Founder and Vice-President of Pondera Financial Group, LLC. She was born and raised in Pascagoula and graduated from Pascagoula High School in 1986. She attended the University of Southern Mississippi, where she graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Kimberly relocated to the Jackson Metro Area after Hurricane Katrina. Here she worked with Horne CPA.

In 2013, she and Kenneth Lewis formed Pondera Financial Group. We are located in Ridgeland, Ms. Kimberly focuses on developing financial programs and strategies that address the unique financial needs and circumstances of our country’s growing mature population and generations behind.

Kimberly has a personality that naturally goes well with anyone she meets. Enthusiastic and passionate about her career helps her strive to the highest level of success. She does many speaking engagements with topics that address current events.

• Certified in Long Term Care
• Medicare Licensed Agent
• Social Security Seminars – Strategies
• Universal Life Plans
• Health Insurance
• Retiring Tax-Free


Sharon Cossell

Inside Producer / Administrator

Phone: 601-607-7373
Fax: 601-607-7322
Toll Free: 855-267-7373

Sharon joined our staff three years ago after retiring from the Department of Defense where She worked as an Accountant and Financial Manager for thirty-seven years. Sharon is a native Of Pascagoula Mississippi a graduate of Pascagoula High School and the University of Maryland Where she received a BS Degree in Business Manager with a specialty in Accounting.

Sharon is Navy Veteran and volunteers with the Viet Nam Veterans of America Post 157, Brandon, MS and She is also a Hospice Volunteer and member of Christway Church, Brandon, MS.


Lori Ferguson

Insurance / Retirement Specialist

Phone: 601-607-7373
Fax: 601-607-7322
Toll Free: 855-267-7373


Windi Gates

Insurance / Retirement Specialist

Phone: 601-607-7373
Fax: 601-607-7322
Toll Free: 855-267-7373

Windi is a native of Mississippi and has thirteen years of sales and financial planning experience. This includes retirement planning, estate planning, tax benefits and social security and other financial benefits plans. Windi is an accomplished public speaker and a solid history of achievement In Sales and Management.