Meet Our Staff

As our client, you will have a team of highly qualified professionals working for you to provide you with the best coverage for you, your family, or your business.  Building a long-lasting relationship with our clients is our number one priority.

Buddy Walker

Ormel (Buddy) H. Walker, III

President

Buddy Walker, who is the president of ISU O H Walker Insurance Agency, is a native Charlottean. He follows in the footsteps of his father, who established the agency in 1962. After graduating from King’s College in 1970 with a Business Administration degree, Buddy began his insurance career in 1971 by acquiring both his Property & Casualty license and his Life/Health license. He also holds the insurance degree of “Certified Insurance Counselor.” Buddy specializes in Business Insurance programs and also the personal insurance side of the business. He is an avid tennis player, and he enjoys golf and hiking in the mountains with family.

April Walker

April Walker

COO

April originally joined the team after graduating from UNC Greensboro in 2005 through 2014. She rejoined the agency in the fall of 2019 after working for 5 years in Nashville, TN at ABLE where she assisted in growing a thriving fashion social enterprise from the bottom up. She has returned to her roots in insurance, as well as the Matthews and Charlotte area, to lead the O H Walker Insurance Agency team. Service and care for customers is of the utmost importance to April, and when she’s not in the office, you can find her on the yoga mat, tennis courts, relaxing on Beech Mountain, NC, or pounding the pavement on the streets of Matthews with her dog Lucy.

Ken Cloaninger

Ken Cloaninger

Agent

Ken is a Charlotte native who graduated from Independence High school before going on to finish at Western Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. While there, he played 4 years of tennis in the Southern Conference. He married the love of his life Sheila at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church in 1981. They have both been members of the church since and Ken has served the church as ordained Elder, Moderator of the Board of Deacons, and Sunday School teacher. He began his insurance career in 1981 by specializing in commercial insurance with a goal of helping to make his customers and their businesses successful. He has since earned Certified Property & Casualty Underwriter and Certified Builders Insurance Advisor accreditations to better serve his clients. Volunteering in the community has been a lifelong commitment for Ken. He has served as Kiwanis president and Rotary president, served on the Matthews Town Board of Adjustment, and coached girls basketball for MARA. He chartered Venture Crews at Independence High School and Philadelphia Church for Boy Scouts of America with years spent as Scoutmaster and Committee Chairman for BSA. He is currently serving on the board of directors for Lake Norman Community Sailing. He recently helped establish Independence Good Fellows who award a College Scholarship for local deserving high school seniors. Ken enjoys playing tennis, teaching sailing lessons, and “hanging out” with his kids.

Bobby Mauney

Bobby Mauney

Agent

Bobby Mauney grew up in Norfolk, VA and graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne College with a B.A. in History and a Minor in Business Administration. After graduation, he worked for Wachovia Bank & Trust as a Personal Banker in Asheville, NC, then worked for CIT Corporation as a Commercial Banker in Richmond, VA. He began his insurance career in 1999 with O H Walker Insurance, and he now specializes in the following areas: General and Professional Liability, Commercial Property, Commercial Auto, Workers’ Compensation, Directors & Officers Liability, Employee Practices Liability, Life Insurance, and Home and Auto Insurance.

Alison Walker

Alison Walker

Commercial Lines Account Manager

Interested in the insurance industry and eager to further the family legacy, Alison joined the agency in 1997 after graduating from North Carolina State University with a major in Business Management and Marketing. She has been with the agency for 22 years and has worked in personal lines, accounting, and commercial lines. Outside of work, her true loves in life are her husband, Josh, and three daughters, Madeline, Riley, and Mackenzie. She also has three dogs and a cat and enjoys playing tennis. She is a three year breast cancer survivor.

Vikki Deese

Vikki Deese

Personal Lines Manager

Born and raised in Charlotte and a proud graduate of Garinger High School and Kings College, Vikki Deese has been with O H Walker for over 20 years! She specializes in Personal Lines but is also licensed in Life/Health. She has been married 30 years and has two beautiful daughters, two great son-in-laws, and one awesome grandson! Jesus is her Lord and Savior! Hobbies include spending time with family and enjoying life!

Beverly Perry

Beverly Perry

Commercial Lines CSR

Beverly Perry joined the agency in August 2014 and is a commercial lines customer service representative. She had many years in the personal lines business before she came to the agency. Beverly enjoys spending time with her seven grandchildren and going to the beach in her free time.

Marcella Bunnell

Marcella Bunnell

Personal Lines CSR

Marcella was born in Mebane, NC and has lived in Charlotte for 36 years. She graduated from High Point University with a degree in biology. Marcella holds licenses in P&C, Life, and Health, and she has worked at O H Walker since 2005. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis and spending time with her grandchildren.

Sylvia Walker

Sylvia Walker

Office Manager

Sylvia Walker has been in the insurance business since 1969 when she graduated from Kings College here in Charlotte. She worked for an independent insurance agency right out of college for five years then transitioned to O H Walker Insurance Agency. She spent a few years raising both of her girls until they went to school, then returned to the agency. Sylvia cares for many aspects of the day-to-day at O H Walker, including accounting, office management, and answering the phones with great enthusiasm. She and her husband, Buddy Walker, enjoy playing tennis, gardening, traveling, and volunteer work. They’ve enjoyed the last 14 years of playing the fun roles of Gigi & Papa to their beloved granddaughters.