About Livingston Insurance Agency

Mission Statement

To provide comprehensive, personalized insurance coverage to individuals and businesses with a focus on delivering excellence in customer service.

Founders

Robert (Bob) Livingston & Raye Livingston

The Team at Livingston Insurance

Joe Popkowski, CRM

President

Joe began his insurance career in 2005 with AIG’s Professional Associates Program, where he trained for a year on all lines of insurance at AIG’s Wall Street location. He then transitioned into an underwriting role with AIG where he underwrote all lines of Management Liability. After AIG, Joe trained with Travelers for a year in their Surety Department.

Joe has an Undergraduate Degree from the University of Georgia and a Masters in Business Administration from the Georgia Institute of Technology. In 2018, he became a Certified Risk Manager (CRM) granted by the Certified Risk Managers International with the National Alliance.  He is experienced in underwriting executive liability, professional liability, and commercial and contract surety. Joe is knowledgeable of all the services that Livingston Insurance Agency provides to their customers (Surety, Life, Long Term Care, Commercial, and Personal).  Joe specializes in providing risk management advice and strategic direction for companies.  His favorite thing about insurance is helping people understand how it can be an effective tool to mitigate risk, which ultimately helps businesses succeed. He enjoys working at Livingston Insurance Agency because helping businesses and people become successful is part of his job!

When Joe is not working, he is likely to be found playing with his son and twin daughters, spending time with his wife, or enjoying a quick workout. He is an avid student of history and loves nothing more than reading a great book on the beach!

Rachel Livingston Popkowski

Vice President

Rachel was born and raised in West Columbia, SC. She lived in Atlanta for seven years during which time she met her now husband and business partner, Joe Popkowski.  She moved back home in 2012 to join the family insurance business, Livingston Insurance Agency. Her grandparents, Bob and Raye Livingston, founded the agency back in 1958, and Rachel hopes to help keep the business around for another 50+ years.

Rachel holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Furman University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Georgia. She began her insurance career at The Hartford back in 2007 after working a couple of years in Long Term Care. She was hired as an Accident Lines Associate Underwriter but rose quickly through the department to become an Underwriting Manager. Rachel is experienced in underwriting Group Travel Accident and Blanket/Participant Accident insurance and has working knowledge of other group products including Life, Disability, and Stand-Alone Accidental Death and Dismemberment.  Since joining the agency, Rachel has continued expanding her insurance repertoire with both Personal and Commercial Lines Property and Casualty products.  Today, she is proud to be able to assist any customer at the agency.

In addition to her responsibilities at the agency, Rachel is extremely involved in her community through various organizations and her church.  She is currently Vice Chair of the Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation, Chair-Elect of the Leadership Columbia Advisory Board, a board member of Pilgrim Community Preschool, and a member of the Community Outreach Committee at her church.

She feels the best thing about working in the insurance industry and in an agency like Livingston is the incredible people she meets and the fact that it is her privilege to help find coverage to meet each individual’s needs. When Rachel is not at the office, she can be found spending time with her husband – Joe, son – Joe, and twin daughters – Barbara and Georgia.  She also enjoys working out, going to the beach, and exploring new places all around the world.

Rebekah Livingston Morris, CISR Elite

Personal Lines Account Manager

Rebekah, a Presbyterian College graduate and granddaughter of Bob and Raye Livingston, came to Livingston Insurance Agency in 2010 after working a few years in the accounting department of Gregory Electric Company, Inc. Mrs. Raye Livingston mentored Rebekah and helped to teach her the basic principles of insurance and the independent insurance agency.  Since then, Rebekah has gone on to obtain her Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) Elite designation.  With the CISR Elite designation, Rebekah dove even deeper into the policy forms and concepts for personal, commercial, and life insurance policies.

Rebekah currently focuses primarily on Personal Lines and Life Insurance at Livingston Insurance Agency. Her favorite thing about insurance is no two days are the same.  Whether it is trying to find a customer an insurance company that better fits their needs or finding ways to cover unique risks, Rebekah never knows what problem will arise on any given day and the challenge to find a solution. Rebekah says the best thing about working at Livingston Insurance Agency is that it is a family and we love to laugh. While some days may be challenging, we are always there to build each other up and work as a team!  Outside of the office, Rebekah loves getting involved in the community by volunteering through Livingston Insurance Agency and Junior League of Columbia, serving her church in various ways, serving on several local non-profit boards, and spending time with her husband and son.  

Jackie Lorick

Commercial Lines Account Manager

Jackie is a native of Germany, but grew up in Greenville, SC.  She is a proud University of South Carolina Gamecock graduate for both her Undergraduate and Master’s degrees.  Jackie joined our team with over 10 years of insurance experience.  In college, she worked her way to a full time job at State Farm handling all the lines of insurance they offer.  She then moved to Affirmative Insurance Services where she handled non-standard auto insurance as well as their other products.  Right before coming to Livingston Insurance, Jackie focused on sales of personal, commercial, and life products with Nationwide Insurance.  Jackie really enjoys the commercial lines area of Property & Casualty Insurance because she likes digging into the details and problem solving to make sure her clients are fully covered.  Even after over 10 years in the industry, she still likes the fact that there is never a boring day and that you are constantly learning something new!

When you don’t find Jackie at Livingston Insurance headquarters, you may see her shopping the downtowns of Columbia and Greenville or spending time with her young family and friends.

Kristi Roddey

Administrative Support & Digital Media Coordinator

Kristi grew up in Cayce, where she attended Lexington 2 schools, and went on to study Journalism and Government/International Studies at the University of South Carolina.

After graduating from USC, Kristi worked in the news industry for WIS-News Radio and in Web development for South Carolina Educational Television before starting a freelance proofreading and copy editing business, which allowed her to stay at home with her two small children and fine-tune her marketing skills. Once the children became not quite so small, Kristi was ready to get back to an office environment, where she could enjoy some adult interaction.

At Livingston, Kristi focuses on billing and social media. She loves reaching out via the monthly Livingston newsletter, but her favorite part of the job is getting to know new people and occasionally running into old friends from the Cayce/West-Columbia area when they come into the office.

Kristi is married to Rock Hill native Stephen Roddey, and they have two awesome children.

When she isn’t in the office, you can likely find Kristi cheering on her swimming son and dancing daughter, reading, or directing the drama team at her church.