Our Team

Joe Popkowski, CRM

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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!

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Rachel Livingston Popkowski

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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.

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Rebekah Livingston Morris, CISR Elite

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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 at Gregory Electric Company.  Mrs. Livingston, a wonderful teacher and mentor, initially trained and guided Rebekah in her emerging insurance career. Rebekah continued to grow as an insurance professional by earning her CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative) designation in 2015 and then the CISR Elite designation in 2018.  She enjoys staying abreast of industry trends and information through continuing education classes, podcasts, and industry articles.

Rebekah currently focuses primarily on Personal Lines and Life Insurance at Livingston Insurance Agency as our Personal Lines Account Manager.  Her favorite thing about insurance is helping people by making sure they are insured properly but also just catching up with them on what is new in their lives.  The best thing about working at Livingston Insurance Agency is that it is a family.  While some days are challenging, it is always rewarding to begin and end the day with your family!  When Rebekah is not in the office, she can be found keeping up with her two young boys – Court and Baker, spending time with her husband – Alex, or giving back to her community through the Junior League of Columbia and her church.

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Deonna Reed

Deonna Reed

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Administrative Support

Deonna moved to Columbia, SC from Hong Kong not long ago and joined Livingston Insurance Agency in Fall of 2020. Though she is fairly new to South Carolina, her family has been pouring into the Blythewood and Columbia communities for over 15 years. She hopes to continue in their footsteps as she makes SC home. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Liberty University in Virginia and has since been able to work and volunteer in a variety of different places and in different capacities from community centers to a newspaper to children’s ministries to starting a first-ever “mom’s conference” in Hong Kong and more. Deonna has been working and volunteering with infants, children, teens, college students and moms for the last 15 years. Each job and volunteer opportunity has shaped her working style and helped her learn even more about communication and what works best for each business or environment. She counts it a privilege to be part of serving the community in Columbia through Livingston Insurance Agency and looks forward to conversations with customers each day and getting to know them. Currently, what keeps her the most busy are her four children: 11 years old, 9 years old, 6 years old, and 4 years old. They are some of the best and most resilient people she has ever met. They are continuing their education from Hong Kong and learning Chinese at a local charter school. As a family they continue to stay active in their church and with the community. What Deonna loves best are: Jesus, her kids & family, friends, rainbows, beach walks, babies, being silly, reading, writing, playing games, and a good cup of coffee. 

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I want to thank you for your help (and patience) with my family. My parents (Richard & Francis Dangerfield) have had their policies with Livingston for a really long time. My dad’s business was Dick’s Brake Shop and he handled all the insurance matters, especially vehicles. Now at 86 years old he has some memory issues and mom is handling everything. It was comforting to me to know (and trust) that you all would be sure she had the coverage she needs. AND, my brother is buying dad’s truck, so he is getting his policy from y’all too. He’s not one for details… so again, I trust that you all to be sure he has the proper coverage.

Customers Since 1980’s

Dangerfield Family

Working with the Livingston Insurance Agency has been a wonderful experience. They have helped me procure insurance for my personal items and for my business. The team was very engaged with the wife and I and we felt very comfortable with the decisions we ultimately made. Over the years, anytime I have needed documentation or guidance they were only a phone call away and always very responsive.

Midlands Storage

Philip Muhlenkamp

Livingston Insurance did an excellent job reviewing our Home Owner Association’s current coverages and offering risk management suggestions to help address future needs. Their staff is very customer focused. They are always helpful to address questions and concerns.

Gibbes Green Homeowners Association

Steve Francis

Y’all rock! We were (and still are) so pleased with the knowledge and expedited service you provided for all of our insurance needs as we were preparing to open the doors!

Hollow Creek Distillery

Hollow Creek Distillery

Our family switched to Livingston Insurance Agency from a larger company and couldn’t be happier. They saved us money by finding us the best deal for our situation and have always been extremely responsive and easy to talk to when filing a claim.

Customer Since 2005

Ben & Sarah Visser

Livingston Insurance is GREAT!! You have served our needs WELL and have assisted the County with insurance advice far beyond your obligation. Thank You!!

County of Orangeburg

Todd Williams, Risk Manager

Our company has worked with Livingston Insurance for years. We continue to do so because they can serve all of our insurance needs and because they care. In this somewhat impersonal digital age it’s nice to know that we can visit face to face with a member of the Livingston team whenever we have a need.

Matrix Scientific

Scott Allen

The whole team at Livingston are awesome! Always quick and responsive to my needs, they truly care about their customers. I have moved all of my insurance policies to Livingston and am recommending them to all my friends and family!

Customer Since 2010

Mr. Clay Jones

I started working at this agency in October of 2013 and not only is it a wonderful work environment but it is great to work for an agency that truly cares about its insured’s. Because of the type of service I have received here I have not only switched my personal insurance to the Livingston Insurance Agency but also recommended for some of my family members to do so. Not only did we save money but we also have more coverage than we had previously.

Customer Since 2014

Mrs. Jackie Lorick

Thanks for the great customer service your agency and Cincinnati have provided us! You helped make the move from TN to SC very easy on us!

Customer Since 2015

Ethan W. Bean

On Saturday, May 7, 2016 my windshield was hit by a rock while traveling down the interstate. I called Livingston Insurance Company on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 to submit my claim. Jackie took my information and immediately submitted my claim with Cincinnati Insurance. No less than 5 minutes after speaking with Jackie, I received a call from the Cincinnati Insurance Windsheild Claim Center. I was able to complete my claim and there was a Safelite Repairman available in my area the same day!! Now that is what I call service!!

Customer Since 2013

Mrs. Lee Knopf

I was in the midst of shopping for car and renters insurance, and I remembered I had been once introduced to the Livingston family. I asked a couple of my family members about their experience with Livingston Insurance Agency, and I got nothing but great feedback. I called and instantly received friendly, responsive and timely efforts from everyone on board at the agency. It is a family-based business that instills those qualities with their clients. Thanks to Rebekah and the Livingston team, I proudly recommend them.

Customer Since 2017

Heather B.

Working with Livingston Insurance agency has been like a breath of fresh air. When you are sick and tired of wading through the minutia of insurance you need to give this agency a shot. They have not only helped me lower my overall insurance costs but are available at a moment’s notice to give me advice and in-depth explanations on particularly difficult topics. Do yourself a favor and reach out to this agency.

Outsource Logistics, LLC

Brian Leverett

Livingston insurance was very helpful in meeting our insurance needs tailoring a plan that the distillery can grow with. I would recommend them to friends and family.

Straw Hat Distillery

Steve Winter

Livingston Insurance is a family of people who have their customer’s best interest in mind. They are always there when you call to ask a question or to make a change to your policy. Once you have insurance with them, you become part of the family also. Livingston Insurance Company managed to save me almost $600 per year on a new policy and they have also given my business a peace of mind.

Celtic Bookkeeping & Tax Service

Cheri Bell

Livingston Insurance has been a pleasure to work with. They are easy to get a hold of, and have been helpful in assisting me with which insurance policy would best suit my needs. I would certainly recommend Livingston Insurance.

Customer Since 2014

Mrs. Karly Shorter

From the first time we met the Livingston Insurance Agent, we felt at ease knowing that a friendly and professional person was truly interested in meeting our insurance needs. I forgot to include a building we wanted insured in our first meeting, but the agent didn’t show any resentment. She just took the new information and used it to make new quote forms in a timely manner. My wife and I were very pleased with our decision to try the Livingston Insurance Agency.

Customer Since 2012

David Wiles

I have had a happy professional working relationship with Livingston Insurance Agency since 1995. That is 17 years of Honesty, Energy, and Reliability. Nothing I have needed has ever gone unattended, no detail too small for individual attention. I can count on Livingston Insurance Agency.

Customer Since 1995

Mr. Dick Hubbard

Livingston Insurance provides top-notch customer service. They were responsive and met the needs of my organization with lightning speed.

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