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Karen Hanner

Karen Hanner Ins Agency Inc

(229) 496-1760
2402 Dawson Road Suite 1
Albany, GA 31707-2380

At the corner of Whispering Pines and Dawson Road

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Office Info

Office Hours

9am - 5pm
9am - 2pm
After Hours by Appointment
Call or text us 24 hours a day!


2402 Dawson Road Suite 1
Albany, GA 31707-2380



Karen, a native of Southwest Georgia, grew up in the charming town of Thomasville, also known as The Rose City. She attended the University of Georgia in Athens, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism, and was a proud member of the UGA community. After graduation, Karen worked as a reporter and anchor for eight years at WALB before transitioning to become an insurance agent with State Farm.

In 2017, Karen's personal home was hit by a severe wind event, which led her to experience State Farm's exceptional customer service firsthand. Impressed by the company's handling of her claim, Karen decided to open her own State Farm agency. Her early belief in life insurance was shaped by the loss of her father at the age of 37, leaving her mother to raise two young children alone and with limited financial resources.

Karen's agency opened on January 1, 2018, and she has since assembled a dedicated team, including Brittany and Wanda, who have been with her since the beginning. Karen is an active member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce, was named one of Southwest Georgia's 40 Under 40, and has received recognition as The Insurance Agent by readers of the Albany Herald.

Karen and her team offer a range of insurance services, including auto, renters, homeowners, business, and life insurance, to customers across Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and South Carolina. In addition to serving Albany/Dougherty County, they also assist customers in Dawson/Terrell, Leesburg/Lee, Camilla/Mitchell, Cairo/Grady, and beyond.

When not working, Karen and her husband Jeff split their time between Dougherty and Terrell Counties, and enjoy traveling and spending time with their family and children.

Insurance Products Offered

Auto, Homeowners, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, Business, Life, Health, Pet

Other Products

Banking, Annuities, Home Loans

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At Karen Hanner State Farm, our mission is to manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams. We strive daily to provide remarkable customer service while meeting our State Farm customers' needs! We want our customers to live comfortably while knowing they are properly covered when it comes to the right auto insurance, home insurance, life insurance, health insurance, boat insurance, and business insurance.

We are a fun team that treats each other as family. Brittany, our office manager, is a fan favorite. Our customers love her caring and bubbly personality and ask for her by request when calling in. While Wanda is partially retired, she still comes in from time to time to help our awesome customers, and they love when she does!

Karen is so appreciative of these ladies and all they do to help the agency run smoothly.

Did you know, Karen is the only female State Farm agent in the Albany/Leesburg area.

Brittany Lawson State Farm Agent Team Member

Brittany Lawson

Office Manager

Brittany Lawson is a Georgia native, born in Columbus and raised in South Georgia. She spent her childhood in Lee County, attending local schools and forming close friendships that have lasted a lifetime.

After spending some time in North Carolina, Brittany returned to her home state and settled into a fulfilling career at Karen Hanner State Farm. As the office manager, she is licensed to help customers with all of their insurance needs. Her friendly personality and dedication to her customers have made her a favorite among them.

In her free time, Brittany enjoys spending time with her family and her beloved Golden Retriever, Waco. She is an active member of her church, where she enjoys helping young adults and college students stay engaged and entertained. She is also a fan of festivals, rodeos, and other local events.

Overall, Brittany is a kind and dedicated individual who loves her community and is committed to making a positive impact wherever she goes.

Wanda Retzel State Farm Agent Team Member

Wanda Retzel

Insurance Account Representative

I have lived in Lee County all my life, except for a small amount of time in Albany.

I have been a State Farm team member for almost 10 years. I have enjoyed working with State Farm.

I have been married for 39 years, I have 2 boys, 1 daughter in love married to my oldest child, they have 5 children 3 of their own and 2 adopted.

My youngest just graduated from SCAD in Savannah as a 3D animator.

I have 2 Cats, Luna and Missy.

My husband and I have just purchased a tri-glide Harley Davidson motorcycle and are enjoying it every chance we get.

I enjoy reading, watching movies, working in the yard, and traveling.

Available Positions
Please Note: This opportunity is about potential employment with an independent contractor agent who solicits applications for State Farm products and services, and does NOT result in employment with any of the State Farm Insurance Companies. The employment selection decision , terms and conditions of employment (such as compensation and benefits) are all determined solely by the independent contractor agent.