Meet the Group

FOR OVER 30 YEARS WE HAVE BEEN TRUSTED

We have lived up to and exceeded the trust placed in us.  We have offered sound advice and firsthand knowledge. We give you what you need to make your own decisions.  After all, it's YOUR policy. You won't find a better group.

Art Heinz

PRESIDENT

Art began the agency in 1992. A native of Virginia, he has called Chesterfield his home for 30 years. His degree in Accounting from VCU coupled with an innate sense of timing and good will has grown the group to what it is today. The many elite industry awards earned are indicative of his desire to be of service to his customers and employees, whom he considers to be family. Art’s 2 daughters and 2 grandchildren provide his real sense of achievement. Art is an avid and lifelong runner. His civic leadership is indicative of his desire to be of tangible service in the community. Through past board development and work with John Tyler Community College, the Petersburg Tourism board and the Economic Development authority, Art has given countless hours. To grow and build the Heinz Insurance Group one customer and one employee at a time is the active daily effort in which you can find Art Heinz.

CHESTER OFFICE

Tanya Heinz

VICE PRESIDENT

(804) 748-7400

Tanya@heinzinsurancegroup.com

Tanya holds the “Longest Term Employee” award having been with the group since 1994. She is a native of Colonial Heights with degrees from Richard Bland and Virginia Commonwealth University. Away from the office Tanya more than enjoys her time with her 3 grandchildren, being at the beach or reading a good book. She generously gives of her time and energy to the Special Friend Mentoring Program at the local elementary school. Tanya’s 26 years of experience is key for the group and she loves helping our clients.

Cindy Lavin

LICENSED AGENT

(804) 748-7400

Cindy@heinzinsurancegroup.com

Cindy has been an Associate Agent since 2005. She came to work with the group in 2007. She was born and raised in Richmond but has called Mechanicsville home for 26 years. Cindy stays busy with her 4 children and 5 grandchildren. Professionally, her goal is to get the very best rate for her clients. She takes pride in her ability to explain coverage in “layman’s” terms. Marrying a competitive rate with an ease of doing business is Cindy’s gift.

Corey Lynn Fox

LICENSED AGENT

804-748-7400

coreylynn@heinzinsurancegroup.com

Corey was born and raised in the Tri-Cities and graduated from Hopewell High School. She started her insurance career three years ago and has already received several awards for exceeding her customers expectations and providing stellar service. Corey is a southern woman who enjoys a challenge and makes sure her clients are given the best options and advice. A positive attitude and desire to place each customer with the right carrier is Corey's specialty.

Melissa Sclater

SR LICENSED AGENT

804-748-7400

Melissa@heinzinsurancegroup.com

Melissa was property & casualty licensed in 2001. She began her personal lines insurance career in 2003, joining forces with the group in 2018. As the Sr. Associate Agent, Melissa manages systems, social media and carrier relationships along with writing personal lines insurance. She is an insurance professional that never stops until a question is answered and a client is at ease. Melissa and her family reside in Midlothian and she recently accepted a position on the Board of the Robious Athletic Association. Go Bucs!

MIDLOTHIAN OFFICE

Melissa Sclater

SR LICENSED AGENT

(804) 741-2123

Melissa@heinzinsurancegroup.com

Melissa was property & casualty licensed in 2001. She began her personal lines insurance career in 2003, joining forces with the group in 2018. As the Sr. Associate Agent, Melissa manages systems, social media and carrier relationships along with writing personal lines insurance. She is an insurance professional that never stops until a question is answered and a client is at ease. Melissa and her family reside in Midlothian and she recently accepted a position on the Board of the Robious Athletic Association. Go Bucs!

COLONIAL HEIGHTS OFFICE

Anna Heinz

LICENSED AGENT

804-520-8080

Anna@heinzinsurancegroup.com

Anna Heinz is the youngest daughter of our Agency Principle, Art Heinz. The Heinz Insurance Agency and Group has been a consistent fixture in her life. She was licensed in 2018 after working as staff assistant for a few years. Anna currently works as an Associate Agent. She brings a special level of quality care and compassion during our members' hard times. Anna is an excellent source for policy reviews as well as quotes for the new customer shopping their rates. She is familiar with Nationwide as well as the other carriers we represent and is happy to help. Anna is the proud mother of her young son.

Cheryl Prince Martinez

LICENSED AGENT

(804) 520-8080

Cheryl@heinzinsurancegroup.com

Cheryl Prince Martinez began with Nationwide Insurance in 1990 as a Property and Casualty Associate Agent. She is a native of Dinwiddie County. Her work and efforts have been consistent in and for the community since she became licensed in 1990. Cheryl is here to help you with all your home and auto needs.

Megan Heatherly

LICENSED AGENT

804-520-8080

Megan@heinzinsurancegroup.com

Megan Heatherly joined our group in 2023. She comes with previous experience and is fully licensed in Property & Casualty and Life Insurance. She enjoys helping clients solve their problems and providing excellent customer service. Megan was born in Dinwiddie County and currently resides in Church Road. She is a proud mother of two and  is a volunteer & supporter of the Special Olympics Colonial Heights chapter.

Client Centered

Client Centered

Whether you are looking for help protecting your family, your home, or your assets, our personalized service focuses on your needs, wants, and long-term goals.

Our team has years of experience in the insurance industry. We can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. We look forward to working with you.