Roger Armstrong is a second-generation insurance professional with 18 years of experience. He studied Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara and later went on to do environmental consulting and City Planning. Although he loved this area of study, he could not resist the insurance business which has been in his family for nearly 70 years.
Roger co-founded Armstrong Buckner Insurance Services where he enjoys helping people understand the ins and outs of the insurance industry: policy development, risk management, carrier relationships, claims supervision and overall business advising. His clients have become great friends, and many of which are industry leaders within the construction, manufacturing, technology, healthcare and service industries.
Roger can often be found on the tennis court or trying to keep current with some of his other favorite sports: golf, basketball, baseball, hockey, snow and waterskiing. For the last 10 years, Roger has served as a Board of Director for The Priority Center helping them reach the mission of ending the cycle of generational trauma for individuals and families. With three daughters and one son, he’s made it to every dance competition/recital and hockey game.
Terry H. Buckner is the President and CEO of Buckner —a third generation, Utah family-owned business. Terry studied as a finance undergraduate student at Brigham Young University and earned his MBA from Utah State University in 1979. He completed his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 1983. After assuming full command of Buckner in 1992, Terry made several critical strategic moves that allowed the company to experience explosive growth, expanding to more than 20 times the size than when he took the reins. Terry has served as the Chairman of the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and served on various advisory boards for BYU, Utah State University, and Weber State University.
Terry and his wife, Lynne, are parents to seven children and 13 grandchildren. He enjoys mountain biking, golf, and skiing, as well as experiencing new foods, activities, and cultures as he travels with his family.
Frank began his insurance career in 1999 working in a small insurance agency while developing his education. After graduating with an Accounting degree from the University of Utah and obtaining an MBA from the University of Colorado, he fully committed to the insurance industry by immersing himself in budgeting, mergers and acquisitions, operational workflows, and compliance.
Frank’s personal focus is centered on a patient wife and 3 great kids. His hobbies consist of anything outdoors, including snowboarding, volleyball, motorcycle riding, and the occasional camping trip. He is a little bit of a foodie and loves to find the local “hole in the wall” restaurant. Frank also enjoys attending a baseball game when he needs to relax.
Lisa has been in the insurance industry for over 40 years and joined Buckner in August 2016. She has held positions with various regional and national brokers and has also been a commercial lines underwriter with a large national insurer.
Lisa holds both a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation. She is active with various insurance organizations.
Lianna joined Buckner in 2016 as Vice President of Marketing. In her role, she manages the firm’s brand communications and marketing strategy for five offices. Lianna earned a B.A. in Marketing from the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in General Management from Harvard University.
Lianna is from Honolulu, Hawaii and was a member of the National Scholastic Surfing team in high school. She enjoys traveling with her children.
Sunni began working in the insurance industry in 2005 and has been part of the Buckner team since 2013. She completed her formal education at the University of Utah and earned her CPA license shortly after. During her education, she had the opportunity to work with several independent insurance agencies and was happy to learn the unique processes of insurance accounting.
When Sunni is not at work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She likes to keep an active lifestyle and hopes that she can help others to be a little more happy each day.
Sierra started with Buckner in 2015 as the Human Resources Director. She oversees the “people” side of the company, including Benefit Administration, Legal Compliance, Employee Relations, Payroll, Recruiting/Onboarding and the Wellness Program. Prior to joining Buckner, Sierra spent nearly three years managing the HR Department for Oakwood Homes.
Sierra graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources. She earned her Group Benefit Associate designation in 2017 and is a Society of Human Resources Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) . Sierra enjoys the outdoors and loves spending time with her family. After moving 15 times while growing up, she now calls Denver home.