Meet Our Team

The Lankford & Battle Agency 

Lankford Battle AgencyCarolyn Lankford
Agency Owner

A Huntsville native, I am a graduate of Lee High School and have a degree in Family & Child Services from Auburn University. I also have an MBA from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. After working at the Huntsville/Madison County Mental Health Center for several years, I began my career with Allstate in 1989. I have always had a passion for helping people and enjoy assisting our customers to make sure they are properly positioned for a successful future and to cover all of life’s uncertainties.

Over the years with Allstate, I have been fortunate to receive many awards including Inner Circle Elite 5 times, Circle of Champions and Leaders Forum 8 times, National Conference 4 times, and Honor Ring 13 times. All of these awards are based on customer satisfaction, retention and agency growth.

In 2012 I was awarded the Allstate Agency Achievement Award as the top agent in the Southeast Region and again in 2013 as the number two agent in the region. Most recently I was appointed to the Agency Executive Council comprised of only 14 members nationwide whose purpose is to meet with Allstate Senior Leadership regarding corporate initiatives.

Because of our agency’s commitment to the Allstate X the TXT initiative, I was selected to Ring the Closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange in May 2012 for Global Youth Safety month commemorating Allstate’s 20th anniversary as a publicly traded company.

The greatest honor I have received as an Allstate Agency owner is being named the Southeast Region’s 2016 nominee for the Allstate Ray Lynch Award for Community Service. I am a big sister in the school-based mentorship program with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, a member of the Women’s Economic Development Council, Affiliate Member of Women’s Council of Realtors and a supporter of HEALS, Inc. CASA, and the Land Trust of North Alabama.

I enjoy running, traveling and spending time with my husband Mike, daughters Justine Antoine and Lauren Battle, son-in-law Drew and grandson, George.

  • Agency Achievement Award-2 years
  • Inner Circle Elite-4 years
  • Circle of Champions-7 years
  • National Conference Award-4 years
  • Honor Ring-12 years
  • Allstate Leader's Forum-7 years

Lankford Battle AgencyLauren Battle
Business Development 

After graduating from Mississippi State University with a degree in Accounting, I moved to New York City to work for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. Upon my return to my hometown of Huntsville, I worked for a local accounting firm for 3 years just prior to beginning my insurance career with Allstate in April of 2011.

I enjoy working with new customers to ensure that they are properly protected from life’s uncertainties and that they fully understand the coverage included on their policies.

When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my husband, Drew and our son George. We are foodies and love to travel. We also spend many weekend afternoons at the lake or hiking with our black lab, Owen.

I have a passion for event planning and enjoy planning fundraisers for various local nonprofit organizations. I was involved in the inception and continuation of popular local events including The Haunt at Three Caves benefiting The Land Trust of North Alabama and Rocket Chef benefitting The Food Bank of North Alabama and Merrimack Hall. Because of my commitment our customers as well as my involvement in the community, I was awarded the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce award for Young Professional of the Year in 2014.

I also currently serve the community in the following roles:

  • The Land Trust of North Alabama – Board Member, Events Committee Member, Haunt at Three Caves Chairman
  • HEALS, Inc. – Board Member, Community Relations Committee Member
  • Rocket Chef Fundraiser – Founding and Current Committee Member
  • The Junior League of Huntsville – Past Board Member, Current Active Member
  • Women’s Council of Realtors – Past Board Member, Current Affiliate Member
Lankford Battle AgencyNoreen Green
Customer Service/Claim Specialist

I have been in the insurance industry for over 10 years and always try to exceed customer expectations. I love working with our customers and it brings me great joy to offer them efficient, accurate, prompt and courteous service.

I was born in Pennsylvania and moved to California when I was nine. After visiting and/or living in 12 countries and 45 states, I have enjoyed being settled here in Huntsville.

When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my husband and going on weekend getaways. We also love to spend time with our grandchildren and my hobbies are crocheting, cake decorating and baking.

Jeffrey Gurley
Sales Producer

A North Alabama native, I graduated from Hazel Green High School in 1989 and proudly served in the United States Navy for 4 years. After serving my country being stationed in California, Iceland and aboard the USS Hawes (FFG-53) out of Charleston SC, I came back home to start a family. My wonderful wife and I have three boys ranging in age from 2-17 years old. My career history has been primarily in sales, most recently as a mortgage loan originator. I look forward to using my vast experience and valuable customer service abilities to assist local families with all of their insurance needs.
 Leigh Thomas
Customer Service Specialist

A North Carolina native, I have enjoyed living, raising my family and being a business owner in Madison, AL for 24 years. My insurance career actually began about 30 years ago assisting customers with life insurance. After a few years in insurance, I started my own computer point–of-sale company. Following my time as a business owner, I became an Alabama Master Gardener, licensed landscape designer and floral designer where I was fortunate to spend ten years of my career and still enjoy floral design work on weekends.

Returning to insurance is exciting! I enjoy working with customers to ensure that they have their protection needs met and always strive to provide service that exceeds their expectations.

Away from Allstate, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Dave, our four children and their spectacular children. I have a passion for gardening, decorating, cooking, traveling and watching the Alabama Crimson Tide!

Garrett Coyne
Marketing Assistant

Garrett Coyne, an incoming senior at St. John Paul II Catholic High School is our summer intern who will be assisting with our social media and other marketing efforts.