Deke Lape is an employee benefits consultant with Mitchell Insurance, Inc. and also serves as the secretary/treasurer of the corporation. Deke has 20 years of experience in the employee benefits insurance and counseling/brokerage field. He has worked with employers of many industries, including manufacturing, not-for-profits, municipalities, education, and health care. He has extensive experience in both fully-insured and self-funded medical plan arrangements, consumer-driven plans, and worksite and ancillary benefits.
Deke is a 1997 graduate of the University of Missouri–Columbia. Since then, he has been active in his community as a member of St. Francis Xavier Church and serving on the board of directors of Missouri Delta Medical Center, YMCA of Southeast Missouri board of directors (past chairman), Sikeston Public Schools board of education (past president), and Sikeston Jaycees (past president). Deke and his wife, Jill, reside in Sikeston with their children Jay and Will.