Penny Whisenant

Executive Assistant

Meet Penny Whisenant

Penny joined Granite Insurance in May 2022 accepting the position of Executive Assistant.  The Administrative assistant focuses their efforts on supporting the executive team with miscellaneous administrative objectives, in addition to regularly defined responsibilities.

Penny is a native of McDowell County but relocated to Lenoir in 2006. She resides in Lenoir with her husband Seth, two dogs and two miniature donkeys.  She has an Associate of Applied Science from Western Piedmont Community College and an Associate of Arts from Isothermal Community College.

Penny previously worked in the medical field as a Medical Laboratory Scientist primarily in Blood Bank. The organizational skills she learned there, along with the administrative duties she encountered, led her to embarking on a career change in the Insurance field.  She is very active with volunteer work in the community and is a member of the Kings Creek Fire Department Auxiliary.

When not at work, Penny stays busy planning events for family and friends, reading and spending time camping and enjoying nature.

Fun Facts:

Penny loves watching cooking competitions.
Penny has been in the delivery room for the birth of two nieces and had a close call with the birth of a nephew who came much quicker than expected.
Penny has escaped from a burning house.
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