Our Team

It helps to find an agency that you know and can trust. Our staff has the knowledge and experience to provide maximum benefit and protection to our clients. Let one of our licensed professional agents help you with any of your personal or business insurance needs.

 John (J.F.) Burton, RIAWeb version of JF

Principal – Senior Financial Consultant

John brings more than 25 years experience of finance, real estate, accounting and business administration to The Burton Group.  John is a Registered Investment Advisor and holds a Series 65 license. While working in real estate development, general contracting, tax, accounting, and business management, John developed a passion for serving others and wanting to help them to fulfill their dreams. It was this “real world” experience that influenced his decision to found The Burton Group and Above & Beyond Investments, LLC. Besides being a Fiduciary RIA, John is also licensed in Life, Accident & Health, Property & Casualty Insurance in Indiana and Texas. Born and bred a Hoosier, John is an honor graduate from Edgewood High School, an Army veteran and holds a BS in Church Ministries from North Central University. John and Susan live in Bloomington and have three daughters.

Susan-Head-Shot-300x300Susan Burton

Marketing and Personal Lines Insurance   

As co-owner of The Burton Group, Susan oversees our marketing efforts and community relations as well as being licensed in Personal Lines Insurance.  Susan has served in both the educational and nonprofit sectors as a fundraising development professional for nearly 20 years. Her experience includes holding positions as Executive Director for the Community Justice and Mediation Center (CJAM) in Bloomington, Indiana, Alumni Director at The King’s College in New York City, Advancement Coordinator for RREACH International in Dallas, TX, and the Assistant Director of Development at the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm in Boerne, TX. Susan earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Cornerstone University. Susan is a trained mediator, a musician, and a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and a Board member at the Ellettsville Chamber of Commerce.

Allyson SAllyson-202x300merud

Independent Insurance Agent

Allyson is a Bloomington native but spent a great deal of time in Northern Virginia.  She is licensed in Life, Accident & Health, Property and Casualty Insurance. Allyson is also a Quickbooks Pro Advisor and has a degree in Accounting.  The joy of her life are her two beautiful daughters who keep her busy  attending their swimming and gymnastics events.


 Michael Leonard2Michael Leonard

 Financial Assistant & Insurance Agent

Michael is a Senior at Indiana University from Fishers, IN, studying Finance and Entrepreneurship in the Kelley School of Business. He is licensed in Life, Accident, and Health, and is pursuing a Series 65/RIA License. “Finance is a passion of mine that I strive to foster every day.” He hopes his experience working with JF Burton will allow him to expand his knowledge and appreciation in this field, as he hopes to do in the years following his May 2020 graduation. Michael is also involved in Jiujitsu and is vice president of his fraternity at IU.