Our Board of Directors
Your Association is lucky to have another group of outstanding volunteers to lead Insurors of Tennessee in 2017. This group is filled with individuals who are successful business owners, community leaders and industry experts. All of which helps make them prepared to lead.
John McInturff III, ARM
John is the president and managing partner at McInturff, Milligan & Brooks in Greeneville and serves as the incoming President of Insurors of Tennessee. A Greeneville native, John graduated from Greeneville High School in 1981. He attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, earning his B.S. in Business Administration in 1985. He began his insurance career with USF&G in 1986 and joined Bennett and Edwards in 1988 where he later became president. In 2006 the Tri-State Claims division of Bennett and Edwards merged with McInturff, Milligan & Brooks to form the current agency. John’s contributions to Insurors include serving as Young Agents Chair, Director of Region III, VP of Region III and Secretary. In addition to his involvement with Insurors, John is a past President of the Kingsport Jaycees, past president of the HVFC Soccer Club and has been involved with Junior Achievement of Tri-Cities, the Kingsport Rotary-Sunshine Club, and is a member of First Presbyterian Church. He and his wife Tonya reside in Kingsport and have two children, Lauren and Lindsey.
Christie Reeves, CIC, CPCU, CPIW
Christie is the Area Senior VP and Director of Client Operations for Arthur J. Gallagher in Brentwood and serves as Immediate Past President. After graduating from Hillcrest High in Memphis, she earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee in 1973. She worked with three carriers before joining Gale Smith & Co. in 1987. In 2008, Gale Smith was acquired by A.J. Gallagher, and Christie was added to the local management team. She previously served on the Board as a Director, Secretary and VP and was named Insuror of the Year in 2003. In 2012, she was inducted into the Tennessee Insurance Hall of Fame. In addition to her work with Insurors, she is a past board member of the Middle TN Chapter of CPCU and the MTSU Insurance Liaison Committee, a member of the stewardship committee at her church and program liaison for girls at Nashville Juvenile Justice Center. Christie and husband Durl live in Nolensville and have two daughters, Emily and Elissa.
Chris Allison, CIC
VICE PRESIDENT OF REGION I AND INCOMING PRESIDENT
Chris is a principal agent with The Allison Insurance Group, Inc., in Jackson, and serves as Vice President of Region I. He received his Bachelor degree from Union University in Jackson, and began his insurance career in 1990. He received his CIC certification in 2008. He formerly served Insurors as Young Agents Chair, Secretary and a Director of Region I. A true believer of community involvement, Chris is a member of the Rotary Club, serves on the Boards of the Jackson State Community College Foundation and the Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, and serves on the Union University Business School and West TN Business College Advisory Committees. Past involvement includes Northside UMC Trustee and Chair of the Trustees, Rotary Club Board, Jackson Chamber of Commerce Board and Committees, Leadership Jackson Alumni Association Board, Boys and Girls Club Board and past Chair, along with many other community related groups and events. Chris lives in Jackson with his wife Suzanne, and their daughter Ashlee.
VICE PRESIDENT OF REGION II
Joe is the Chief Manager of V. R. Williams & Company in Winchester and serves as the Vice President of Region II. After leaving his hometown of Charlotte, Joe went on to graduate from Wingate University in Wingate, North Carolina, with a B.S.B.A. in Business Management and a minor in Economics. In 1982 he started with Maryland Casualty Company, serving as a Market Manager. In 1988 he left the company side to begin working with independent agencies. He previously served on the Insurors Board as a Director of Region II and as Treasurer. Outside of his work with Insurors, he also has served on the executive board of the local community development center for over 15 years and is an avid duck hunter. He currently resides in Bell Buckle with his wife Jenny, who is the mayor of the town. They have two daughters, Hannah Kay who graduated from Wake Forest and will graduate May 2017 from the University of Tennessee College of Law, and Sarah Ashleigh who will graduate May 2017 from Auburn University with a Masters in Accountancy and as a CPA.
VICE PRESIDENT OF REGION III
Bob is a co-founder and principal agent of McIntire & Associates Insurance and Real Estate in Cleveland and serves as a Vice President of Region III. He graduated from Lee College in Cleveland with a degree in Business Administration and he and his father founded their agency in 1981. He previously served on the Insurors Board as a Director of Region III. In addition to his work with Insurors, Bob serves as chairman of the Economic Development Council for Cleveland/Bradley County, is a member of the Industrial Development Board of Cleveland/Bradley County, a trustee for the Cleveland State Community College Foundation, and is the treasurer and a board member for Life Bridges Inc. He also volunteers on the Stewardship Committee at First Baptist Church where he and his wife, Melinda, along with their children, Robby and Emily, are members.
Lou Moran III
IIABA NATIONAL DIRECTOR
Lou is the president of Inter-Agency Insurance Service in Knoxville, and serves as IIABA National Director and as a member of the Insurpac National Board. He grew up in Knoxville, attending the Webb School and UTK. He began working at Inter-Agency, which his father founded, in 1985 and has been there ever since. Over his insurance career, he has completed many industry schools, including Safeco Personal & Commercial Lines schools and Drake University’s Insurance School. Through his career, he has served on multiple Insurors committees, was a Board member in 1996, 2002-2004 and served as President in 2014. In addition, he served as President of the Insurors of Knoxville local board in 1996. He was named Young Insuror of the Year in 1994 and Insuror of the Year in 2006. Outside of his work with Insurors, Lou is very active in his community, serving on the Webb School Board of Trustees and having served on Boards for the Tennessee Stage Company, RiverFest BBQ Contest, ArtFest, Leadership Children’s Hospital, Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership, ChildHelp Tennessee, Leadership Knoxville and Webb Alumni Council, among others. He currently lives in Knoxville with his wife, Mimi, and their two children, Lou IV a freshman at UTK and Emily, a Junior at UTK.
Steve is the Owner of Cumberland Insurance Agency, with locations in Cookeville, Sparta, Smithville, Jamestown and Mt. Juliet. He serves as Secretary of Insurors, and was formerly a Director of Region II. He was born in Livingston and raised in Cookeville, where he graduated from Tennessee Tech University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He started his insurance career by working as a mutli-line claims adjuster at Crawford & Company for ten years. In addition to his work with Insurors, he has served on the boards of the Upper Cumberland Education Foundation for the Cookeville campus of Nashville State Community College, Public Building Authority, Upper Cumberland Home Builders Association, Putnam Co. Habitat for Humanity, Putnam County YMCA and is a past president of the Knoxville Claims Association. He and his wife Vickie live in Cookeville and have three children, twins Jessica Lee and Kayla Ann, who works in the agency, and son Michael.
Battle Bagley III, CIC, CPA
Battle is a principal agent of Bagley & Bagley in Fayetteville, and serves as Board Treasurer. He earned his BBA in Accounting from Middle Tennessee State University in 1982. After college, he worked for the accounting firm William Puryear & Company until 1987 when he joined Bagley & Bagley. He is now a CIC as well as being a CPA. He formerly served as a Director of Region II for the Association. In addition to his work with Insurors, Battle is a former board member of the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Industrial Development Board and a former board member of the Motlow College Foundation, Lincoln County Museum, and Fayetteville/Lincoln County Chamber. He and his wife Angela have three children, Battle Bagley IV, who lives and works in Chattanooga, John Robert Bagley who is a sophomore in High School and lives at home, and Samantha Bagley Jennings and her husband Ethan who live and work in Fayetteville and are also the parents of Lillian Elizabeth Jennings, Battle and Angela’s granddaughter.
DIRECTOR OF REGION I
Portis is the Chief Operating Officer of Westan Insurance Group in Union City, and serves as a Director of Region I. He was born in Charleston, South Carolina, but grew up in Union City, graduating high school there before moving to Nashville to attend Belmont University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with emphasis in Business & Marketing. In 1997, he began working with Curb Music & Curb Records. In 2007, he returned to the family business. Active in the community, he is a graduate of Leadership Obion County and serves on the current Board of the Obion County Chamber of Commerce. He also continues to serve as past president and Executive Board member for the Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Tennessee. He is married to Cindy Counce Tanner and has two children, son Beck who is ten and daughter Edie who is seven.
DIRECTOR OF REGION I
Stephen is the Vice President of Hollis & Burns Insurance and Risk Management in Memphis, and serves as a Director of Region I. A Cincinnati native, he earned his Bachelor degree in Integrated Marketing Communication from Winthrop University. He began his insurance career with The Hartford in 2001 as a rater. He was then promoted to underwriting and later small commercial sales representative. Stephen moved to Memphis in 2005 and was hired by Hollis & Burns in 2006. He is a member of the Insurors of Memphis and served as president and on the local board. He was named Insurors Young Agent of the Year in 2012. Outside of his work with Insurors, he volunteers with Make-A-Wish and enjoys skiing. He and his wife Samantha Sherry have three dogs, Olive, Soup and Stew.
DIRECTOR OF REGION I
Tommy is the president of White & Associates in Dyersburg, and serves as a Director of Region I. He is a native of Gibson County and has lived Dyersburg for the past 12 years. He earned a B.S. in Health and Human Performance with a concentration in Sports Management and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Martin before starting at White and Associates Insurance in May 2004. Inside the industry, he has been active with the Insurors of Northwest Tennessee, the Safeco Southeast Advisory Council, the Southern Trust Insurance Tennessee Advisory Council and the Allstate Southern Region IA Advisory Board. In addition to his work in insurance, he is an active member and former president of the Dyersburg Kiwanis Club and the Dyersburg Kiwanis Duck Blast Committee Member, a board member and Foundation Board member for the McIver’s Grant Public Library in Dyersburg, an advisory board member for Tennova-Dyersburg Regional Medical Center, a board member and membership chair for the Dyersburg-Dyer County Chamber of Commerce, and a former board member of the Tennessee Rehabilitation Center in Dyersburg and former Annual Fund Chair for DSCC. He and his wife, Whitney, have been married for 11 years and have three children, Edie who is 6, Woods who is 4 and Bennett who is 3. They are active members of the First United Methodist Church in Dyersburg and enjoy spending time at the lake, going to the beach, and watching UT football.
DIRECTOR OF REGION II
Chip Fridrich is the President and CEO of Fridrich, Pinson & Associates in Nashville, and serves as a Director of Region II. He is a graduate of Montgomery Bell Academy and Vanderbilt University. While at Vanderbilt, he was a scholarship baseball player for the Commodores as a pitcher and was named Academic All Southeastern Conference during his senior season. Upon graduation in 1990, Chip attended the USF&G Commercial Insurance School in Baltimore, Maryland and then joined the agency. Chip is a Past President of the Insurors of Nashville. He has remained active in the sports community coaching youth sports and broadcasting sporting events on both local radio and regional/national television. In addition, he is a certified SPIN instructor and leads various classes weekly at the local Green Hills YMCA. He is also an ownership partner in Fridrich & Clark Realty, the agency’s sister firm, and is a licensed affiliate broker and designated Realtor. Chip is married to the former Heather Knapp. They have three young children – Hannah, Gerald Dowden Fridrich III (Dowden) and Lewis – and attend St. Henry Catholic Church.
Matt Swallows, CIC, CRM
DIRECTOR OF REGION II
Matt is the President of the Swallows Agency in Livingston, Cookeville and Smithville, and serves as a Director of Region II. He earned a degree in Finance from Tennessee Tech University and started his insurance career with Aetna in 1999. In 2001 he started with Swallows Agency, and has since earned his CIC designation (2007) and his CRM designation (2010). In addition to his work with Insurors, Matt served as the Mayor of Cookeville from 2010-14, and has served on the Cookeville Regional Medical Center Board of Directors. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Cookeville/Putnam County Sports Council and the Cookeville/Putnam County Chamber, and on the board of the Putnam County YMCA. He is married to Kelly Swallows, who is the VP of Operations for the agency, and they have two children, Channing who is six and Xavier who is four.
Christy E. Jones, CISR, CAPI
DIRECTOR OF REGION II
Christy Jones oversees the Affluent Division and is the Personal Lines MGA Manager for Martin & Zerfoss, Inc. in Nashville, and serves a Director of Region II. Christy is originally from Chicago, where she began her insurance career before moving to Nashville and joining Martin & Zerfoss over twenty years ago. She obtained her CISR designation in 1997 and her CAPI designation from Chubb Insurance at the Wharton School of Business in 2015. She has also attended the Chubb Agency Business School at Vanderbilt University and holds a seat on Chubb’s Agent Advisory Council. An active participant with the Insurors of Nashville local board, she has also worked with the group's Pencil Partner Council, which supports Tom Joy Elementary School. Christy lives in Mount Juliet with her two sons, Jonathan who is 15 and Nicholas who is 13. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling to take part in new adventures around the world with her family.
DIRECTOR OF REGION III
Eric is a Vice President for Insurity Group in Chattanooga, and serves as a Director of Region III. A native of Tupelo, Mississippi, he moved to Georgia at an early age and has been living in Chattanooga for most of his adult life. He graduated from the University of West Georgia with a BS in Business Administration and Management. He began his insurance career with First Tennessee/First Horizon in 2004, and later worked as a risk manager in logistics before returning to an independent insurance agency in 2013. He then joined Insurity Group in January of this year. He was formerly the president of the Insurors of Chattanooga and also serves in his community as a partner of the Austin Hatcher Foundation. He and wife Meghan enjoy photography and live in Chattanooga with their nine year old daughter Madyson.
Kym Clevenger, CPCU, CACW
DIRECTOR OF REGION III
Kym is the President of The Assurance Center in Knoxville, and serves as a Director of Region III. She is a Knoxville native, and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Zoology and Medical Technology from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She is also a Registered Nurse. She joined the agency in 1996 and earned her CIC in 2001, CPCU in 2007 and CAWC in 2013. Outside of her work with Insurors, Kym is President of the Associated Construction Women, a member of the Knoxville Figure Skating Club and recently graduated from the Knoxville Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy. She and her husband, Dr. Donald Erdman III, live in Knoxville with their dog Betty.
DIRECTOR OF REGION III
Tim is the Owner and President of Edwards, Tipton, Witt Agency in Kingsport, and serves as a Director of Region III. He is a Kingsport native and graduated from East Tennessee State University in 1982 with a degree in Business. He has worked in the agency for over 35 years. He is a longtime member of the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce and enjoys working with local children's charities. Tim has three children, Kristen Witt Sharp, Kayla and Landon, who also works in the agency as a producer.
Tim Treadwell, V
YOUNG AGENTS CHAIR
Tim is an Account Executive for Boyle Insurance Agency in Memphis and serves as the Young Agents Chair and Representative to the Board. He was born and raised in Germantown where he still resides. He attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and has also completed the Hartford School of Insurance and the State Auto Pacesetter Program. In addition to his work with Insurors, he supports the Make-A-Wish Mid-South and research programs for Spina Bifida and Breast Cancer. He and his wife Bridgette have three children; daughters Lanier, who is seven and Marrin, who is six, as well as son Lou, who is four years old.