Our Board of Directors
Your Association is lucky to have another group of outstanding volunteers to lead Insurors of Tennessee in 2019. 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.
Joe is the chief manager of V. R. Williams & Company in Winchester and serves as the President of Insurors. 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, Treasurer and most recently as a VP of Region II. He is the only back-to-back recipient of the Insurors Jim Alexander Service Award. 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 recently retired as mayor of the town. They have two daughters, Hannah Kay who graduated from Wake Forest and the University of Tennessee College of Law, and Sarah Ashleigh who graduated from Auburn University with a Masters in Accountancy and as a CPA.
Chris Allison, CIC
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Chris is a principal agent with The Allison Insurance Group, Inc., in Jackson and serves as the Immediate Past President of Insurors. He received his Bachelor's degree from Union University in Jackson, and began his insurance career in 1990. He received his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) certification in 2008. He formerly served Insurors as Young Agents Chair, Secretary, Vice President/Director of Region I and most recently as President. This year he will serve as chair of the Insurors Nominating Committee. A true believer of community involvement, Chris is an active 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 Tennessee Business College Advisory Committees. Last year he was appointed to the Education Foundation Committee for the Jackson-Madison County School System. Past community involvement includes Northside United Methodist Church 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 who is a Senior at Jackson Christian School.
VICE-PRESIDENT 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.
Norfleet Anthony, III
VICE PRESIDENT REGION I
Norfleet is the president of S.N. Anthony, Inc. in Ripley, and serves as Vice President of Region I. Born and raised in Ripley, after high school he attended the University of Tennessee. He began his insurance career by joining the family agency in 1982. He furthered his industry education by attending the Allstate, Travelers and USF&G producer schools. He formerly served on our Board as a Director of Region I. In addition to his service with Insurors, Norfleet is a member and lay leader of First United Methodist Church Ripley, a District Trustee for the Mississippi River District of the United Methodist Church, Co-Chair the Pension & Benefits Board for the Memphis Conference of the United Methodist Church and Member and Past President of the Ripley Rotary Club. He and his wife Amy have four children, Sy Anthony and Katherine Anthony Leake, and Rachel and Elizabeth Harpole. Norfleet's daughter Katherine and her husband Chad have also had their first child, Norfleet's grandson Jackson Henry Leake.
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 IIABA “Big I” Governmental Affairs Committee. He previously served on InsurPac National Board of Directors. 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 and currently serves on the Big "I" Government Affairs Committee. 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 Junior at UTK, and Emily, a recent UTK graduate who has begun her carrier in insurance as an adjuster with Auto-Owners Insurance Co.
VICE PRESIDENT OF REGION II
Chip is the president of Fridrich Pinson & Associates in Nashville and serves as Vice President of Region II. A Nashville native, he graduated from Montgomery Bell Academy and then earned his Bachelors degree from Vanderbilt University where he also played baseball. He joined his agency right after college in 1990, and he is also part owner of the family real estate firm – Fridrich & Clark Realty. He previously served Insurors as a Director of Region II, and is a past president of the Insurors of Nashville local board. In addition to his work with Insurors, he is a member of St. Henry Church and has previously done work as a college baseball analyst for ESPN and other cable networks. He is married to the former Heather Knapp and they have three children – Hannah, who is 11, Dowden, who is 9 and Lewis, who is 6.
Chip is the co-managing director, a producer and the senior VP of the Murfreesboro office of J. Smith Lanier - a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company. He serves on the Board as Treasurer, and previously served as Young Agents representative in 2009. He is a 9th generation Murfreesboro native, and earned his BA from MTSU in 2001. He began his career in the industry at Martin & Zerfoss in Nashville after graduation. In 2004, he started AGA/Hoover, LLC, an independent insurance agency in Murfreesboro. AGA/Hoover was acquired by J. Smith Lanier & Co. in December of 2007. In January of 2017, J. Smith Lanier was acquired by MMA and currently operates as their Southeast regional HUB. In addition to his work with Insurors, Chip is a graduate of Leadership Middle Tennessee; a founder and Board member of the 100 Club of Rutherford County; and former Chairman of Murfreesboro Main Street, Inc. Chip has also served on the boards of Oaklands Association, Middle Tennessee American Heart Association, and the Rutherford County Domestic Violence Shelter. He and his wife, Aimee Eleanor Hoover, enjoy volunteering with the Webb School Parents Association, The Discovery School at Bellwood and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. They have four children – Sawyer, Eleanor, Cecilia and Mary Edwards.
Tim is the president of Carnal-Roberts Agency in Lexington and serves as the Treasurer. He is a Jackson native and graduated from Central Merry High School before attending the University of Tennessee at Martin. After working some "odd jobs" through high school, he began his career at the agency in April of 1979. He previously served Insurors as a Director of Region I. Outside of his work in the industry, he is the chairman of the board for Community Bank, and has volunteered with many other civic organizations. He and his wife Deborah have one son, Cody, and enjoy spending time at their "second home" on the Tennessee River.
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 Tennessee Advisory Council and the Allstate Southern Region Independent Agent Advisory Board. In addition to his work in insurance, he is an active member and former president of the Dyersburg Kiwanis Club and a Kiwanis Duck Blast Committee Member, a board and Foundation Board member for the McIver’s Grant Public Library, 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 Annual Fund Chair for DSCC. He and his wife, Whitney, have been married for 13 years and have three children, Edie who is 8, Woods who is 6 and Bennett who is 5. They are active members of First UMC in Dyersburg and enjoy spending time at the lake, going to the beach, and watching UT football.
DIRECTOR OF REGION I
Keith is the director of marketing for Jamieson & Fisher, Inc. in Covington and serves as a Director of Region I. Born and raised in Covington, he received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Lambuth College in Jackson in 1980. His insurance career began while he was still in high school, as he began working for the agency after school at age 16. He earned his license at the age of 18, and is probably one of the youngest students ever to attend the famous Chuck Bidek licensing schools. After graduating from college, he began his full time career at the agency in Personal Lines Sales and then moved to Personal Lines Manager, and then to his current position of Marketing Manager. He earned his CIC designation in 1987 and his CRM in 2002. In addition to his work with Insurors, Keith served as an Alderman for the City of Covington from 1993 to 2001 and was recently appointed to serve an additional unexpired term on that board. He is a Founding Board Member of CASA of Tipton County (Court Appointed Special Advocate), a board member and lifelong member of First United Methodist Church in Covington, served as chair of the Industrial Development Board for Tipton County, a Volunteer Fireman for 37 years and a Keystone Insurers Group Partner. His wife, Grace Phelps, passed away in 2016, but her memory lives on through Keith and their children – Dustin and Catherine, and three granddaughters, Georgianne, Molly Kate and Charley. He enjoys spending time at the lake and beach with his family and friends and is a member of the Memphis Symphony Chorus.
Richard Whitley, CIC
DIRECTOR OF REGION I
Richard is a principal agent with McDaniel-Whitley in Memphis and serves as a Director of Region I. He is a native of Covington and earned his BBA from Ole Miss in 1989. After working in banking for around eight years, he entered the insurance industry in 1997. He credits his time as a commercial loan officer with giving him immense insight for owning a business. Additional professional education for Richard includes earning his CIC designation in 2000. Organizations he has previously been active with include the Insurors of Memphis, Collierville Rotary Club, West Tennessee chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors and CFMA. He and his wife Michelle have been married for 19 years and have two children, Caroline, who is 17 and Emmy, who is 15.
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 as 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. In 2018 she was named as the Insurors Jim Alexander Service Award winner. 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 16 and Nicholas who is 14. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling to take part in new adventures around the world with her fam
DIRECTOR OF REGION II
John is a principal agent of Lester, Greene, McCord & Thoma, and serves a Director of Region II. He was born in Manchester and raised in Tullahoma. He graduated from MTSU with a major in Finance and minors in Business Law and Insurance, and has held his CIC designation for over 25 years. He began his career in the industry with Lamborn Insurance in 1984, and joined Lester & Greene Insurance in 1989. Lamborn was acquired by the agency in 1992, and in 1994 John became a partner and the agency became Lester, Greene & McCord. A merger with the E. B. Thoma agency in 2016 gave the agency its present name and partnership. In addition to his work with Insurors, John volunteers with the Highland Rim Kiwanis Club, Tullahoma Chamber of Commerce and serves on the board of the Tullahoma Area Economic Development Corporation. He formerly served as treasurer for the United Givers Fund and Hospice of the Highland Rim, on the MTSU Insurance Liaison Committee, Lakewood Golf & Country Club committees and many carrier advisory boards. He has been married to his wife Michelle Boehm McCord for 32 years, and they have two children, son Davis who now works for the agency after 5 years with Auto-Owners, and daughter Anna who works with Tractor Supply Company in Brentwood.
DIRECTOR OF REGION II
Taylor Porch is the VP of sales and marketing for Porch-Stribling-Webb, Inc. in Waverly and serves as a Director of Region II. A Waverly native, he graduated from Waverly Central before earning his Bachelor's degree from Cumberland University in 2004. After college, he worked as a commercial underwriter for Cincinnati Insurance Company for 3 years. In 2007, he returned home to work at the family agency. In 2011 he became a partner in the firm. He formerly served on our Board as Young Agents Chair. In addition to his work with Insurors, he is involved with the United Way of Humphreys County, serving on their Allocations Committee for several years. He is also a member of the Waverly Lions Club and serves on the Leadership Council for Emerging Leaders division of Keystone Insurers Group. He and his wife Rebecca have been married since 2004 and have two children, son Sawyer and daughter, Sydney. Taylor is an avid golfer and also loves duck hunting and travel.
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.
DIRECTOR OF REGION III
Mark is the president of Sunbelt Insurance Group, and serves as a Director of Region III. A native of Chattanooga, he graduated from the Baylor School in 1981 and attended the University of Georgia before earning his B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Mark joined the agency in 1987 and purchased it in 2011. He has completed the Appalachian State University Insurance Executive Program and Drake University Insurance Program. He is a past president of the Insurors of Chattanooga local board and earned their Insuror of the Year award in 2002. He formerly served on the Insurors of Tennessee Board from 2003-05. Outisde of his work with Insurors, Mark is a member of the Chattanooga Downtown Rotary. He is married to Lorrie Slater, and between them there are five children (Timothy, Jaime, Tori, Alexa and Matthew), a daughter-in-law (Cary), and two granddaughters (Ivie and Violet) by daughter Jaime. They reside in Chattanooga.
Brandon Clarke, CIC
DIRECTOR OF REGION III
Brandon is the president of John Bailey Company in Knoxville and serves as a Director of Region III. He was born in Nashville but grew up in Knoxville and graduated from Farragut High School before earning a degree in general business from Ole Miss. He worked as a marketing representative and underwriter for an MGA for 4 years before joining John Bailey Co. in 2005. In addition to his work in the industry, he is the co-founder of Young Professionals of Knoxville (YPK), co-founder of Knoxify.com's “What Makes Knoxville Great,” 2011 Dogwood Arts Festival co-chair, is involved in Introduction Knoxville and was listed in the 2007 Knoxville 40 Under 40. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Lauren, and they have three daughters, Emerson who is 10, and 6 year old twins Taylor and Bankston. He is a 2017 Ironman Chattanooga Finisher and also enjoys training, playing golf, writing, reading and spending time outdoors.
Alan Sisk, AU, AINS
YOUNG AGENT DIRECTOR
Alan is a partner and senior risk advisor for SouthPointRisk - Geny Insurance in Nashville. He is a native Middle Tennessean, growing up in Manchester and calling Nashville home for over 10 years. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Marketing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Prior to joining his current agency in 2012, Alan had worked in the insurance field since 2007 handling various areas including sales, marketing and underwriting. He now leads the agency’s bonding initiatives and manages carrier strategy. He is a past president of Insurors of Nashville and has served on the Insurors Young Agents Committee since 2016. In addition to his work with Insurors, he serves on the board of directors for the Nashville Sports Council, Hope Clinic for Women and as a subject matter expert in insurance and bonding for the Nashville Business Incubation Center. Alan and his wife, Clara, live in Nashville and are members of St. George’s Episcopal Church.