Employee Spotlight: Bailey Menetre

At Ross & Yerger, we believe our employees are a vital part of our company’s continued success and advancement. Get to know one of our Vice Presidents/Producers in this month’s Employee Spotlight.

After spending several years at another agency, I joined Ross & Yerger in 2008 with a focus in insurance and surety for the construction industry. Ten years later, I lead the Construction Practice Group and serve the agency as a Vice President and Board Member.

Where did you grow up? I was born and raised in Aberdeen and West Point, MS. I graduated from Oak Hill Academy and Mississippi State University before beginning my career in the insurance and surety industry.

What do you like to do outside of work? I love spending time with my family and friends. I grew up in a close-knit family, and I enjoy continuing that tradition with my children. My personal life revolves around George and Pate’s (my sons) busy sports and social schedules! Gracie and I love listening to good music while we cook, and I persistently try to improve my very mediocre golf game when I can.

What is your favorite TV show/movie? Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, Bloodline and Ozark.

What is your favorite sports team? Mississippi State, St. Louis Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys (yes, I’m a bandwagon fan) and any team on which George and Pate are playing.

What is your favorite food? My wife would say all that I want is Asian cuisine, which is often true; however, my favorite is a ribeye from my grill.

What or who is your favorite band/singer/song? Wow. This one is tough to answer, because it changes often. I like a variety of different music from all genres. Umphrey’s McGee, The Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, My Morning Jacket, The Allman Brothers, Greensky Bluegrass, The Revivalists, The Police and Kamasi Washington to name a few…

What is one of your biggest pet peeves? People chewing ice!!!

What has been your best memory while working at R&Y? There are too many to name! The family environment, the Tupelo office (should be a reality TV show), becoming a Shareholder and Vice President, Producer Retreats, Markow “replying to all”…

Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know about you. I have an extensive vinyl record collection. My collection is currently in excess of 800 albums.

What is your proudest accomplishment? Being married to Gracie and raising our two boys together.

Thanks for being such a great part of the R&Y family, Bailey!

Leighton Hill

Media & Marketing Coordinator