Hometown: Macon, GA
Education: B.B.A from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)
Specialty Areas: Manufacturing, Public Entities, and difficult accounts
With Ross & Yerger since: 1980
Business Background & Experience: July 2019 begins 45 years in the insurance business
How did you end up at R&Y?
I sold my agency to them in 1990.
What do you like most about R&Y?
Our talented & professional staff.
What is your greatest accomplishment at R&Y?
Retention of business clients and not a bad debt in 41 years.
What R&Y memories stand out?
Being part of the group that bought R&Y in 2002, AND Wirt Yerger Jr., a good man and friend.
Organizations & Community Activities: CDF, Men’s Fellowship
Family: I have been married to my smoking hot wife Michelle for 42 years and we have 3 sons, Hank, John & Steele plus twin grand daughters (Kathleen and Shelby).
What are your hobbies?
Fly fishing in Argentina, golf, playing with my dogs and spending time with my wife.
What is the one thing many people don’t know about you?
Youngest ever City Councilman in Tupelo, MS at age 24 (1977).
Who do you admire most?
My mother, my sister Jill and my son John.
“Be who you is, cause if you ain’t who you is, you is who you ain’t.”
My Personal Philosophy:
Trust is the ultimate compliment.
In My Free Time:
My Hidden Gift:
The ability to relate to anyone, especially wounded people.
What is something that would be impossible for you to give up?
My relationship with God.