Hometown: Jackson, MS
Education: Business Management – University of Southern Mississippi. MBA – Millsaps College
Designations: API – Associate in Personal Insurance
Specialty Areas: Personal Insurance (high value homes, autos, collections), Life and Long Term Care.
With Ross & Yerger since: 2010
Business Background & Experience: I moved to NYC where I worked onsite at Goldman Sachs in their HR department helping with the onboarding of their outsourced consultant population. I then worked in their Finance department helping manage the billing and time tracking of their technology consultants in particular. Moved back home to Jackson to complete my MBA at Millsaps while I worked at Watkins Eager PLLC. Joined Ross & Yerger in 2010 as a Producer specialized in Personal Insurance and working with individuals on their insurance needs. Haven’t looked back since.
How did you hear about R&Y:
In the right place at the right time!
What do you like most about R&Y?
Our people. Plain and simple. We care about each other and our clients. We are regular people helping real people understand the complexities of their insurance. Who doesn’t love that?
What is your greatest accomplishment at R&Y
Becoming a Shareholder and Vice-President. They are stuck with me.
What R&Y memories stand out?
Too many to count. Dudley getting dunked in the dunking booth, Mark taking a pie to the face for charity, running the Blues Marathon as a relay team, and just about every day that I get to work with my team of coworkers and producers.
Organizations & Community Activities: St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Alumni Board (2011-2017); Jackson Area Delta Gamma Alumnae Chapter (Past President); Gallant Hearts Guide Dog Center (Board Member, 2010-2017); Junior League of Jackson (Active); Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (Volunteer); Millsaps Else School of Management Advisory Board; Southern Miss Alumni Association Alumni Board; St. Andrew's Episcopal School Arts on the Green, Corporate Sponsor Chair 2019-2020
Family: I am married to my high school sweetheart, Chase, and we welcomed twins, Hailey & Carson, in August 2014, and Caden in September 2017. Born and raised in Jackson into a family of pharmacists. Grew up working at Beemon Drugs in my dad's store. Have one older brother who got all the artsy genes so I was left with all the business ones.
What are your hobbies?
My kiddos, traveling anywhere and everywhere, sports, the New Orleans Saints, trying new things and going new places.
What is the one thing many people don’t know about you?
I like to Scuba Dive.
My Personal Philosophy:
Try your best to leave a place better than when you got there.
In My Free Time:
I spend it with my family, various volunteer activities and participating in any sporting activity that doesn’t give me a heart attack.
My Hidden Talent:
I love Excel. Does that make me a nerd?
What is something that would be impossible for you to give up?
Junk food. I’m a sucker for salty things.