Hometown: Jackson, MS
Education: Received BBA from University of Mississippi
Designations: Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)
With Ross & Yerger since: 1954
Business Background & Experience: Served from 1952 to 1954 as First Lt. in the Strategic Air Command (U.S. Air Force) before joining Ross & Yerger in August,1954 when Wirt Yerger, Sr. was President. He has been actively involved in agency management and sales since that time and still enjoys being a part of Ross & Yerger activities whenever time allows.
What do you like most about Ross & Yerger:
The people—we have the best employees of any agency in America.
What is your greatest accomplishment at Ross & Yerger:
Hiring some great people.
Organizations & Community Activities: • Served as State Chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party 1956 – 66 • Delegate and Chairman of Mississippi’s delegations to the Republican National Conventions in 1956, 1960, and 1964 • Elected Chairman of the Southern Association of Republican State Chairmen in 1960, serving through the 1964 election • First Presbyterian Church (Deacon) • Jackson Rotary Club (Director) • Jackson Chamber of Commerce (Director) • Mississippi Association of Insurance Agents (President, 1969-70) • Jackson Preparatory School, Inc. (Director) • Mississippi Insurance Council (Director) • Founding Chairman of Metropolitan Crime Commission • Metropolitan Boys Club (President) • Metropolitan Y.M.C.A. (President) • Founder Fondren Renaissance
Family: Married to Mary Polk Montague of Hattiesburg and has 3 children Wirt A. Yerger, III, Mary Montague Yerger, and Frank Montague Yerger. He also has 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
My Personal Philosophy:
Our greatest teacher is experience, especially when you can get it second-hand.
What is one thing people may not know about you:
I was the first insurance agent in Mississippi holding both the CPCU and CLU designations.