2013 Inductee Chuck Bidek
Bidek, a Pittsburgh, Pa., native, was described as “the unrelenting advocate of independent insurance agents in Tennessee” for his nearly four decades of work through the Insurors of Tennessee, a professional association of independent insurance agents for which he now serves as CEO.
Bidek moved to Tennessee in 1975 as an assistant professor at the then-University of Tennessee-Nashville and developed a relationship with the Insurors of Tennessee. As assistant executive director of the association, Bidek expanded the organization’s education offerings. He later became heavily involved in the group’s government affairs efforts, representing it through 17 legislative sessions and the terms of six governors and 10 state insurance commissioners.