The 68 Hall of Fame Inductees have brought credit to themselves and to the insurance industry in the course of their career. Each has achieved success in sales or in another functional area of insurance and risk management, has helped to create or has served as an officer of an agency or company, or has been affiliated with the insurance and risk management industry in another capacity. Selection criteria also include a strong value system and a firm commitment of service to the community and the state. 






  • Charles T. "Chuck" Bidek, Insurors of Tennessee, Nashville
  • Robert "Bob" Brown, Ameritas Life, Union Central Life, and Acacia Life, Memphis
  • William S. "Bill" Cochran, Northwestern Mutual, Nashville
  • Eldon B. "Jack" Thoma II, E.B. Thoma and Son Insurance Agency, Tullahoma


  • George Gardner, State Farm, Murfreesboro
  • Christie Reeves, A.J. Gallagher, Nashville
  • Ray C. Thomas, State Farm, Murfreesboro


  • William Felton, III, Tennessee Brokerage Agency, Knoxville
  • Ronald F. (Ron) Knox Jr., Northwestern Mutual, Nashville
  • George Nordhaus., AgenciesOnline, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Alexander A. "Bo" Shafer, Shafer Insurance Agency, Knoxville


  • Dan Brooks, State Farm Insurance Companies, Murfreesboro
  • Tom McDonald, Tennessee Farmers Insurance Companies, Nashville
  • Joseph M. Rackley Jr., Rackley Systems, Pulaski


  • Denby Brandon Jr., Brandon Financial Planning, Memphis
  • Joseph M. Clinard Jr., Nashville Metropolitan Government, Fairview
  • Robert E. Rose, Farm Bureau, Murfreesboro


  • Chester A. Butler III, Butler Co., Nashville
  • Ron Corbin, Allstate, Nashville
  • Thomas Maclellan, Provident, Chattanooga
  • Andy Womack, State Farm, Murfreesboro


  • Edwin W. Craig, NLAIC, Nashville
  • Dr. Kenneth W. Hollman, MTSU, Murfreesboro
  • John A. Spann Jr., Spann Agency, Nashville


  • Roy K. McDonald, BCBST, Chattanooga
  • Dr. William S. (Bill) Phillips, University of Memphis, Memphis
  • Jack K. Westbrook, Westbrook Agency, Knoxville


  • Hulet Chaney, Farm Bureau, Knoxville
  • James (Jim) Hunt, Benefit Communications, Nashville
  • John Pitts, Lipscomb and Pitts, Memphis 


  • Ewing Carruthers, Carruthers Agency, Memphis
  • Thomas C. (Tom) Gunnels, State Farm, Knoxville
  • Raymond H. (Mickey) Moran, Moran Agency, Memphis
  • David Williams, Big "I" of Tennessee, Nashville 


  • Roy F. Bess Jr., Provident, Nashville
  • R.B. (Bob) Gale Sr., Gale Insurance Agency, Chattanooga
  • John B. Peyton, Peyton Merriam Financial Groups, Memphis
  • George M. Pope, State Farm, Murfreesboro 


  • William D. Heydel, AFLAC, Lebanon 
  • Robert F. Hopper, Profit Plans, Chattanooga 
  • Bransford Wallace, Willis, Nashville 
  • Millicent Workman, Mueller Industries, Memphis


  • Leighton G. Bush, Bush Insurance and Financial Services, Nashville 
  • John O. (Jack) Gaultney, New York Life, Nashville 
  • H. Kirke Lewis, Lewis and Knowlton Financial Services, Memphis 
  • Richard M. Miller, Willis, Nashville   


  • W.W. (Bill) Billips, State Farm, Murfreesboro and Nashville 
  • David Blumberg, Mass Mutual, Knoxville 
  • Jim Lancaster, Farm Bureau, Lebanon 
  • Lester Rosen, Union Central, Memphis 


  • Jim Alexander, IIA of Tennessee, Nashville 
  • Joe Lancaster, Farm Bureau, Columbia 
  • Tommy Martin, MONY, Murfreesboro 
  • Robert E. Musto, NLAIC, Nashville 
  • Jack Turner, Jack B. Turner and Associates, Clarksville  

Dr. Dave Wood

Dr. Dave Wood, Martin Chair of Insurance


Tommy Martin

Mr. Tommy Martin