Chris is the Vice President of The Southern Agency, where he is in charge of Operations and Claims. He is licensed both as an adjuster and an agent in multiple states. This gives our clients a guide to preventing claims, identifying risks that need to be covered, as well as providing assistance to both our clients and carriers when a claim occurs.
In addition to his duties at The Southern Agency, he has recently served on the State of Tennessee Bureau of Workers Compensation Telehealth Advisory Committee as well as the Utilization Review Advisory Committee that helped develop the rules and statutes. In addition, he serves on the United Heartland Insurance Company Claims Advisory Council. Previously, he served as President of the Tennessee State Claims Association, and 15 years as President of Chattanooga Claims Association.
Chris has over 30 years in the insurance industry involving multi-million-dollar property and liability claims, as well as large risk pools and self-insured employer claims. At the age of 25 he became Workers’ Compensation Division Manager for a multi-line, third party administrator. He worked at this company for 27 years handling workers’ compensation, liability, property, and bond claims.
He graduated from University of Tennessee Chattanooga and holds a B.S. in Finance with a minor in Economics. Chris and his wife, Stacey, have two children. Tyler is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and currently serves as a Naval Flight Officer for the P- 8 Poseidon. Lauren is a Business Major at University of Tennessee Chattanooga and is the current President of the American Marketing Association Collegiate Chapter. Chris and Lauren have a podcast together called, Work Comp Chaos.