CIA Hires Client Manager Kiersten Lower
May 21, 2018
Lower has been in the insurance industry for 17 years and will be joining CIA as a Client Manager. She specializes in commercial lines of all classes and sizes and enjoys the structure and organization of the industry and working with complex accounts.
Lower grew up in Holt, Michigan and now lives in Nashville with her husband, German Shepherd and cat. They enjoy traveling, canoeing, kayaking, working on home renovations and spending time with family.
Will Denbo Named Top Producer 2018
May 4, 2018
Congratulations to CIA Principal Will Denbo for being named as one of the 2018 Insurance Business America Top Producers!
“For close to a decade, Will Denbo has been a key driver of both business growth and talent acquisition at Commercial Insurance Agents [CIA]. After learning the ropes as a property insurance broker in London, Denbo joined the team at CIA to support and further the business co-founded by his father. Through the years, Denbo has become an expert on the risk needs within the environmental and recycling industries, developing partnerships with all sorts of recyclers across the country. Outside of insurance, Denbo is active within the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries and the Automotive Recyclers Association.”
CIA Hires Producer Ryan Taylor
April 30, 2018
CIA is thrilled to announce that Ryan Taylor has officially joined our team in Nashville. He is the recipient of numerous Top Gun awards at Van Meter and the President’s Club award at BB&T, where he was also named the top Nashville sales leader four out of five years.
When asked what the key to his success is, he replies, “It takes good habits and a strong work ethic to succeed in sales. Persistency, consistency, self-motivation and tenacity are key. “
“The no’s eventually lead to the yes’s.”
He is not one to back down from a challenge, and that work ethic has carried him from building a book of business from the ground up. He has gone from cold calling every day to being named a top sales leader multiple times at one of the largest insurance brokers in the country.
Taylor grew up in Brentwood, TN, where he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and attended Ezell Harding High School and Freed-Hardeman University in West Tennessee. He sold books door to door in college, and he attributes the time he spent with Southwestern Company in Los Angeles, California with teaching him the habits and worth ethic it takes to succeed in sales: persistency, consistency, self-motivation and tenacity.
Taylor began his career at Van Meter Insurance directly after college. He immediately hit the ground running. He enjoyed meeting new clients and it was there that he honed his selling abilities and relationships for the next ten years. He then moved on to BB&T, where he remained for 5 years before joining CIA.
Taylor is a generalist, as he does a little bit of everything, working with a wide variety of clients; from healthcare to construction to manufacturing.
Taylor enjoys the fact that there’s never a dull moment in this industry and the competitive nature of it as well. He loves getting to learn more about people’s businesses and what makes them tick.
He and his wife Erica have three children together, Darby, Chandler, and Finley, and a Labrador Retriever Rocco. They both have large families and love spending time together on the weekends.
NEW OFFICE OPENING IN CHATTANOOGA
April 16, 2018
We are so excited to announce the grand opening of our Chattanooga office–come see us!
1210 Premier Drive, Suite 208
Chattanooga, TN 37421