Burcham, Smith Join The American Insurance Group

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Chris Burcham
Chris Burcham

Chris Burcham and Jack Smith have joined The American Insurance Group as account executives. 

Mr. Burcham is a native of Chattanooga. Following high school in West Tennessee, he attended UTC and is licensed as a property, casualty and life producer. Mr. Burcham previously was employed by Haskel Sears Design and Bellhops. 

Mr. Smith, likewise, is a native of the Chattanooga area. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia in 2016 with a marketing degree. Mr. Smith previously was employed by Bellhops as a manager, and is licensed as a property and casualty producer. 

“Our client base has grown at a pace that has exceeded our wildest expectations, and we needed to look for new ways to meet that client demand,” said Scott Simmons, The American Insurance Group’s COO. “Chris and Jack are both outstanding with people, and well-connected in the area. We are excited to have them as key team members that will contribute to our continued expansion.” 

The American Insurance Group was founded in 2014, and provides comprehensive commercial and personal insurance coverage to its clients. 

Jack Smith
Jack Smith

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