Reliance Partners Hires Copeland As Senior Director Of Customer Service

Monday, March 20, 2017

Reliance Partners expands its leadership team with the addition of veteran insurance professional, Stephen Copeland as Senior Director of Customer Service.

With more than 20 years of industry experience, Copeland’s expertise and leadership skills will strengthen the agency’s capacity to expand and continue serving its national client base with excellence.

 “We are fortunate to have Stephen on board leading our customer service team,” says Reliance’s President and COO, Chad Eichelberger. “His prior leadership experience will support the growth and momentum Reliance is experiencing.”

Mr. Copeland’s professional background includes independent agency management as the commercial lines manager of Southern Financial Insurance Group in Tallahassee, FL and in the direct writing market space where he worked for Sentry Insurance Company. He also has experience at Rogers, Gunter, Vaughn insurance as producer, personal lines manager, and marketing director and also as an independent agent specializing in farm insurance.

Mr. Copeland earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from The University of Georgia. He is married with three children. A longtime Tallahassee, FL resident, Copeland and his family look forward to this new opportunity in Chattanooga.


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