Tom joined NGU's sister company, Safety Engineering Consultants, in 2002 to build on a successful career in the insurance claims business that spans more than two decades and has included stints with three major carriers and a multi-national broker. Tom began his career in the insurance claims business in 1981. Tom has earned the professional designations Associate in Claims (AIC) and Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU). His clients seek his counsel and advice on all insurance issues and he is respected in the industry for his broad knowledge base on liability, claims and loss control. His co-workers appreciate his hands-off management style and his servant-leader approach.
Tom obtained his agent’s license in 2006 and for the past few years has taken on an increasingly active role in NGU’s agency management, sales and marketing while he continues to manage and lead SEC. Tom’s claims management background has given him a broad knowledge of coverage and insurance products that has proven to be an asset to each company.
An avid outdoorsman, Tom loves his horses, though he only owns two now. He doesn’t have the horses for show, but to ride, and he enjoys going camping on horseback. Believe it or not, Tom had a horse before he had his first bicycle. When he’s not in the office or with his horses, you’ll find Tom spending time with his children and 3 grandchildren, hiking, hunting, and during football season, cheering on the Tennessee Titans at LP Field. He and his wife also love traveling and dining out together.
Born in Portland, Oregon, Tom and his family moved to Tennessee when he was in the 3rd grade, so he considers this home for him. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University, and has lived in and around Nashville ever since. Tom’s sense of humor is probably what he’s best known for, and with all of the important work going on at NGU, it’s good to have a little comic relief now and then.