Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, Announces the Addition of Full Service Underwriting Staff to Knoxville Office

By Newswire | September 18, 2013

San Diego, CA, 9/18/13 – Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, a national multi-line program manager, is pleased to announce two new additions to the Knoxville dedicated marketing office. The Knoxville office welcomes Billy Garren as the underwriting manager for the commercial division and Kristi Tinker as the senior workers’ compensation underwriter.

Prior to joining Atlas, Garren served as a property, casualty and workers compensation underwriter for an ‘A’ rated insurance company. In his position, Garren was responsible for managing the relationships and underwriting business for 300 appointed retail agencies. He previously held the position of Commercial Lines Underwriting Manager for a multiline national program manager and general agency. Garren’s duties included program development and implementation, as well as compliance and regulatory issues. After serving in the United States Air Force, Garren graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1997. Garren successfully completed the NAPSLO Advanced School in November 2011 and is currently pursuing his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation.

Tinker is a successful workers’ compensation insurance underwriter with more than five years of experience in the insurance industry. Prior to joining Atlas, Tinker served as the new business supervisor and production underwriter for a multiline national program manager and general agency. In her position, she was responsible for managing a new business workers’ compensation team and support staff. Tinker was also responsible for maintaining an online quoting system and streamlining the workers’ compensation underwriting process for various carriers. Tinker obtained the RWCS (Registered Workers’ Compensation Specialist) designation from IRMI in August of 2010 and is currently pursuing the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation.

Bill Trzos, founder and CEO of Atlas General stated, “I am pleased to welcome Billy and Kristi to the Atlas team. They will be a valuable addition to our dedicated marketing office in Knoxville, providing superior customer service to our client base as we continue with our national expansion.”

About Atlas General Insurance Services®
Atlas General Insurance Services is a full service general insurance agency that offers a wide range of insurance solutions. Atlas has expertise in developing and underwriting programs with a variety of insurance carrier partners. Atlas has the primary goal to provide exceptional service and unique options for its clients.

Garland Byrd
Vice President – Marketing

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