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Our People, Your Team.

Our team of highly skilled insurance professionals has been intricately put together over the last several decades to address our clients needs. We have 5 generations of talent working on our team today. Brown & Brown believes in recruiting teammates with high integrity and work ethic. We invest in our team through the utilization of Brown & Brown University as well as industry-leading training and continuing education resources.

Al Phillips

Senior VP

A native Nashvillian, Al graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1953 and from Vanderbilt University in 1957. Al started in the insurance business in 1959. In 2008, the Al Phillips Insurance Agency joined with Brown & Brown of Tennessee to continue serving their customers’ needs at the highest of levels. Al’s leadership roles are numerous which include: past National Chairman of the AETNA/Travelers Agent Advisory Board, past President and Board Member of O’More College of Design; past Chairman of the Nashville Convention Center, past President and current member of the West End Sertoma Club and current member of the Vanderbilt-Peabody Roundtable. Al is married to his wonderful wife, Jere, and has two sons, Keith and Warren and three grandchildren. His hobbies include fishing, hunting and golfing.

Paul Roussel

VP Employee Benefits

Paul Roussel joined Brown & Brown of Tennessee in 2009 through the acquisition of the benefits division of his family’s insurance firm, Roussel & Associates. After graduating from the University of Tennessee Knoxville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance in 2003, Paul joined his family’s Brentwood, TN based firm bringing his technological expertise to the world of employee benefits. After implementing several enrollment platforms, Paul moved to Senior Account Manager and was responsible for managing all aspects of Roussel & Associates client’s benefit programs. In 2011, Paul was promoted to Vice President of Employee Benefits at Brown & Brown of Tennessee. He works with his clients on developing long-term strategies for their benefits programs and making sure the carriers he represents are providing the highest level of service to his customers. Paul lives in Franklin with his wife Lissa, daughter Lilly and son Max. He spends his free time with his family hiking the trails of east Tennessee, running and coaching his son’s soccer team.

Randall Ritter, CIC

Senior VP

Randal is a graduate of University of Tennessee in 1969, majoring in Insurance and Risk Management. Upon graduation, Randal joined the ranks of his father’s insurance agent, Ritter Insurance, which was formed in 1958. He was owner of Ritter Insurance through 2000, when it was acquired from Brown & Brown. Randall is a Commercial Property & Insurance agent specializing in transportation, helping his clients mitigate their inherent risks. Randal is a former Nascar race car driver/owner where he raced competitively from 1978-2004. Outside of the office you can find Randal tending to his farm and taking care of his horses.

Adam Goodman

Business Insurance Broker

Having joined Brown & Brown as a Property & Casualty Broker in February 2012, Adam takes a hands on approach to understanding his clients’ business exposures and employs a consultative approach to mitigating their inherent risks. He is active in the community, and currently serves on the Board of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation as well as volunteers for Special Ops Xcurions. Adam has served as a mentor for brokers in his Region within Brown & Brown, multiple recipient of the “Tangle B” award and Presidents Circle. Adam attended the University of Mississippi and lives in the country just West of Nashville with his wife Ashely, daughter Hallie and two Labs Boudreaux & Tula. Adam is an active outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fly fishing, beekeeping and traveling.

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