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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.

Katy Anderson, PHR, SHRM-CP

Team Resources Associate

Katy is the Team Resources Associate for Brown & Brown of TN. She is a graduate of Western Kentucky University with a degree in Human Resource Management. In 2012 she joined the Brown & Brown team as an Intern at corporate headquarters in Daytona Beach, FL. She then joined the Team Resources Audit Team out of Syracuse, NY, traveling across the country to audit B&B offices on Human Resource best practices. In 2015, Katy transitioned to the Nashville office as an Employee Benefits Account Manager. After three years of client service, Katy now supports Nashville’s 90+ team members with recruiting, training, development and team member engagement. Katy holds her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Society for Human Resources Management – Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) designations and is a member of the National and Middle TN SHRM chapters.
Katy enjoys visiting family in Kentucky, trying new restaurants with friends, and is a doting dog-mom to terrier mix, Sadie.

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.

David Massey

Sr. VP Employee Benefits

David graduated from Calloway School of Business at Wake Forest University in 1988 and began his career at First Union National Bank, spending four years in management. He then became a Group Marketing Representative with The Guardian Life Insurance Company, then later joining First Horizon Insurance, now Brown & Brown of Tennessee, and has been a consultant with our agency since 1998. David’s focus is on bringing transparent solutions to employers to reduce overall cost to employees and employers. He helps companies develop self-funded programs with value based pricing, on-site clinics, and fully transparent PBM’s to assist them in becoming more profitable. David provides enrollment support, customized communications, and negotiation for everything from stop-loss to voluntary benefits. He is experienced and is currently working with union and non-union programs. David is a member of National Association of Health Underwriters and the Middle TN Employee Benefits Council. David is also an active member at Covenant Presbyterian Church and is married with four children.

Sam Cook, III

Senior VP

Sam started his insurance career in 1976. Shortly after starting his career, he founded Cook & Lord Insurance Agency in 1980. The values he had when he first started, he instills today. Sam always deals from a position of strength; treating his customers more than what he’s promised, and being fair and measured. Sam is a licensed in Property & Casualty and Life Insurance agent. Sam has been with Brown & Brown Insurance of TN since 2011 and credits his longevity to loving what he does for his customers and their mutual respect of him.

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