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.
Warren Phillips is the son of Al Phillips. Much like his father, Warren has spent the majority of his career in the insurance industry. Warren graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1983. Starting in 1988, Warren was the Sr. Vice President of Al Phillips Insurance Agency, specializing in Surety bonds. With the Brown & Brown acquisition, Warren still holds the title of Sr. Vice President and runs our surety bonds division with Brown & Brown of Tennessee. Warren is an avid fan of the Vanderbilt Commodores and has worked at the scores table for their basketball teams for over 30 years.
Franklin Lee Spann graduated from Huntington College in Montgomery, AL in 1977 and, like his brother Jack, joined the family insurance business shortly after that. Lee serves as Vice President of Spann Insurance, a division of Brown & Brown of Tennessee, Inc. He is the general manager of insurance operations for the business. Lee handles operations for personal and commercial insurance and also assists the surety bond operations. After joining the family business, Lee attended Safeco Personal Lines School in Seattle, WA where he received Safeco’s annual award of excellence designation. Over his 40-year career in insurance, Lee has served on multiple agency council committees for companies including: Safeco, Pennsylvania National and Main Street America (formerly National Grange Mutual). He currently serves on Main Street America’s Southeastern Regional Agents Council. Lee enjoys traveling and spending time with his kids and grandkids.
Jennifer serves as our Brown & Brown of TN Account Leader. A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, she has been in the Accounting and Insurance industry since the early 2000’s. She has led the Brown & Brown of Tennessee Accounting team since 2011. Jennifer is a resident of Mount Juliet, Tennessee and enjoys golfing and spending time with family and friends when away from the office.
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.