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Independent Insurance Agents of Mississippi announces new leadership

Cecil Vaughan

Cecil Vaughan of Galloway Chandler McKinney Insurance Agency in Columbus was recently elected Chairman of the Independent Insurance Agents of Mississippi (IIAM) at its 119th annual Convention in Destin, Fla. Vaughan has previously been Vice-Chairman, Chairman-Elect, and a Board and Executive Committee member for the association.

Vaughan is a partner/producer for Galloway Chandler McKinney Insurance where he has worked for 33 years. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Mississippi State University and holds the Certified Insurance Counselor designation.

Other officers include: Ray Robertson of Marchetti Robertson & Brickell Insurance and Bond Agency in Ridgeland as Chairman-Elect; Josh Smith of Insurance & Risk Managers in Brookhaven as Vice Chairman; Ray Collins of Collins Insurance Agency in New Albany as Treasurer; and Shaw Johnson III of SouthGroup Insurance Services in Clarksdale as National Director

In addition to the association officers, Vaughan named the following agents to serve on the IIAM Executive Committee for 2017-2018: Durr Boyles of Boyles Moak Insurance Services in Ridgeland; Tatum Brown of R.L. Brown Insurance Agency in Oxford; Roman Galey of SouthGroup Insurance Services in Hattiesburg; Gwen Jolly of West Central & Company in Aberdeen; Brad Kent of SouthGroup Insurance Services in Laurel; John Morgan Mims of The Insurance Center of Meridian in Meridian; Pam Wilson of Lemon-Mohler Insurance Agency in Ocean Springs; and Scott Woods of Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance in Jackson.

The following agents were also elected to three-year terms on the IIAM Board of Directors: Thomas Elfert of Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services in Jackson; David Huggins of Fiser Insurance Agency in Clarksdale; Terry Pendley of Old South Insurance Group in Hazlehurst; and Brent Tyler of HUB International Gulf South in Ridgeland.

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