Franklin agent receives Young Insurance Professional of the Year

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Ryan McKinney

From left, President of PIA National Keith Savino, Young Insurance Professional of the Year award winner Ryan McKinney and PIA of TN President Adam Cox.

The Professional Insurance Agents of Tennessee awarded Ryan McKinney, of John M. Green Insurance of Franklin, as the 2019 Young Insurance Professional of the Year Award.

The Young Insurance Professional of the Year Award is presented to an agent or company representative who has shown commitment to the PIA and to the insurance industry.   Without talented, dedicated and successful young professionals, the industry could not survive.  

The Young Insurance Professional (YIP) of the Year is presented to an outstanding individual who works for or owns a current PIA member agency or partner. Each YIP nominee is judged on his or her:

  1. Contributions to his or her agency/company.

  2.  Professional education and experience.

  3.  Contribution to the American Independent Insurance Agency System.

  4.  Contribution to PIA.

  5.  Involvement in community affairs.

  6.  Performance as an industry spokesperson.

McKinney has attained his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Certified Worker Compensation Counselor (CWCC), Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA) and Agribusiness & Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS) designations. He will complete the Chartered Private Risk and Insurance Advisor (CPRIA) curriculum in August and has already started on the Certified Personal Risk Manager (CPRIM) designation.

He’s married to Genevieve McKinney, the assistant principal at Edmondson Elementary School in Brentwood. They live in Franklin with their two children, Bennett and Jennings, and are active members of Brentwood Baptist Church, where Ryan McKinney serves as a deacon.

He’s also served on the board of numerous community organizations but is currently most active with PIA and serving on the board of the Downtown Franklin Association. A competitor at heart, he is an Ironman finisher (10:15) and races dirt bikes. He finished second in his division in the 2016 Kenda AMA National Enduro Racing Series. In his spare time, he enjoys dirt bikes, shooting sporting clays and hunting anything.

The PIA represents independent insurance agents in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. Members are local Main Street agents serving their communities throughout America. 

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