The award is named after a former executive director of the Insurors of Tennessee, a statewide association of independent insurance agents and brokers. It is presented annually to an association member who has provided exemplary service on a committee or special project.
Hunt currently serves as the treasurer and head of the finance committee of the organization, and began his service for the Insurors of Tennessee as a Director of Region II, covering Middle Tennessee, in 2004. He has also served on the Government Affairs committee and worked extensively to help grow support for the association's political action committee. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Wingate University in North Carolina, and started his career with Maryland Casualty Company in 1982 before beginning to work with independent agencies in 1988. He now
resides in Bell Buckle with his wife Jenny Hunt. They have two daughters, Hannah Kay, who graduated from Wake Forest University and Sarah Ashleigh, who is a student at Auburn University.
"Joe has gone above and beyond to make sure the finances of our association are maintained in a professional manner and in the best interests of our members," says Insurors CEO Chuck Bidek, "Jim Alexander was a mentor and friend of mine, and I do not take the process of giving an award in his name lightly. However, Joe's service as treasurer made this decision an easy one."
Insurors of Tennessee is a trade association that was founded in 1893 and currently represents over 500 independent insurance agencies in Tennessee. Its members offer consumers a "Trusted Choice" of insurance companies, advocacy and professional advice for all of their insurance needs.