Steve Brown, LUTCF

Steve Brown, LUTCF

President

Steve entered the insurance business in 1975 as a life and health insurance agent. After securing his property and casualty insurance license, he moved to Vidalia, GA in 1982 to establish the Stephen Brown Insurance Agency, a life, auto, and property agency, which concentrated on superior customer service. Realizing he could best serve his clients by offering customized insurance programs from a variety of insurance companies, Steve purchased the G.H. Gibson Agency, an agency that served the Vidalia/Toombs County area since the 1950’s. The name was later changed to Brown Insurance Group.

Steve continues to be very active in the insurance industry as well as community affairs.

* Serves on Southeast Region committee for GA Insurance Commissioner, Ralph Hudgens
* Received NAIFA’s Life Underwriter Training Council Fellowship (LUTCF) designation in 1990
* Received the Certified Long Term Care Advisor (CLTCA) designation in 2001
* Member and past President of Vidalia Kiwanis Club
* Member and previous officer of Toombs-Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
* 1997 Graduate of “Leadership Toombs”
* Vidalia’s Citizen of the Year in 1999
* Toombs County Commissioner 2006-2010
* Member and Deacon at Vidalia First Baptist Church

steve@bigofga.com

Blake Brown, CIC, AAI, CWCA

Blake Brown, CIC, AAI, CWCA

Vice President

Blake began his insurance career interning for a local insurance agency while attending Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA. It was during that time he obtained both his Property & Casualty and Life & Health insurance licenses. After graduation, he married his high school sweet-heart, Sara, and moved to Macon, GA. While in Macon he worked for one of the oldest agencies in Middle Georgia, which specializes in the commercial insurance field. After a couple of years of service to the Macon area, he and his wife decided to move back to “sweet” Vidalia where they are both originally from. He is a third generation insurance agent. Blake and his wife have two sons.

Some of Blake’s affiliations, credentials and hobbies include:

  • Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)
  • Certified Workers Compensation Advisor (CWCA)
  • Member and Deacon at Lyons First Baptist Church and past Finance Committee Chairman
  • Past President of the Vidalia Kiwanis Club
  • Eagle Scout and past Chairman for Boy Scout Troop 933
  • Holds the “Accredited Advisor in Insurance” designation
  • 2014 graduate of Leadership Toombs-Montgomery
  • Serves on Board of Directors for Toombs-Montgomery Chamber of Commerce
  • Enjoys anything outside, cooking and eating, camping, and most importantly spending time with his family

blake@bigofga.com

Carley Durrence, CISR

Carley Durrence, CISR

Agent / Commercial Lines CSR

Carley joined Brown Insurance Group in 2015. She is a graduate of Vidalia High School and Southeastern Technical College. Carley holds property and casualty licenses in the state of Georgia and is a Certified Insurance Service Representative.

Carley is an active  member of the Rehoboth Missionary Baptist Church .

carley@bigofga.com

 

 

Renee Grimsley, CISR

Renee Grimsley, CISR

Agent / Personal Lines CSR

Renee joined Brown Insurance Group in 1991. She is a graduate of Jeff Davis High School and Southeastern Technical College.

She holds the Certified Insurance Service Representative designation and is a licensed personal lines agent in the state of Georgia.

renee@bigofga.com

 

Christina Johnson

Christina Johnson

Personal Lines CSR

Christina joined Brown Insurance Group in 2017 and is licensed in property and casualty insurance. She is a graduate of Vidalia High School. Christina is very family oriented and is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

christina@bigofga.com

 

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