Get to know our leaders

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Leadership

Jim Bailey

CPCU, CPA | President

Since 2004, Jim has served as President of Pritchard & Jerden, leading strategy and developing a high-performing leadership team.

Jim began his career as a CPA with Arthur Young & Company, moved into insurance in 1987 and joined P&J in 1997. He is a CPCU with experience across a broad set of risk and financial program areas.

He serves on the Board of the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers, as Vice Chair and Founding Member of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation, and participates in Assurex Global.

Charles Caswell

CLU | Executive Vice President | Principal | Property & Casualty

Charlie is a Chartered Life Underwriter and is actively working towards his Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter designation. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the University of Tennessee. Charlie is a member of the American Society of Certified Life Underwriters. In addition, he serves on the Northside Athletes Foundation.

He has over 30 years experience in handling insurance in both the property and casualty and employee benefits areas and manages the Real Estate Practice Group for the agency.  

Dave Mathews

CPCU, ARM | Executive Vice President | Principal | Property & Casualty

Dave earned his B.S. from Miami University in 1990. In 1992 he joined Pritchard & Jerden and became a principal in 1998. He specializes in designing Risk Management and Insurance Programs for public and private corporations in manufacturing, distribution, retail, hospitality, professional services and nonprofit industries. Dave consults with companies using captives and self-insurance as risk financing methods.

He is currently a member of Zoo Atlanta Leadership Counsel, Camp Twin Lakes Risk Committee and Leadership Atlanta Class of 2017.  He is also the Co-Founder of the Annual Nonprofit Leadership Conference currently in its 6th year.

Jon Nordin

CPCU, CWCP | Executive Vice President | Principal | Property & Casualty

Jon earned his BBA in Risk Management and Insurance from the University of Georgia. He joined Pritchard & Jerden in 1999, was made shareholder in 2004, and was elected to the Executive Committee in 2012. Jon specializes in complex insurance brokerage and risk management, with particular expertise in Real Estate, Power & Energy, Hospitality, Contracting and Distribution accounts. He obtained his Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Certified Workers’ Compensation Professional (CWCP) designations.  Jon is a licensed agent in both Property & Casualty and Life & Employee Benefits.

Rob Peters

RHU | Executive Vice President | Principal | Employee Benefits

Rob has over 15 years’ experience in the employee benefits space. As P&J’s practice group leader, his role is both strategic and tactical. He creates and enables client service teams and oversees delivery of all P&J benefit services, but at the same time, directly serves clients across industries, evaluating and implementing comprehensive benefit plans — from strategy, plan design and administration, to communication and vendor management.

Rob is active in the Georgetown Alumni Association and is an all-around sports guy — whether coaching, participating, or spectating, he’s there — field, green, or court. He lives in Atlanta with his wife, Meghan, and three children, Bobby, Barrett & Lillian.

Shannon Price

Executive Vice President | Principal | Private Client Group

Shannon earned her BS from Appalachian State University in Communications and Public Relations. She is a licensed agent in both Property & Casualty and Life & Health insurance. Shannon has more than 19 years’ experience in personal insurance, with a concentration in understanding and mitigating complex risks. Her primary strength and expertise is the placement and management of personal insurance for successful families.

Principals

Patrick Bell

Vice President | Principal | Employee Benefits

Patrick earned his BBA from Georgia State University and is an Account Executive in the Life & Employee Benefits area. He has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. Patrick joined Pritchard & Jerden in 1999 and became a partner in 2005. Prior to Pritchard & Jerden, he was the senior marketing representative for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of South Carolina.

Brian Boro

CPCU | Vice President | Principal | Risk Management

Brian has a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Risk Management and Insurance from the University of Georgia.  He earned his Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 2007.  Brian has 16 years’ experience in the Property & Casualty brokerage and risk management industry.  He joined Pritchard & Jerden in 2002 as Marketing Manager and became a partner in 2007.  He left briefly to pursue an opportunity with a large global brokerage firm but returned to P&J in 2017 to become the lead risk management consultant for a Fortune 500 client’s real estate division.

Tony Burger

CPCU, ARM-E, ARM, AAI | Principal | Property & Casualty

Tony holds both the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter and Associate in Risk Management professional designations. He earned his BBA degree in Risk Management and Insurance from Georgia State University. As a past president of the Georgia Chapter of CPCU, Tony is currently serving as trustee for the American Institute of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (AICPCU). He has 40+ years experience in the insurance industry including state regulatory, insurance company underwriting management and insurance brokerage operations involving management, sales and service.

Anthony Burger, Jr

Vice President | Principal | Marketing

Anthony has a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Spanish and a minor in Computer Technology from the University of Alabama. Anthony has eleven years’ experience in Property & Casualty insurance working as an underwriter, wholesale broker, and agency marketing manager prior to his current position. As Director of Marketing at Pritchard & Jerden, Anthony’s role is to facilitate relationships with trading partners, manage agency profitability, strategic marketing strategies, and oversee all functions of the commercial marketing department. Anthony is actively pursuing his CPCU designation and currently serves on the board for the Young Agents Committee of the IIAG.

Lawson Burnat

CPCU, AIS | Vice President | Principal | Property & Casualty

Lawson joined Pritchard & Jerden in 2008.  His expertise lies in the Retail Rent-to-Own industry with clients across the United States.  He also has experience in working with Law Firms, Staffing Firms, Real Estate, Manufacturers and Distributors, among others, with a special focus on the Alternative Risk Marketplace.  Lawson has a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Georgia where he was an Economics major.   He is a licensed Property & Casualty Agent and has obtained his Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Insurance Services (AIS) designations.  He is also a graduate of the Cincinnati Insurance Company Underwriting School.

Rob Dornbush

Vice President | Principal | Employee Benefits

Since 2007, Rob has been working closely with his clients to help them understand the financial risks associated with their benefit programs and how to maximize the return on investment in their people. His progressive approach to business consulting continues to create measurable results that are instrumental to his clients’ needs to increase profitability and employee morale. He is a member of Peachtree Presbyterian, Volunteer Baseball Coach, and an active runner with most recently completing his first ultramarathon and the Boston Marathon. Rob earned a BBA from University of Georgia. He lives in Brookhaven with his wife, Julie and two kids, Ben and Olivia.

Andy Dunagan

CWCP, CIC | Vice President | Principal | Property & Casualty

Andy has 13 years’ experience in the insurance industry including extensive involvement with Workers’ Compensation. He leads the staffing practice at Pritchard & Jerden where they service over 50 staffing firms and have a national presence in the staffing industry. He has been at Pritchard & Jerden since 2007 and became a partner in 2011. He is a graduate of Mercer University and has also earned his Certified Workers’ Compensation Professional (CWCP) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designations.

Allen Lumpkin

CIC, ARM | Vice President | Principal | Property & Casualty

Allen specializes in designing insurance and risk management programs in the private and public sectors. Allen’s expertise lies in evaluating the cost benefit of alternative risk financing — a necessity in today’s space, with more than 50% of companies now out of the standard insurance marketplace. Allen works with many industries and has developed a niche in Hospitality, Life Sciences, Technology, Manufacturing/Distribution, Real Estate, Financial Services as well as Not for Profits.

Chad McGee

Vice President | Principal | Claims Advocacy

Chad joined Pritchard & Jerden in 2014 and is responsible for managing the P&J Claims and Loss Control Team. He also handles claims activities on complex commercial accounts.  Chad received his BBA in Business Management from University of Georgia.  He has over 12 years’ claims experience in the insurance industry.  He started his career with AIG Truck and Aviation, which provided him with claims experience as well as dealing with the coinsurance/reinsurance market in London.  Chad has also worked as a claims advocate for Beecher Carlson insurance services, and most recently was the Divisional Vice President of claims analytics for Artex/Arthur J. Gallagher.

Michael Mellars

AAI | Vice President | Principal | Operations

Michael has a B.S. in Business from Kennesaw State University.  In 2012 Michael joined Pritchard & Jerden as Commercial Lines Manager and became Vice President of Operations and a shareholder in 2016.  Prior to joining P&J he was Branch Manager for Southern States Insurance for over 10 years. Michael acquired his AAI designation in 2011 and is currently working on his CPCU. Michael sits on the executive committee for the IIAG as Vice President and is also the President of The Metro Alliance of Independent Insurance Agents. Michael is married with three young girls aged 12, 10, and 7.

Mike Mewbourne

Vice President | Principal | Employee Benefits

Since 2000, Mike has specialized in employee benefits consulting. As an advisor to his clients, he plays a key role in making the most of every dollar that is spent on healthcare services and wellness programs. As an educator, his role is to teach his clients’ employees how to become intelligent healthcare purchasers and to understand and navigate their benefits most effectively. Mike graduated from Valdosta State University with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science. His academic expertise provides him the knowhow to create awareness in the field of health and wellness and educate employees on the benefits of good health practices.

Bob Shulman

CLU | Principal | Employee Benefits

Bob is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) who earned his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management and Mathematics from Georgia Tech. He is a member of the Atlanta Association of Life Underwriters and the American Society of CLU. Bob was awarded the National Sales Achievement Award, National Quality Award and National Health Insurance Quality Award. He brings more than 40 years of experience in Employee Benefits and Estate Planning.

Advisors

Tyler Caswell

Risk Management Advisor | Property & Casualty

Brad Disque

Risk Advisor | Private Client Group

Jerry Hardin

CLU | Employee Benefits Advisor

Steve Heinen

CWCP, AAI | Risk Management Advisor | Property & Casualty

Brock Hughes

Risk Advisor | Private Client Group

Steve Kindregan

Risk Management Advisor | Property & Casualty

Marie Nitto

Risk Advisor | Private Client Group

Tray Traynor

CIC, CWCP | Risk Management Advisor | Property & Casualty

Rodney Westbury

Employee Benefits Advisor

Garrett Whitehurst

Risk Management Advisor | Property & Casualty