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We cover a lot of ground up front to limit your exposure, reduce claims & ensure a painless experience.

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How can we prevent, transfer and mitigate your business risks? Are there gaps in your operations— a neglected safety program, deferred building improvements — that should be addressed to improve your standing with insurance carriers? Through a holistic evaluation, we delve into these sorts of questions before we even think about getting quotes.

This ultimately yields a better risk management program.

Industry-focused teams keep tabs on relevant trends.

Our professionals have expertise in a range of niche industries, helping you better understand and manage the changes that potentially increase your risk. This market knowledge gives us advantages other brokers may not have. And, our partnership with Assurex Global enables us to write and service clients anywhere in the world.

We keep you “top of the stack” with carriers.

We work diligently on your behalf to compile applications that are complete and make a stellar impression. Comprehensive submissions build carrier interest. If carriers are competing for your business, we’ve done our job — because it means that you’ll get the most attractive proposals from the best of the bunch.

The experience is as important as the coverage.

We take our role as your partner seriously. That means we don’t just show up right before renewal time and declare “here is your renewal.” By being proactive and staying ahead of evolving risks, we are able to make incremental gains throughout the year – which is much more satisfying.

Across industries, our client’s needs are broad.

From general liability and workers’ compensation to cyber liability coverage and cargo insurance, P&J has the experience and relationships to cover all your needs.

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 Board of Directors of NAIOP and 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.

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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.

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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.

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Andy Dunagan

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


Andy has been in the insurance industry  since 2001 including extensive involvement with Workers’ Compensation. He has been at Pritchard & Jerden since 2007 and became a partner in 2011. Andy ‘s focus on Workers’ Compensation motivated him to develop a staffing and PEO practice group at P&J.  Andy leads this group where they serve over 125 clients nationally.  He has developed workers’ compensation programs specifically tailored for the staffing industry including captives, large deductible, guaranteed cost and retro plans.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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"Pritchard & Jerden are our trusted advisors for cost effective risk management."

— Chief Financial Officer, Ackerman Security Systems

"They delivered on their promise with efficiency, integrity and professionalism."

— CEO, Aurify

"Pritchard & Jerden has been a fantastic partner."

— Operational Strategy Director, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

"P&J is a proactive benefits partner, navigating solutions for complex business environments."

— CFO, The Work Institute

"We’ve worked with Pritchard & Jerden for over 50 years. "

— SVP Asset Management, Pope & Land

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