Pritchard & Jerden Announces Willie Kelly, ARM as New Claims Advocacy Director

ATLANTA, Nov. 24, 2020 – Atlanta insurance brokerage welcomed their new Claims Advocacy Director, Willie Kelly, ARM to the agency on November 9th.

Kelly graduated from Florida A&M University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business and brings 13 ½ years of claims experience to the agency. Prior to joining Pritchard & Jerden, Kelly spent six and a half years as Ironwood’s Claims Advocacy Manager and seven years in Omaha, NE working as a Claims Consultant/Associate Account Executive for Aon Risk Services.

“We are extremely thrilled to have Willie join the Pritchard & Jerden family,” states Michael Mellars, Pritchard & Jerden Executive Vice President. “His wealth of experience and expertise in claims and risk management, along with his bright personality and warm disposition, will make him an invaluable member of the team. We look forward to the strong leadership that he will bring to the role and the organization.”

As Claims Advocacy Director, Kelly will work closely with both the claims team and P&J producers on servicing the existing clients and assisting the producers with prospects. Kelly’s areas of expertise include Property & Casualty claims and coverage and Executive Lines of coverage.

“I am very excited to be part of the Pritchard & Jerden family and am looking forward to contributing to this outstanding organization,” states Willie Kelly. “I know I have a great claims team and my goal is to continue the tradition of providing outstanding service to our clients. I want to draw upon my past experience and expertise to ensure we continue to proactively address the needs of our clients by working with our carrier and third-party administrator partners.”


About Pritchard & Jerden

Pritchard & Jerden is an independently owned insurance and risk management firm, providing Property & Casualty, Life and Employee Benefits, and Personal Insurance services. Established in 1960, Pritchard has 92 employees. For more information about the firm, its practices, and its professional staff, please visit

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