Bill Arowood: Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. Announces New Hires for January 2015

Appalachian Underwriters, Inc., (AUI) the fifth largest Managing General Agent in the nation with premiums in excess of $500 million, welcomed five new employees to the company during the month of January.

“We are pleased to have these employees join the various organizations of our enterprise,” said Bill Arowood, president of AUI. “Our successes are built around the quality employees throughout our organization who are collectively committed to excellence in customer service.”

The new employees are:

Shannon Bryant is the new accounts receivable analyst and comes to AUI with eight years of experience in collections. She worked at GMAC for three and a half years collecting car payments. She then worked at Frost-Arnett for four years, becoming the assistant manager. Shannon is married and has three children named Braydon, Ashley and Bentley.

Jason Herrman is an operations analyst for INVO PEO. He worked for Brinks Armored Car for 18 years, starting in 1996 as a supervisor for the production facility. In 2000 he became a route coordinator and in 2006 was promoted to Cash Logistics Manager. During this time he was responsible for the inventories and commercial deposits for 50 banks and the supervision of 100 employees. Jason has been enrolled part-time, online, at Fort Hays State in Fort Hays, Kansas for the last few years and hopes to graduate this summer with his associates in Business Management.

Christina Miller is a new payroll processor for INVO PEO. She has over seven years of payroll experience, more than half of that being spent at a PEO in Florida. Christina has been a stay at home mom for the past 10 years but has continued to involve herself in the payroll world through various work from home jobs. Christina and her family moved to Tennessee from Florida in September. She is looking forward to putting down roots in Tennessee, as well as INVO PEO.

Timothy Parker is the new Director of Data Services for Information Technology Partners in Columbia, South Carolina. Tim has been in management and technical leadership positions within the property and casualty insurance industry for the past eight years. He has served as the manager of the Data Warehouse Team and Data Architect at Seibels Insurance Technology and Services, Analytics Technical Consultant for Innovation Group, and Data Architect at EagleEye Analytics. Tim received his Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems for Liberty University, and a Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute. Timothy also enjoys performing the guitar with the 246th Army Band in the South Carolina Army National Guard and at local churches and community events around Columbia.

Jennifer Weathers is the new collections specialist at AUI. She has worked in collections for nine years, six-and-a-half years of that being with Revenue Recovery Corp. She continued working in collections after leaving Revenue Recovery Corp, focusing mainly in medial bill collections. Jennifer was raised in Union County and continues to live there with her 7-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter.

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