Message from the President and CEO
As you know, our Board of Directors represents our member partners and provides insight into the governance of Public Entity Partners’ operations and steers the direction of our organization. A few years ago, following an extensive planning process with our leadership team, the Board approved a 2021-2023 Strategic Plan that included revised vision and mission statements, core values and organizational values. These components are important as they guide and define the programs we seek to provide to our members in the years to come.Read more...
Message From the President/CEO
As we enter the holiday season and prepare for 2023, I wanted to provide an update on Public Entity Partners’ efforts over the past year.Read more...
Public Entity Partners Board of Directors Approves Changes to Bylaws
Our Board of Directors recently made several changes to the Public Entity Partners Bylaws focused on separation of governance, transparency, and stewardship. To learn more about these changes, visit our website. Michael Fann, President/CEO, shared, “Our team is committed to serving Tennessee local governments and the taxpayers they serve. We believe these bylaw changes will increase our transparency and responsiveness to members. Stewardship is one of our core values. Our members depend on us to provide the coverages they need and the risk management tools to assist them, and to be there to pay claims, and we take the trust they place in us very seriously."Read more...
Message From the President - March 2020
Last week, the Public Entity Partners Board of Directors met to deliberate on rate changes for FY 2022, as well as consideration of a dividend declaration. We are happy to share with you that our Board of Directors declared a $7,500,000 dividend to be returned to eligible members on renewal invoices.Read more...
Message From the President - February 2021
I had the privilege of co-presenting a session at the January training meeting of the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police (TACP), along with Chief Steve Isbell of the Dyersburg Police Department. The session was titled “Decision-Making: A Risk Management Case Study.” Law enforcement education, awareness of reasonable actions, sound decision-making, de-escalation and officer wellness are initiatives that Public Entity Partners strongly supports.Read more...
Message From the President - January 2021
In July of 2020, Public Entity Partners’ leadership team, in conjunction with our Board of Directors, began a strategic planning process. In December, the Board of Directors approved and adopted revised vision and mission statements and organizational values. These components of the strategic plan represent the cultural core of our organization, and will guide and define the programs and services Public Entity Partners seeks to provide to members in the coming years.Read more...
Message From the President - December 2020
Now that we’ve entered the final month of 2020, I would be remiss if I did not recognize the growing number of active COVID-19 cases throughout our state, and acknowledge the strain this places on our members as you work to provide essential services to your community. Public Entity Partners has labored with you throughout this year, and we’re still hard at work, responding to your loss control and underwriting questions, while continuing to handle the liability, property and workers’ compensation claims that are submitted each day. During this pandemic, we encourage you to always make the health and safety of your employees and team members your highest priority, and take the necessary steps to ensure they are protected as much as reasonably possible.Read more...
Message From the President - November 2020
Public Entity Partners is working hard to make a difference in your community through the risk management services we provide. We are primarily a public service organization that also happens to provide a financial mechanism for paying claims.Read more...
Message from the President - October 2020
While the month of October brings an end to our 40th anniversary year, it also marks the beginning of the next 40 years of serving our membership. Last night our director of member services, Callie Westerfield, and I had the privilege of attending the City of Columbia's council meeting where Mayor Chaz Molder, Vice-Mayor Dr. Christa Martin, and City Manager Tony Massey accepted a recognition award for 40 years of membership with Public Entity Partners. Barrett Jones, the first Chairman of Public Entity Partners, then called the TML Insurance Pool, was also in attendance to receive the recognition award. Our organization is grateful for the opportunity to partner with and serve our members and continues to look for ways to strengthen that partnership.Read more...
Message from the President - September 2020
Greetings! September’s arrival marks the start of a new season, as well as a new chapter at Public Entity Partners. I was recently named President / CEO by our Board of Directors, and am sincerely honored to begin serving our members in this new role. For the past 34 years, I have come to work each day confident in the knowledge that the products and services offered by Public Entity Partners are second to none. These include training, consulting, risk control surveys, grants and scholarships, comprehensive insurance options and expert claims administration. One of our primary goals is to support cities, towns and municipal agencies across our state by providing best-practice recommendations that will help keep your employees safe, safeguard public resources and assist you in serving your citizens.Read more...
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