PEP Staff

PEP Announces New Underwriting Staff

By  Heather Hughes | 3/9/2023 7:15 am

Public Entity Partners is excited to announce staff changes in our Underwriting Department. Our members will be working with a new group of underwriters with their next renewal.


PEP Celebrates 43rd Anniversary

By  Heather Hughes | 11/10/2022 12:50 pm

In October 1979, the City of Hendersonville and the City of Athens entered into an interlocal agreement to cooperatively manage their claims exposures and costs, which created the entity that today is known as Public Entity Partners (PEP). Our organization was one of the first statewide municipal liability pools established in the nation. Forty-three years later, Public Entity Partners works with more than 500 members representing more than 90% of non-self-insured Tennessee municipalities.


PEP Again Included in "Best Places to Work"

By  Heather Hughes | 10/6/2022 5:35 am

Public Entity Partners has been included in the annual Best Places to Work in Insurance program for the second year in a row. This honor recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work and help their organizations grow.


PEP Leadership Changes in Underwriting Department

10/6/2022 5:00 am

Two Public Entity Partners team members have been promoted to leadership roles within our organization’s underwriting department. Halie Gallik was named Director of Underwriting and Janine Helton was named Assistant Director of Underwriting, effective October 1st.


PEP Welcomes Sarah Curtis

By  Heather Hughes | 9/7/2022 12:55 pm

Sarah Curtis has joined PE Partners as a loss control training consultant. She brings a decade of experience in instructional design and training while working with local governments through the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) training program.


Welcome Aliyah Turner to Underwriting Staff

By  Halie Gallik | 8/4/2022 7:30 am

Public Entity Partners’ underwriting department welcomes Aliyah Turner as our new underwriter assistant. In her new role, Aliyah is responsible for rating, sending all underwriting applications and processing certificates of insurance requests, as well as facilitating the workers’ compensation audit process. Along with each member of our underwriting team, Aliyah also works to answer member questions and concerns.


Darden Named Director of Loss Control

6/9/2022 8:00 am

Chester Darden has been named director of loss control for Public Entity Partners. The loss control department serves PE Partners members by providing best practice recommendations to reduce work-related injuries, lower liability exposures, protect public property and facilities, and help facilitate our training, grant and scholarship programs.


PEP's Second Annual Intern Program

By  Heather Hughes | 6/9/2022 8:00 am

Public Entity Partners has launched its second annual summer internship program, which is aimed at sharing local government and pooling knowledge with risk management and insurance students.


PEP Internship Program Begins May 16th

By  Halie Gallik | 4/8/2022 2:00 pm

Public Entity Partners is committed to ensuring that the next generation of risk management leadership is well-equipped to serve local governments. In support of this goal, PE Partners is launching its second summer internship program, aimed at sharing public entity and pooling knowledge with risk management and insurance students.


Meet Callie Westerfield - Middle Tennessee

4/7/2022 8:00 am

Since 2018, Callie Westerfield has served as PE Partners’ director of member services for Middle Tennessee. She assists members by sharing information on PEP’s programs and services, helping with renewal applications, working with the underwriting and loss control departments on members’ behalf, helping members understand their insurance coverages, and acting as a liaison between the membership and the home office. She is the first line of service for Middle Tennessee members’ risk management and insurance needs.