PEP Staff

PEP Member Services Department

By  Callie Westerfield | 1/4/2022 7:00 am

PE Partners’ members often have needs or questions that are unique to their entities. This is where our Member Services Department can help. Be sure to learn how this department can assist your entity, and help connect you with the tools, coverages, training and services that best fit your needs.


Mitchell Honored at TnPRIMA

By  Heather Hughes | 12/9/2021 7:00 am

At the TnPRIMA Conference in November, Public Entity Partner’s (PEP) very own Tahtia Mitchell, Loss Control Specialist was awarded the 2021 Risk Management Associate of the Year award. “This award is designed to recognize an individual in risk management whose performance was and is exceptional,” according to the TnPRIMA nomination form.


Congratulations to Claims Staffers

By  Halie Gallik | 10/1/2021 9:00 am

After 25 years of working with local government employees as part of Public Entity (PE) Partners’ claims department, Michele Williams retired on September 30th. As the workers’ compensation claims supervisor, Michele was responsible for the workload of each of the nine workers’ compensation adjusters, in addition to working directly with claimants and members. PE Partners members who have had the opportunity to work with Michele know that she brings a sense of calm and consistency to everything she does.


PE Partners Names New Vice President

By  Halie Gallik | 5/5/2021 6:00 pm

Public Entity Partners has been fortunate to include top-notch underwriters on our team to grow and strengthen our programs. Most notably, we were privileged to work with Jon Calvin in his role of Vice President of Underwriting and Internal Services until his passing last month. While Jon’s passing has been difficult for our team, the position in which he served is very critical to our organization, and we knew that finding the right candidate to fill that role was important for carrying out our mission and fulfilling our commitment to serving our members. At the beginning of May, Embry Nichols joined our team as Vice President of Underwriting and Internal Services.


Welcome Matthew Marshall

5/4/2021 4:00 pm

Matthew Marshall joined Public Entity Partners on April 16th as our East Tennessee Casualty Loss Control Consultant. As a casualty loss control consultant, Matthew will work with members to implement risk management best practices and make recommendations to keep employees safe, safeguard public resources, and reduce losses.


Meet Debbie Yeager

By  Callie Westerfield | 10/6/2020 8:00 am

Public Entity Partners takes great pride in the experience our members have with our staff. Many of our team members have years of experience working directly with local governments in Tennessee, and our new West Tennessee Member Services representative is no exception.


George Dalton Promoted to Director of Loss Control

7/30/2020 1:00 pm

George Dalton has been named director of loss control for Public Entity Partners after serving as assistant director of loss control since 2006. In his previous role, George managed the PE Partners Training Program, which provides extensive in-person training; spearheaded the development and launch of the Local Gov Risk Academy online training platform provided to all employees of PE Partners’ members; and developed the department’s cyber risk management checklist and training.


Organization Restructuring Approved by Board

6/25/2020 4:00 pm

During a recent meeting, PE Partners’ Board of Directors approved a restructuring of our organization that will allow us to better serve our members. Jon Calvin, director of underwriting, and Michael G. Fann, director of loss control, were both selected to serve as vice presidents of PE Partners, with each leading a group of departments best suited to his unique skill set.


Meet Celeste Taylor

6/25/2020 4:00 pm

On July 1, 2020, Celeste will transition to the PE Partners’ loss control department to fill the employment practices liability (EPL) consultant position. In this new role, Celeste will assist PE Partners members in identifying and controlling employment liability risks, and work with the loss control department to develop and implement employment risk control tools.


Amanda Shrum Promoted to CFO

4/30/2020 4:00 pm

Public Entity Partners’ commitment to financial soundness ensures that we are here to serve our members for many years to come. When our members came together to form Public Entity Partners 40 years ago, they recognized the importance of creating a mechanism for protecting themselves from the impact that lawsuits, automobile accidents and other claims could have on their budgets.