PEP Staff

Meet Wayne Anderson, East TN Member Services Rep

By  Callie Westerfield | 3/3/2022 7:00 am

Wayne Anderson is Public Entity Partners’ East Tennessee member services representative, a role in which he has served since 2013. He supports our East Tennessee members by sharing information on our programs and services, assisting with renewal applications, working with the underwriting and loss control departments, and serving as a liaison between the membership and the home office. Wayne is the first line of service for our East Tennessee members’ risk management and pooling needs.


Loss Control Consultants Step Into New Roles

By  Halie Gallik | 2/9/2022 7:00 am

Two of Public Entity Partners’ loss control consultants have recently moved into new positions. Bob Lynch is now filling the role of casualty consultant for Middle Tennessee, while Jim Bell Hatchel has transitioned from our underwriting department to the role of property conservation consultant for Middle Tennessee.


Meet Debbie Yeager, West TN Member Services Rep

By  Callie Westerfield | 2/9/2022 7:00 am

Debbie Yeager joined Public Entity Partners on Sept. 1, 2020, as the West Tennessee member services representative. In this role, she serves as a liaison between PE Partners and the West Tennessee membership, and is the primary point of contact for them regarding their risk management and insurance needs. She supports members by sharing information on programs and services offered by PE Partners, assisting with renewal applications, and working with the underwriting and loss control departments.


Underwriting Staff Announcements

By  Heather Hughes | 2/9/2022 7:00 am

Public Entity Partners’ underwriting department welcomes Nathan Helms as our new underwriter covering East Tennessee. He replaces Jim Bell Hatchel, who recently moved to PE Partners’ loss control department to take on the role of casualty loss control consultant.


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.