Parker Rains Named Senior VP Of Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Parker Rains
Parker Rains

Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance, Inc., one of the largest bank-owned agencies in the United States, on Wednesday announced the promotion of Parker Rains to senior vice president and head of the firm’s Nashville office. 

Mr. Rains joined the firm in 2009 as a business insurance consultant for Fisher Brown Bottrell’s Destin, Fl. office. In 2013, he was promoted to vice president, and in 2014, he moved to Tennessee to open the firm’s Nashville office.

As senior vice president, Mr. Rains will continue overseeing all aspects of the Nashville office, which now covers the Tennessee and Alabama markets, as well as managing the office and its staff. He will also be responsible for mentoring and coaching the sales team to ensure they met their sales and production goals. 

“Parker has been in the top 10 percent of new insurance sales at the agency since 2009,” said Scott Woods, president of Fisher Brown Bottrell. “He’s incredibly motivated and provides his clients with undivided attention, offering concierge-level attention and risk management services. We look forward to his continued success.” 

Insurance Business magazine named Mr. Rains to its 2017 Young Guns list, which recognizes 55 men and women under the age of 35 who have made their mark in the insurance business. 

A Tennessee native, Mr. Rains was born in Chattanooga and attended the Baylor School. He graduated from Auburn University in 2004.



TVA Opens Public Comment Period On Scope Of Integrated Resource Plan Update

The Tennessee Valley Authority kicked off a public comment period on Feb. 15, related to the initial process phase for updating its Integrated Resource Plan, the agency’s long-term energy resource strategy.  To ensure that the full range of issues and a comprehensive portfolio of energy resources are addressed, TVA invites members of the public, customers, businesses, employees, ... (click for more)

January Tennessee Revenues Less Than Expected

Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin Tuesday announced that overall January state tax revenues posted less than expected, while year-to-date state revenues remain more than budgeted. Revenues for January totaled $1.4 billion, and were 3.18 percent less than revenues received in the same time period one year ago, and were $25 million less than ... (click for more)

City Officials Believe Fish Kill In Small Creek In Hixson Is Related To Weather Changes

City officials said they believe a fish kill in a Hixson Creek is related to weather changes. Officials said, "The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is presently investigating the cause of the large numbers of dead fish seen in a wet weather conveyance that runs into the Tennessee River. At this point, officials believe that the cause is related to weather   occurrences earlier ... (click for more)

East Ridge Council Approves Funding For $2.3 Million Camp Jordan Upgrade; Christopher Harris Chosen As Administrative Hearing Officer

The city of East Ridge is continuing to make improvements and upgrades in the city’s appearance and facilities. At the Jan. 11 city council meeting, approval was given for moving forward to make improvements at Camp Jordan Park. This overhaul for the 40-year-old park includes upgrades to restrooms, concessions, fencing, bleachers, grading baseball and softball fields, turfing the ... (click for more)

Reflections On Billy Graham

Sandra and I are saddened this morning after learning of the death of Billy Graham. We rejoice today, because Mr. Graham once said "It will be reported that Billy Graham has died, but that won't be the truth. He said the truth is that he had only moved to a new location".  I remember when we named 15th Street as Billy Graham Avenue, his daughter Gigi came for the dedication ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: We’re The Angriest State

WalletHub, a financial-health website that has found it can draw a lot of attention by ranking the states on which is “fattest,” smartest, and so forth, has just announced its “sinful” rating and Tennessee churches should be ashamed of the job they are doing in making the Volunteer State a haven for puritans. Then again, our tourism may soon explode … remember Sodom & Gomorrah. ... (click for more)