Loggins & Wood Promoted

Two new partners, stockholders and officers have been named at Turner Wood & Smith Insurance in Gainesville. Agents Brent Loggins and Trey Wood are new partners and stockholders, as well as being named as vice presidents of the full service independent insurance agency that has served this community for over a hundred years.

Joe Wood, Jr., President & CEO of Turner Wood & Smith Insurance noted that the two were elevated because of their success in meeting prescribed goals within the company, their commitment to their clients, and to their involvement within the community. Wood noted, “We take a great deal of pride in the fact that our company has been a supportive member of this community since 1905. We expect the officers and employees of our company to hold to a high set of business ethics, goals and standards that include not only surpassing production goals but also being an active and supportive member of charitable and civic organizations. Both Brent and Trey have met and exceeded our expectations and are deserving of being name partners, shareholders and Vice Presidents in our company”, Wood added.
Both Brent Loggins and Trey Wood are natives of this area and become the fifth and sixth partners and shareholders in the company. They join Joe T. Wood, President & CEO, Robert Fowler, Executive Vice President and COO, and Tony Nix and Jimbo Floyd, Vice Presidents.

Loggins, a graduate of Johnson High School, earned a degree from the State University of West Georgia, where he attended on a full tennis scholarship, and where he also served a year as coach of the women’s tennis team. He has been in the insurance industry since 1998, joining Turner Wood & Smith in 2009 where he specializes in commercial insurance risk for all types of businesses. He has been honored locally as the Insurance Man of the Year in 2007 and at Turner Wood & Smith Insurance this year with the New Business Production Leader Award. He is a member of the South Hall Rotary Club and involved with fundraising activities for a number of organizations, including the Boy Scouts and Ride for the Cure.

Wood was an all-around athlete at Lakeview Academy, and later served as middle school baseball and basketball coach at the school. He is an honors graduate of The University of Georgia with a degree in Insurance & Risk Management and has additional study with the Selective Insurance School. A third generation member of the Wood family to serve the company, he has earned the Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI) professional designation and the professional designation of Certified Worker’s Compensation Advisor, or CWCA. He also serves on the Young Agents of Georgia Board of Directors of the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia. Wood is actively involved with the Gainesville Jaycees, the Trellis Society of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Foundation, the Young Leaders Organization of the United Way of Hall County and is on the Boards of the Edmondson-Telford Center for Children and Rape Response.

About Turner, Wood & Smith

Turner, Wood & Smith Insurance is the largest independent agency in this area, with 33 employees who have accumulated over 600 years of experience in the industry. Additionally, agency employees possess over 20 professional designations and are actively involved in numerous civic, church and charitable organizations.