Joe Wood, Jr., AAI
President & CEO
Joe Wood, Jr., a 33-year veteran of the insurance industry, is President & CEO of Turner Wood & Smith Insurance. He is a second generation leader of the firm and maintains a commitment to his community and profession. A graduate of the University of Georgia, where he majored in Risk Management and Insurance, Joe has been actively involved in insurance industry professional associations, holding leadership positions and having received some of the industry profession’s highest honors.
Joe has also served his community in various leadership positions: Member, Business Advisory Council, Mike Cottrell College of Business at the University of North Georgia; Trustee of Truett McConnell College; President & Campaign Chairman of the United Way of Hall County; President of the Gainesville Jaycees; Vice Chairman of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce; Trustee of Lakeview Academy; Chairman of the Gainesville Redevelopment Authority; Board Member of the Gainesville/Hall Development Authority; Director of the Gainesville Parks & Recreation Board; and a member of the Finance Committee at Lakewood Baptist Church. He was a participant in Leadership Georgia, Chairman of Leadership Hall County, and is a recipient of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Silver Shovel Award. Joe also serves as the Chairman of the Board of the United Community Bank in Hall County, and as a member of the State of Georgia Roads and Toll Authority. He and his wife Cathy have four children and two grandchildren.