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South-West Insurance Agency, Inc. » Michael “Mike” Allen
Tenure: Since 1981; President since 1995
Duties and Accreditations: Mike is a member of the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors since 1985, the National Association of Surety Bond Producers, the Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia, and the Professional Insurance Agents Association. His educational background includes the United States Fidelity and Guaranty Insurance School and the Wharton School – University of Pennsylvania – Commercial Insurance.
Personal: Mike attended Milligan College before obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Virginia’s College at Wise in 1981. He is a board member of the GAP Partnership. Mike is the current vice-chair of the Ballad Lonesome Pine Hospital Board, and a member of the University of Virginia’s College at Wise’s Board. He also co-hosted the popular weekly radio show “Pigskin Picks.”
Mike continues to stay active in the region and currently Resides in Big Stone Gap with his wife Mary Beth, a retired kindergarten teacher. They have two children: daughter Lauren Mottern and son John Michael Allen. Lauren resides in Knoxville TN with her husband Tyler, son James Arrington Mottern, and daughter Rebecca LuAnn Mottern. John Michael resides in Nashville, TN with his wife, Toy Gathings Allen.