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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, 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. He is a board member of the GAP Partnership. Mike is the current chairman of the Ballad Lonesome Pine Hospital Board, and a member of the University of Virginia’s College at Wise’s Executive Board. He also co-hosts the popular weekly radio show “Pigskin Picks”. Mike Resides in Big Stone Gap, with his wife Mary Beth, a retired kindergarten teacher. They have two children, daughter Lauren Mottern, her husband Tyler and son James Arrington Mottern. They reside in Knoxville, TN. Their son, John Michael resides in Nashville, TN