South-West Insurance Agency, Inc.


Michael “Mike” Allen

Michael “Mike” Allen, CIC - Certified Insurance Counselor

South-West Insurance Agency, Inc.  »  Michael “Mike” Allen



Mobile: 276-393-2356

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 member of the Chairman’s Council of Harleysville Insurance Company. Mike is also a member of the Wise County Chamber of Commerce, the Wise County Education Foundation, and Past President and member of the Big Stone Gap Kiwanis Club. He co-hosts the popular weekly radio show “Pigskin Picks”. Mike serves on the Executive Committee of the UVA-Wise Board of Trustees and the Board of Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital. Mike currently resides in Big Stone Gap with his wife, Mary Beth, who is a retired kindergarten teacher. They have two children: Lauren, a University of Tennessee graduate who lives and works in Knoxville, and John Michael, a Virginia Tech graduate who is a law student at Ole Miss.