Kevin Kinser, agency manager of the Washington-Jonesborough Farm Bureau Insurance agency, has been promoted to the position of regional manager for the easternmost region of Tennessee, which includes Greene County.
Kinser, a Greene County resident, will assume his new role on Oct. 1.
Kinser will take over from current regional manager, Earl Jarnigan, who has announced his retirement.
Kinser contracted with Tennessee Farmers Insurance Co., a Farm Bureau subsidiary, in 1998 as an agent in the Hawkins-Rogersville office. He moved to the new Hawkins-Mt. Carmel office as agency manager in 2006, and moved on to manage the Washington-Jonesborough office in 2007.
"I am looking forward to this new role with our companies," Kinser said. "The people of Region 5 have always been recognized for their commitment to winning and the example they set every day.
"I am excited to get to work with the agents and see what we can do together to be the best."
Kinser is a 1997 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
He and his wife, Julie, have a son and two daughters and are members of Cedar Creek Church of God on Cedar Creek Road.
"Kevin has positioned himself to assume the regional manager responsibilities," said Sonny Scoggins, chief executive officer.
"Having been among the top 10 agents for the majority of his career, he knows what it takes to succeed as a Farm Bureau agent. His abilities will strengthen the sales management team."
Farm Bureau Insurance was founded in 1948; it is the state's number one writer of individual life insurance and the second largest writer of home and auto policies, according to a news release.
It has offices in more Tennessee communities than any other insurer, the news release notes. There are 450 agents in 169 offices across the state.