Wayne L. Sumner is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Jackson Sumner & Associates. He entered the insurance industry in 1975 after graduating from Appalachian State University with a BSBA degree.
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JSA's Leaders are the finest in our industry. We find that we actually have more experience and insurance education than our company underwriters.
Mimi grew up in Black Mountain and graduated high school in 1976 when she came to ASU, majoring in Business and Psychology. She started in the insurance industry with Wayne Sumner in 1979 with another firm and then became JSA’s first employee in 1981.
Brian Lambeth, CPCU, ARM, ASLIChief Information Officer
Grace is from Boone, North Carolina and graduated from Appalachian State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science Business Administration in Accounting. She began with Jackson Sumner in 2016. She lives in Boone with her son and enjoys going to the beach.
Kelli Hefner,CICVice President of Transportation Operations
Joi is originally from Big Stone Gap, Virginia and holds a BS in Business Marketing from University of Virginia. She and her husband moved to Boone full time in 2019 after having had a vacation home here for many years.
Laura is originally from a farm in Galax, Virginia. She is a Hokie that holds a BS in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech. She is also a Google Analytics Certified Analyst which is one of the nerdier reasons why we like her.