Wayne L. Sumner

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Wayne L. Sumner 2020-04-03T17:49:08+00:00


Wayne L. Sumner
Wayne L. SumnerChairman of the Board
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. Not only has Wayne served as a past president of the NC Surplus Lines Association, but he has also served on a committee for rewriting the surplus lines license test – in 2015, Wayne was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the NC Surplus Lines Association. In 1997 and again in 2011 Wayne was recognized by the Independent Insurance Agents of NC (IIANC) as Company Professional of the Year and played an instrumental part in the electronic filing of Form F’s in NC. In 2012, Wayne was awarded the Outstanding Service Award from Appalachian State University for his service and support of App State. In 2013, Wayne was honored by App State with the opening of the Wayne L. Sumner Broadcast Studio for the new home of WASU Radio. In 2017 Wayne was recognized by the Independent Insurance Agents of South Carolina (IIABSC) as Industry Person of the Year. In 2017, Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina honored Wayne with The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. In 2018 Wayne was awarded the Company Professional of the Year from the Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia (IIAV).

Current Status

Some of my highlights

  • Hometown: Wallace, NC
  • Strangest Food Eaten: Cow Tongue
  • Biggest Pet Peeve: Lateness
  • Favorite Candy: Dark Chocolate
  • Favorite TV Show: Andy Griffith
  • Dream Job as a boy: Radio DJ
  • Favorite Quote: “Tough times don’t last, but tough people do.”

Wayne’s Favorite Jingle

For a more immersive experience, play this tune from CBS’s 1960’s hit TV program, the Andy Griffith Show.

Wayne’s Wallpaper

Appalachian Scenery

Autumn Colors

Coastal Areas



Woodlands and Forest