• The Insurance Center announces Tommy Bennett as Vice-President

    The insurance center
    announces Tommy bennett as vice-president.

    Long time Account Executive-Commercial & Personal Lines, Thomas S. Bennett Jr. “Tommy”, has been promoted to Vice-President, including equity partnership in the company, announced Agency Principal/Account Executive Mike McAden. Bennett has been with the Insurance Center since 2010 and has been key to the agency’s success in Carteret County. “Prior to joining our team, Tommy was a long-time customer of the agency and had a good relationship with Bill Willis, one of the owners.” said McAden. “After joining, he managed the Atlantic Beach office and was critical to our hurricane response this past September.” McAden continued.
    A 1981 West Carteret High School graduate, Bennett completed his education in 1985 at the University of North Carolina. He is the former owner/operator of the Comfort Inn and Econo Lodge in Morehead City and was also the developer of Clearwater on Country Club, a residential condo association in Morehead City. In addition, Bennett is a member of the Founding Board of Directors of the North Carolina Seafood Festival, and has served also as Chairman of the Crystal Coast Hospice House, President of the Crystal Coast Hospitality Association, member of the Crystal Coast Civic Center Board of Directors, Vice-president of the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce.  He has also served as District Chairman of the Croatan Trails District, East Carolina Council, Boy Scouts of America.
    Past President of the Big Rock Blue Marlin 50th Anniversary Tournament, Bennett continues to serve as board member for over 30 years. Bennett was the initial recipient of the Jack Goldstein Hospitality Award presented by the Crystal Coast Hospitality Association, was the 2014 recipient of the Lookout Rotary Civic Award presented by the Rotary Club of Morehead City-Lookout and was recognized by the Carteret County Board of Realtors as Affiliate of the Year in 2014. In a recent interview Bennett commented, “Each and every day I am privileged to work with a group of outstanding individuals and I get to witness their efforts and professionalism in providing the highest level of services to the agency’s clients.” Bennett resides in his native Morehead City with his wife, Wanda.  They are the parents of 4 adult children and 4 grand children as well.
    The Insurance Center is an independent agency celebrating over 80 years of service, offering coverage locally and nationwide. The company has grown to over 40 employees representing some of the best insurance companies in the country.  In addition to the New Bern location at 1320 Commerce Drive, they also have a location in Atlantic Beach. To speak with an agent or learn more about the Insurance Center, call 252-637-4173 or visit them at www.ticnc.com.



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