Kristopher Fisher: Executive Director
KRISTOPHER MARK FISHER, LUTCF, CPIA
Kristopher joined PIA of Tennessee in March 2015. His professional career in insurance started with MetLife as a Financial Services Representative, Functional Manager, and Associate Financial Planner. He worked for Harleysville Insurance as their Regional Life Manager in Tennessee, Alabama, and Arkansas. He spent two years as an Associate Development Director for Shriners Hospitals for Children. He has owned his own insurance agency, focusing primarily on life insurance and other protection products. Kristopher graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors from Ashford University with a Bachelor's in Organizational Management degree. He is actively involved in the community as a leader in Boy Scouts and an adviser for DeMolay International. He is a Freemason, having served in multiple masonic organizations, including Chairman of the Grand Lodge of Tennessee's Long-Range Planning Committee. He also served as a member of the Board of Governors for the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Lexington, Kentucky. He and his son, Daylen, live in Nashville.
Kelly Smagacz: Executive Administrator
Kelly joined PIA of Tennessee in February of 2017. Kelly comes to us with 30 years of bookkeeping and administrative experience. It spans a variety of industries and even encompasses business ownership. All of which gives her a broad knowledge of business operations. Her non-profit experience includes heading an organization called Music4TNKids. In the early 2000’s they raised over $300k allowing them to put in place music and art programs and equipment throughout Nashville area schools over a 3-year period. She is a self-proclaimed “soccer mom” and enjoys traveling with her daughter to tournaments throughout the U.S. Her family also provides respite foster care to the TN Baptist Children’s Home in Brentwood, TN. She lives in the Nashville area with her husband and two children.
Jessie Litkenhus: Program Administrator
Jessie joined the PIA in March 2016. She graduated from Murray State University, with a Bachelors of Science degree in Public Relations. Previously she served as the Marketing Manager for SFW in Burley, Idaho. With SFW, her central focus was creating and executing marketing strategies, content marketing, event coordination, and managing all social media platforms. In addition to her PR background, she has a variety of experience volunteering for different associations, some of which include: the American Cancer Society, Special Olympics, and Shriners Hospitals for Children in Kentucky. She is an avid traveler, searching to capture God's creations through photography, and writer of her blog Wanderlust Cowgirl.
The Association of Professional Insurance Agents of Tennessee (PIA of TN) is the organization dedicated to the growth, perpetuation and success of its members as independent business people by providing member benefits and services, as well as insurance products for their agencies and clients.
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Providing our PIA members with products to protect them with legal matters, included legal consultations, contract or document review, debt collection assistance, legal correspondence, and even discounts on trial defense service. ID Shield’s comprehensive identity protection service diligently monitors for criminal activity and gives you all you need to keep your identity secure from thieves and fraud. This is a product that is also available for our member agencies to market to their clients and receive commissions on those sales.