Executive Vice President & CEO
General Oversight, Membership & Partnership Relations, Convention, Current E&O renewals
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.
Insurance sales & marketing
E&O New Business, Cyber, Agency Umbrella, Magazine, Education, and Marketing
TOM GERNT, CPIA
Tom initially joined the PIA of Tennessee as a member agent and then as a member of the Board of Directors. Tom brings expertise in commercial lines sales, personal lines and underwriting, as well as experience the agency sides of our industry. He has a long history with the PIA of Tennessee. He was awarded the Committee Chairman of the Year in 2007 and 2018 for his work with helping develop our current education program, and for his multi-year support as chairman of the convention committee. He was elected as the Vice President of the Board in 2018. In 2019 Tom was awarded the PIA of TN Agent of the Year Award. Tom enjoys time outdoors, fishing, bowling, and reading. He volunteers his spare time serving organizations like the Rotary Club of Crossville. He and his wife, Trish, kids Emilee and Ryan call East Tennessee home.
Emial: TGernt@PIATN.com Phone: (615)823-5079
Database Management, Reports, Logistics, Mailings
Phone: (615) 771-1177 ext. 203
Bookkeeping, Invoicing, General Office Administration
Phone: (615) 771-1177 ext. 204