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Tommy T. Martin Chair of Insurance

2015 Inductee Eugene “Gene” Frazer Jr.

Eugene “Gene” Frazer Jr. of Knoxville, Tennessee, retired from the Shafer Insurance Agency in Knoxville, where he served for 34 years.

To start his career, Frazer went to work with Travelers Insurance Company as a casualty underwriter in Nashville in 1960 before being transferred to Knoxville and joining Shafer Insurance Agency as marketing manager. He was named vice president a few years later and retired from the agency in May 2001.

A U.S. Army veteran and Vanderbilt University graduate, Frazer was known among his colleagues as a student of insurance. He was active in leadership roles within professional insurance associations on both the local and state level.

Among his civic involvement, Frazer served as a board member of both the Free Medical Clinic of America and the Board of Wesley House Community Center. He has been active in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Knoxville beginning in the mid 1970’s and also served on an allocation committee for the United Way of Greater Knoxville.

Mr. Tommy Martin
Dr. Dave Wood,
Martin Chair of Insurance
Rebecca Darden,
Program Coordinator