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Tommy T. Martin Chair of Insurance

2016 Inductee John Milam

MTSU alumnus John Milam is executive vice president, human capital and benefits, for Willis Towers Watson in Knoxville, a firm at which he’s worked since age 22. A native of Tupelo, Mississippi, Milam moved to Nashville with his family when he was 11. He attended Nashville schools and later earned his business degree from MTSU.

Milam is a member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) and the Top of the Table, two of the most elite professional organizations for financial service professionals. He was named Tennessee Association of Insurance and Financial Advisers Professional of the Year in 2003.

Among his civic contributions, Milam served six years on the United Way Board of Directors. He has also served as president of several professional associations, including The Dream Connection, a wish-granting organization for seriously ill children. Last year, MDRT awarded a $50,000 grant to The Dream Connection in Milam’s honor for his work with the organization. It was the largest grant ever given by the 43,000-member MDRT on behalf of one of its members.

Mr. Tommy Martin
Dr. Dave Wood,
Martin Chair of Insurance
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