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Tommy T. Martin Chair of Insurance

2015 Inductee Ken Pinkston

An alumnus of Martin Methodist College, MTSU (B.S. ’64) and Vanderbilt, Ken Pinkston began his career in the insurance industry in 1964 with Traveler’s Insurance Company in Nashville.

He then joined what would become the Willis Group, filling various roles including president of the company’s research and sales development division and chairman and CEO of Willis operations in North America and vice chair of global operations.

Pinkston supported professional organizations throughout his career, at one point serving as a member of the board of directors of the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers in Washington, D.C.

Among his civic involvement, Pinkston is a past member of the board of directors of PENCIL, a nonprofit dedicated to improving public education in the Nashville area and served in a tutoring program for elementary school students. He is a past board member of the Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America and currently serves as a board member of Community Care Fellowship, an organization focusing on the homeless.

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