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Tommy T. Martin Chair of Insurance

Nomination Process

Nominations are accepted at any time during the year. 

Nominations received by July 1st will be considered for the current year.  Nomination forms received after July 1st will be considered for the following year induction.  Please complete the Hall of Fame Nomination Form to submit a candidate for consideration. The nominees must have achieved success in sales or in another functional area of insurance and risk management, have helped to create or have served as an officer of an agency or company, or have been affiliated with the insurance and risk management industry in another capacity.  Selection criteria will also include a strong value system and a firm commitment of service to the community and state.

The Selection Committee will need biographical data about your nominees and supportable reasons why they should be included. Any documentation you provide will be helpful in the selection process. The committee appreciates well-prepared, brief, precise submissions with salient points highlighted in bullet points. Dossiers of those not selected will be kept on file and will automatically be considered for three years.

Preferred Data Format for Nominations (please use link above to access the online form to submit material to the Nomination Committee)

  • Name, home address, email address, and phone number
  • Business address, email address, and phone number
  • Name, address, and phone number of nearest relative (if deceased)
  • Degrees, certificates, and designations (by year)
  • Professional affiliations

Please send completed form to or 

For more information, please contact:

Derek T. Wirz
Committee Chair
(423) 763-1111 ext. 101

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