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About Us

Westan Insurance Group has been protecting customers since 1895. We are a professional independent insurance agency focused on meeting the diverse insurance needs of businesses, communities and families all across America. The great strength of our agency is the quality of our staff. With over 100+ years of combined insurance knowledge, we employ only certified insurance professionals who have the knowledge and experience to develop a custom insurance package designed to fit your specific needs. As we are in a constantly changing insurance and risk management environment, Westan Insurance protects your personal and business interests over the long term.

We represent only the most financially stable insurance companies in America as rated by A.M. Best ( It is important to understand that in today’s turbulent insurance market, not all insurance companies are the same. It is equally important to note that not all insurance policies are the same. Our insurance professionals will work closely with you to make sure you get the insurance protection you need from only the companies you can trust.

Selecting an insurance agent is an important decision. Certain agents within our company have the Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) designation and all of our Customer Service Representatives have the designation of a Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR). These designations demonstrate the highest standards of education and professional skills in the field of Insurance.

As an Independent Insurance Agency, we understand the needs of the clients and communities we serve. We are a Trusted Choice™ agency committed to acting first and foremost as your advocate. As a Trusted Choice agency, we are bound by a professional pledge that sets clear standards for the conduct of our business. Westan Insurance is proud to be a Trusted Choice™ agency and a member of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA).

Executive Team

Chief Executive Officer
John S. Tanner

Chief Operating Officer
Portis Tanner

Chief Financial Officer
Amy Williamson

Executive Vice President
Al Oliver

Chief Information Officer
Nick Hall

Senior Vice President / Commercial
Bedford Dunavant

Vice President / Marketing
Matthew Russell

Vice President / Benefits & Health Division
Leigh Ann Moore