Harris Madden & Powell

 

Our People

The greatest strength of any organization is the people behind the name.  Harris Madden & Powell is fortunate in that it has been able to bring together an experienced and knowledgeable staff who are dedicated to providing our clients with the best possible service delivered with the highest integrity. 

 

Meet Our Staff

Mark Harris
Mark Harris
Principal
(901) 316-1007
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With a B.A. from Emory University, Mark became a producer for Carruthers Insurance in 1977.  After earning his J.D. from Memphis State University School of Law and admitted to law practice, he became a principal and 50% owner of Carruthers-Harris Agency.  In 1992, he purchased Carruthers-Harris Agency.  In 2001, he merged Carruthers-Harris Agency with Madden and Powell, Inc. to create Harris Madden & Powell, Inc.  He has a particular expertise in heavy casualty risk, construction risk, and manufacturing risk.

 
Jay Madden
Jay Madden
Principal
(901) 316-1009
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With a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Alabama, Jay began his business career in 1979 in the tax division of a regional CPA practice domiciled in Birmingham, AL. After a year with the CPA firm, he returned to the University of Alabama where he earned his Masters in Business Administration. In 1981 he joined the National Bank of Commerce in Memphis, Tennessee specializing in construction lending. Four years later in 1985, he made the decision to leverage his lending and construction background to enter the insurance and contract surety business with a local Memphis insurance agency. In 1992, Jay teamed with fellow employee Rick Powell to form Madden & Powell, Inc. In 2001 the firm merged with the Carruthers-Harris, Inc. creating Harris Madden & Powell, Inc.  Jay is married with three children and is a member of Independent Presbyterian Church. He has been active serving in various industry trade associations and community boards. He is currently a state director of the Associated General Contractors of America.

 

 
Rick Powell
Rick Powell
Principal
(901) 316-1008
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Rick is a graduate of the University of Alabama and has over thirty years of experience in the insurance and bond business.    In 1992, he and Jay Madden formed Madden & Powell, Inc. In 2001, he and Madden merged with Carruthers-Harris Agency to create Harris Madden & Powell, Inc. He is also a founding director of Triumph Bank, serves as a Director of Palmer Home for Children and is an Elder of Independent Presbyterian Church.

 
Ric Stallings
Ric Stallings
Principal
(901) 316-1006
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In 1994, Ric joined Madden & Powell, Inc. after graduating from the University of Southwest Louisiana with a degree in accounting. Now, as a principal at Harris Madden & Powell, he specializes in heavy casualty, construction insurance and bonding. He also has a specialized area of focus advising and insuring public entities and municipalities.
 
Keith Brown
Keith Brown
Producer
(901) 316-1087
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Keith joined C. P. Brown & Associates, LLC in 1980. He began his career in the agency focusing on the insurance and bonding needs of construction clients in the Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas area. After 39 years as an established construction agency, C.P. Brown & Associates, LLC merged with Harris, Madden, Powell. Keith has been active in several industry organizations and has served as an officer on the board of the National Association of Surety Bond Producers. Keith is married and has two daughters. He enjoys the outdoors and is an avid boater.

 
Blake Dickens
Blake Dickens
Producer
(901) 316-1071
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Blake joined Harris Madden & Powell as a commercial lines insurance producer with a background in Construction and Healthcare. After working in both of these vulnerable industries, his desire became to consult with companies to uncover risk and help them take appropriate actions to mitigate that risk. He was born and raised in the Memphis, Tennessee area and graduated from the College of Business at Mississippi State University. Blake is married to Jami and has 2 children, Lyla and Graham. He attends Grace Evangelical Church and is an active board member of The Grace Institute and Wings Cancer Foundation.

 
Dale Ernst
Dale Ernst
Producer
(901) 316-1077
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After graduating from the University of Northern Iowa in1974, Dale began his insurance career selling group benefits and life insurance in August of 1974 in Humboldt, Iowa. Dale and his wife, Vikki, began the Old Northwest Company in September of 1981 in Memphis, TN. In 1998, Old Northwest became part of the Principal Financial Group and Dale became the Director of Sales and Service for the Principal until 2007. After 6 years with First Horizon Insurance Group, Dale joined Harris, Madden and Powell as the Employee Benefits Practice Manager. Dale earned a number of professional designations from the American College during his sales and management career. Those professional designations include Chartered Life Underwriter, Registered Health Underwriter, and Registered Employee Benefits Consultant. Dale is also a Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow and an NAHU Certified Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Professional.

 
Anne Fitzgerald
Anne Fitzgerald
Producer
(901) 316-1002
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After graduating with a BA in Marketing from the University of Memphis Ann Fitzgerald began her career in insurance at Carruthers Harris Agency where she became a Commercial Lines Producer. Ann currently specializes in Commercial Construction with an emphasis in Local/Intermediate Trucking, Landscaping/Irrigation & Group Health.

 
Mike Gabrielleschi
Mike Gabrielleschi
Producer
(901) 316-1004
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In 1982, Gabe embarked on his insurance career. After joining Madden & Powell in 1993 as commercial insurance producer he developed an emphasis in commercial insurance including retail, private schools, manufacturers, and property risks.
 
Wally Jones
Wally Jones
Producer
(901) 316-1086
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Wally graduated from Memphis State University in 1976 and began his insurance career with C. P. Brown & Associates, LLC in 1977 specializing in bonding and insurance for the construction industry in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. He has been an active participant in the Associated General Contractors, Associated Building Contractors, and the Tennessee Valley Flood Control organizations. In 2011, Brown & Associates merged with Harris, Madden & Powell. Wally is married with three children and is a duck hunting and fishing enthusiast.

 
Cooper Permenter
Cooper Permenter
Producer
(901) 316-1075
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Cooper grew up in Ripley, Mississippi. A recipient of the NMIIA and the MIEF scholarships, he graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2006 with a degree in Insurance and Risk Management. He spent two years with an investment firm as a bond analyst for the fixed income research department. Cooper joined Harris, Madden & Powell in 2009 as a commercial lines producer focusing on construction, distribution, manufacturing and surety bonds.

 
Richard Powell, Jr.
Richard Powell, Jr.
Producer
(901) 316-1079
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Richard graduated with a B.S. in Finance from the University of Alabama. He spent the first six years of his career working in Commercial Lending for a local community bank. He joined HMP in 2015 and is focusing on the construction and manufacturing industries.

 
Rick Saunders
Rick Saunders
Producer
(901) 316-1012
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Rick started in the insurance business in 1975 after working for ten years as a financial consultant and advisor in the securities industry. Now, he specializes in commercial lines property and casualty insurance with an emphasis on construction, retail and wholesale industry segments.
 
Will Sawyer
Will Sawyer
Producer
(901) 316-1022
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After completing undergraduate work in Geneva, Switzerland at the International University in Geneva with a focus on Finance, Will worked as a consultant in the automotive industry focusing on IT solutions for dealerships.  After a couple years of consultant work, Will went to Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis and graduated with a JD and went to work as the risk manager for Barnhart Crane and Rigging, Co.  After 4 years of working with Barnhart and gaining a full understanding of the insurance and risk issues with a large corporation, Will joined HMP as a producer to help leverage his skills to benefit current and future HMP clients. 

 
Sami Weymouth
Sami Weymouth
Producer
(901) 316-1025
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Sami began her insurance career over 25 years ago as a Personal Lines CSR in Boise, Idaho. She was then transferred to Salt Lake City, Utah as a Commercial Lines CSR. Finally landing in Memphis, TN in 1996, Sami specialized in general retail, wholesale and service operations. Sami currently manages the HMP program for small to medium furniture and hardware stores throughout the United States.
 
Jane Wooten
Jane Wooten
Producer
(901) 316-1033
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Jane started in the insurance business in 1970 with Prudential Insurance as personal assistant to one of Prudential's top producers. Working in the Life, Health and Group markets with her customers, she was the recipient of the “Above & Beyond” award from Prudential for her dedicated service to her customers. After 22 years with Prudential, she joined forces with Mark Harris at Carruthers-Harris helping to build the Group, Life & Health Department. After the merger with Madden & Powell, she has worked to head up the Group, Life & Health Department. She has been a past Leader’s Club Member with Humana as well as on the Agents Advisory for BCBST and Humana. She is a current member of the National Association of Health Underwriters and the local branch of Mid-South Health Underwriters. After 40 years in the insurance business, she still looks forward to working daily with her customers and making sure that their best interest is always first.

   

Harris Madden & Powell, Inc.
1770 Kirby Parkway
Suite 320
Memphis, TN 38138

Telephone: 901.312.5300
Facsimile: 901.853.9943
Toll Free: 800.559.5061

 

We are located in the Forum III building at the corner of Kirby Parkway and Great Oaks Rd. The office is just north of Poplar Avenue and across the street from the Kroger Shopping center.

 

 

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