Our Story

Tennessee Brokerage Agency (TBA) was founded in 1959 by Col. John William “Bill” Felton III. Those who fondly remember Bill know that he was a true gentleman and patriot. He was a man who loved and served his country with pride and embodied a deep and long-standing passion for the insurance industry. He was a mentor to financial advisors and their clients; helping them understand what one could accomplish in their lives and for their families using insurance. Bill served on numerous boards and was a prominent member of community organizations including the Rotary Club of Knoxville, where he was awarded Rotarian of the Year. He was a true patriot, and as such, founded the East Tennessee Veteran’s Memorial to honor those who served, loved, and died for their country.

What this means to you and your clients is that you are working with an insurance firm that is built on character and a legacy of serving others. We step up to the plate when it comes to helping people and consider it a privilege to be a part of protecting your clients’ lives, families, and businesses. With Bill’s passing in 2011, TBA’s legacy and values continue to be carried on by his son and TBA President, John W. Felton, IV, and the entire dedicated TBA support team. As president of TBA, a position he has held since 1996, John continues the family legacy of community service. He has served on numerous local and insurance association boards as well as civic and social organizations. He is a past-president of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors for the Tennessee and Knoxville Chapters, a former LIFE Foundation Board Member, and Past Chairman of the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA).

We look forward to serving as your insurance support team.

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Col. John William “Bill” Felton III
December 27, 1932 - June 21, 2011

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John W. Felton, IV
President