TIS Insurance Services

TIS Insurance Services names two new shareholders

Rob McMillin and John Sims join the ownership team

KNOXVILLE, TN – (August 19, 2016) – TIS Insurance Services, Inc., a Top 100 independent insurance agency, recently named Rob McMillin and John Sims as its newest shareholders. “Rob and John have earned ownership in the agency through their hard work, determination, and through the embodiment of the TIS Promise of putting our clients first. I know they will be great leaders going forward,” said TIS Chairman Bill Thomas.

McMillin joined the TIS team in 2001 as a broker and further trained at The National Alliance/Chubb Insurance Group Broker Training School in Somerset, NJ. Within the HealthCare Services Division, McMillin has been both sales producer and new account developer. He holds a Business Administration degree in Finance from The University of Tennessee.

Sims joined the TIS HealthCare Services Division in 2007 as a sales producer and has focused on acquiring new healthcare business throughout the country. Sims has a vast amount of experience with workers’ compensation self-insured business.  He is currently working toward his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation. Sims also holds a Business Administration degree in Finance from The University of Tennessee Knoxville.

“The addition of Rob and John to our shareholder group is exciting news especially as TIS continues to experience significant growth and expansion in both the local and national markets, said CEO Ed Sims. “Their extensive industry knowledge and experience within one of the larger TIS divisions is invaluable to our success.”

Both McMillin and Sims are vice presidents within the HealthCare Services Division at TIS. They join the current shareholder group that includes Bill Thomas, Chairman; Ed Sims, CEO; Morgan Thomas, President/Commercial; Taylor Preston, President/HealthCare Services; and Ben Kelly, President/Employee Benefits.

About TIS Insurance Services, Inc.

TIS Insurance Services, Inc. (TIS) is an independent, privately-owned insurance agency serving the insurance needs of policyholders in Tennessee and throughout the United States since 1945. With over 150 employees, TIS is the largest independently owned insurance agency in Tennessee and is named a Top 100 Agency out of 30,000 Independent Agencies nationwide by Insurance Journal magazine. The agency also holds Best Practices status from the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers Association and is a Trusted Choice Agency.

Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee with additional offices in Atlanta, Georgia and the Carolinas, TIS serves over 6,000+ individuals and businesses in 47 states.  A large staff of professionals is available to assist with all types of Risk Management and Insurance including General Commercial, Construction, Healthcare Services, Financial Services, Employee Benefits, and Personal Insurance products.  TIS has the expertise and resources required to deliver tailored and effective solutions; private ownership ensures immediate responsiveness to the needs of its clients.

For more information about TIS Insurance Services, Inc., visit or call 800.328.0293.


Lisa Peterson, TIS Director of Communications | PR



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