Walon Smith attended the University of Georgia obtaining a degree in Agricultural Engineering in 1983. After 10 years in the electric utility industry, he began his insurance career in 1993 as an agent with Alfa Insurance Company. He spent 15 years with Alfa and received Agent of the Year awards for Georgia three separate times. He became a partner at HM Insurance in 2009 and built a team that led the agency to unprecedented growth. HM was named the Keystone Georgia Partner of the Year in 2018. Walon also holds a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation and a Master Work Comp Advisor (MWCA) designation.
Walon is married to his college sweetheart Karen. They have two married daughters and three grandchildren. Walon is an elder at Longleaf Church and his hobbies include golf and UGA football.
Andrew serves as the VP of Risk Management but is also known as the ‘orchestra conductor,’ bringing his clients a variety of business services they need to remain competitive and vibrant in their industry.
He’s helped transform a successful insurance broker into a strategic partner for small to large-sized businesses. He uses a consultative approach to risk management by offering a full suite of risk management and insurance services.
Andrew graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.B.A. in Risk Management and Insurance and currently holds the following certifications and designations: Certified Insurance Counselor(CIC), Certified Workers’ Compensation Advisor (CWCA) and Master Workers’ Compensation Advisor (MWCA) designation.
When he is not in the office, he enjoys spending time with wife Julie, daughter Finley and son Nash. He is also an active member of his local church, Longleaf Church and enjoys fishing, hunting and grilling in his free time.
Josh is the VP of Commercial Insurance and a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business where he majored in Risk Management and Insurance. He brings 10 years of industry experience as an insurance company underwriter and independent broker to HM. He is also a Certified Insurance Counselor and Certified Work Comp Advisor. Josh loves helping his clients navigate the always-changing insurance landscape.
Josh lives in Warner Robins, Georgia with his wife, Ashley, his son, James, daughter Kelly-Ann and their Goldendoodle, Ellie. Fun fact: Prior to entering the insurance industry 10 years ago, Josh was a professional touring guitar player. Josh has played guitar at over 2,000 shows for more than 1,000,000 total people!
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