Tim, along with his brother George, is a third-generation owner of The Russell Agency, LLC. The Russell Agency is an independent insurance agency located in Southport, CT.
Tim received his Bachelors of Business Administration in Risk Management and Insurance, with an Agency Management tract, from The University of Georgia. He joined the Agency in 1994, where he concentrates mainly on Commercial insurance.
Tim is a Past Chairman of the Flood Insurance Producers National Committee (FIPNC). FIPNC provides the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA) with expertise in the areas of flood insurance product design and development, producer education, the realities of marketing and servicing the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and the community/buyer temperament. FIPNC also provides professional advice and counsel on all issues related to insurance agents’ involvement in the NFIP.
Tim is a Past President of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA). His term in office was October 2017 to October 2018. Founded in 1931, PIA is a national trade association that represents member insurance agents and their employees who sell and service all kinds of insurance, but specialize in coverage of automobiles, homes and businesses.
Tim is active in the community. He is currently Chairman of the Southport Blessing of the Fleet and Street Parade and he is a Past President of Fairfield Rotary, Past President of the Southport Merchants Association and a past member of the Executive Board of the Fairfield History Museum.
Tim lives in Sandy Hook, CT with his wife Bobbie Sue (also a Georgia grad – Go Dawgs!). They have three grown children, Judge, Walker, and Mila