EZ Insurance Classroom Instructors

Ed Gibbons, AAI Graduate of East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (1971) , Licensed Insurance Agent in Tennessee, Accredited Advisor in Insurance from the Insurance Institute of America. Taught Insurance Courses at Bristol College & EZ Insurance (Owner).  Married 41 years to Theresa (ETSU 1970) with  son Josh & daughter Mitzi & six grandchildren. Member of Central Baptist Church, Past President of Board of Directors of Central Baptist, Chairman of Board of Watauga Insurance, Inc. an independent agency with 10 employees. Licensed Auctioneer, past President & current Treasurer of Johnson City Lions Club, (Lion of the Year for District 12N, a 1200 member district). Board Member of District 12N Lions Charities, Ex-President  & current member of Board of Directors of Johnson City/Washington County Boys & Girls Club, Treasurer of Friends of Olde Downtown, a local group interested in the  revitalization of Downtown Johnson City, Ex-President of Johnson City  Association of Insurance & Finance  Advisors, Founder member & Board member of Consumers Ins. Co., Murfreesboro, TN, Incoming (2010-2011) President of the Insurors of Tennessee & current Vice President of Region 3 of Insurors  of Tennessee.


Andy Wind, CPCU,ARM has 28 years of experience in commercial insurance underwriting, marketing and management. He is a Past President of the Mid Tennessee Chapter of CPCU and is still an active member of the CPCU Society. He has also served on the CPCU National Board of Governors, the Tennessee Insurance Guaranty Association Board and the Insurors of Nashville Board.


John Eubank, CPCU, ARM, is recognized as one of the nation’s premier insurance education instructors, having served as a National Faculty member of the Society of CIC since 1976, and is a recipient of the Professional Leadership Scroll from the American Institute for Property & Liability Underwriters and the Insurance Institute of America.  He has researched, developed, written and published dozens of technical manuals and articles, and has authored articles in business and industry trade periodicals.


Jim Garrison, CSA, RFC, Ed. D. is an Independent Financial Representative & Small Business Owner.  He is an Investment planner  for IRA’s, College, Savings  Plans , Insurance and Tax Savings Plans.  A District Manager for Recruitment, hiring and training Retirement Plan Specialists are  among his various titles including Regional Vice President, Tennessee District Manager & Retirement Training Specialist. He has over 30 years of experience in all things Financial.  Jim is ranked in the top 10  Representatives nationwide with licenses in various states and has education and professional designations in all financial aspects of our Industry.


Sylvia Robinson, CISR,CPSR,CPIW,DAE has  35 years experience in the insurance industry.  As an Account Executive with Owners/Producers lead her in 2002 to become one of seven (7) Senior Vice Presidents & original founder of Commercial Insurance Associates, LLC in Brentwood, TN.  Sylvia’s expertise is in high service, oriented large commercial accounts.  She also served on several Agency Councils throughout Nashville.

Sylvia is an active member of National Association Insurance Women, International (NAIW) for 33 years. Sylvia has held various offices in the local, state & regional levels. She has competed in speak-off competitions; winning local, state & regional contests. In 2007, she was a contestant at the International convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her industry awards include the Appreciation Award 2008, T. J. Mims Award of Excellence, Tennessee Insurance Women of the Year, Insurors CISR of the Year-Tennessee, Insurance Professional of the Year, Claims Professional of the Year, AAMGA Regional Winner along with many others.

Education classes taken include Cyber Crime, EPLI, How to L.E.A.D., Budgeting 101, Basic of Business Interruption, Would I Buy What We Sell?, Insuring Commercial Property Exposures, Ethics & the Insurance Professional, Customers are Premium, The Leadership Adventure with Erick Burton, Directors’ & Officers/EPL Liabilities, 3 Steps to E & O Risk Management, Taught Protocol Class for NAIW, Ethics and various updates for the CISR classes.

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