The best and the brightest.
With Reagan Consulting on your side, you will enjoy the experience, energy and creative thinking of some of the industry’s sharpest and most trusted consultants. Our partners and associates come with a variety of talents but a unified purpose: to be a trusted advisor to our clients.
Reagan's Senior Consulting Team
Bobby Reagan brings more than three decades of insurance industry experience to the company that bears his name.
After graduating with high honors from the University of Tennessee, where he earned BS and MS degrees in Industrial Engineering, Bobby joined a Southeastern regional insurance brokerage firm as a commercial property and casualty producer. During his 10 years with the firm, he served in regularly ascending capacities, including COO.
Bobby received his CPCU designation in 1980. In 1984, he joined the consulting firm of Hales & Associates and, the following year, opened its Atlanta office. Two years later, in 1987, he became president of the firm and, in 1992, was elected Chairman and CEO.
In April 1995, Hales & Associates underwent reorganization, and Reagan Consulting was formed as a result.
Bobby's expertise and integrity have ensured his reputation as a true authority within the insurance industry. He has consulted with many of the country's most successful insurance agents and brokers, and worked with many leading financial institutions on their insurance initiatives.
He is also in consistent demand as a speaker and author, with speeches delivered to more than 100 insurance industry groups and associations, and articles published in the majority of the industry's trade publications.
Kevin Stipe has been with Reagan since 1991, and became a partner in 1995. He offers our clientele expertise in financial consulting in Mergers & Acquisitions (representing both buyers and sellers), agency valuation, value enhancement strategies, ownership perpetuation planning, and strategic planning.
An avid student of the insurance distribution system, Kevin is a regular contributor to Reagan Consulting's extensive knowledge resources, helping maintain our position as the industry leader in research.
Kevin holds an economics degree from Auburn University. Prior to joining Reagan, he worked as a currency trader for Citicorp's North American Investment Bank in New York, and for Wachovia Bank in Atlanta.
A 1995 CPCU designee, Kevin frequently contributes to various insurance industry publications and speaks to industry trade groups and associations. He also authored the widely used Best Practices publication, The Agency Self-Diagnostic Tool, for the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA).
Tom joined Reagan Consulting as a consultant in 1993 and became a principal in the firm in 1995. He holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Information Systems and a Masters of Business Administration from Georgia State University. Before joining Reagan Consulting, he worked in the computer industry, both as a software developer and as a management consultant.
Tom's areas of expertise include merger and acquisition representation, agency valuation, ownership perpetuation planning, agency valuation enhancement and strategic planning facilitation.
Tom is a regular contributor to Reagan Consulting's industry studies and is frequently published in various insurance industry publications. He also speaks on a regular basis to industry trade groups and associations on a wide variety of topics concerning the insurance distribution system.
Angi Bemiss has been a valued member of the Reagan team since 1995. She is a company principal, with expert knowledge of many critical areas of insurance operations, including financial management, agency valuation, M&A due diligence, post-acquisition integration, agency operations management, ESOPs, and automation systems.
Prior to joining Reagan, Angi served as CFO for two of the Southeast's most successful regional brokerage firms. She holds an undergraduate degree in Business Education and Accounting, and earned an MBA with insurance-focused coursework, including extensive research on the subject of "Mergers and Acquisitions in Insurance Agencies."
Jim Campbell is a Principal of Reagan Consulting and has led the firm’s bank-insurance advisory practice since 1998. His areas of expertise include M&A representation for both buyers and sellers, bank-insurance strategy development and agency benchmarking and performance improvement.
Previously, Jim was a Senior Manager in the Financial Services Consulting Group of Deloitte & Touche where he directed strategy development, M&A and profitability enhancement initiatives for leading U.S. financial institutions and private equity firms. Before joining Deloitte & Touche, Jim worked in the Investment Management Division of SunTrust Bank.
Jim is a frequent contributor to various banking and insurance industry publications and is a frequent speaker for industry associations. He is also the author of the Study of Banks in Insurance published by the American Bankers Insurance Association.
Jim earned his BS from Georgia Tech and his MBA from Georgia State University.
Shirley joined the Reagan team as a consultant in 1998 and became a principal of the firm in 2000.
She is responsible for researching and developing various industry studies including the annual Best Practices Study, a joint project of Reagan and the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA), a national trade association, in which she served for 12 years before joining Reagan.
As VP of Industry Affairs for IIABA, Shirley conceived and launched its highly regarded Best Practices initiative, and was responsible for all its performance enhancement programs, products, and services.
Shirley is a frequent contributor to insurance industry publications, and a popular leader of Best Practices workshops at agencies, industry meetings and conventions.
Brian Deitz joined Reagan Consulting in 2006 and became a partner in the firm in 2009. Brian is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and his primary areas of expertise are mergers & acquisitions and agency valuations.
In 2008 he was designated as an Accredited Valuation Analyst by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. Prior to joining Reagan, Brian spent over four years working in mergers and acquisitions for The Home Depot, leading valuation exercises and due diligence processes. Prior to his tenure at The Home Depot, Brian worked in investment banking for Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown in Baltimore, MD.
Brian graduated from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Commerce, concentrating in Finance and Marketing.
Brian McNeely joined Reagan Consulting in 2007 and became a partner in 2012. Brian is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and primarily works with clients on mergers & acquisitions and agency valuations.
Prior to joining Reagan, Brian spent approximately five years at The Home Depot in roles of increasing responsibility. Most recently, Brian focused on mergers and acquisitions, participating in due diligence exercises, performing financial and strategic analyses and leading acquisition integrations. Prior to The Home Depot, Brian was an auditor with Arthur Andersen, LLP.
Brian obtained his undergraduate degree and Master of Accountancy degree from Auburn University.