leadership

Leaders in Risk Management. Leaders in Our Community. 

JEFF COKER

Jeff joined what’s now Coker Wolfe in 2002 and became President/CEO in 2017. A native  of Sumner County, Jeff attended Gallatin High School. Jeff earned his undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University and received a master’s degree from the University of Alabama. He is a Certified Insurance Counselor and a Certified Authority on Workers’ Compensation. Additionally, he completed professional education at Belmont University, earning an executive certificate in financial planning.

Outside the office, Jeff is involved in numerous civic and charitable endeavors. He is a member of the Insurors of Tennessee’s Government Relations Committee, volunteers as board chair for the Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency and serves as treasurer for the Republican Party of Sumner County. An alumnus and former board member of Leadership Sumner, Jeff is past president of the Literacy Council of Middle Tennessee and previously served on the Living Sent Ministries board of directors. Jeff is also a member of C12 and was appointed by Governor Bill Lee to the Governor’s Management Fellowship Executive Committee in the fall of 2019.

In his free time, Jeff enjoys biking, kayaking, outdoor concerts and Alabama football. Along with his wife, the former Katie Lovett, the Coker family lives in Hendersonville where they attend First Baptist Church. Jeff and Katie have three beautiful children; Brylee, Jake and Brody. While his all-time record as a youth soccer coach is only 2-4, Jeff’s team ended last season (and his coaching career) on a 2-game winning streak.

Rick Wolfe

Rick is a native Nashvillian. A graduate of David Lipscomb High School, he stayed on Granny White Pike and went on to play college baseball for David Lipscomb University. After graduation, he was recruited Liberty Mutual Insurance Company to join their team in Maryland Farms. It was there Rick received a world-class insurance education, winning numerous awards along the way. It wasn’t too long before his entrepreneurial drive led him to strike out on his own and form Wolfe Insurance Agency. Rick missed being part of a team and, in 1992, merged Wolfe Insurance Agency with Coker Insurance Agency to form what’s now Coker Wolfe.

Above all else, Rick is a family man. He and his wife, the former Dana Pilkinton, have 4 adult children: Whitney, Wyatt, Weston and Wynnen. The grandchild count is at 2, but expected to grow quickly. An athlete at heart, Rick was often spotted at Goodpasture Christian School, always volunteering in some way or just cheering on his kids. Long-time members of Madison Church of Christ, the family now worships at Northfield Church in Gallatin.