Leaders in Risk Management. Leaders in Our Community.
Jeff joined what’s now CokerWolfe in 2002 and became President/CEO in 2017. A native of Sumner County, he 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 very community-minded, serving as chairman of the Hendersonville Municipal Planning Commission and volunteering as board chairman for the Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency. Previously, Jeff served on the Government Relations Committee for each of the Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce and the Insurors of Tennessee, as a board member for both the Literacy Council of Middle Tennessee (including 5 years as board chair) and Living Sent Ministries, and as an elected member of the Republican Party of Sumner County’s executive committee. In the fall of 2019, Jeff was appointed by Governor Bill Lee to the Governor’s Management Fellowship Executive Committee and was reappointed to a second two-year term in 2021.
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 are active members of 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 the 2019 season (and his coaching career) on a 2-game winning streak.
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 by 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, helped merged Wolfe Insurance Agency with Coker Insurance Agency to form what’s now Coker, Wolfe & Associates, Inc.
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 currently stands at 2, but is expected to grow quickly. An athlete at heart, Rick could often be spotted at Goodpasture Christian School, always volunteering in some way or just cheering on his kids in baseball, football, cheerleading or whatever other sport they happened to be playing at the time. Long-time members of Madison Church of Christ, the family now worships at Northfield Church in Gallatin.