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. Since joining the Agency, Tim and George have seen the Agency volume grow many times over.
Tim is currently the President of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents. 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 has served as the National Director of the Professional Insurance Agents of Connecticut. He enjoys participating in their lobbying efforts both in Hartford and in Washington D.C. During his tenure with PIA CT, he has met with many influential lawmakers including Governors Rell & Malloy, along with Senators Joe Lieberman, Richard Blumenthal, and Chris Murphy.
In 2009, Tim was chosen as the Professional Insurance Agent of the Year by The Professional Insurance Agents of Connecticut (PIACT). Tim is a Past President of PIACT.
In 2010, Tim was named the National Professional Agent of the Year by the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA). Tim was honored for his contributions to the insurance industry, the independent agency system and to his PIA colleagues, along with his commitment to education, involvement in community affairs and overall success.
From 2005-2007, Tim served as President of the Southern Connecticut Chapter of the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters. During his term, the Chapter began a series of joint meetings with the Professional Insurance Agents of Connecticut featuring the Commissioner of Insurance for the State of Connecticut.
Tim is very active in civic and industry groups. He served as President of the Fairfield Rotary Club from 2003-2004. During his term, he organized the Club’s first Celebrity Luncheon which has since gone on to raise over $400,000 for local and international charities. Tim is a past member of the Executive Board of the Fairfield Museum and History Center and a Past President of the Southport Merchants Association. He is the current Chairman of the Southport Blessing of the Fleet and Street Parade.
Tim lives in Sandy Hook, CT with his wife Bobbie Sue (also a Georgia grad – Go Dawgs!) and their three children, Judge, Walker, and Mila.