Thomas C. Adderhold, CIC
Tom is the current CEO / Owner of Preferred Insurance Agency located in Duluth, Georgia and the President of Preferred Insurance Underwriters. He began his insurance career in 1976 by purchasing interest in an existing agency, and in 1979 purchased his present retail agency, Preferred Insurance. Tom has grown this operation to its current level by targeting and cross-selling commercial, aviation, personal lines and life and health accounts.
Prior to purchasing Preferred Insurance Agency, Tom was a Sales Manager for IBM and enjoyed a successful career earning four 100% Sales Club Awards. His unique sales ability and sound business experience provides Preferred Aviation Underwriters with the marketing focus needed to ensure continued success.
Tom is past-president of the PIA of Georgia and currently serves on both the national and local Board of Directors. Additionally, Tom is active on the Legislative Committee and is often called upon to lobby at our State Capital during the Legislative Session. He earned his CIC designation in 1979 and is currently working towards his CAIP designation.
Tom is a licensed pilot, and served as Chairman of the Peachtree - DeKalb Airport Authority for ten years. He graduated form the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing. Tom is a member of the Atlanta Athletic Club and was the Chairman for the 2011 PGA Championship. He lives in Duluth with his wife, Bobbie, and enjoys golf, traveling, and bird hunting.