Officers & Directors

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Hollie Abbott


Originally from Ohio, Hollie is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a BSBA in Marketing and Logistics.Hollie achieved her CPCU designation in 2013 after years of taking 1-2 courses per year while working full-time and raising her sons. Hollie’s 20 year career in the insurance industry has been spent working for State Farm Insurance in various roles and leadership responsibilities ranging from risk management in personal and commercial lines, training, project management, and governmental compliance.

Hollie currently resides in Murfreesboro with her fiancé Jason Conner and her two teenage boys- Ethan and Owen and fur boxer babies AJ and Creed.

Vice President

Doris Dunn



Craig Tappel


Education Chair

Angie Haston


A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a BS in Political Science, Angie has close to 30 years in the industry with a wide array of experiences in both Claims and Underwriting.  She has a spirited leadership style with most of her career dedicated to developing new and aspiring leaders and helping college students initiate their career journey. Angie holds her CPCU and ChFC designations, and is currently pursuing the CLU designation.

Angie and is a fitness and nutrition enthusiast whose favorite activities include game nights with family and friends and binging on the next Netflix new release. 

Education Chair

Brian Harris


Brian graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology. With more than 20 years in the industry, Brian has performed risk control service with policyholders from Seattle to New York City and many points in between. He enjoys engaging policyholders on workplace culture, risk management, and leadership. He joined FCCI's risk control team in 2013 as a senior risk consultant for Tennessee. In 2015, he was promoted to a leadership position for the region. 

Brian is an avid reader and vintage baseball card collector. During spring months he can be found behind the microphone broadcasting Sycamore High School baseball games.

Membership Chair

Mayte Casella


Mayte is a native of Havana, Cuba and she graduated from Stetson University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a minor in Spanish. Her passion for people is reflected in her career-long insurance industry background in Auto Insurance, Training, and Agency Recruiting, and she has been an engaged leader since 1992. Her attention to customer service excellence is seen in handling consumers throughout the US. She holds her CPCU, CLU, AIC, and AINS designations.

Mayte loves living in middle Tennessee, spending time on the Florida beaches yearly, volunteering in her community, and is an avid Zoom participant since 2020.


Joanna Loyed


Joanna graduated from MTSU with her Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis on Organizational Leadership in 2013. She is currently attending MTSU to pursue her Master of Professional Studies degree with a concentration in Strategic Leadership. She has worked in the insurance industry for 13 years, in both monthly billing and governmental compliance departments. Joanna achieved her CPCU in 2017, and also holds AINS, AIC, AIS, and API designations. 

Joanna lives in Murfreesboro, TN with her husband, son, and three rambunctious cats. She enjoys crafts, baking, reading, and is obsessed with reality baking competitions. 

Immediate Past President

Kristine Maier