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Alex Grymes

After earning his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Mississippi, Alex gained experience working for both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Scott, he led sales efforts in the Mid-Atlantic for a property and casualty insurance carrier. Alex is an Accredited Adviser in Insurance and is currently pursuing his Certified Insurance Counselor designation. 

Matt Valentine

Matt joined Scott in 2018. Originally from Richmond, Virginia, he is proud to make Nashville his new home. Prior to coming to Scott, he served as a Sales Manager with Markel Insurance for four years and received several accolades during his tenure including a leadership award for his positive influence among his peers. 

Matt is actively involved in the local professional community, serving on the Board of Directors for Insurors of Nashville. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics from Virginia Tech. 

Matt Hill

Matt calls the Roanoke Valley home, growing up in Salem, Virginia and graduating from Virginia Tech with an accounting degree.  During his time at Virginia Tech, Matt was a three-time All-ACC Honor Roll member and played the position of tight end for the Hokie football team. 

Matt is also active in his community serving on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest VA and participating in Leadership Roanoke Valley, a program of the Roanoke Chamber of Commerce.

Matt earned his Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) designation and is currently pursuing his professional degree as a Certified Insurance Counselor.

Mike Norris

Prior to joining Scott, Mike served commercial clients for a global insurance broker in Greenville, SC. His experience includes commercial property and casualty advisory services to local, regional, and global companies. Mike holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wichita State University with a concentration in marketing and entrepreneurship. Mike maintains insurance licenses in all 50 states.

He is actively involved in the South Carolina Economic Developers Association and serves as deacon at his church and is an affiliate staff member with Campus Crusade for Christ at Clemson University.

Jared Karnes

Prior to joining Scott, Jared worked as an attorney since 2003. In 2008 , he became a licensed sports agent and co-founded Allegiant Athletic Agency, LLC (A3) in 2008 and grew the company’s client list to 40 NFL and NBA players. He served as Vice President of A3 and headed the company’s basketball divsion. Jared remains “Of Counsel” to the law firm Tarpy, Cox, Fleishman & Leveille, PLLC. He has been awarded Cityview Magazine Top Attorney in Sports & Entertainment for five consecutive years since 2011.

Jared received his Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Belmont University-Nashville and Juris Doctorate from Cecil C. Humphrey School of Law at the University of Memphis He is a member of the Knoxville Bar Association.

Jared is a licensed sports agent through the State of Tennessee, National Basketball Players Association and the International Basketball Federation. He will receive his Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist designation in November 2015.