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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 has 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.

Forrest Belcher

Before joining Scott, Forrest worked in the group benefits industry for 11 years providing customized solutions and cost management strategies to achieve client objectives. Most recently, he worked in a leadership role at Guardian Life Insurance, managing a benefits team responsible for new sales, implementation and client retention.

Forrest graduated from the University of Dayton with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Russell Carter

Prior to joining Scott, Russell was a National Account Manager for Fahrenheit IT in Richmond, VA. In this role, he managed a geographically diverse sales team that worked to provide clients with high quality candidates and deliver customized staffing and project solutions. Under his management, the staffing and consulting firm experienced yearly growth of account revenue and gross margin. Russell earned his Masters in Business Administration in finance from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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.