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Meet The Team

Mike Petty - Managing Partner

Mike graduated with a BBA in Economics and Finance from Middle Tennessee State University. He began his insurance career in 1982 with Dickson Insurance Agency, Inc. and in 1986 he purchased the agency. He has had extended involvement with PIA of Tennessee, including being a past president and being award Agent of the Year in 1996. Company relationships that Mike developed during this time have been instrumental in obtaining lucrative markets for Iroquois members to access. Mike is a third-generation registered Angus beef farmer.

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 488

Dickson, TN 37056

Johnny Cox - Managing Partner


Johnny started his life insurance career in 1971 and entered the property and casualty realm in 1974. He joined Alder & Associates in 1981 and this agency became Alder & Cox, Inc. which he purchased in 1996. Alder & Cox, Inc. is a family-operated agency, with his two sons Adam and Preston working in the firm. Johnny has served as president of PIA of Chattanooga, board member of PIA of Tennessee and past president. He was also named Tennessee Agent of the Year in 1995. He has served on Agents Advisory Counsels with half dozen carriers. His experience in the insurance industry has been instrumental in developing new markets for Iroquois members to access. Johnny is an avid sporting clays shooter and fisherman.

Mailing Address

P.O.Box 1238

Hixson, TN 37343

David D. Ward - Regional Vice President

David began his insurance career with the Prudential after graduating from Hamilton College in 1977. He subsequently obtained an MBA degree from the University of Virginia and spent the next twenty years in marketing, sales and senior management positions in several industries before joining Iroquois. In addition to his responsibility for the Iroquois South territory, David manages Iroquois’ marketing function. He and his wife live in Charleston.

Mailing Address

16 Jamestown Road

Charleston, SC, 29407

Greg Henson - Regional Manager - Tennessee

Greg joined the insurance industry in 2008, and has worked for two large agencies as a producer. He attended the Hartford School of Insurance in Charlotte, N.C., earning the commercial lines coverage specialist designation. Greg and his wife Claire, as well as daughters Bailey and Maddie, and son Seth live in Knoxville. He attended the University of Tennessee from 1987 to 1990.

Mailing Address

 PO Box 586

Dickson, TN   37056

Dawn Stuard - Administrator

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 586

Dickson, TN 37056

A value proposition (1:32)

Cruger Ragland says joining the Iroquois Group insurance network was a good decision because his Virginia agency has experienced enhanced growth, profit sharing and market alliances while maintaining its independence.