Our Team

Hugh J. Atkinson, CLU

President, Owner

Hugh Atkinson is a graduate of Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC. After earning his degree, he started his career in 1975 with Equitable Life Assurance Company. In 1980, he became Director of Employee Benefits for Frank E. Neal Company before starting Atkinson Company, Inc. in 1984.

Hugh’s 44+ years in the insurance industry have provided him with valuable perspective and insight into helping people protect, preserve and grow what is important to them.

Hugh is a past president of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (Nashville Chapter) and past president of the Hendersonville Rotary Club. He has served on boards of Sumner County YMCA, Hendersonville Medical Center, Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce and Hendersonville Samaritan Association. Hugh was a member of the 2003 Leadership Nashville class. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

He resides in Hendersonville with his wife, Kathy. They enjoy traveling, golf, and playing with their granddaughter.

Tyler Atkinson

Sales & Service Specialist

Tyler Atkinson is a graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, AL. After completing college and moving back to Nashville, Tyler received his M.B.A. in Corporate Leadership with a focus in Human Resources from Lipscomb University. While obtaining his M.B.A. he began working at Nashville-based executive search firm, J.R. Adams & Associates, in 2008.

As Director of Search Operations Tyler oversaw all aspects of retained executive searches from Fortune 500 companies to smaller, independent organizations. Tyler’s expertise was in Board of Director and C-Suite positions, as well as consulting on human resources matters. This included strategizing hiring practices, as well as developing benefits and compensation models for executives.

In 2017, Tyler joined his father at Atkinson Company, bringing a fresh approach to benefits administration and financial services. Tyler lives in Gallatin, TN with his daughter Lauren. He is active in his church and enjoys travelling.

Angela Kimbrough

Customer Service Representative

Angela has been with Atkinson Company since 2021. She has worked in the insurance industry for many years, previously working on the corporate benefits side of the business. Angela works closely with our clients and insurance companies to offer the highest-level customer service possible.

Angela lives in Hendersonville, TN and graduated from Hendersonville High School. She has two sons and is blessed with five grandchildren. She is actively involved in homeless ministries. She loves camping, kayaking, beach trips and cooking.

Janet Hutton

Customer Service Rep., Bookkeeper

Janet has been with Atkinson Company since 1991 as a Customer Service Representative and Bookkeeper. She is a licensed agent who enjoys assisting our clients with any type of service request.

Janet actively serves as a member of City of Refuge church in Hendersonville. She loves spending time with her three children and their families, which includes nine grandchildren.