Arkansas Insurance Department

Allen W. Kerr

Allen     W.     Kerr     was     appointed     Arkansas’s     23rd     Insurance Commissioner   on   January   13,   2015,   by   Governor Asa   Hutchinson.   Prior to   his   appointment,   Kerr   served   three   terms   in   the   Arkansas   House   of Representatives,    distinguishing    himself    as    a    leader    and    friend    of hardworking Arkansas taxpayers. In   the   Arkansas   General   Assembly,   Kerr   served   as   Chairman   of the     Joint     Committee     on     Public     Retirement     and     Social     Security Programs,   and   served   on   a   variety   of   other   committees,   subcommittees, and   task   forces   including   the   State   and   Public   Schools’   Life   and   Health Insurance   Program   Legislative   Task   Force.   During   the   88th   General   Assembly,   Kerr   served   as   Vice Chairman of the House Insurance and Commerce Committee. Kerr   brings   to   his   position   over   three   decades   of   experience   in   insurance   and   financial   services. He   opened   the   Allen   Kerr   Insurance   Agency   in   March   of   1981   and,   by   its   first   year   of   business,   was ranked as number one in production in a district of 40 established agencies. In   2013   the   agency   was   purchased   by   Delta   Trust   and   Bank   which   was   later   purchased   by Simmons   Bank,   becoming   the   Simmons   First   Insurance   of   which   Kerr   served   as   President.   Kerr   has been   the   recipient   of   many   industry   awards,   including   being   a   four-time   member   of   the   Million   Dollar Round   Table   for   life   insurance   production.   He   was   also   named   “Best   Insurance   Agent”   by   Soirée magazine in 2012 and 2013. A   former   Justice   of   the   Peace   for   Pulaski   County,   Kerr   also   served   as   the   Budget   Chair   for   the Pulaski   County   Quorum   Court.   Kerr   and   his   wife,   Marliese,   make   their   home   in   Little   Rock   and   are   the proud parents of four children and grandparents to five.
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