Biographies


President, CEO

Don R. Brown graduated from the University of Georgia in 1978 with a Bachelors of Business Administration with a Specialization in Risk Management and Insurance. Don has been with HBIA since January of 1973. Don and his wife Jean are both memebers of Tates Creek Baptist Church in Toccoa. Don and Jean have two sons and daughters-in-law that have blessed them with six grandkids.

Vice President

Roy E. Holland has been in the Insurance Industry for 28 years. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelors of Business Administration with a Specialization in Risk Management and Insurance. Roy currently holds his CIC and LUTCF professional designations and is licensed in the states of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. He joined HBIA in 2001 and is the current vice-president of Commercial Lines. Roy is also active with the following organizations: Selective Service Committee and the Franklin County Recreation Board. Roy and his wife Jan are both memebers of Lavonia First Baptist. Roy and Jan have three sons and daughters-in-law that have blessed them with three grandkids.

Property & Casualty Agent

Life & Health Agent

Walt Holland is a 2008 graduate of Terry College of Business at The University of Georgia with a BBA in Risk Management and Insurance. Walt has been working at HBIA since May 2010. He and his wife Kayla have a daughter, Becca, and are members of Lakewood Baptist Church in Gainesville, GA.

Property & Casualty Agent

Rob Brown is a 2005 and 2008 Piedmont College graduate with a BS in Mathematics and an MAT in Secondary Mathematics Education respectively. He taught in the Commerce City Schools System for 8.5 years and has worked at HBIA since June 2014. He and his wife Kristin have a son, Case, and both attend Tates Creek Baptist Church in Toccoa, GA.

Property & Casualty Agent

Robert "Bob" Nelson has been in the insurance industry for 20 years. He has been associated with HBIA for the last 10 years. Bob has been a volunteer Fireman for the City of Commerce for 18 years.

Office Manager

Barbara Sanders has been with HBIA since April of 2006. She is a graduate of Dekalb College. She is an active member of Holly Springs United Methodist Church and Plainview Fire and Rescue.

Property & Casualty Agent

Dana received her Georgia State Insurance License in 1999. Dana joined HBIA November of 2005. Dana enjoys working with the public and is excited to be working in the area she calls home. She is member of C3 Church in Lawrenceville, GA.

Customer Service Rep

BJ Harbin is a 1991 graduate of Commerce High School and attended Gainesville College and Athens Technical College. He has worked in the insurance industry since 2006 and joined HBIA in March 2015. BJ and his wife Amy have three children, Kelsey, Ashlynn, and Brayden. They are active members of First Untied Methodist Church of Commerce.

Customer Service Rep

Danielle started working at HBIA in March 2014 . Danielle and her husband Steven have three sons Chandler, Colby, and Christopher. She is a graduate of Commerce High School class of 1995.


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