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Important Announcement

Mid-South Insurance Specialists, Inc. Merges Their Business With Arlington/Roe & Co.

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After 40 years of service to the Tennessee insurance community, Richard and Annette Petri, owners of Mid-South Insurance Specialists Inc., have selected Arlington/Roe & Co. to perpetuate their specialty and excess and surplus lines business.  Arlington/Roe is a managing general agency and wholesale insurance broker headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana with offices in Geneva, Illinois - Grand Rapids, Michigan - Louisville, Kentucky - Columbus, Ohio, and Nashville, Tennessee.

Effective August 1, 2013 the Petris retired from the business leaving their current employees, Jan and Terry Oakley, to continue servicing their agencies as employees of Arlington/Roe.   Many Mid-South agencies already do business with Arlington/Roe.  For those agencies not contracted currently, Arlington/Roe will be contacting them regarding the transition.

Arlington/Roe’s Tennessee marketing director, Glenna Boedker, broker, Frank Daniels, and commercial lines underwriter, Leonora Clifford, CPCU, will join Jan and Terry Oakley to solidify Arlington/Roe’s commitment to the Tennessee marketplace. 

In 2014 Arlington/Roe will celebrate its 50th anniversary of service to independent insurance agents.  The company grew from one line of business in 1964 to $160 million in premium today, with 140 plus employees and representing 150 companies including those represented by Mid-South.  Arlington/Roe is dedicated to be the specialty and excess & surplus lines leader in aviation, bonds, commercial underwriting and brokerage, farm, medical professional, personal lines, professional liability, transportation and workers’ compensation.  For a broader perspective of Arlington/Roe’s family-owned business and the professionals who framework the strength of the company, visit

Contact Information Tennessee Office


Jan Oakley, Ext. 8740

Terry Oakley, Ext. 8741

To reach our marketing manager - Tennessee:

Glenna Boedker, Ext. 8763