The 917 Society Boards, Founders Club President Dr. Ming Wang and Vice-President Lee Beaman are proud to have Karen Porter join the Founders Club this year.

Karen Porter is a second generation Greek American whose grandparents came to Birmingham, Al at the turn of the century. They instilled hard work and a love for America in her from a young age. After working since age 14 and putting herself through college she moved to Atlanta, GA and began a career in the property/casualty insurance field. Trained as a catastrophic injury claim manager she handled the worst of injuries in all lines including Workers’ Compensation, Liability and Medical Malpractice. She eventually moved to Nashville, TN in 1984 with St. Paul Fire and Marine where she took over the operation of the Workers’ Compensation and Liability claims for the State of TN and then went to Zurich American where she became the first female Claim Manager in Tennessee. In 1991 she was instrumental in the formation of a Third Party Claims Administrator, Brentwood Services Administrators in Brentwood, TN where she became Vice President. Today Karen is responsible for the mentoring and training of claims professionals with Amerisafe for a 7 state region. She holds industry designations of Associate in Claims, Certified Worker’s Compensation Professional and Workers’ Compensation Law Associate.

Karen is an active member and officer of Nashville Republican Women and when not involved in work or politics loves hearing her significant other Mick play music in Nashville and enjoying her Son, daughter in law and two grandchildren. She is eagerly awaiting the third grandchild in December. Karen has been a 917 Society Member for the past three years before stepping up into the Founders Club.