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McDonough Office

  • Rusty Strawn, CIC

    CEO, Licensed Agent
    Office: 770-357-0016
    Fax: 770-957-9720
    16 Hampton St
    McDonough GA 30253
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    Rusty joined his father at Strawn & Co., Insurance in 1985 after graduating from Georgia Southern University.  His primary focus is business insurance specializing in property, liability, worker’s compensation, business interruption and bonds.  Rusty’s ability to work with his clients in placing various coverages has proven to be very helpful to his clients.  In 1999, Rusty was named President & of Strawn & Co., Insurance, not only continuing to work with his new and existing customers, but also, overseeing the day to day operations for the agency.  In 2016, Rusty turned over the day to day operations to put more focus on his clients while maintaining the role of CEO.  Rusty continues to be very involved in his community – serving on the Executive Board for the Flint River Council (Boy Scouts of America); Chairman of the Board  – United Community Bank-Henry County; Board Member – Georgia Southern Athletic Foundation; and Deacon – First Baptist Church in McDonough.  Rusty is married to the former Jennifer McKenzie of Rutledge, Georgia.  They have three daughters; McKenzie, Taylor and Anna.

  • Jay Mercer, AAI

    Vice-President – Commercial Lines, Licensed Agent
    Office: 770-357-0022
    Fax: 770-957-9720
    16 Hampton St
    McDonough GA 30253
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    Jay began working at Strawn & Co., Insurance in 1993 after graduating from the University of Georgia. Jay cultivates relationships with clients to fully understand their needs and designs a custom insurance package specific to them.  His years of knowledge and experience in the insurance marketplace enable him to provide competitive prices from the finest companies.  In 2008, Jay completed his Accredited Advisor in Insurance designation which provides specialized training for understanding the technical components to insurance policies and how they can better serve the customer.

    Outside the office, Jay has been recognized for his involvement within the community and his children’s activities.  He is past president of the Henry Co. Kiwanis Club and director of the Henry Co Fair.  Jay lives in McDonough with his two daughters, Ellie and Jamie Ann.

  • John Wadsworth, CIC, CSRM

    President & COO, Licensed Agent
    Office: 770-357-0033
    Fax: 770-957-9720
    16 Hampton St
    McDonough GA 30253
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    A graduate of the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, John obtained his B.B.A in Risk Management & Insurance and then joined Strawn & Co., Insurance in 2003. John specializes in the placement of commercial insurance risks including property, liability, workers compensation, business automobile and surety. John holds two professional designations becoming a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) in 2008 and a Certified School Risk Manager (CSRM) in 2015.  John works with clients to identify gaps in existing coverage as well as helping to implement loss control practices. These services allow clients to minimize premiums as well as expenses incurred at the time of loss.

    In 2016, John was named President and COO of Strawn & Co., Insurance assuming leadership of the day to day operations of the agency.  Away from the office, John is very active in the community having served on the Board of Directors for the McDonough Lions Club; Board of Directors – Haven House (The Flint Circuit Council on Family Violence). John is also a Past-President of the South Metro Bulldog Club. He currently resides in McDonough with his wife Melissa and their daughter Piper. They are members of McDonough Presbyterian Church where John serves as an elder on the session.

  • Jessica Dix

    Personal Lines Renewal Specialist / Producer
    Office: 770-357-0020
    Fax: 770-957-9720
    16 Hampton St
    McDonough GA 30253
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    Jessica Dix joined Strawn & Co. Insurance in 2012 conveying a strong work ethic and industry knowledge. Jessica’s previous service at State Farm Insurance equipped her with a broad professional understanding and a highly sought after reputation. Jessica has served in the insurance industry for nine years allowing her to be proficient on market practices, policy standards, risk management profiles, and client expectations. Jessica’s primary focus is personal insurance where she specializes in home, auto, recreational vehicles, boats, and umbrella policies. Jessica has a strong desire to identify her clients’ needs and maximize savings. Jessica currently manages existing Strawn & Co. clients by reviewing renewals and identifying options to expand savings and lower potential risks. Jessica grew up in Henry County marrying her high school sweetheart, Robert Dix in 2007. Jessica and her husband currently reside in Lamar County with their son, Kale. Jessica and her family attend Rock Springs Church in Milner, GA where they enjoy developing lasting friendships and impacting lives.

Locust Grove Office

  • Chris Ragan

    Licensed Agent
    Office: 770-357-0017
    Fax: 770-957-9720
    3846 Highway 42
    Locust Grove GA 30248
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    Chris Ragan is a licensed agent and joined Strawn & Co., Insurance in 2009.  His primary focus is guiding our customers through the process of securing their personal insurance needs to include homeowners, automobile and life insurance.  Chris began his professional career in 2001 in residential real estate sales.  He enjoyed great success, selling over 100 homes in the south Atlanta area.  His extensive real estate knowledge is a valuable asset in his position today as he assists clients with their homeowners insurance needs. He is one of Dave Ramsey’s Endorsed Local Providers for the South Atlanta area.

    Henry County has been home to Chris and his family since 1984.  He is a graduate of Henry County High School and holds a B.B.A. in Marketing from the University of West Georgia.  Following graduation, Chris returned to Henry County in 2001 where he lives with his wife, Anne.  He is active in the community and evolved with Upwards Basketball, The Henry County Fuller Center for Housing, The McDonough Garden Club and Eagles Landing First Baptist Church.  

Tyrone Office

  • Steve Meyer

    Vice-President – Personal Lines, Licensed Agent
    Office: 770-357-0030
    Fax: 770-957-9720
    118 Palmetto Road, Ste F
    Tyrone GA 30290
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    Steve Meyer started as a producer with Strawn & Co., Insurance in 1999 after several years in the client service industry. Steve, a long time resident of Henry County, graduated from Stockbridge High School in 1992. He then obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Georgia State University in 1997.

    Steve’s primary focus is personal insurance: Auto, Home, Health and Life insurance. He consistently advises his clients to common sense solutions. He is currently working towards his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation. Steve, his wife Christy and son Aidan are residents of Henry County.