Cate-Russell Insurance, Inc.

We are pleased to be Licensed In the Following States: TN, GA, FL, NC, AL, and SC

Insurance coverage cannot be bound or changed via submission of any online form/application provided on this site. No binder, insurance policy, change, addition, and/or deletion to insurance coverage goes into effect unless and until confirmed directly by a licensed agent.

At Cate-Russell Insurance, Inc., we give clients the power of choice through our partnerships with top-rated insurance carriers. We strive to provide a local, personalized customer service experience while giving back to the communities we call home.

Your family, your business and your possessions are all important to you, but you may not know how to best protect them. We have the experience to navigate the unique risks you face, serving as a valuable source for your insurance needs.

As an independent insurance agency we offer a comprehensive suite of insurance solutions to protect you from the unexpected. We consistently maintain strong relationships with many well-known, reputable insurance companies, providing you with real insurance market options.

Our insurance advisors have years of experience in the insurance industry and are happy to serve as your agent and advocate from selecting coverage through filing a claim.

Our entire team has an active dedication for insurance and protecting what you value most in life. At Cate-Russell Insurance, Inc. our goal is to always treat you as part of our family.

We don’t just sell insurance. We are available to work closely with you to strengthen your ability to make informed decisions regarding your levels of protection and your peace of mind towards the future. Because we’re independent, our priority is you – not the insurance company. We offer a wide variety of coverage options and price points through the insurance companies we represent. Our goal is to deliver the right blend of price, coverage and service.

We believe our clients’ desire financial security and their quality of life deserves the utmost dedication, knowledgable advice and personal attention while knowing that while sometimes the unexpected does occur it’s still important to plan for the predictable.

You are always invited to Contact Us concerning your specific insurance needs.

Our Team of Insurance


Our focus is to help you make an informed decision about the coverage and policy options you have to be confident in your level of protection and pleased with the process.

Name & ContactTitle
Leslie L. Cate
Tel: (865) 238-4868 Ext. 100
Mark A. Russell, CIC
Tel: (865) 518-6116 Ext. 200
Dylan Bailey
Tel: (865) 414-3291
Debby S. Curtis
Tel: (865) 518-6130 Ext. 300
Ashley Cate-Vogel
Tel: (865) 384-9839
Max Vogel
Tel: (865) 771-2196
Stacy Woodard
Tel: (865) 337-9301
Michelle Allen
Tel: (865) 518-6125 Ext. 401
Debbie Shaver, CISR
Tel: (865) 518-6124 Ext. 107
Commercial Marketing Manager
Donna Dowdy, AAI
Tel: (865) 518-6117 Ext. 103
Commercial Marketing Account Manager
Rebecca J. Weaver, CPCU
Tel: (865) 518-6121 Ext. 104
Account Manager/Commercial Lines
Cassandra Plotts
Tel: (865) 518-6122 Ext. 105
Account Manager/Commercial Lines
Dedie Kelsch
Tel: (865) 518-6119 Ext. 108
Account Manager/Commercial Lines
Michelle Daugherty
Tel: (865) 518-6128 Ext. 203
Account Manager/Commercial Lines
Kellie Turner
Tel: (865) 518-6855 Ext. 407
Account Manager/Commercial Lines
Becky Palmer
Tel: (865) 518-6123  Ext. 106
Account Manager/Commercial Lines
Hayli Dunn
Tel: (865) 518-8405  Ext. 406
Account Manager/Commercial Lines
Misty Abele
Tel: (865) 518-6131 Ext. 301
Account Manager/Benefits
Sonya L. Christopher, CISR
Tel: (865) 518-6129 Ext. 202
Account Manager/Personal Lines
Jayni Satterfield
Tel: (865) 238-4880 Ext. 201
Account Manager/Personal Lines
Caitlin Cook
Tel: (865) 518-6127 Ext. 204
Account Manager/Personal Lines
Michele Self
Tel: (865) 982-4111 Ext. 400
Account Manager / Personal Lines
Lauren Townsend
Tel: (865) 518-6132 Ext. 302
Client Services Specialist
Ellie Paine
Tel: (865) 518-6132 Ext. 400