ChangeMakers: Johnny Pitts

Johnny Pitts was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout in 1973, graduated high school from Memphis University School in 1976 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1980 with an insurance major from the University of Tennessee, where he also ran track and cross-country. Johnny was employed with Safeco Insurance Company and CIGNA Insurance Company before moving to Lipscomb & Pitts in 1981. He worked as a commercial insurance producer as he focused on the production of new business sales and the retention of existing insurance clients. Early in his career, Johnny earned his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation. Currently, Johnny is Co-CEO of Lipscomb & PItts Insurance, LLC and founder of cityCURRENT.

A community philanthropist and founder of cityCURRENT, formerly known as Lipscomb & Pitts Breakfast Club, Johnny Pitts has a heart for service which is exemplified not only at work but his service on various boards including: Chair of Innovate Memphis, Youth Villages, Boy Scouts, PeopleFirst Partnership, Council of the Insurance Agents & Brokers, Insurors of Tennessee Large Agency Committee, Mayor Wharton’s Strategic Planning Committee and Mayor Wharton’s Finance Committee. He has also served as chairman of Youth Villages, scoutmaster of Troop 55, chairman of the Greenwich Group, chairman of the Insurors of Memphis, chairman of the Memphis/Shelby County Insurance Advisory Committee, chairman of the Greater Memphis Insurance Council, board member of the Business Emergency Preparedness Council, board member of the Brooks Museum, board member of Assurex Global, and as the Memphis co-chair for Governor Haslam’s Inauguration.


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