Johnny Pitts and his partner, Mat Lipscomb, III, are the majority owners of the largest, privately held insurance agency in the Mid-South, Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance, LLC. Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Pitts attained the rank of Eagle Scout in 1973, graduated high school from Memphis University School in 1976, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1980 with an insurance major from the University of Tennessee where he was also on the track and cross-country teams. In 1992, Johnny and Mat Lipscomb, III, purchased Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance from their fathers, John Pitts and Mat Lipscomb, Jr., who founded the company in 1954.
Professionally, Johnny has his CIC designation and serves on the Board of Directors of Assurex Global and the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers. In the commmunity, he serves in a number of leadership positions, including Board Member and past chair of Youth Villages, Board Member of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Board Member of the Boy Scouts of America, Chickasaw Council, and a member of the President's Club at the University of Tennessee. He is also an officer and deacon at Independent Presbyterian Church and serves on several committees.
Johnny and his wife, Kim, have been married since 1984 and have 3 children. As founder of cityCURRENT, formerly known as the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club, Johnny personally pulled together the resources and original team of businesses and leaders who established the organization in Memphis back in 2005. His vision and leadership not only helped create our organization, but continues to shape and steer our efforts today. Johnny remains heavily engaged and is personally leading some of the efforts aimed at working with local, regional, and national government to help create positive change.
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