Our Staff

Don Blackburn

Bio

Don Blackburn has been with ACS with since 1995. He handles property and casualty losses.

Contact Details

DonBlackburn@claims1.com

Phone: (865) 342-7254
Fax: (865) 525-2635

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Lisa Chapman

Bio

Lisa Chapman has been with ACS since 2006. She handles workers’ compensation, subrogation and serves as backup to the IT Administrator. Prior to her employment by ACS, Lisa was employed by a criminal defense and personal injury attorney for 6 years.

Contact Details

LisaChapman@claims1.com

Phone: (865) 342-7262
Fax: (865) 525-2635

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Jim Huddleston

Bio

Jim Huddleston, AIC, RPA has been with ACS since 1990. He handles auto liability, general liability, property adjustments and appraisals, auto appraisals and heavy equipment appraisals. He is licensed in Kentucky and North Carolina and has his Associate in Claims and Registered Professional Adjuster designations. Jim also has a Kentucky Office of Mine Safety and Licensing (OMSL) certification.

Contact Details

JimHuddleston@claims1.com

Phone: (865) 342-7262
Fax: (865) 525-2635

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Carol Jarnigan

Bio

Carol Jarnigan has been with ACS since its founding in 1977. She is the office manager.

Contact Details

CarolJarnigan@claims1.com

Phone: (865 342-7251
Fax: (865) 525-2635

Barrett Leslie

Bio

Barrett Leslie is the son of ACS founder, C. Vaughn Leslie, and has degrees in Film, Communications and Applied Mathematics. He handles cargo losses, scene investigations, videography and subrogation.

Contact Details

BarrettLeslie@claims1.com

Phone: (865) 251-9216
Fax: (865) 525-2635

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Vickie Kimberlin

Assistant Manager

Bio

Vickie Kimberlin, AIC, RPA, CWCP has been with ACS since 1985 and has 39 years of experience as a claims adjuster. She handles primarily workers’ compensation. She is licensed in South Carolina and has her Associate in Claims, Registered Professional Adjuster and Certified Workers Compensation Professional designations. Vickie has worked as both an independent and staff adjuster, having worked for Crawford and Company, Aetna Insurance and Cigna Insurance Company.

Contact Details

VickieKimberlin@claims1.com

Phone: (865) 342-7269
Fax: (865) 525-2635

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Don Makins

Bio

Don Makins has been with ACS since 2006 and has many years experience in auto body repair. He handles auto appraisals and heavy equipment appraisals. ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified; I-CAR (Inter-industry Conference on Automobile Repair) certified.

Contact Details

DonMakins@claims1.com

Phone: (865) 342-7255
Fax: (865) 525-2635

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Marty Newman

Bio

Marty Newman, AIC has been with ACS since 1999. He handles auto liability, general liability, workers’ compensation, as well as auto appraisals and property appraisals. Marty is licensed in Texas and has his Associate in Claims designation.

Contact Details

MartyNewman@claims1.com

Phone: (865) 342-7263
Fax: (865) 525-2635

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Jeff Richards

Bio

Jeff Richards has been with ACS since 1984. He handles physical damage appraisals and heavy equipment.

Contact Details

JeffRichards@claims1.com

Phone: (865) 342-3768
Fax: (865) 525-2635

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Charlie Stevens

Bio

Charlie Stevens has been with ACS since 2013 and has 32 years of claims experience. He handles auto liability, general liability, auto appraisals and heavy equipment appraisals. Charlie He is licensed in North Carolina and Georgia.

Contact Details

CharlieStevens@claims1.com

Phone: (865) 315-5022
Fax: (865) 525-2635

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Ernie Stinnett

Bio

Ernie Stinnett has been with ACS since 1988 and has 36 years of claims experience. He handles physical damage appraisals and heavy equipment, including construction equipment, farm equipment, mining equipment, motorcycles, RVs, boats and personal watercrafts.

Contact Details

ErnieStinnett@claims1.com

Phone: (865) 342-7256
Fax: (865) 525-2635

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Carolyn Polson

Bio

Carolyn Polson has been with ACS since 2000 and is an administrative assistant.

Contact Details

CarolynPolson@claims1.com

Phone: (865) 342-7252
Fax: (865) 525-2635

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Jim Wills

Bio

Jim Wills, AIC, RPA has been with ACS since 1983. He handles auto liability, general liability, property appraisals and large property losses. Jim is licensed in Kentucky and North Carolina and has his Associate in Claims and Registered Professional Adjuster designations. He is also a Supreme Court listed Rule 31 General Civil Mediator. Jim has worked both as an independent and staff adjuster. Jim has 44 years of experience as a claims adjuster.

Contact Details

JimWills@claims1.com

Phone: (865) 342-3763
Fax: (865) 525-2635

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Russell Byrge

IT Manager

Bio

Russell Byrge is ACS’s IT Administrator. He has been with ACS since 2008. He has an Associate’s Degree in Occupational Science in Information Technology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Science in Network Security and Forensics.

Contact Details

RussellByrge@claims1.com

Phone: (865) 342-3756
Fax: (865) 525-2635

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Elizabeth Wrede

Bio

Elizabeth Wrede, AIC has been with ACS since 2013 and has 32 years of experience. She handles workers comp, auto liability, general liability and subrogation. Elizabeth is licensed in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.

Contact Details

ElizabethWrede@claims1.com

Phone: (865) 342-3763
Fax: (865) 525-2635

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