December 2019 – Joe Bauer

Joe Bauer joined the VMI Nashville team in October 2018 to lead the new business marketing efforts for the P&C producers.

Joe has over 30 years’ experience in the property & casualty arena with time spent on both the underwriting side and agency marketing for brokers in Lexington, KY and Nashville, TN. His vast experience on both sides of the desk, as well as his deep relationships with our carrier partners, is one of the main reasons for our new business success in Nashville.

Joe has two sons, Trent & Brandon. Trent just accepted a position with RPS in Lexington upon graduating from University of Kentucky where he is quickly learning the ropes of the insurance business. Brandon is currently enrolled in Western Kentucky University, the finest school in the Commonwealth.

Joe is an avid UK sports fan and can often be found with Chase Hostetter in our office discussing UK’s next meteoric rise to total collegiate sports domination, or making excuses for why it’s not “their” year.

Joe is also an avid World War II historian and made a trip over to Germany two years ago to retrace some of his father’s military footsteps and visited the prison camp his father spend time in while a POW of WWII.

In addition to managing the marketing team here in Nashville, Joe also has a passion to help pass on his knowledge of the business to our younger producers and team members. He is a servant at heart and  it shows in the way he approaches his work every day.

Favorite food: Pasta

Favorite movie: Field of Dreams

Hobbies/Interests: Working out, board games, cards, hiking, kayaking, and watching sports

Something unique: Once ran a 110-mile charity race over four days

Quote lived by: “Trouble never troubles me.”

Describe yourself in one word: Loyal