Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. Promotes Three Marketing Employees to Representatives

Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. is proud to announce that three in-house Marketing Team members have been promoted to Marketing Representatives. All will work from the Oak Ridge, TN headquarters to service agents in their specific territories.

Dakota Stiles will be servicing agents in the Delta area, which includes AR, LA, and MS. Formerly the AUI Marketing Coordinator, he has over a year’s worth of experience on the agency management side. He received his bachelor’s from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville in 2019. He can be reached at or by phone at 865-481-7951.

Katherine (Katie) Stevens will be taking care of agents in the Upper Midwest, including those in KY, MI, and OH. In her previous role as AUI Marketing Specialist, she learned the ins-and-outs of AUI’s insurtech partners and was a key player in the agency onboarding process. Katie received her bachelor’s from Bryan College in 2017. Upper Midwest agents can contact her at or 865-425-7329.

Brittney Fryer, the newest member of the Marketing Team, will be handling the Northwest, including ID, MT, OR, WA, WY, as well as OK. In her original role as AUI Marketing Specialist, she learned how to enroll agents with our sub-appointed carriers. Brittney received her associates and bachelor’s from the University of Phoenix, and is currently working towards her MBA. Reach out to her at or by phone at 865-481-7089.

“There is a lot of potential for growth in these territories, and I am confident [they] will be able to help agents with agency management and carrier questions,” said Carrie Bay, AUI Marketing Director. “They are all quick learners and have shown an eagerness to learn more, and even though they are ‘fresh’ faces in insurance, I think it adds more potential to our team to have some young blood in the field!”