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Rebekah Petty

Rebekah Petty

Customer Relations and Marketing Specialist


The newest team member at Southwestern Insurance Group, Rebekah ensures that you have the best client experience while growing our brand awareness.

Rebekah graduated from the Gary Rollins College of Business at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she studied Human Resources and Business Management. After graduation, Rebekah began her career at ACG, an affiliate of AAA, where she gained experience in insurance and management.

In her free time, Rebekah balances her love of food with fitness. Having recently moved back to the Nashville area, she enjoys exploring the growth the city has experienced by checking out new restaurants and entertainment. She is an avid member of CrossFit. Rebekah and her labradoodle Cash enjoy their home in Williamson County where they can be found on walks, at the dog park, or snuggling at home.

Chase Bridwell

Chase Bridwell

Sales and Business Development


Born in Atlanta, GA but a traveler of the world, Chase grew up in Japan, California and throughout the Southeast over the course of his Father's military career. After settling back in Georgia, he decided to pursue a Finance degree at The University of Georgia.

While attending UGA, he was elected President of his fraternity, Phi Kappa Psi, built an educational sales business with Southwestern Advantage and championed support for the local Boys and Girls Club.

When Chase isn't hard at work assisting his clients, he loves staying current on global affairs, catching the latest releases at the movie theater and pursuing his fitness goals. His lifelong objective is to fund research and development for sustainable agriculture practices and LEED housing designs for all income levels.

Chase's favorite quote is from Will Smith, "If you're not making someone else's life better than you are wasting your time. Your life will become better by making other lives better."

David Stuart, MBA

David Stuart, MBA

Founder and President


Raised in Orlando, Florida, David attended Florida State University before obtaining his Masters of Business from the University of Miami. David is also a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity

While a sophomore in college, David began his entrepreneurial career with Southwestern Advantage building an educational sales business. During this time, he recruited and trained over 50 sales men and women in valuable life and business skills. In 2013 and 2015, David was recognized for recruiting the top sales production team in Southwestern Advantage while being a top salesman himself. After working as the first sales rep for Rescrub, a medical equipment oriented startup, David returned to the Southwestern Family of Companies to begin the creation of Southwestern Insurance Group.

David starts his mornings at the gym training for his next triathlon. On the weekends, you can find him at a Nashville Sounds baseball game, catching up with friends, or hiking.

His favorite quote is from Jackie Robinson, “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”

About Southwestern Insurance Group

Southwestern Insurance Group is a member of The Southwestern Family of Companies which is a collection of 30 different private operating companies that span across many different industries, all with two things in common: direct sales and building people. 

Our oldest company and still flagship is Southwestern Advantage which was established in 1868 making it the oldest direct sales company in the US. To this day, Southwestern Advantage helps college students pay their way through school by teaching them to run their own businesses selling educational children’s reference materials door to door. Many of our insurance agents at Southwestern Insurance Group got their start in sales by working in the program selling and recruiting students to sell door to door.

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