With over 200 years of insurance knowledge, multiple Master’s and Risk Management degrees and numerous industry designations, the Townley Kenton team is well equipped to provide the guidance needed to keep your family safe and your business thriving.

Rob Townley

President

Certificates/Awards: Master Work Comp Advisor (MWCA), Certified Work Comp Advisor (CWCA)
Education: University of Tennessee (BA), Florida State University (Master’s in Insurance and Risk Management)

After initially working as a consultant out of college, Rob decided to join the family business in 2005.  He spent his early career in various roles learning the business and overhauling the technology to prepare Townley Kenton for future growth.  In 2013, Rob purchased the company along with multiple smaller entities to form the current day Townley Kenton.  Since then, he has served on numerous company advisory panels and non-profit boards, while focusing on the development of emerging leaders within the company and community.  He is grateful to be married to his far more talented wife Jackie as they raise their two amazing children together. 

What do you like most about working at Townley Kenton?
“The most rewarding aspect of my role over the past few years has been working with the team from a mentorship standpoint and watching their growth as leaders in the company and as individuals.  This is a focus within the Townley Kenton culture which we believe is unique in the business landscape today.  Having the opportunity to continually live the values of our founder and see their impact has been amazing.”

Where are you from originally?
Atlanta, GA

What is your favorite book/movie/band?
A Time to Kill/The Game/ Beatles

Alvin Townley, Jr.

Senior Risk Advisor

Certificates/Awards: Certified Work Comp Advisor (CWCA)
Education: Oxford College of Emory University (1967), University of Georgia (BBA, 1969) and (MBA, 1971)

Alvin, Jr. joined his father’s company, then the Alvin M. Townley Insurance Agency, in 1971. He continued to expand the company throughout the 70’s and 80’s, and eventually took it over. He brought in his partner, Alan Kenton, in 2003 and the company became Townley Kenton. He still serves as an advisor to clients and his son, Rob Townley, who now runs the agency. He otherwise enjoys spending time with his wife, Holly, and their children and grandchildren. Alvin also volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America and many other organizations in the community.

What do you like most about working at Townley Kenton?
“I like being able to help both individuals and businesses solve their insurance needs and at the time of a loss, helping to bring the benefits of the insurance proceeds to make them whole.”

Where are you from originally?
Atlanta, GA

What is your favorite book/ movie/band?
Legacy of Honor by Alvin Townley III / The Longest Day / A toss-up between the Temptations and Four Tops

Amy Bowyer

Personal Lines Account Manager

Certificates/Awards: Licensed Agent in both Property & Casualty and Life & Health

Amy is a personal lines expert who has worked in insurance for over 20 years. Outside of work she is the busy mother of three amazing kids, ages 19, 16, and 7.

What do you like most about working at Townley Kenton?
“Making a difference, no matter the situation – quoting coverage, policy changes, or just listening. I love working at TKI because my bosses rock!!! Also, having a diverse market to meet our clients’ needs is pretty cool.”

Where are you from originally?
I was born in the hills of Tennessee but raised in Lithonia, GA

What is your favorite book/ movie/band?
I have three kids…

Cornelia Torres-Hamlin

Executive Administrator

Education: Florida State University 2018 – Psychology and Spanish

Cornelia just recently started working in the insurance world on the operations side for Townley Kenton and previously was an Account Executive for an IT staffing firm here in Atlanta. She enjoys spending time with her puppy Cali, cheering on her Florida State Seminoles, and trying great new restaurants off Buford Highway!

What do you like most about working at Townley Kenton?
“I love the fact that everyone is constantly learning. Coming into insurance with little background knowledge, the time and effort the team puts into educating themselves and others is really amazing.”

Where are you from originally?
My dad immigrated to the US from the Dominican Republic and met my mom. I was raised in here in Atlanta!

What is your favorite book/ movie/band?
Ethan Frome by Edith Warton / Perks of being a Wallflower / There are so many… Justin Quiles, Yandel, and J Cole to name a few.

Joel Carlton

Vice President

Certificates/Awards: Licensed Insurance Counselor
Education: University of Georgia, BBA RMI (1992)

Joel is a Licensed Insurance Counselor and commercial lines expert who has worked in the insurance industry since 1992. Outside of work, Joel enjoys coaching youth baseball, singing in his church choir, and finding new barbeque restaurants in Atlanta.

What do you like most about working at Townley Kenton?
“I like that we are big enough to service the needs of clients, but small enough to give personal attention.”

Where are you from originally?
Jesup, GA

What is your favorite book/movie/band?
1776 by David McCullough / My Cousin Vinny / The Black Keys and Allman Brothers

Justin Spancake

Risk Advisor/Producer

Education: Georgia Southern University, BS – Political Science

Prior to entering the risk management and insurance industry in 2019, Justin spent ten years in commercial real estate.  Across his career he worked in multiple industry segments to include corporate services, valuation & advisory services, as well as consulting and pre-transaction due diligence advisory.  His client experience includes publicly traded companies, private equity groups, investment banks, developers, and real estate investment trusts.  His prior risk management and insurance experience focused on the structuring and funding of buy-sell agreements for privately held entities, deferred compensation arrangements, as well as group benefits offerings.  He and his wife, Mason Spancake, who works for Emory University Hospital, are the proud parents of their daughter, Campbell.

How long have you been working in insurance?  What are a few things you enjoy doing outside of work?
3 ½ years.  Golf, trout fishing, bird hunting, spending time with family, college football.

What do you like most about working at TKI?
“The combination of a small firm environment combined with a level of experience one would find with a larger company.”

Where are you from originally?
Bainbridge, GA.

What is your favorite book/movie/band?
Class 11 / Top Gun / Grateful Dead

Lindsey Torres

Personal Lines Account Manager

Certificates/Awards: Accredited Advisor of Insurance (AAI)
Education: Furman University

Lindsey began her career in insurance here at Townley Kenton in 2014 and came from a background in health and exercise science. She quickly learned the ropes of insurance as a personal lines account manager and is now also our top new client intake specialist. She has also earned her Accredited Advisor of Insurance designation. Outside of work, Lindsey enjoys fashion, good food and quality time with her family, which includes her husband, three dogs and a brand new baby girl, born at the end of 2021.

What do you like most about working at Townley Kenton?
“The opportunity to grow and continue developing as an insurance professional – this company has invested in my growth and education from the beginning, and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of an industry that is constantly changing and to work for a company that truly cares about transforming the industry and making the care of people a priority.”

Where are you from originally?
South Carolina

What is your favorite book/movie/band?
I love a good mystery novel, romantic comedies and then any music I can dance to!

Matthew Adams

Personal Lines Account Manager

Certificates/Awards – none….yet!

Education – Kennesaw State University, BBA Marketing

How long have you been working in insurance?
3.5 years – Prior – Entrepreneur in entertainment marketing, working with many major music labels and artists before moving on to creating/running a clothing subscription company for 6 years.

What are a few things you enjoy doing outside of work?
In my personal time I enjoy blacksmithing, playing guitar and drums, building coral reef aquariums, and going to Atlanta Gladiators hockey games with friends and family.

What do you like most about working at TKI?
“Townley Kenton’s dedication to each employee’s personal and professional growth is unmatched. I love being part of a team that supports each other every day. I’ve also really enjoyed every client I have had the opportunity to work with.”

Where are you from originally?
Born in Atlanta and grew up in Smyrna. I have lived in the Brookhaven area the last 12 years.

What is your favorite book/movie/band?
Into Thin Air / The Royal Tenenbaums / Anderson .Paak

Monjuri Aimee

Commercial Lines Account Manager

Education: Georgia State University 2017: Risk Management & Insurance, Finance, Business Administration

Monjuri has worked in the Insurance industry for 3 years for before joining the Townley Kenton family. Before that, she was student completing her rigorous studies while juggling motherhood and interning as a Risk Management Analyst for a Fortune 500 firm. In her free time Monjuri enjoys traveling, exploring new places to eat, and playing video games with her daughter!

What do you like most about working at Townley Kenton?
“The environment at Townley Kenton is positive and flexible where there is no limit to my growth and my coworkers are excited to see me accomplish more each day!”

Where are you from originally?
New York City, New York

What is your favorite book/movie/band?
The Notebook / Grandma’s Boy / Tupac

Nancy Hughes

Claims Advocate

Certificates/Awards: CISR
Education: St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN

Nancy is our resident claims expert, and she has been working in the insurance industry for 25 years. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and watching football.

What do you like most about working at Townley Kenton?
“I take great pleasure in helping our insureds during the claims process. My motto is ‘a claim should not become a part-time job.’ It is my job to make sure that does not happen to any of our clients.”

Where are you from originally?
I was born in the “Zoo!” (Kalamazoo, MI)

What is your favorite book/movie/band?
I’d rather tell you about my favorite football team – GO IRISH!

Steve Steinhauer

Risk Advisor/Producer

Education: Georgia State University

Steve has been at Townley Kenton for almost 25 years and in the insurance industry for 30 years. Outside of the office he likes to spend his time volunteering, playing golf, and swimming.

What do you like most about working at Townley Kenton?
“The people you meet and the fact that there is a great group of people working at Townley Kenton.”

Where are you from originally?
Decatur, GA

What is your favorite movie/band?
Out of Africa / Fleetwood Mac

Sophia Betancourt

Receptionist

Education: Pennsylvania State University- College of Communications

Sophie has worked in insurance for over two years on the administrative side. Before that, she was an executive administrative assistant for a small law firm. In her free time, Sophie enjoys painting and spending time with her fur babies.

What do you like most about working at Townley Kenton?
“The opportunity for growth, development and of course the Townley Kenton team. Truly a unique company that treats their customers like family.”

Where are you from originally?
Hackensack, New Jersey.

What is your favorite book / movie / band?
The Secret / Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind / Earth Wind & Fire