President, RightSure Inc.
Jeff was born in a small town in Western Kentucky into a family of preachers, farmers, career military members and entrepreneurs. He is the founder of the highly awarded insurtech firm, RIGHTSURE, and has been called a thought leader and Global Ambassador for the Insurance Industry.
Arnold’s early career includes serving our nation in the United States Army in both the Signal Corps and the 45th Aviation Battalion (spec-ops ) Special Operations. After his military career, he traveled the nation and then dabbled in TV, stand-up comedy and eventually answered an ad to be an insurance salesperson in Tucson. He was hooked instantly on the idea of selling legal contracts, aka insurance.
Incorporating the inherited zeal of missionaries and the discipline of the military, he could not read, learn or work hard enough in his new love: the insurance industry. He eventually started his own joint ventures with financial firms, auto dealerships and large reinsurance companies. He launched RIGHTSURE in 2007, now serving policyholders in 42 states.
Arnold is the author of five books, including four #1 Bestsellers. He is married to Laura Lee Arnold and they are blessed with four children, ages 12 to 26.
Founder and publisher of The 100 Companies and The Atlanta 100, Chris previously founded PR firm SPR Atlanta in 2002, before selling it in November 2017. Prior to that, he worked at six Southeastern daily newspapers, serving as creative director, promotions director, reporter and editor – winning awards for his reporting and print advertisement design. He established his own chain of Atlanta neighborhood newspapers in 1994, selling them to real estate developer Tom Cousins in 2002.
A fifth-generation Atlantan, Chris is a graduate of Westminster and the University of Virginia and the creator of Moments on SaportaReport.com where he was a founding member. He serves on various community boards and advisory committees when he’s not riding his bike, attending music festivals, traveling the country meeting potential PR firm members or visiting with children, his granddaughter, family and friends.
As managing editor of The Arizona 100, Margaret oversees the editing and production of The Arizona 100 newsletters and website.
A North Carolina native and graduate of the University of Georgia, Margaret has more than 10 years of experience in public relations, marketing and strategic communications. She started her professional career with Schroder PR in Atlanta, and went on to work for upscale lifestyle and restaurant agencies before transitioning to music and entertainment publicity. Margaret calls Nashville, TN home and is a proud dog mom to a four-year-old husky named Kobe.
Amanda is a copywriter and journalist who started her freelance writing business after taking the leap to turn her purpose into profit.
Amanda grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. After graduating, she held positions in real estate, marketing, music festival coordination, event planning, outreach, business ownership and journalism.
She currently lives in Knoxville, Tennessee with her boyfriend and two children and enjoys writing for a variety of clients.