JIMMIE LOCKLEAR – Business Development Manager for Forestry Mutual Insurance Company, Raleigh, NC
Jimmie began working for Forestry Mutual (FMIC) 25 years ago. He started as a loss control representative for eastern NC. Jimmie’s background working/managing his father’s logging operation enable him to have an experience-driven understanding of logging and the problems loggers face on a daily basis. In 1994 Jimmie developed FMIC’s chainsaw training program. In 1996 he began working as an insurance agent specializing in insurance for logging operations. He writes insurance for approximately 200 loggers in NC, SC, VA and TN. As Business Development Manager, Jimmie coordinates relations with several logging insurance specialty programs across the U.S.
In 2001 Jimmie headed up efforts to form TEAM Fire and in 2015 TEAM Safe Trucking. TF and TST are having a major influence on educating the forest industry about logging safety and logging operations management. In 2008 Jimmie received the American Loggers Council’s President’s Award. Jimmie has given presentations for the American Loggers Council, The Forest Resources Association, Associated California Loggers as well as, several other state logger and forestry associations across the county promoting safety/best management practices for logging and trucking operations.
Jimmie was a board member for NC Operation Lifesaver and is presently a board member of the Carolina Loggers Association. Jimmie has a Civil Engineering Tech degree from Fayetteville Tech, Fayetteville, NC.
Jimmie and his wife Ruthann have 7 children, 8 Grandchildren and 2 Great-Grandchildren. They love to travel and meet loggers to share Jimmie’s passion for the logging industry.