Meet Our Team
Norman has over fifteen years experience in directing auditing, accounting, compliance, and taxation engagements for insurance organizations in the states of Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. He has achieved the highest designation within the insurance industry, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).
He has designed and managed insurance programs involving Life & Health and Property & Casualty coverages for multiple insurance companies, captives, and self-insured groups.
Norman also served for approximately ten years as the Reinsurance Specialist for the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance.
His strengths are client relationships and personal attention and responsiveness to client needs. He invests a great deal of time in continuing professional education in order to maintain the expertise required to work and consult with insurance organizations. He currently is the President of the Alabama Captive Association (ACA), Co-chairman of the Governmental Relations committee of the Tennessee Captive Insurance Association (TCIA), and a member of the Governmental Relations committee of the North Carolina Captive Insurance Association (NCCIA). He is a member of the Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA) and served on the Excess/Surplus/Specialty Lines Section of the CPCU Society.
Norman holds the CPA designation in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. He is a member of the Society of Financial Examiners (SOFE), and a member of the Alabama and Georgia Societies of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. He is also a former member of the Pike County (AL) Board of Education.
This review required knowledge of actuarial concepts and practices. Johnny also supervised staff consisting of a rate supervisor, rate analysts, consumer specialists, and administrative support assistants. He also represented the Insurance Department in the regulation of the Auto and Workers Compensation Assigned Risk Plans, the Alabama Insurance Underwriting Association (“Beach Pool”), and the Alabama Guaranty Association.
He served as hearing officer for administrative hearings and served on various committees of the National Association of Insurance the Surplus Lines Task Force, the IID Plan of Operation Review Group, and the Workers Compensation Task Force.
Because of Johnny’s experience with regard to state insurance statutes and regulations and his relationships with insurance department personnel, he is significantly involved in the formation and licensure application process for prospective captives.
Matthew served honorably as a Corporal in the United State Marine Corps. from 1999 – 2004.
She served honorably in the United States Navy from 1990-1996.
Britt is a graduate of Auburn University of Montgomery and holds the CPA designation in Alabama. He is a member of the Alabama Society of CPAs, and the American Institute of CPAs.
Nick’s expertise has been developed through an extensive professional background. After graduating from Texas A&M, Nick was recruited by Deloitte, LLP one of the world’s “Big 4” accounting firms. Nick joined Deloitte’s Houston, TX office, working in audit & advisory services.
Nick began his career in forensic accounting after joining Matson, Driscoll & Damico, LLP. MDD is a global forensic accounting firm with a specialty in insurance and litigation matters. Nick worked with substantial insurance and casualty losses and litigation support services.
Nick later joined Navigant Consulting, a top 25 global consulting firm, in their Dallas office. Here, Nick further honed his craft in economic damages and litigation support. These services included business valuations, lost profits calculations, complex federal tax damages and intellectual property damages.
Part of Navigant’s team left to form the forensic and dispute resolutions service line for Alvarez & Marsal, LLP’s Dallas office. Here, Nick deepened his knowledge and expertise in intellectual property damages and general economic damage litigation.
In 2009, Nick moved back home to Tyler, TX to join Bailes & Co., PC, a leading firm in the area of business valuations, forensic accounting and litigation support in the Northeast Texas region. While at Bailes & Co, Nick found his calling to be a well-rounded and trusted advisor to successful entrepreneurs and small business owners from all walks of life.
This distinguished and well-rounded professional background coupled with Nick’s passion for small business formed the foundation for The Burkett Firm, P.C.