Johnny Pitts

Johnny Pitts and his partner, Mat Lipscomb, III, are the majority owners of the largest, privately held insurance agency in the Mid-South, Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance, LLC. Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Pitts attained the rank of Eagle Scout in 1973, graduated high school from Memphis University School in 1976, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1980 with an insurance major from the University of Tennessee where he was also on the track and cross-country teams. In 1992, Johnny and Mat Lipscomb, III, purchased Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance from their fathers, John Pitts and Mat Lipscomb, Jr., who founded the company in 1954.

Professionally, Johnny has his CIC designation and serves on the Board of Directors of Assurex Global and the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers. In the commmunity, he serves in a number of leadership positions, including Board Member and past chair of Youth Villages, Board Member of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Board Member of the Boy Scouts of America, Chickasaw Council, and a member of the President's Club at the University of Tennessee. He is also an officer and deacon at Independent Presbyterian Church and serves on several committees. 
Johnny and his wife, Kim, have been married since 1984 and have 3 children.  As founder of cityCURRENT, formerly known as the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club, Johnny personally pulled together the resources and original team of businesses and leaders who established the LPBC in Memphis back in 2005. His vision and leadership not only helped create our organization, but continues to shape and steer our efforts today. Johnny remains heavily engaged and is even personally leading some of the efforts aimed at working with local, regional, and national government to help create change for the Mid-South.


"It is actually hard to put into words the feeling I had meeting and joining with the Memphis 'giving' community at the LPBC Signature Breakfast hosted by Smith & Nephew and in partnership with The Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence in August, 2014. To see living embodiments of real and true compassion and caring for others, all gathered in one place gave me some sense of the astounding range, depth and sustained good works the business community in Memphis is doing. It was clear to me
John Hunter, Award-Winning Educator , former guest speaker, and focus of the documentary, "World Peace and Other Fourth-Grade Achievements"
Thank you for taking the time to teach me some new ideas about storytelling in the digital world! I am excited to implement your tips and best practices. Thank you for all you do to support local nonprofits and their good words by providing this valuable training.
Glenda Gurley , Maddox Foundation
"It was very revealing. I had no idea of the broad range of community outreach initiatives involved by the sponsoring members. This is the most positive movement that I have seen in Memphis in a long time and is surely needed. I really enjoyed my visit."
Bill Morris , Former Memphis Mayor
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