Mansour Hasan, State Farm agent, celebrated a milestone in his insurance office with a gathering of family and team members, fellow agents, business associates and friends.
“They surprised me,” Hasan said about the celebration, which took place in his office at 10257 Kingston Pike Wednesday, April 6, to commemorate 10 years at that agency. “I just turned around and everyone was standing there. I didn’t know what was going on.
“It was really neat to have everybody show up to celebrate the 10 years.
“Our team is like a family so it’s neat to be able to celebrate this not just with my family but my family as a team,” he said.
”He’s been a fantastic agent since he’s been with us,” Sheldon Green, State Farm sales leader, said. “He’s qualified for some of the highest awards in our company.”
One of those awards was Chairman’s Circle, for which his agency has qualified for the past four years.
That award is given to the top 5 percent of agencies in the country. The agency also has won national awards and is a Southeastern Vice President’s Award member.
“I’m thrilled to death because that’s what he wants to do,” Husam Hasan, Mansour Hasan’s father, said about his son’s milestone.
“I’m very proud of him. He’s the youngest of three,” Husam Hasan said. He’s always been focused, ever since he was in kindergarten. He’s a hard worker, and he takes really good care of his clients.”
Mansour Hasan said the years have flown by.
“Every minute of every day is different,” he said. “I’ve enjoyed this job more than anything, so it made the 10 years go by. Every day I learn something new.”
Hasan completed his training for State Farm in October 2005 and then opened his own agency in March 1, 2006.
“We’ve been at Kingston Pike location the entire 10 years,” he said.
He joined the agency when Jim Dyer, a good family friend who operated the agency, had died.
“State Farm hired me to take over a fourth of his business to kind of help me get started,” Hasan said.
The agency had two team members and Hasan at that time.
“Now, the agency has grown to nine of us,” he said.
The agency also has grown in the number of families it serves and in the amount the team can help within the community, he said.
“We’ve been one of the fastest growing agencies in Tennessee,” Hasan said.
Before joining State Farm, he was in medical sales with Eli Lilly and Johnson & Johnson.
”I had to do a lot of traveling,” he said. “I wanted to be part of a community, have a business within a community and not be traveling so much.
“This agency has provided me a chance to be a part of the community, give back to the community and be in one area.”
Hasan said he chose the insurance field because his team “gets to help people.
“Insurance allows me to care for my customers in their time of need, protect them from harm and be a part of their families.”
Hasan said his goals for the next 10 years are to impact the lives of his team, those he insures and to continue to help people.
“I’ll be here,” he said. “For the next 10 to 20 years, I don’t have any plans of doing anything else.”
Hasan, a Knoxville native, is married to Kelly and they have three children, Ella Grace, 6, Hayden, 7, and Kendall, 3.
He is a deacon at First Baptist Church Concord in Farragut and he has been involved with several area charities, such has Habitat for Humanity, Bethany Christian Services and Interna-tional Sports Consultants, for which he sits on the board.