Management

RICHARD C. PERRY, CIC, AAI, President and Chief Executive Officer: Since 2009, Richard C. Perry has served as president and chief executive officer of the Pinkney-Perry Insurance Agency Inc., one of the oldest and largest minority owned and privately held insurance brokerage firms in the state of Ohio. Pinkney-Perry has become a full service insurance and financial services firm, specializing in property & casualty, risk management, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, contract surety and bonding.

A true commitment to his community has led Richard to devote a significant portion of his personal time to several civic and charitable causes. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Recovery Resources. He serves as Vice Chairman of The Presidents’ Council LLC (an organization comprised of CEO’s of NE Ohio’s largest African American owned companies) and also Chairs their Government Affairs Committee. Richard is the immediate past President of the NE Ohio chapter of the National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA), where he was also a founding member. He is also a Board Member of the Presidents’ Council Foundation. Richard currently serves on the Cuyahoga County Community Improvement Corporation, and the City of Solon’s Planning Commission.

Richard holds the Accredited Advisor in Insurance designation (AAI), as well as the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation. He is a proud alumnus of Shaker Heights High School and Central State University. He resides in Solon with his wife Vanetta and their three sons.

Mr. Richard C. Perry, President & CEO
Pinkney-Perry Insurance Agency, Inc.
(216) 795-1995 ext. 217
rperry@pinkney-perry.com

CHARLES B. PERRY, Chairman, is one of the founders of Pinkney-Perry Insurance Agency, Inc. Born and raised in the City of Cleveland. He is a graduate of the Cleveland Public School system. He served in the US military during the Korean conflict. After the Korean conflict, he was subsequently appointed to the nations Draft Board by President Lyndon B. Johnson. He attended Fenn College (now Cleveland State University) and Garfield Senior College. He later furthered his insurance training at the American College of Property & Casualty Underwriters and has been a licensed insurance agent for about fifty (50) years, working in the agency business for over forty-five (45) years.

Charles Perry has served on numerous Boards and Committees. Notably, he served for over nineteen (19) years on the Ohio Underwriting Association Board, which administered the Ohio Fair Plan. He served as Chairman of the Associations’ Claims Committee for several years.

Charles Perry is the proud recipient of several accolades and awards in recognition of his distinguished public service as well as recognitions in the field of insurance. Some of these include numerous citations from the State of Ohio and the City of Cleveland, in recognition of outstanding leadership, service and commitment to the Cleveland Regional Minority Purchasing Council; and a Leadership Legacy Award from the National Minority Supplier Development Council. In 1991, he was inducted into the Corporate Hall of Fame of the Ohio Assembly of Councils, in recognition of his tireless efforts and contributions to enrich the economic growth of the minority business community.

Mr. Charles B. Perry, Founder & Chairman
Pinkney-Perry Insurance Agency, Inc.
(216) 795-1995 ext. 212
cperry@pinkney-perry.com

Anthony “Tony” C. Peebles, MBA joined our organization as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in March 2014. Tony brings a wealth of talent and connectivity to our historic firm. With over 25 years in the banking, finance and the insurance industry, Tony oversees the general operations of Pinkney-Perry. His responsibilities include implementing operational best practices and strategies aimed at client services, agency growth, financial forecasting and long-term strategic planning.

Prior to joining Pinkney-Perry Insurance Agency, Tony served as the President of the Northern Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council, a non-profit organization whose focus was to encourage the procurement of goods and services from local minority-owned businesses by major corporations. In 1989 he joined Fifth Third Bank, rising quickly to the level of Vice President in the commercial banking division. In 2008 he shifted his career path to the Insurance and Financial Advisor arena. As an agent and registered representative with New York Life, he achieved recognition in 2011 as New Organization Agent of the Year and as Life Sales Leader. In 2012 he was a MDRT Million Dollar Roundtable Qualifier.

Tony currently serves on the Board of the United Church of Christ Local Ministries Building and Loan Fund, The Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland Advisory Board and the Board of the United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland. He is a past President of the City Club of Cleveland, former Chairman of the Board of the City Club Forum Foundation and former Vice Chairman of the Gateway Economic Development Corporation.

Tony graduated from University School in Hunting Valley Ohio. He received his BA degree in Political Science from Duke University and his MBA degree from Baldwin Wallace University.

Mr. Anthony C. Peebles
Executive Vice President & COO
(216) 795-1995 ext. 228
apeebles@pinkney-perry.com

PATRICIA L. W. BUTLER, Senior Vice President of the Pinkney-Perry Insurance Agency. Pat joined Pinkney Perry Insurance in 2001 as an account manager for the company’s public entity and risk management clients. She is a 35 plus year insurance professional, having worked 28 years in the New York City offices of two of the nation’s major insurance brokers (Marsh, USA and Aon Risk Managements Services –then known as Alexander & Alexander, Inc.). She was the first African-American to be appointed an officer (Assistant Vice President) of the Cleveland, Ohio office of Marsh USA.

Over her years in the insurance industry, Pat has been the insurance Account Executive (and/or) Account Manager for many of Ohio’s leading businesses. During the course of her career, Pat has taken many continuing education courses to improve her ability to counsel and service our major accounts.

Ms. Patricia L.W. Butler, Sr.Vice President
Pinkney-Perry Insurance Agency, Inc.
(216) 795-1995 ext. 230
pbutler@pinkney-perry.com

NICHOLAS E. PERRY, CRA, Vice President and Head of the Claims Department in the Commercial Property & Casualty Department. of Pinkney-Perry Insurance Agency, Inc.

Joining Pinkney-Perry in 2000, his duties include the facilitation and resolution of commercial property and casualty claims. Nick’s unique approach to the claims process helps bring a satisfactory solution for the Agency’s clients.

Nicholas is also a Certified Real Estate Appraiser, and in addition to his current position with Pinkney-Perry, he is the President & Chief Appraiser for True Appraisal Group, LLC in Cleveland, Ohio. In this position, Mr. Perry provides risk assessment and analysis for the Real Estate industry with a focus on the Northeast Ohio Real Estate Market.

Prior to working for Pinkney-Perry, Nicolas began his insurance career in 1992 with the State of Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Following that assignment, he continued his experience in the industry with companies such as Personal Physician Care, Prudential, Emerald Health Care and Pfizer Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc.

Education and Accreditations
A graduate of Shaker Heights High School, in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Nicholas also received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, from Central State University, Wilberforce, OH.

Mr. Nicholas E. Perry, Vice President and CRA
Pinkney-Perry Insurance Agency, Inc.
(216) 795-1995 ext. 213
nperry@pinkney-perry.com

NANCY J. HOLZ, CPA: Treasurer and CFO of Pinkney-Perry Insurance Agency, Inc. and is responsible for the overall finances of the Agency.

Nancy has 27 years experience in public and insurance accounting. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Dayton. She has been a Certified Public Accountant for 25 years. Prior to joining Pinkney-Perry Insurance Agency she was the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of an accident and health insurance company. She also worked in Public Accounting for five years concentrating on small businesses and not for profit organizations.

Mrs. Nancy J. Holz, Chief Financial Officer
Pinkney-Perry Insurance Agency, Inc.
(216) 795-1995 ext. 221
nholz@pinkney-perry.com