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J.T. Bates Insurance Group Names Jayme Bates Chief Executive Officer

Jayme Bates, CEO; James Ricker, founder

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June 12, 2018 - J.T. Bates Insurance Group, a wholly-owned division of J. Griffin Ricker & Associates that specializes in risk management products for equipment dealers, rental companies and material handling equipment dealers, yesterday announced the promotion of Jayme Bates to chief executive officer. The announcement was made by James G. Ricker, company founder.

“Jayme has a proven track record of developing new products and building and managing teams in sales, operations, marketing, IT and finance. She is unique in her ability to translate vision into execution and is driven by a desire to see her teams working together toward common goals. As CEO of J.T. Bates Insurance Group, Bates will set the strategy and direction for the company on a national level and will identify priority areas of development for the company and specifically within the leadership team. She is a champion for our company culture and was instrumental in developing our certificate management program, Straight|Docs Compliance Services, and our Rental Equipment Protection program. J.T. Bates Insurance Group has experienced tremendous growth as a result of her leadership and we’re looking forward to what the future brings with Jayme in her new role as CEO,” said Ricker. 

Bates joined J.T. Bates Insurance Group in 2010 and most recently served as vice president of operations, driving new product development and spurring double-digit company growth year over year. “As a company, we are committed to world-class customer service with integrity. I’m passionate about being an agent of positive change, and I am grateful for the opportunity to lead our company in continued growth,” said Bates.


“I’ve had the pleasure of watching Jayme exceed my expectations over the years and I’m convinced there is no better leader for our company today,” added Ricker. “She’s remarkably talented and one of the greatest assets we have. She fully embodies the company culture and values, and I am proud to witness her continued success.”



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