Anderson Benson Insurance and Risk Management: Darla Bousselot

Darla Bousselot sees parallels between working at Anderson Benson Insurance and Risk Management and living in Williamson County. There’s the tight-knit community and strong value system that places people over the bottom line, plus a powerful work ethic that’s contributed to the spirited growth mode that both are experiencing.

It was these factors that compelled Bousselot, a personal risk advisor at Anderson Benson, to open an office on Main Street in the middle of downtown Franklin — a first for the independent insurance agency that previously operated solely from Nashville.

Bousselot first started her career in healthcare industry before moving to insurance more than 10 years ago. Soon after she was tapped to launch Anderson Benson’s Private Client Group she also pushed for a presence in Franklin.

“It’s amazing to witness the economic growth of this area. I feel like it’s mirroring our business, which is another reason why it’s a natural fit to move into Williamson County,” Bousselot said. “I knew we wanted an office in the heart of downtown Franklin, where expansion is happening too. I want to support and be apart of that.”

As a personal risk advisor for Anderson Benson Insurance and Risk Management, Bousselot works with high networth individuals and families to supply customized solutions that deliver comprehensive coverage and the utmost in asset protection. She evaluates the strength of current insurance programs and its ability to respond to needs, as well as identifies the changes needed to develop complete solutions and countermeasures.  In addition, those looking for expert consultation to construction, entertainment, specialty events, boutique and restaurant entities can also work with Bousselot business partners.

Many of the community members who Bousselot works with have complex insurance needs and require specialized coverage for everything from excess liability and event coverage to specialized collections, personal aircraft, high-value homes and other valuables. It can be a convoluted role, but it’s those intricacies that she says she really enjoys.

And by focusing her knowledge and skillset on this particular facet of the industry, Bousselot believes Anderson Benson’s services are peerless in the surrounding area.

“Like many industries, insurance is a business where people don’t know, what they don’t know. I like helping people understand the different components of it, and the challenges that come with that,” she said. “My expertise and focus is on the Private Client Segment, and that focus allows me to best understand and meet my clients complex insurance needs.”

Bousselot has lived in Middle Tennessee for 25 years, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that she decided to plant roots in Williamson County. The move, she says, was motivated by what was best for her family–aspects like the familial atmosphere in the neighborhoods, the vibrant community and the strong school systems.

She says she’s been received with welcome arms as she’s jumped into programs like the Downtown Franklin Association and the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County, and that the business conducted here is a reflection of the local culture.

“You live here, and you get the most amazing sense of community that reaches into all areas of life,” she says. “This business is great  because you get to know people very well. The more I get to know people here the more impressed I am.”

Anderson Benson Insurance  is an independent agency located in Nashville. Each of the principals of the agency have over 20 years of in-depth insurance industry experience. Anderson Benson brings together a group of professionals whose experience, knowledge and skill sets are complementary to the direct benefit of its clients, insurance carriers and employees.

To learn more about the company, visit their downtown Franklin office at 317 Main Street, Suite 206 or email Bousselot atdarla@andersonbenson.com.

This is part of a series on merchants in downtown Franklin that runs in the Williamson Herald.