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Newsmakers in Business, Oct. 13
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Agent McClure earns statewide honor

Leslie McClure, a commercial account executive with Turner Wood & Smith Insurance, has been named the winner of the Insurance Professional of the Year Award by the Georgia Council of Insurance Professionals.

The award recognizes McClure’s career accomplishments and service to the insurance industry. She received a similar award from the Insurance Professionals of Gainesville earlier this year.

“Leslie McClure joined Turner Wood & Smith Insurance 10 years ago, and has worked diligently to further her career and her profession,” said Joe Wood Jr., president and CEO of the company. “She has earned six professional certifications, indicative of her desire to continue to find ways to better serve her clients. We’re proud of Leslie and this most recent accomplishment.”

McClure joined Turner Wood & Smith Insurance in 2003 and serves as a board member of the Insurance Professionals of Gainesville.

Gainesville-based Turner Wood & Smith Insurance has more than 30 employees with more than 600 years of experience in the insurance industry.