Growing up in a family of radio broadcasters, it was understood that Matthew Bryan would at least give it a try. Though his personality and voice were fit for it, his entrepreneurial spirit couldn’t sit still. After earning his degree from East Tennessee State University in banking and finance, Matthew went to work for First Tennessee Bank and Merrill Lynch before finding his home base at Hitson, Crum & Blazer Insurance. His fervor for service means delivering fair and competitive prices and maintaining relationships with every client. Matthew married his wife, Alena, in 2005. They have two young children, Rhodes and Marley. Together they love traveling, tailgating and growing deep roots in East Tennessee.
Graduated from Carson-Newman College with Bachelors in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Math and Personal/Family Finance
Has over 20 years of Insurance and Financial Advising experience
5-time member of Million Dollar Round Table, the international Premier Association of Financial Professionals which recognizes those with exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service
10 years volunteering with Boy Scouts of America as a den leader and Cubmaster; completed training for: Outdoor Wilderness Leadership, Wilderness First Aid, Wood Badge Advance Leadership
Enjoys spending time outdoors camping, hiking, kayaking, and working in the yard
Has hiked all the trails in the Great Smoky Mountains on the TN side including all 70 miles of the Appalachian Trail
Born and raised in East TN, he spent two years in Nashville with his new wife, Cecilia.
Here, nearly four years ago, he started his Insurance Career working mostly in Employee Benefits.
After planting roots back in East Tennessee, he diversified to be able to offer his clients more and eventually found a home at Bryan Insurance Group only a few miles from where he resides in Blount County.
He and wife, Cecilia, are expecting their first child in June 2020 and have a dog and cat as well.
At Bryan Insurance, he specializes in Commercial and Personal Lines Insurance as well as Supplemental Health. Outside of work he enjoys the outdoors, hunting, fishing, college football (Go Vols), church activities, and time with friends and family.