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Tyrone Smith
Southern Zone, Vice President of Operations
State Farm

Southeastern Board Member Since: April 2013

Tyrone joined State Farm® in 1984 as a claim representative in Wilmington, DE. He became a claim analyst in service and systems at the company's corporate headquarters in Bloomington, IL in 1988 and claim superintendent in Biloxi, MS in 1990. In 1993, Tyrone was named divisional claim superintendent in Murfreesboro, TN., catastrophe consultant in general claims back at corporate headquarters in 1996 and division manager in Dupont, WA in 2001.

Tyrone was named Executive Assistant to the Chairman’s Council in 2002 and became a Southern Zone Vice President - Operations (Auto/Fire Operations, Strategic Resources, Public Affairs and Finance) in February 2004. In January, 2013, Tyrone assumed responsibility for Fire Claims in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Tyrone received a bachelor’s degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C. He earned his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation in 1991, the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation in 1999, and the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation in 2002.

Tyrone and his wife, Cindy, have two sons - Peyton and Evan.