Thomasina Etheridge Skipper was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in 1976 from Syracuse University with a major in Political Science and a minor in Economics. Thomasina began her career with Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company in Cleveland, Ohio as a Personal Lines Underwriter.
In 1981, Thomasina left Fireman’s Fund Insurance Companies to become the Vice President and General Manager of Citizen Insurance Agency, an independent insurance agency.
In 1986, Thomasina joined State Farm Insurance Companies. In 1992, Thomasina was transferred and promoted to Atlanta, Georgia, as an Agency Manager. In December 1995, Thomasina became the Agency Field Executive for the Metro West Agency Field Office (AFO) in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2004 Thomasina transferred to Omaha, Nebraska. April 2013 Thomasina retired from State Farm. Today she is President/Owner of Thomasina Skipper, Business Growth Specialist Consulting Firm.
In 2001, Thomasina completed her MBA degree from Kennesaw State University (KSU) with honors. Thomasina held a license in Property, Casualty, Life, Health and Annuities. She was NASD licensed for Series 6, 63. She is a Charter Financial Consultant, ChFC, a Charter Life Underwriter, CLU and a Chartered Leadership Fellow, CLF, and working on her CASL designation.
Thomasina is a Certified Representative of the One Page Business Plan. She has helped Business owners build and execute Business Plans for Non-profit and for profit Organizations.
She has presented from the main platform at the 2010 GAMA, International LAMP conference and to the Sales Management staff of the Farm Bureau Insurance Company and Woodman of the World Insurance Company. She is a member of the GAMA speaker’s bureau and a visiting lecturer for the American College.
Thomasina was a Keynote Presenter at the Caribbean Agents & Managers TTAIFA South Chapter Annual Meeting September 2016 in Trinidad.
Thomasina co-authored the book “Women Matter” with Daralee Barbara and Linda Witham.
Thomasina is involved and an active participant in her local community and industry.
Thomasina is married to Benjamin Skipper and is the mother of four adult children and four grandchildren. She resides in Jonesboro, Georgia. Her hobbies are reading, traveling and swimming.