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Like a Good Neighbor

Wilson County Local Expands in the Neighborhood

They say a little among neighbors is worth more than riches in a wilderness. Wouldn’t it be ideal then if we got to know our neighbors better?  

This month we sat down with Jeff Gannon, the consummate neighbor. Gannon, a successful State Farm Agent, plans to expand into Lebanon in November 2022. In addition, his Mount Juliet office will move from its current location in Providence to 820 North Mount Juliet Road, in early 2023. What makes his story heartening is that not only is he a neighbor (as the State Farm jingle promises), he’s a hometown success story.  

Gannon isn’t from Mount Juliet (in fact, Mount Juliet was considered his high school’s cross-town rival), but he grew up in Wilson County (Lebanon), and it was here that he established his roots. By all accounts, he had the quintessential high school experience, replete with football and a high school sweetheart. His college career took him to the University of Tennessee. 

After obtaining a degree in business, he ultimately decided to pursue his goal of becoming a State Farm Agent. Insurance was more or less the family business, as his mother worked for State Farm for an impressive 40 years. His career with State Farm gave way to some exciting opportunities, like allowing him to travel throughout the country to provide training to agents in the various products they offered. However, his path always led him back home. 

“This is home. I love the people. Middle Tennessee is an easy place to travel to/from - centrally located and now a popular place to visit. I love the seasons. I love living close - within a two-hour drive of Knoxville, TN; go Vols - GBO (my home away from home).” 

Gannon’s family and Agency team keep him tightly integrated into the Wilson County community. He’s been married to his high school sweetheart, Felicia, for 21 years. They’ve raised three children, all of which are involved in competitive sports within the community. His family has served as an unyielding support system, allowing him to take risks and achieve his career goals. Buoying that strength is his work crew, who have similarly been team-oriented and have created a solid foundation for his State Farm Agency to thrive. 

And given that his career has now culminated in moving into two new locations (including Mount Juliet and Lebanon), Gannon has been quite the success and has brought it all full circle. His ultimate vision is “to support both ends of the county and service an important role as a name and brand you can trust when it comes to insuring the things you value the most. We are truly, ‘like a good neighbor,’ and ‘we live where you live.’”

  • Jeff Gannon
  • Construction of new location on Mount Juliet Road