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Ability to Stay

One Step Ahead

Our agency’s approach is to focus on integrating life, health and property & casualty insurance solutions designed to enhance the viability of your future.

By incorporating industry best practices into your business, we can help you stay ahead of the competition and better serve your employees and customers. 

What we do For you

Knowledge That Can Serve Your Needs

Our integrated solution teams strategically use technology to perform insurance needs analysis.  

We have partnered with top-rated insurance carriers and have business alliances to aid in developing advanced policy designs. 

Experienced Advisers

We collaborate with Certified Public Accountants, bookkeepers, attorneys and other consultants to devise executable plans for the growth of your business.

Our Agency

TGC Agency® is a regional independent all lines insurance agency headquartered in Columbia, Maryland. 

Our independence lends us the freedom to offer a wide array of products and services tailored to your unique needs. From designing your first life insurance policy to protecting your business, we’re here to serve you for each phase of your life.


Our goal is to provide peace of mind to business owners. TGC Agency® has representatives who are licensed and authorized to provide coverage solutions for property, casualty, commercial insurance, surety, workers compensation, employee benefits, life insurance, long-term care, annuities and health plans.


After spending over twenty plus years in business-to-business sales and marketing or business development roles with companies such as Xerox, Raytheon, Kaiser-Permanente and Humana, John has shifted his focus to working with business owners and corporations. In 2017, he launched TGC Agency®, a full-service all lines regional independent insurance agency headquartered in Columbia, MD. The agency has industry knowledge and experience in commercial insurance, surety, employee benefits, personal property & casualty insurance and personal financial planning. As the principal general agent, the agency represents some of the nation’s top rated carriers in the standard, non-standard, specialty and excess & surplus markets operating in more than ten states. 

In addition to John’s commitment to his agency, he is actively involved in the Baltimore/Washington business community and the insurance industry. Presently, he is a business resource partner in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Maryland, Baltimore Business League and  Vice President of the National African-American Insurance Association – Washington, D.C. (NAAIA- DC) Chapter. He is a board member and the Marketing Chairperson of the Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce. John is also a member of the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Washington Black Chamber of Commerce, the US Black Chamber of Commerce, the General Agent Management Association International (GAMA) and the National Association of Professional Agents (NAPA). Most recently, John and his agency were partnered with another firm based in suburban Philadelphia through the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) All Small Mentor-Protégé program.

John was born in Baltimore, Maryland and currently resides there today. He’s the father of two: Sinclaire (daughter) and Jack (son). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Hampton University and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing Management along with a Graduate Certificate in Leadership Development for Minority Managers and an Executive Certificate in Business Communication from the Carey School of Business at Johns Hopkins University. He is also active in both university alumni associations. At present, John serves as a mentor in the Leading a Diverse Society (LADS) Mentoring pilot program with the Carey School of Business and the Oliver Hill Scholars Program at the University of Richmond. Furthermore, he serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council at the JHU Carey Business School and is the president of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Black Alumni Network.


Additionally, John is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. And In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his kids, reading personal development and leadership books, autobiographies written about business luminaries or legendary insurance salesmen, listening to jazz and discovering new spirits as the Co-Chair of the “City Club Spirits Society” at The City Club of Washington in the nation’s capital. 

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