Our Staff

Brian Peters

Brian Peters
Managing Director

Office: 706-226-0186, Ext. 2322
Direct: 706-363-3206
Fax: 706-226-0178
Email: bpeters@ais-ins.net

Brian Peters is a Managing Director with Advanced Insurance Strategies. He co-founded Advanced Insurance Strategies in 2001. He is an active member of the community and serves on the Greater Dalton Whitfield Chamber’s Legislative Action Committee, Ambassador and Diplomats Program. He also serves on the Dalton Boys and Girls’ Club Day for Kids planning committee and in a graduate of the Leadership Dalton class of 2002. Brian graduated from the University of Georgia in 1994 with a Bachelors Degree in Risk Management & Insurance. He has a background in Workers’ Compensation claims and has been in the insurance industry for 20 years. Brian is married and has 3 children. In addition to spending time with his family, he enjoys fitness activities which include running and cycling. Brian specializes in benefits programs as well as commercial and personal lines insurance.

David Pennington IV

David Pennington IV
Managing Director

Office: 706-226-0186
Direct: 706-303-3953
Fax: 706-226-0178
Email: davep@ais-ins.net

David is the 4th David Pennington to work as an independent agent in Dalton. Because of this, he has deep ties to this community and looks forward to help take that legacy past the century mark. He is here to help you with all your insurance needs and specializes in commercial transportation and the hospitality industry. David comes from a background of being a litigation specialist with the American International Group. He has handled all types of exposures with a focus in commercial exposures including commercial liability and commercial property. While at AIG, David served on many committees and boards including the Domestic Claims Customer Service Team, the Structured Settlements Advisory Board, and the Zonal Claims Marketing Team. He was awarded multiple distinctions and honors while there including being named a Customer Service Champion and a multiple time winner of the Values in Action award. He is a member of the Friendship House Board of Directors, Current President of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Georgia Mountains Board of Directors, Dalton Whitfield Chamber of Commerce Diplomats, Past President of the Carpet City Rotary Club, and the Dalton State Foundation Board of Trustees. He also spends time volunteering for both the local and state Special Olympics. He was a 2013 graduate of the Emerging Leaders Institute and is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Dalton-Whitfield. David also serves as an Assistant Coach of the Varsity Lacrosse team at Dalton High School. David is a lifelong resident of Dalton. David graduated from Dalton State College with an Associate Degree in Economics before receiving his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Georgia College & State University.

David Pennington III
Managing Director

Office: 706-226-0186 x2332
Direct: 706-303-3859
Fax: 706-278-0178
Email: dpennington@ais-ins.net

Born and raised in Dalton, David Pennington III comes from an insurance family. His grandfather started the Pennington Insurance Agency in Downtown Dalton in 1937. He is the third David Pennington to operate as an independent agent in Dalton. He is a graduate of Dalton High School, Dalton Junior College, and the University of Georgia with a BA in Economics.

He began his insurance career after college with Metropolitan Life before moving to Liberty Mutual. In 1984, he took a position as a manager and producer at Pruden & Brooks Insurance in Dalton. While at Pruden, he started Pruden Risk Management, Renaissance Mutual, and CompFirst. He also was a partner in the brokerage Risk Innovations. He sold his stake in Pruden in 2001 and started Advanced Insurance Strategies with his partner, Brian Peters, in 2003. He continues at this time as a managing partner here at AIS.

David is extremely active in the community. He has served as the Mayor of Dalton since January 2008. He is a member and past president of the Dalton Rotary Club, where he is a Paul Harris and Will Watt Fellow. He is a board member and founding member of the Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership. He is a past board member of Hamilton Medical Center. He is a member and past president of the Dalton Education Foundation. He is a Dalton State College trustee. He is the former chairmen of the Dalton-Whitfield Chamber of Commerce. He is a past director for Hardwick Bank and Trust Company. He is a past director and president of Habitat for Humanity. He is also a director for GEEARS, a statewide board for promoting early childhood education.

He and his wife Pam live in Dalton and have two grown children.

Cathy Lowe
Account Manager, Health & Life
Office: 706-226-0186 x2325
Direct: 706-609-0914
Fax: 706-226-0178
Email: clowe@ais-ins.net

Abby Chiesa-Lowe
Personal Lines Account Manager
Office: 706-226-0186 x 2306
Direct: 706-309-0819
Fax: 706-226-0178
Email: achiesa@ais-ins.net

Mallory Fisher
Commercial Lines Account Manager
Office: 706-226-0186 x 2308
Direct: 706-305-4080
Fax: 706-226-0178
Email: mfisher@ais-ins.net

Colby Britton
Office: 706-226-0186 x 2305
Direct: 706-309-0189
Fax: 706-226-0178
Email: cbritton@ais-ins.net