andy-shaferAlexander C. “Andy” Shafer


Andy was born and raised in Knoxville, TN. He is an alumni of Bearden High School, class of 1991.

He attended University of Tennessee where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration in the Spring of 1995.

Andy joined Shafer Insurance® in Summer of 1995 and is the third generation to lead the agency. He was appointed President of Shafer Insurance in the Spring of 2000.

Andy works with several non-profit agencies such as Boy Scouts, United Way and the Salvation Army.


bo-shaferAlex A. “Bo” Shafer, Jr.

Chairman of the Board

Bo was born here in Knoxville to Alex A. & Evelyn Shafer in 1937.  Bo attended the University of Tennessee from 1955 to 1960 where he played football for the Volunteers.  He graduated in 1960 with a degree in Business Administration.

As the second generation, Bo became President / Owner of Shafer Insurance Agency in 1960.  Bo is the Chairman of the Board for Shafer Insurance® and works with many of the non-profit organizations in the community including the Salvation Army and United Way.

Bo served as the International President of Kiwanis and the Chairman of the 2008 East Tennessee Franklin Graham Festival.


alex-shaferAlex A. Shafer, Sr.

Founder of Shafer Insurance Agency
Alex was born in Bluefield, West Virginia. He came to Knoxville where he attended The University of Tennessee. It was there where he met Evelyn whom he later married. He was in the rental car business until Mr. Ed Fowler saw what a good salesman he was. Alex joined Fowler Insurance in the 1940’s. The agency was later called Fowler, Shafer, and Sims. When his son, Bo, got out of the Army in July 1963, Alex formed Shafer Insurance Agency.

He was on the School Board, Governor of the Knoxville, TN District Kiwanis organization, and the Leader of the Elks Club. In addition to his community service, he was continually involved in helping people. He was a wonderful father and husband. He died at age 59. As his son Bo says, “We did not lose him because when you lose something, you don’t know where it is. We know exactly where he is waiting for all of us.”