Galloway-Chandler-McKinney Insurance was formed in 1993 when Jimmy Galloway of Columbus and Kyle Chandler, III, and Steve McKinney of West Point teamed up with the idea of forming an independent insurance agency that was regional in scope yet had offices in multiple locations. The concept was to be large enough to offer customers the best possible choices while maintaining the personal connection to a community so they could genuinely serve their fellow citizens.

Today, sons Brandt Galloway and Kyle Chandler, IV, are among the company’s leadership. GCM maintains offices in Columbus and West Point but manages insurance plans for customers across the Southeast.


August 11, 2023

Contact:  Brandt Galloway,, 662.328.0492 (Columbus)
Kyle Chandler, IV,, 662.494.4781 (West Point)

Galloway Chandler McKinney Insurance Named the Area’s Only Locally-Owned Best Practices Agency

Columbus, Miss. – For the eleventh year, Galloway Chandler McKinney Insurance has been named a Best Practices Agency – the Golden Triangle’s only locally-owned agency with this recognition.  The designation comes from the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA, or the Big “I”) and indicates the company is among an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the “Best Practices” Study Group.  Only 287 agencies qualified for the honor, among more than 2,600 that were nominated throughout the country.

“Because we’re a locally-owned agency, GCM’s Best Practices recognition is based entirely on service provided here in the Golden Triangle,” states Managing Member Brandt Galloway.  “Galloway Chandler McKinney and its employees value our clients, who are also our friends and neighbors, and we work to earn their trust daily.  We’re grateful to be selected as a Best Practices agency for more than 10 years running because it shows we’ve adhered to a consistently high standard on behalf of our clients.”

The Best Practices Study was initiated by IIABA in 1993 as the foundation for efforts to improve agency performance.  The annual study is conducted by the Big “I” and Reagan Consulting of Atlanta, GA, to document the business practices of these “best” agencies and urge others to adopt similar practices.

Galloway-Chandler-McKinney Insurance has served residents in north Mississippi and west Alabama for 30-plus years.  The agency writes commercial and personal insurance and has offices in Columbus and West Point, Miss.  Additional information about the company can be found at

Founded in 1896, the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing more than 25,000 agency locations united under the Trusted Choice brand.  Trusted Choice independent agents offer consumers all types of insurance – property, casualty, life, health, employee benefit plans and retirement products – from a variety of insurance companies.

Find a GCM independent insurance agent close to you

Galloway – Chandler – Mckinney has two convenient locations to serve you:

Columbus Office

2320 Commerce St.
Columbus, Mississippi 39705
Phone: 662.328.0492

West Point Office

610 Commerce St.
West Point, Mississippi 39773
Phone: 662.494.4781

Galloway Chandler McKinney has been a trusted agency and member of their communities for many years. As a Best Practices Agency, they are able to provide competitive products and professional service with local touch.