M. Harland Ison, Jr.
M. Harland Ison, Jr., CIC, known as Jay, was part of the Ison Insurance Agency merging in 1990 into the Thames Batré Mattei Agency. A 1974 graduate of the University of Alabama with a BS Degree in Finance and Insurance, earning his Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 1988. Jay is currently Vice President-Secretary of Thames Batré. His experience covers an array of clientele with a strong background in Gulf Coast condominium associations, municipalities and real estate development.
Holding a wide variety of positions, both local and statewide, he is past President (2006) Elect of the Alabama Independent Insurance Agents, serving on their Board of Directors and Executive and Legislative Committees. In 2008 he was selected as Insurer of Year by the Independent Agents Association.
He was named the 2004 Recipient of the Anna S. Loding Memorial Award presented by the Insurance Women of Mobile.
Active in the Mobile volunteer community, in addition to others, Jay served as past Chairman of the Board of the American Heart Association, SE Region (2002). In 2003 Jay was named Honoree of the Mobile Chapter of the American Heart Association. In 2008, he served as the President of the Sunrise Rotary Club.