Operating Committee

Lane O’Brion (“Brion”) Burris, Jr.
Senior Vice President and Regional Manager
Southeastern Regional Office


Mr. Burris serves as Senior Vice President and Regional Marketing Manager of Utica National’s Southeastern Regional Office (SERO) sales territory, which includes the states of Georgia and Tennessee.

Brion started his career at The Hartford and held various leadership positions in Field Sales, Marketing, and Underwriting. Among the positions Brion held were Sales Underwriter, Business Development Manager, Underwriting Manager and Regional Sales Manager. Prior to joining Utica National in 2016, Brion worked for CNA Insurance and played an instrumental role in developing CNA’s overall sales capabilities.

He was also the leader on a variety of important countrywide initiatives to improve and optimize sales efforts and drive deeper agency relationships. Among those positions held during his tenure were Regional Sales Manager, Marketing Director, and Zone Leader for the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions for CNA’s Small Business Platform.

He earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Corporate Finance from Western Carolina University.