An outside consultant once summed up the Snellings Walters approach best: “You work in a place that exploits your strengths and invests in your weaknesses.” (Photo: Joe Ariniello/ALM)

Billy Potter, a principal with Snellings Walters Insurance Agency in Atlanta, may have been destined to be a broker from an early age. Bill Snellings, an owner of the agency, coached the Pirates, the tee-ball team that Potter played on while growing up in suburban Dunwoody, Georgia.

“Bill told me that I would work for him someday,” Potter says. “I was interested in the company back in 2003 or 2004, but it wasn’t the right time then. I eventually joined the company near the end of 2011. It turned out to be providential on a lot of levels.”

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