Rob Mitchell has been married to the beautiful Kim Kuhlman Mitchell since 1989. Their children Andrew, Josh and Hope are all active in Rutherford County schools: Andrew is a law student at Belmont and an MTSU graduate, Josh is a Junior and a 4.0 physical therapy student at MTSU, and Hope is a Freshman at Motlow where she enjoys art, poetry and writing.
Rob graduated from Franklin (Tennessee) High School then worked his way through college, earning his degree in Business Management from Middle Tennessee State University. After earning his degree from MTSU, Rob progressed quickly through management positions in companies that included Service Merchandise, Zale’s Jewelry Stores and Dillard’s. Rob was known as a “problem solver” and was placed into the most challenging positions in order to turn the business around. Rob’s integrity and hard work earned him the total trust of clients and employees alike.
Tiring of the world of big business, Rob decided to pursue small business ownership as an insurance agent. Again, the trust of the his clients resulted in a very successful business for more than 15 years right here in Murfreesboro. Rob earned ‘Best Insurance Agent in Nashville’ by the Nashville Scene in 2010.
Rob’s other endeavors include being a Master Mason and a member of Mt. Moriah Lodge #18 F& A.M. of Murfreesboro. Rob has remained loyal to Pi Sigma Epsilon as its first alumni adviser and a life member of the national co-ed collegiate/professional marketing and management fraternal organization. While in college Rob was instrumental in growing its membership from 13 to 170 members within two years and being recognized in the top three chapters nationally.
Later in his tenure at Zale’s, Rob’s reputation as a “problem solver” was recognized. He was assigned difficult stores and charged with turning them around. His store eventually became the largest volume store in Tennessee. Rob was the President of the Brentwood Jaycees (Jr. Chamber of Commerce), overseeing and coordinating the statewide Youth Leadership Conference offering extensive leadership training with legislators and business leaders to promising high school students from across Tennessee.
Rob has been involved in problem solving efforts in Rutherford County since 1989, starting in flood remediation efforts in Rutherford County. Rob wasn’t a politician; he was a citizen determined to make lives better. The result was that, working with aid from the Governor’s office, Senator Al Gore and Congressman Bart Gordon, Rob wrote a grant of $60,000 from the Corp of Engineers to fund drainage remediation to mitigate the drainage problem.
Later, Rob was a member of or advised community groups for incorporation actions to obtain better police and fire protection for two small communities in Middle Tennessee: Florence in Rutherford County and Nolensville in Williamson County.
What do the above facts about Rob have in common? Trust, integrity and hard work for the Community in which he lives and serves.
With more than fifteen years as an insurance agent who insures hundreds of homes, Rob has extensive experience in valuing homes and property. Rob’s expertise provides the citizens of Rutherford County fair and equitable assessments for the property owners. Rob believes it is important for an elected official to respond to the citizens who elect them to office. Far too often, office seekers do so from a position of self-interest and personal gain, and the voices of the hard-working citizens are drowned out by shouts from those with financial where-with-all (financiers, land speculators and developers) and no one can hear them. Rob is here to hear you. Rob is quoted as saying, “I believe that community service is a selfless act all citizens should undertake. I believe our community deserves and expects our public officials to exhibit integrity, morality and professionalism in the discharge of their duties.”