Meet Our Team
Our team leaders combined have over one hundred years of experience in the industry. Together they lead more than fifty employees in 6 locations across the state of Georgia.
RICK DOHERTY, CPCU, AAI, AIC
Under Rick’s guidance as CEO Doherty, Duggan, Hart, and Tiernan has experienced tremendous growth. DDHT has established itself as one of the premier insurance and risk management firms in Georgia and beyond. “We consider it a privilege to serve and partner with our clients. We have gained a reputation based on delivering business solutions and resources of value to our clients far beyond the mere transaction of insurance”. Rick received his BBA from the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business in 1978 where he is an Emeritus member of the alumni board of directors. In the inaugural year of the award,DDHT was recognized as a “Bulldog 100” honoree for being one of the 100 fastest growing businesses of a UGA graduate. Doherty currently serves on the advisory board of the Risk Management and Insurance School of the Terry College of Business, UGA. Doherty has served the insurance industry in many leadership roles currently serving as the 126th President of the Westfield Insurance Agents Association. Rick has a long served his community in various capacities including chairing the boards of the Albany Advocacy Resource Center and the Darton College Foundation. He currently is Chairman of the Phoebe Foundation Board of Directors. Rick and his wife, Pam, are lay leaders of Sunday Evening With The Neighbors a ministry serving downtown Albany. He is also involved in Kairos Prison Ministry serving in Calhoun State Prison.
LEONARD DUGGAN, CIC, CPIA, NSPA
Leonard Duggan is a large account specialist at DDHT. In 1990, he merged his insurance agency with another firm, which later became DDHT, and has been in the business ever since. “Excellent service has always been my goal,” Leonard says. “I try to respond to clients 24/7, and always treat them the way I would want to be treated.”
Active in his community and professional societies, Leonard is a life member of Certified Professional Agents Society, past president of Professional Insurance Agents of Georgia, board member of Lake Blackshear Home Association, has served on many insurance carrier advisory boards, and serves on the Pastor Parrish Committee at Warwick United Methodist Church. Leonard and his wife, Bobbie, have four children – Malinda, Lena, Tiffany and Trent.
BO HART, CIC, CLCS
In July of 2018, Bo Hart transitioned to the role of DDHT President. He has been a part of the company since 2005, specializing in commercial insurance with a focus in kaolin, trucking and agriculture. Bo is passionate about his job because he has the opportunity to, “build long-term relationships with clients that are mutually beneficial. I enjoy helping them feel more in control of the risk management process.”
Outside of work, Bo is involved in his community as a member of the Macon Civic Club, Vineville United Methodist Church and numerous insurance carrier advisory boards. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have three children – Ella, Council and Wynne.
RYAN C. TIERNAN, AAI
Ryan Tiernan has been at DDHT since 2000 and became a principle in 2013. He works in commercial property and casualty, specializing in social services, agribusiness and manufacturing. “I enjoy getting up every morning and doing what I do because of the team of people I work with. They’re some of the best in the business,” Ryan says. “We also have very good clients who are easy to work with, very loyal and trust us. Their relationships make it all worthwhile.”
When not working, Ryan enjoys spending time at the lake, hunting and fishing. He also enjoys serving in his community, having served on the Darton College Foundation board, local chapter American Cancer Society board, several new producer insurance councils, and is a proud alumni of Leadership Albany.
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