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Scott Howell

Originally from Hamilton, Alabama, Scott is a graduate of Birmingham Southern College where he earned a dual degree in both Business Management & Marketing and was a two-year letterman in men’s basketball. Additionally, Scott served four years in the United States Marine Corps, both in Security Forces in London, England and in the Fleet with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion/5th Marines and was part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. While in London, Scott completed the British Royal Marines All Arms Commando Course. This distinction makes him one of only a handful of U.S. Citizens to complete both U.S. Marine Corps training at Paris Island and the Royal Marine Commando training at the Commando Training Center in Lympstone.


Scott began his insurance career in May of 2008 as an associate agent with State Farm Insurance where he completed the State Farm Agency Owner Program. In 2010, he joined the Nationwide Insurance Associate Agency Executive Program. In May of 2013, Scott purchased the servicing rights to an existing book of business in Athens, AL. Over the course of the following 7 years, Howell became one of the fastest growing Nationwide Exclusive Agencies in the country. In July 2020, Scott Howell and iPROTECT Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. ( transitioned to a Full-Service Independent Insurance Agency. In 2023, iPROTECT created a separate division known as 9 Blades Risk Advisors specializing in risk management services for businesses in the Cannabis Industry.


In addition to operating a successful insurance agency, Scott co-created The Insurance Guys Podcast in the summer of 2017. The podcast is designed to provide, “infotainment” to insurance agency owners & insurance professionals. Today, it is the most popular insurance industry podcast in the world with an average of 58,000 downloads per month. The Insurance Guys Podcast is featured on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, iHeart Radio and Audible. The mission of the podcast is to help insurance agents develop and grow their agencies and to introduce new industry technologies.

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