//  Our Team



For more than 40 years, The Drury Group has been providing exceptional employee benefits to employers of all sizes across multiple industries. Our service-oriented team of professionals works with you year round – not just during enrollment or renewal – to offer employee benefits, human resource consulting and services, payroll services, wellness implementation and a user-friendly web-based management tool. We become an extension of your HR team to share the workload and ease your administrative burden. Learn More +



Charles Pareigis

Charles Pareigis joined The Drury Group in 1993. By focusing on the strategic and operational objectives and benefit solutions for The Drury Group, he’s been instrumental in guiding the company through the numerous industry disruptions and turbulent changes prevalent during the past decade.

Charles is an active member of the community and an alumnus of Leadership Franklin. A graduate of Western Kentucky University, he’s is an avid fan of Pittsburg Steelers Football, fly-fishing, and spending time with his wife and two children.

Kathy Drury
Chief Financial Officer

Kathy Drury joined her husband Ralph at The Drury Group in 1978 and has been an integral part of the company’s success. She’s been vital in managing the financial and executive responsibilities of the company.

Kathy has a zest for life, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves to travel and is active in her church, where she currently serves as a Stephen Leader in the Stephen Ministry Program at First United Methodist Church.

Mike Henson
VP of Account Management

Mike Henson joined the Drury Group in 1990 and has more than 20 years experience in the employee benefit arena. He’s responsible for the company’s account development and service. Mike has been instrumental in implementing initiatives that support new business acquisition and in building the company’s client portfolio. He earned a BS in Business Administration (Finance) from Tennessee Tech University in 1986.

Lara Grande
Sales Executive

Lara currently serves as a Sales Executive for The Drury Group, Inc. She has 20 years of experience in the employee benefit market with her portfolio ranging from the traditional to worksite voluntary benefits, making her expertise valuable in providing the best solutions for her clients. 

Prior to coming on board with The Drury Group, Lara worked with Aflac in account management and new business acquisition development throughout Tennessee, North Carolina, Colorado and Los Angeles. Before Aflac, she served as an account manager for a brokerage in Santa Monica.

Lara’s commitment is to position the various benefit offerings to maximize employee growth and retention for her clients by focusing on education of both the employer and employee on all offerings to create the best customer experience.

She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and lives in Franklin, TN. Lara enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.



Jennifer De Cuir
Account Manager

Jennifer De Cuir joined the Drury Group in April 2019, with more than 15 years of industry experience in benefit administration and customer service. As an Account Manager, she serves as a liaison between the client, the employee, the insurance carriers and providers to manage all aspects of customer service and ensure successful outcomes for clients. 

While she spent most of her life in Southern California, Jennifer has lived in middle Tennessee for more than a decade with her husband and two children, and now calls Franklin, TN, her home. When she is not working, Jennifer enjoys working out, spending time with her family and friends, and enjoying all the events and experiences that historic Franklin has to offer. 


Clarissa Hightower
Senior Account Manager

Clarissa Hightower, Esq., joined the Drury Group in March 2014. She assists the Drury Group in various aspects of its administration and in the management of its clients. Clarissa orchestrates and maintains the communication, services and expectations between the insurance carriers, providers and her clients to produce the most efficient, productive and successful outcome for all parties.

Having grown up in Franklin, she attended Battle Ground Academy, graduating in 1999 and currently sits on the Academy’s Alumni Board. Clarissa is also a graduate of The University of Alabama, and she received her Juris Doctorate from Nashville School of Law.

Clarissa enjoys spending time with her husband, rooting for her Alabama football team (Roll Tide), and traveling anywhere and everywhere.