Pate Smith was born and raised in Ozark, Alabama, a place where hometown values and relationships are at the heart of the community. Pate has thrived on building relationships and helping others his entire life and feels those connections give him a purpose within himself.
After graduating high school, Pate finished his secondary education by graduating from the University of Alabama with a degree in Political Science. He felt going to law school was a natural path to better understanding businesses and would also provide an opportunity for him to help others in some way. As a result, Pate earned his Juris Doctorate from Birmingham School of Law. During his last year of law school, he had a realization that he could help individuals through professional development coaching. There, he started Positive Change USA and traveled speaking at various events and coaching businesses and professionals alike.
While growing his business, Pate was approached with an opportunity to work with a young public adjusting firm. He began doing work as a part-time business development liaison and learning the ins and outs of the insurance industry. He quickly found success and was promoted to National Business Development Director. He also became a licensed public adjuster. After his promotion, Pate began attending industry conferences, networking with leaders and influential individuals to further connect and understand the industry. Pate had found his sweet spot between helping individuals overcome challenges with their claims, while at the same time educating and empowering people within the industry to better themselves and their businesses.
Pate loves the opportunity to reach diverse groups of people and provide ideas that can improve their outcomes in both business and insurance claim dispute resolution. Pate has brought his expertise to McClenney, Moseley, and Associates, a firm that has a family atmosphere but also shows a constant pursuit for top industry talent. In Pate’s downtime, he loves spending time with his twin daughters, watching Alabama football, off-shore fishing and barbecuing and grilling for family and friends.