Joe Hocutt

With over 25 years of Management, Sales, and Marketing experience, Joe Hocutt served as Senior Vice President of Southland Benefit Solutions from 2012 to 2016 when he was then promoted to President. After 11+ years in the corporate world of Dallas, Texas, Joe decided to found and manage his own business, where he remained for 11 more years before deciding to return home to Alabama. Mr. Hocutt graduated from The University of Alabama in 1985 and is also a graduate of the Executive Program at Northwestern University.

Mr. Hocutt served as Mayor of Colleyville during his time in Texas. Upon returning to Alabama, Joe became a founding board member of the Tuscaloosa Red Elephant Club and currently serves as the President of the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame, University of Alabama Chapter. In addition, Joe is an active member of the Tip Off Club. He and his wife reside in Tuscaloosa and their two children currently attend The University of Alabama.

Diane Beall
Senior Vice President of Insurance Operations

Ms. Beall has been employed with Southland for over 35 years. She has held many positions throughout her time here; including Manager of Underwriting, Assistant Vice President of Underwriting, Compliance Officer, and has been serving as Vice President of Insurance Operations since 2007. In her time off, Mrs. Beall enjoys traveling and riding her motorcycle where she participates in several charity rides throughout the year.

Andy Gardino
Senior Vice President of Information Technology

Andy Gardino currently serves as the Vice President of Information Technology. Mr. Gardino has been with Southland for over 20 years and has risen from his original position as a Systems Analyst to heading up his department. Mr. Gardino has over 28 years of experience in Information technology. He is an active member in the community and assisted with disaster relief efforts after the tornado of April 2011.




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