Shelly Alexander is the President of the Tennessee Association of Professional Bail Agents (TAPBA). She was the Office Manager and a Bail Bondsman for Danny Blankenship Bonding until his sudden passing in 2017. At that time Shelly opened A Close Bonding Co., LLC, which has 17 agents in West and Middle Tennessee serving 23 counties. Ms. Alexander has been a volunteer for the Tennessee Association of Professional Bail Agents (TAPBA) for nine years and has served on the TAPBA Education Committee for eight years. Ms. Alexander was born and raised in Reagan, TN. She currently resides in Lexington, TN. She is the mother to five (Jarrod, Jasmine, Jordan, Alexis and Eli) of which two were adopted from the Department of Children Services in 2018 and have proven to be nothing less than amazing. Jasmine and Jordan are both bail bondsmen. Also, Ms. Alexander is the proud MiMi of three grand girls and has a grandson on the way.
Will Rainey is a member of the board of directors of TAPBA and is the legislative committee chair. Will Rainey is originally from Forrest City, Arkansas. After he graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis in 1996, he became a teacher and coach in the Memphis City Schools. He was later a Service Team Leader at Schneider Freight Company before he began working for a bail bond company in Memphis, Tennessee in 1999. In 2006, he opened United Bonding Company, Inc in Memphis, Tennessee.
He later opened All About Bail Bonds, Inc., which does business in multiple counties in Western Tennessee. He also owns Professional Bail Surety, Inc, a general insurance agency for Continental Heritage insurance company. Mr. Rainey has enjoyed being active in youth sports and other community activities while raising his son.
Join us as we discuss bail in Tennessee and the current Tennessee legislative session.