Our People > Rux Bentley
Rux Bentley is a life-long resident of Columbiana and a graduate
of Shelby County High School and Auburn University.
Rux joined Rux Carter Insurance Agency in 1994, becoming the
third generation of his family to work in the agency. In 1997 he
received the designation of Certified Insurance Counselor.
Rux has been very active within the Alabama Independent Insurance
Agent’s Association. Rux served as President of the Alabama
Independent Insurance Agents Association in 2009-2010. He is the
only agent in the state that has ever been awarded the Alabama
Independent Insurance Young Agent of the Year twice (1998 & 2007).
In 2006 he was named the Outstanding Board Member of the Year. He
has been active on several committees: State Board of Directors,
Young Agents (Chairman, 2000), Excalibur Foundation (Chairman,
2002), Legislative (Chairman, 2005-2006), Commercial Lines, Personal
Lines, Nominations, and Education.
In 2013 Rux was selected to serve on the Alabama Center for
Insurance Information & Research’s advisory board. The Center is an
independent nonprofit organization housed at the University of
Alabama that supports and promotes activities that strengthen the
competitive insurance market in Alabama for benefit of a healthy
economic environment and service to consumers.
In 2011-2 Rux was appointed by the Governor of Alabama to serve
on the Affordable Homeowner Insurance Commission, which was charged
with finding solutions to the insurance problems facing Alabama’s
Rux was on the Board of Directors for the InVEST program through
the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America from 2001-3.
InVEST develops a diverse pool of insurance professionals and
informed consumers by educating high school and community college
students on careers in insurance, financial services and risk
In 1996 Rux participated in the inaugural class of Leadership
Shelby County. He was on the original committee that founded Youth
Leadership Shelby County and served as chairman in 2002. He served
on the Board of Directors for Leadership Shelby County from
Rux served on the Board of Directors of Court Appointed Special
Advocates of Shelby County (CASA) from 1998-2009 and served as
vice-president from 2000-2008. CASA screens and trains community
volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in court.
Rux is a former member of the Shelby County Republican Party
Executive Committee. From 2002-2004 he served as chairman of the
Shelby County Republican Party.
Rux and his family are active members of Church of the Highlands.
Rux is married to the former Amanda Sellers and has two
daughters, Maddie and McKlane.