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Email: karnall@matrixins.com
Phone: 770.683.9338

W. Kirby Arnall, CLU®
President and CEO

Kirby Arnall serves as President and CEO of Matrix Insurance Agency, Inc. He joined Matrix Insurance Agency, Inc. in 1988 as the Vice President of the Planning and Benefits Division. He works with clients in the areas of Insurance Planning, Business Planning, Estate Planning, Executive and Employee Benefits. Kirby is a third generation insurance professional. He holds the Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®) designation from the American College. Kirby is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and the Society of Financial Service Professionals. He is a life member of the prestigious organization, Million Dollar Round Table.

Kirby was born and raised in Newnan, Georgia, where his family has been in the insurance business since 1922. Kirby attended Hampden-Sydney College, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1987. Active in his community, Kirby is a member of Central Baptist Church and the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce. He has served on the Board of Directors for multiple organizations, including The Heritage School, Newnan Hospital, Newnan- Coweta Chamber of Commerce, and the Newnan Rotary Club. In addition, he has coached youth baseball, basketball, and high school soccer.

 


Email: ojones@matrixins.com
Phone: 770-683-9329

Otis Jones, III, AAI
Vice President

Otis Jones is a lifelong resident of Newnan and a graduate of Newnan High School and the University of Georgia. He began his insurance career in 1989 with Matrix Insurance and earned his Accredited Advisor of Insurance (AAI) designation in 1993. Otis handles both personal and commercial lines of insurance.

Active in his community, Otis has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for The Heritage School, Chairman of the Board of Deacons of Central Baptist Church, Vice Chairman of The Newnan Housing Authority, and past President of the Newnan Rotary Club. He also is the current Chairman of the Newnan Housing Authority, on the Board of the Coweta Sports Hall of Fame, a member of the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce, and the University of Georgia’s Magill Society. He and his wife Gayle have two sons, Garrett and Cole.

 


Email: gwright@matrixins.com
Phone: 770.683.9343

Gary L. Wright, AAI
Commercial & Personal Lines Producer

Gary graduated from the University of Georgia in 1975 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. In 1975-76, he was a claims adjustor with a national insurance company. In 1976, Gary joined the Arnall Insurance Agency as a sales executive and agent.

In 1988, Gary was one of the founding partners of Matrix Insurance Agency, Inc. He served as President from 1995-2018. Gary continues to work with clients in the areas of Liability, Commercial Auto, Property, Equipment, and Worker’s Compensation.

Gary received the Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI) Professional designation in 1988. In addition, he has completed the Producer Development Course for the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia (IIAG). He has qualified multiple times for Production awards for top tier agents, and he has served on Several President’s Councils and Agents Advisory Councils in the insurance industry.

Active in his community, Gary is a member of Central Baptist Church. He is a three-time board member of the Newnan Country Club and has also served as chairman of the Golf Tournament Committee three times. He is a past president of the Men’s Golf Association and the Newnan Pine Homeowners Association. He is a past board member of the Kiwanis Club of Newnan, past executive committee member of the Newnan Coweta United Way, and is the current president of the Newnan Pine Lake Association. Gary and his wife Leroyce have three children: Josh, Jarrod, and Maggie.

 

 


Email: rmercer@matrixins.com
Phone: 770-683-9327

Rick Mercer, AAI
Commercial & Personal Lines Producer

Rick Mercer was born and raised in Eastman, Georgia. He attended Middle Georgia College and the University of Georgia, where he majored in Finance. After college, Rick entered the insurance profession with an independent agency located in Eastman. He worked as a sales agent after completion of the Producer Development Course for the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia (IIAG).

In 1983, Rick moved to the metro Atlanta area, where he focused his efforts in commercial property and casualty insurance and risk
management. He earned the professional designation of Accredited Advisor of Insurance (AAI) in 1986. In 2001, Rick joined Matrix
Insurance Agency, Inc., as an Account Executive and Agent providing clients with risk analysis and coverages such as property, general liability, auto, inland marine and worker’s compensation.

 


Email: lwray@matrixins.com
Phone: 770-683-9306

Lori Wray, AAI
Commercial & Personal Lines Producer

Lori Wray, a lifelong resident of Newnan, Georgia, is a graduate of Newnan High School, attended UGA and graduated from West Georgia College with a BA in Marketing. Lori started her business career in the real estate Industry where she worked in marketing and sales for over 19 years. She was a member of the Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors, Fayette County Board of Realtors, and a member of the Million Dollar Club for many years. Lori also owned and operated a children’s specialty boutique known as The Pink Elephant after her daughter Sarah Katherine was born.

Her insurance career began in 2010 when she joined an Independent Insurance Agency as a sales associate. In 2013 Lori joined Matrix Insurance Agency as a Commercial and Personal lines producer. Lori strives to build a partnership with her clients and to develop a plan that suits their specific individual needs. She offers her clients a variety of coverage’s for their personal homes and autos as well as coverage’s necessary for a successful business. Throughout her career Lori’s enthusiasm and devotion to her clients has been her mainstay. Lori is committed to reducing her client’s risks and to providing them with the best customer service.

Lori is an avid Bulldogs fan and enjoys spending her free time with her husband, Collin, and her daughter, Sarah Katherine. She
enjoys reading, the beach, and the outdoors.

 


Email: hpowell@matrixins.com
Phone: 770-683-9325

Hanson Powell, III, AAI
Commercial & Personal Lines Producer

Hanson Powell was born and raised in Newnan, GA. He is a graduate of The Heritage School and Georgia College & State University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing in 2014.

Hanson began his insurance career in 2014 and holds the Accredited Advisor of Insurance (AAI) designation. Hanson is an advisor for both personal and commercial lines insurance.

Active in the community, Hanson is a proud board member of The Newnan Kiwanis Club.  He is also a member of the Newnan- Coweta Chamber of Commerce and Young Agents Council of Georgia.

 


Email: msanders@matrixins.com
Phone: 770-683-9316

Mark Sanders, AAI
Commercial & Personal Lines Producer

Mark Sanders was born and raised in Concord, GA. He is a graduate of Flint River Academy and the University of West Georgia where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in 2010. Mark began his insurance career in 2011 and holds the Accredited Advisor of Insurance (AAI) designation. Mark is an advisor for both personal and commercial lines insurance as well as life and disability. Mark strives to build a partnership with his clients and to develop a plan that best suits their individual needs. Mark is a former collegiate baseball player and sports enthusiasts who enjoys cheering on the Bulldogs and Braves. A resident of Carrollton, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Elizabeth, and his son Hugh.

 


Email: wkarnall@matrixins.com
Phone: 770-755-5168

Wilkins Kirby Arnall, Jr.
Commercial & Personal Lines Producer

Wilkins Kirby Arnall, Jr. was born and raised in Newnan, Ga. He is a graduate of The Heritage School and The University of Alabama where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Environmental Science with a concentration in Family Financial Planning and Counseling.

Kirby is a fourth-generation insurance professional. His family has been continuously active in the insurance business since 1922. Prior to joining Matrix, he participated in the FIPI program with The Cincinnati Insurance Company. Through this program, he acquired techniques to mitigate risk for Commercial and Personal Insurance exposures.

Kirby is very involved in the community. He is a member of The Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce, Newnan Rotary Club, Central Baptist Church and serves on the Board of The Heritage Athletic Society.

Outside of work, he enjoys many activities including golf, tennis, hunting and fishing.