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 Gary1.jpgEmail: gwright@matrixins.com
Phone: 770.683.9343

Gary L. Wright, AAI

President and CEO

Gary Wright is a founding partner & CEO of Matrix Insurance Agency, Inc. He has a BBA degree from The University of Georgia and has over 30 years experience as an Independent Insurance Agent. He has been active in his community serving on multiple local board of directors for local charities and civic organizations. He has qualified multiple times for production awards for top tier agents, and he has served on several Presidents Councils and Agents Advisory Councils in the insurance industry. He has been awarded the Accredited Adviser in Insurance from the Insurance Agents of America.

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  Kirby1.jpgEmail: karnall@matrixins.com
Phone: 770.683.9338

W. Kirby Arnall, CLU®

Vice President

Kirby Arnall joined Matrix Insurance Agency, Inc in 1988 and became an owner in 1995. He is the head of the Planning and Benefits area of Matrix. His division of Matrix works with clients in the areas of Estate Planning, Business Planning, Insurance Planning, Executive and Employee Benefits, as well as Wealth Creation and Protection.

Kirby is a third generation insurance and financial services professional. He holds the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation from the American College. He is a Registered Representative of Park Avenue Securities. He is a life member of the prestigious organization, Million Dollar Round Table, and has been recognized by Atlanta Magazine as a Five Star Wealth Manager. He is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College. Kirby has served on the Board of Directors of multiple organizations, including the Heritage School,Newnan Hospital, Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce, and the Newnan Rotary Club.

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 Otis.jpgEmail: ojones@matrixins.com
Phone: 770-683-9329

 

Otis Jones, III, AAI

Secretary/Treasurer

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 currently serves as chairman of the Board of Trustees for The Heritage School, Deacon of Central Baptist Church, Vice Chairman of The Newnan Housing Authority, and Past President of the Newnan Rotary Club. He and his wife Gayle have two sons, Garrett and Cole.

 

 Rick.jpgEmail: rmercer@matrixins.com
Phone: 770-683-9327

Rick Mercer, AAI

Risk Management Advisor

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.

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 Brain.jpgEmail: bsmith@matrixins.com
Phone: 770-683-9316

Brian L. Smith, AAI, FSCP®, LUTCF®

Risk Management Advisor

Brian attended Clayton State University, where he obtained his Bachelor’s of Business Administration Degree with a focus in Management. He began his career with a large National Insurance Company. Eventually Brian realized that he wanted to work locally and serve his hometown community.

In early 2012, Brian joined Matrix Insurance Agency, Inc. His approach is one of total needs risk management. He specializes in Property and Casualty insurance, but serves all the Risk Management needs of his clients.  Brian believes in truly taking care of his clients. He delivers solutions that are customized for each individual’s needs. 

In 2013, Brian earned the professional designation of Accredited Adviser of Insurance (AAI)  from the Institutes and the Independent Insurance Agents of GA.  In 2014, Brian graduated from Leadership Coweta and has served on their Board.  In 2015, he earned the professional designation of Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF®) from The American College.

Brian and his wife Laura reside in Newnan and have two sons, Benjamin and Barron.

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 Lori_Photo.jpgEmail: lwray@matrixins.com
Phone: 770-683-9306

Lori Wray, AAI

Risk Management Advisor

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. 

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