Meet Our Team

 

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Michael J.

I was born in South Caroline but raised in Georgia. I graduated from Tuskegee University with BS in Finance and later earned a Master’s Degree in Engineering with a Concentration in Construction Management. I started my career in Insurance in 2011 as a Captive Agent for Nationwide Insurance, grew to over 1500 clients, and in 2020, transitioned to an Independent Agent serving clients in 20 States and expanding into Personal Lines, Commercial Lines, Life Insurance, Financial Services, and individual and Group Benefits.

I have a passion for working with Individuals and Businesses to provide products that meet or exceed their Insurance and Financial needs today and in the future.  I enjoy coaching my team to become trusted insurance partners to their clients. I enjoy reading, watching movies, or spending time with family and friends. I’m active in my church, St James United Methodist Church, and Fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi. You can also find me enjoying a round of golf or volunteering with various nonprofits. When I want to relax and rejuvenate, you will find me at the beach soaking in the sun or working on my classic car in my garage.

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Deneen M.
Operations Manager
Phone: 770-754-0882

I am originally from Brooklyn, NY, but I grew up in South Carolina. I am a proud 2-time graduate from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Master of Public Health in Health Administration.

I was in Public Health Administration before becoming a stay-at-home mom to 2 wonderful sons! Insurance is my 2nd career. While I am not an agent, I’m the Jill-Of-All-Trades around here – Operations, HR, IT, etc…

I enjoy helping a business grow from the ground up. Being a part of JMJ Insurance is something I am proud of.

Aside from work,  I am a college football fanatic…more specifically an SEC football fanatic! My favorite play is known as “The Hit” that was leveled by fellow University of South Carolina Alum, Jadeavon Clowney, against the University of Michigan during the Outback Bowl in 2013.

A guilty pleasure of mine is; I’ve played Dungeons and Dragons with my oldest son and his college friends! I spend some weekends traveling to Harvard University in Boston to watch my youngest son’s college football games. Three non-profit organizations I actively support are the Kleine-Levin Syndrome Foundation, the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, and the North Gwinnett Schools Foundation.

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Ashlee L.
Account Manager
Phone: (770) 754-0882

I grew up in Decatur, Ga, and still visit family and friends often. I have an associates degree in Business Management and gained my property and casualty license shortly after.  I have been in the insurance industry for almost 5 years now. I began as a Farmers Insurance agent and then switched gears to independent and gained more knowledge of the industry by learning new company options. I believe in hard work and earning your keep! In my eyes, protecting what others have worked so hard to gain, is imperative as you never know what life can bring your way. I enjoy a good book and spending time cooking and learning new recipes! I have served as a volunteer at the Tillman Honor Run for the past few years, and although the pandemic has affected this recently, it is still important to give back.

Jennifer P.
Account Manager
Phone: (770) 754-0882

I grew up in Hawaii and have almost 20 years of insurance experience. I’m excited to work with the JMJ team and to be able to help our customers/clients with their insurance needs. I love to travel, explore new places, and try new foods. You can find me exploring new hiking trails or relaxing and reading a good book on the weekend.

Mauricio F.
Customer Service Representative
Phone: (770) 754-0882

I grew up in Lima, Peru (so I speak Spanish as well), and I have a bachelor’s degree in communications! I am fairly new in the insurance industry. I have a background in marketing, sales, and graphic design. I am most excited to learn from all of my colleagues and contribute by making a positive impact on the company and our customers. I love going to the beach and hanging out with my friends. One thing I couldn’t stop talking about is movies, my favorite one from this year is Soul! I have volunteered for non-profits that support the LGBTQ community.

Tim L.

I was born and raised in the heartland of this country – St. Charles, Missouri.  Throughout my youth, I played baseball and basketball, ran track/field and cross country, and began to learn the game of golf.  After graduating from St. Charles High School, I attended Southwest Missouri State University (now known as Missouri State University) where I obtained a BS degree in Administrative Management before relocating to Georgia upon meeting the woman to whom I became married in 1995.

I broke into the financial services profession with American Express Financial Advisors 25 years ago after moving from Missouri to Atlanta, GA.  During those 25 years, I spent time working with CitiStreet Retirement Services, Nationwide Insurance and now, I am excited to build a professional financial services practice with Michael James at Alliance Capital Investment Group!

I thoroughly enjoy helping my clients bring into clearer focus the vision they have for their future. I also love guiding them to see the light at the end of the tunnel as we help them fulfill their future goals and provide for their needs.

What really energizes me is taking a problem, goal or need; evaluating the options for addressing the issue and then developing a plan for overcoming the problem or achieving the desired goal.

When not working, I enjoy spending time with my boys (my youngest son attends Kennesaw State University and my oldest son is preparing to graduate from Georgia Tech in August 2020), working around my house/yard, or engaging in new activities. I do enjoy the occasional round of golf which allows me time to enjoy time outdoors with friends.

I am passionate about helping define the future for Buford Presbyterian Church where I have served as Chairperson of our Finance Committee for the last 8 years.  Despite many significant challenges, we have greatly enhanced the financial strength of our church and we are now developing a plan for paying off our mortgage while addressing the capital needs of our congregation and our facility.

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Argent S.
Insurance Sales Producer
Phone: (678) 765-9944

I grew up in Montgomery, Alabama. The proud home of the Civil Rights Movement! I have spent roughly 5 years in the insurance industry and my primary focus has been life insurance although I recently added Property & Casualty lines as well.

I get excited about using my knowledge and understanding of personal and commercial lines in the insurance industry to help people protect what is most important to them!

Most weekends, I usually like to have a nice meal or two at a good restaurant with my wife and we also attend church on Sunday. In addition; I really enjoy spending time with family and friends, playing golf, and using problem-solving techniques to achieve financial freedom. I also moonlight (side hustle) as a referee/official of youth football, basketball, and lacrosse sports!

Besides that; I teach an 8-week New Members Orientation (Survival Kit) class at Saint James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, GA, and I am also on the board of One Touch Charities non-profit organization.

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