About

 

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President and CEO

For more than forty years, the Wickham Financial & Insurance Services companies have been a part of the Marietta Business Community serving the financial needs of thousands of individuals, families and business owners in the Cobb County and greater Atlanta area.

Forged by his parents before him, President and CEO, Graham S. Wickham,
continues the proud tradition of serving others through the use of affordable
insurance products and has expanded the family of companies to include financial planning products and strategies to address broader financial needs.

The Wickham Family’s abiding approach to business and life is demonstrated in
the following business philosophy: Seek to understand, then to be understood.

As an investment advisor representative and insurance agent, Graham is dedicated
to helping his clients achieve their personal goals and objectives.
Graham says, “My team and I listen to our clients. We first have to truly
understand what matters to them so we can work towards creating comprehensive
plans that focus on their financial goals. We take a total approach to our
services and focus on helping our clients solve financial challenges, not on
pushing products.”

Graham and his skilled team of insurance and financial professionals work hard
to develop trust and focus on helping clients understand that their goals are
obtainable. “Many clients feel that in order to achieve goals, there is this
complicated web of strategies. We help break things down into their simplest
form, explaining complex financial matters in an easy-to-understand way.”

Graham earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Western Carolina
University. An accomplished speaker, Graham regularly presents public literacy
workshops on retirement planning, investment planning and risk management
strategies. Notably, Atlanta Magazine has recognized Graham as a “Top Five Star
Wealth Manager” every year since 2009. Graham is a member of the Kiwanis
Club of Marietta and the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce where he
participates in the CEO Round Table and is a Partner in Education.

Graham and his wife live with their son in Smyrna where he spends as much of
his free time as possible outdoors. He enjoys kayaking, biking, paddle boarding,
running, hiking, camping and adventure racing.

 


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Shirley Wickham

Commercial Lines Manager/ Agent

Shirley is the founder of the Wickham Agency and has passionately devoted over four decades to serving business owners across the Greater Atlanta area.  She specializes in all commercial lines of insurance and enjoys helping businesses get affordable coverage to help protect against potential losses.  Along with her team of skilled professionals, she educates business owners about the coverage options available to protect their business from unforeseen circumstances like theft, liability, property damage, and for coverage in the event of an interruption of business or injured employees.  “For years I was a small business owner so I know all too well how many hats you have to wear.  One of the most rewarding aspects of my work now is knowing that I can help business owners solve some of the problems that keep them up at night.  If I can help relieve some worries, then that makes me happy,” says Shirley.  Her years of experience and knowledge are an invaluable resource but her genuine desire to make each client feel special is a large reason why the Wickham Agency has continued to thrive for 40 years. When she’s not at the office, you can find her surrounded by her loving family, her grandchildren and many friends.  She attends church at Holy Family in Marietta.

 


 

Iris

Iris Turner

Commercial/Personal Lines Agent

With over a decade of experience in the insurance industry, Iris specializes in all commercial lines of insurance.  She works closely with business owners and individuals to help them find the most appropriate coverage to insure their assets at affordable rates.  “I listen to their needs and help them uncover their various options without making them feel pressured,” states Iris. Her advice to clients:  “Take the time to read your insurance policy.  I’m here to help so if you don’t understand something, just ask!  I want you to get the right coverage to help ensure your most valuable assets are properly insured.”   She works alongside the rest of the talented and professional team of Wickham Financial and Insurance Services professionals to support their valued clients.  Iris speaks fluent Spanish and is invaluable in helping us serve our Hispanic Community of clients.  She has been married for 16 years and has two daughters.  In her free time, she loves running local races with her friends.

 

 


 

Siley

Siley Vaia

Operations Manager/Commercial Customer Support

Siley has been going the extra mile to help clients for nearly a decade.  She’s invaluable in helping our clients promptly address their questions and make them feel valued.  “I believe in being proactive.  That allows me to anticipate problematic situations and create a plan to avoid them,” states Siley.  She works primarily with all types of businesses and leads a highly skilled team of professionals who all work together to support the Wickham Financial and Insurance Services clients. She also utilizes her Spanish-speaking skills to serve as an important resource to our Hispanic client community.  When she’s not helping her clients, she enjoys time with her husband, Jason, and being a mom to her two teenage daughters.  She is blessed to have her mother live with her family.  On a personal note, she loves exploring new places while on vacation, listening to music, watching movies and taking walks.  She belongs to Smyrna First United Method Church and is active in God’s Footprints, a non-profit in Nicaragua.

 


 

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Christina Grogan

Personal Lines Manager/Agent

Christina can testify that purchasing the cheapest coverage isn’t always the best coverage.  After 15 years in the insurance industry, she’s seen it all.  Her experience has taught her that life can bring twists and turns and when life happens you want to make sure you have a reliable company protecting your most valuable assets.  She specializes in personal lines insurance including auto, home, umbrella and recreational vehicle insurance.  “I enjoy meeting new people and educating them about the various coverages available to them,” says Christina, whose clients appreciate her honesty and sense of humor. Christina is a valuable part of the dedicated team of professionals at Wickham Financial and Insurance Services who all work together to provide exceptional client support. Away from the office she fills her life with her husband, their large family, and their two dogs.  She adores being a grandmother to her four grandchildren.  When she’s ready for downtime, she loves being at the beach where she hopes to retire some day and enjoys knitting.

 


 

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Debbie Alfonsi

Administrative/Customer Support

Excellent customer service is one of the hallmarks of the Wickham companies and Debbie helps lead the charge.  She is an integral part of the dedicated and committed team of professionals who provide above and beyond service to the Wickham Financial and Insurance Services clients.  “I always want to make sure that clients know that we are accessible and that they are responded to in a timely manner.  If I don’t know the answers, I won’t stop until I get them,” says Debbie who enjoys educating clients about the coverage contained in their policies. Debbie has a passion for learning and sharing her knowledge with clients.  She has two sons in Georgia and family spread across Florida and Massachusetts.  After hours she can be found in her garden, reading or cooking up a new dish in her kitchen.  She enjoys challenging herself to learn new things in all areas of her life.

 


 

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Operations/Customer Support

First impressions matter.  That’s why Jeremy makes a concerted effort to ensure that your experience with the Wickham companies always leaves you feeling like you matter – because you do.  “It’s ingrained in me to always treat others the way I would like to be treated.  I was always taught that you only have one chance to make a good first impression,” says Jeremy.  “I take that seriously both in my personal and professional life.”  Going above and beyond for clients comes naturally for Jeremy from when he was managing branches for Bank of North Georgia or as the Business Development director for the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce. His willingness to listen and take quick action to solve any problems that surface make him a valuable member of our team.  He specializes in client communications as well as introducing clients to the various life and health insurance options that exist today.  Jeremy helps ensure that operations run smoothly and is one of the many talented professionals that provide exceptional service and support to the Wickham Financial and Insurance Services clients.  He is a member of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals.  Jeremy is married to his wife of ten years, Jana, and they have two beautiful children.  They are members of Burnt Hickory Baptist Church in Powder Springs.  When not spending time with family, he can be found on the golf course or hunting.


 

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Personal/Commercial lines agent

There are some things that you can plan for in life and there are a lot that you can’t.  For those instances that you can’t control, you want somebody dependable by your side – that’s Susanne.  She and the rest of the highly skilled Wickham Financial and Insurance Services teams can help you get the protection you need to safeguard your family and your valuable personal assets such as your home, car, and recreational vehicles from potential threats.  She also has a strong background in commercial lines of insurance and provides experienced guidance to our business relationships looking to protect their companies. That sense of protection is what fuels Susanne’s dedication to her work.  She is a fully-licensed insurance agent in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Florida.  Susanne loves being a mom to her three children and draws special strength and support from her close-knit family.  She is especially close with her mother and brother with whom she enjoys working alongside of, and her sister.  In her spare time she enjoys exercising, hiking and being with her children.

 

 


 

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Advisor/Agent

 

Financial independence can give you freedom – freedom to live life on your terms.  With over 16 years in the the financial services industry, as an investment advisor and insurance agent, Michael Beecher, has dedicated his entire career to helping individuals, families and business owners build their financial security and independence.

By focusing on a total approach to financial planning which involves uncovering personal objectives and addressing concerns, Michael helps clients ensure that the resources they’re accumulating and protecting are tied to meaningful goals.

“My personal goal is to be a lifetime resource for each and every client as they pursue their own goals. I want to be with clients throughout their life’s journey from the startup of their new company, a new job, or as their family grows, to helping them as they prepare to sell their company, plan for retirement income, or send children to college,” says Michael.

Michael works alongside a team of dedicated, experienced professionals at Wickham Financial and Insurance Services who collectively work hard to provide exceptional service and support to its valued clients.

Michael has lived in Atlanta for over twenty years.  He is married to his wife of eight years, Beth, and they live in Cobb County.  Their family includes two dogs – a four-year-old Doberman named Gigi and a two year old German Shepherd named Maddy.  In his spare time, he enjoys a wide variety of activities including traveling, fishing, shooting, archery, and watching football, hockey and basketball.  Musically inclined, he also plays the piano, guitar and drums.

 


Jack Beecher

Advisor/Agent

Jack has been active in the insurance & financial services industry since 1985, he is a fully licensed Financial Advisor and Insurance agent.  He works closely with the financial and insurance teams to provide clear and comprehensive explanations on financial planning products and strategies to achieve clients goals and objectives.

“I always put my clients interests first and operate with the highest levels of honesty and integrity”

Jack is an active member of the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce, and he is also a Board of Director in both the Johns Creek and Duluth Civitan Clubs.

Jack has an MBA from Tulane University and also majored in general management and finance.  With his wife Sissie they enjoy the arts, plays, music, concerts, reading, traveling and watching sports.  They also enjoy spending time with their grand children.