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Burrell

Sherry Burrell

President

Sherry is an Atlanta native and grew up in Atlanta, graduating from Fulton High and attending Clayton State University. She began her insurance career while still in college, starting with a small 2 person agency, moving to larger independent insurance agencies and eventually purchasing with her business partners, Grimes Insurance in 1999. She is licensed in 15 states and has completed advanced designations of Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI) and Charter Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU). Sherry provides management for accounting, human resources and technology services within the agency. Sherry has current and past leadership roles with the Board of the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia, the Education Committee of the Applied Client Network and the Board of SecureRisk. Sherry also presents educational sessions for the Applied Client Network at its National and local chapter meetings. She is married to her lifelong sweetheart Vince and enjoys time with her three children, Jared, Kerry and Angela and their families, that include five wonderful grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, sewing and quilting.

Email770-623-2930

Yoak

David Yoak

Vice President, Commercial Lines

David is a graduate of Michigan State University where he earned a BA in Economics and Political Economy. After graduation, David pursued a career in banking and shortly turned his sights on insurance with an emphasis on the needs of small to medium size businesses. His success led him from working with an insurance company to a career as an independent agent. After 12 years of working for others, he and his business partners acquired Grimes Insurance. David is a licensed agent in 35 states and has attained his designation as a Certified Insurance Counselor. He has served on several insurance advisory boards, presented to various trade organizations and local governments as an expert in the field of insurance. Within his local community, David has served as a mentor in his church as a Sunday school teacher and Confirmation class leader. He has coached youth baseball, youth soccer and served as a youth leader and Charter Organization Representative for the Boy Scouts of America. Throughout his life, David’s journey has been devoted to God and his family. His college sweetheart and wife Kimberly together with their two wonderful children Griffin and Kerby, enjoy traveling and spending time at the lake.

Email770-623-2932

Randall

Michele Randall

Vice President, Personal Lines

Michele was born and raised in Georgia and began her insurance career in 1972 at American Mutual Fire Insurance Co, after graduating from Columbia High School in Decatur. She spent 3 months doing various duties and was promoted to Claims Secretary for 3 years. After a 2 year leave of absence for the birth of her first child, she returned to work part-time as administrative assistance at O’Farrell Insurance Agency and then joined Symmers Insurance Agency. In 1985 Herb Symmers and Jim Grimes merged their agencies and Michele joined the Grimes family at that time, as a Personal Lines Account Manager. Jim took her under his wing and after 1 year in Personal Lines, also gained experience servicing small Commercial accounts and Life and Health insurance. She became Personal Lines Manager which is currently her specialty. The most gratifying part of her job is developing and maintaining relationships with our customers. Michele became a partner of Grimes Insurance Agency in 1999. Her professional affiliations have included Past Board member of DeKalb Independent Insurance Agents, Metro Alliance of Independent Insurance Agents, and Eastside Chamber of Commerce and Past Chairman and current member of the Personal Lines Committee for the IIAG. Her greatest joys and accomplishments are her three daughters and spending time with her grandchildren and church family in Gwinnett County.

Email770-623-2931

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Jared Burrell

Producer

Jared is an Atlanta native and graduate of Georgia Tech. He has worked in the insurance industry since 2003 and joined Grimes Insurance in 2008 as a commercial insurance agent helping small businesses in the Atlanta Area. Jared runs the National JATC and JATT Programs and Craft Brewers Program helping those in those industries with specialized knowledge and custom built risk management solutions. He takes a consultative approach to the insurance business, preferring to educate you about your potential exposures and the insurance coverage needed to protect you and your business.

Email770-623-2944

Smith

Kim Smith

Producer

Kim started her insurance career straight out of High School with a Major Insurance Company in NYC.. She moved to Georgia in 1993 and transitioned to the agency side of things. She is well versed in all aspects of insurance but has found her niche as a personal lines producer. Kim enjoys building a long lasting trusting and professional relationship with her clients. She is married with two awesome sons. She loves to travel and enjoy having fun in the sun with family and friends.

Email770-623-2942

Thobhani

Ash Thobhani

Account Manager - Commercial Lines

Ash attended High School in New York, and college in Georgia. She has a Bachelor’s of Art Degree from GA State University, major in Risk Management and Insurance. This profession has given her opportunities to grow, both in her personal and professional life. Over 17 years in the insurance industry, she has acquired the following skills: Leadership, Negotiations, Risk Analysis, Compliance, Auditing, Safety, Operations, Risk Financing and Ethical Judgment.

Email770-623-2935

Garrett

Melissa Garrett

Account Manager - Commercial Lines

Melissa was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. She graduated from Loganville High School in 1992. She began her insurance career in 1999 and became a licensed agent in 2002 for Property & Casualty. Over the span of almost 20 years, she has sold and serviced Personal, Commercial and Aviation Insurance. Melissa is an animal lover. She also loves being outdoors, camping with her husband, son and two dogs

Email770-623-2937

Kelly

Jaime Kelly

Account Manager - Personal Lines

Jaime, originally from Denver, Colorado, relocated to Atlanta with her family in 1992, where she grew up in Snellville, GA.  She graduated from South Gwinnett High School in 2002, and attended the University of Georgia, where she graduated with a Bachelor in Arts in Sociology, and Bachelors of Science in Psychology in 2006.  Jaime spent 12 years in the banking and mortgage industry and in 2015 expanded her financial career into the insurance industry. She is a licensed agent in 16 states.  She loves cultivating relationships with new and existing clients, and being an insurance advocate for our clients at Grimes, making sure our clients are provided the best protection, most competitive quotes, and best customer service. When Jaime is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, her twin son and daughter, family, friends, and three dogs.

Email770-623-2936

McArthur

Sharon McArthur

Accounting Assistant/Receptionist

Sharon has been with Grimes Insurance Agency since 2012.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and handles most of the day to day accounting for the agency. .  She is married and has two children and loves spending time with her family.  In her spare time she enjoys decorating and reading.

Email770-623-8650

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