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  Atlanta, GA (July 8,2013), GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC (GFS), proudly announces the showcasing of its products and service offering's via its new home on the world wide web.


 Leonard P. Grimes, GFS's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer explains, "Because we are a new company in the Atlanta market place, it was essential for GFS to have a website that provided our client base with an overview of our firm and it's capabilities. We are excited about having this vital sale and marketing tool in place and we look forward to its continued development over the next year. We don't know of any other Company at this time that provides the portfolio of products and services offered by GFS."

 At www.gfsinsgroup.com viewers can get more information on all of GFS's lines of business; group reinsurance, asset management, investment banking, property and casualty (individual & commercial), life & health as well as group products and pre need & final expense products and services. 
 
 About GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC (GFS),  GFS is the only company of it's type in the country with a platform of financial services and marketing solutions that includes Insurance, Asset Management, Investment Banking/Brokerage. GFS's capabilities include personal & commercial lines of property & casualty, including E&O and D&O, Life, Health, retirement and group products. Their specialty marketing business helps fortune 100 & 500 firms find minority insurers, asset managers and investment bankers/brokerage firms to satisfy corporate supplier diversity needs.

For more information visit ; www.gfsinsgroup.com

Contact Rachel Rojas 770 971 4367 LPGRR@bellsouth.net






              GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC Welcomes Leon R. Fulton to Board of Directors



Atlanta GA. October 1, 2013 - GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC (GFS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Leon R. Fulton to its Board of Directors.

Mr. Fulton is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fulton, Johnson, Newman & Pittman Insurance Agency in New Orleans. This 38 year old agency is one of the insurance pillars in the city of New Orleans.

"We are delighted that Leon accepted the appointment to the GFS Board" said Leonard P. Grimes, Chief Executive Officer of GFS. "His professional reputation, high ethical standards and business acumen make him an excellent addition to the Board."

"I am thrilled to join the Board of GFS" said Leon R. Fulton. "having worked for over 50 years in the life and property casualty business, I believe I can help grow those lines of business at GFS."

As a nationally recognized leader in the insurance industry, Leon has served on such Boards as the National African American Insurance Association, Independent Insurance Agents Association, World Trade Center of New Orleans, National Council of Christians and Jews, Entergy Corporation in New Orleans as well as many other Corporate and Civic Boards.

Mr. Fulton graduated with a Bachelor's degree of Art from Dillard University, followed by an M.ED from the University of New Orleans.

About GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC

GFS Insurance Solution Group, LLC is a multi-line insurance broker and specialty marketing firm with a financial service platform that includes the marketing of group reinsurance (life, health, dental & disability), asset management, investment banking/brokerage, individual and group life, health, dental, annuities, supplemental products, personal and commercial lines property & casualty coverage, including E&O and D&O as well as preneed products and marketing services.


For more information visit www.gfsinsgroup.com

Contact Rachel Rojas at 770 989 7332; lpgrr@bellsouth.net






                    GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC Announces Partnership with Optimum Re


 Atlanta GA - October 14, 2013 GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC (GFS) Announces it's partnership with Optimum Re Insurance Company (ORIC). 

 ORIC provides life reinsurance for small - to - medium - size companies and has been active for over 25 years in the individual life reinsurance industry. The      company has shown steady growth, has maintained a stable, healthy financial position and has earned a top - ranking reputation for efficiency and customer service.

 " We are excited about our partnership with Optimum Re Insurance Company", said Leonard P. Grimes, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of GFS. "this partnership allows GFS to assist those carrier(s) that we work with, with surplus relief if needed".

 Optimum Re's mission is to support its clients by providing expertise and solutions in addition to reinsurance capacity. Optimum Re is the reinsurer of choice for more than 160 insurance companies in the US and Caribbean markets. Optimum Re has maintained its "A-" (Excellent) rating by AM Best since first being rated.

  About GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC


   GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC is a multi-line insurance broker and specialty marketing firm with a financial service platform that includes the marketing of group reinsurance (life,  health,  dental & Disability, asset management,  investment banking/brokerage,  individual and group life,  health,  dental,  annuities,  supplemental products,  personal and commercial lines property & casualty coverage,  including E&O and D&O as well as preneed products and marketing services.

 For more information visit www.gfsinsgroup.com

 Contact Rachel Rojas at 770 989 7332; lpgrr@bellsouth.net










 


              GFS Insurance Solutions Group LLC Authorized To Issue Surety And Fidelity Bonds



  Atlanta GA (September 20, 2014),  GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC (GFS), announces writing authority with CNA Surety.

  "The addition of CNA Surety permits GFS with the authority to issue and deliver classes of surety and fidelity bonds and insurance" explained  Leonard P. Grimes,  GFS's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer. "This capability will be extremely beneficial to our current and future clients in need of a full range of bid, performance and payment bonds for contractors and subcontractors."

  The range of bonding needs GFS will be able to service include:
  •  Contract Bonds (Bid Bonds; Performance & Payment Bonds; Maintenance Bonds; Supply Bonds).
  • International Bonds
  • Commercial Bonds ( License & Permit Bonds; Public Official Bonds up to $3 million single/ $5million aggregate; Notary Public Bonds; Judicial (Court) Bonds; Discharge Mechanic's Lien Bonds; Lost Instrument Bonds; Wage and Welfare Bonds; Bankruptcy Trustee Bonds; Federal Bonds (including Medicare Bonds)
  • Fidelity Bonds (Dishonesty Bonds up to $100,000.00; Janitorial Service Bonds up to $100,000.00; Blanket and Schedule Bonds; Pension Trust (ERISA) Bonds)
  • Errors and Omissions Insurance ( Notary Public Errors & Omissions Insurance; Tax Preparers' Error & Omissions Insurance)

   
    About CNA
    
    Serving businesses and professionals since 1897,  CNA is the country's seventh largest commercial insurance writer and the 13th largest property and casualty company. CNA's insurance products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages. CNA's services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration.

   About GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC


 
GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC is a multi-line insurance broker and specialty marketing firm with a financial services platform that includes the marketing of group reinsurance ( life,  health,  dental & disability,  asset management,  investment banking/ broker dealer,  individual and group life, health, dental, annuities,  supplemental products,  personal and commercial lines property & casualty coverage,  including E&O and D&O as well as preneed products and marketing services.

   For more information visit www.gfsinsgroup.com

   Contact Rachel Rojas at 770 989 7332 or lpgrr@bellsouth.net









  

 

  


                 
GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC and North Carolina Mutual Form Partnership


    
Atlanta GA (September 20, 2014),  GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC (GFS), announces it's partnership with North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company to act as their group reinsurance marketer.


    
James Speed, President and Chief Executive Officer of North Carolina Mutual, said one of the primary benefits of the alliance is that it will enable North Carolina Mutual to broaden its portfolio of products. Speed commented, "The relationship with GFS strengthens our ability to provide best-in-class insurance solutions to businesses, employees and their families".

     Leonard P. Grimes, Chief Executive Offer and Chief Operating Offer of GFS, expressed enthusiasm about the growth opportunities associated with the strategic partnership with North Carolina Mutual. "We believe that this strategic partnership will advance the growth strategies of both organizations in the reinsurance of government, corporate and municipality benefit programs," Grimes also added, " The combination of the proven success of GFS's specialty marketing teams and the history and legacy of North Carolina Mutual as a center of influence in the African American community will help companies with specific diversity goals".

   About North Carolina Mutual

  North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, was founded 116 years ago in Durham, North Carolina Mutual has built a reputation for the personalized service it provides its policyholders. The company offers a wide variety of life insurance products through group plans for both large and small organizations and through individual policies.

   About GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC

   GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC is a multi-line insurance broker and specialty marketing firm with a financial platform that includes the marketing of group reinsurance (life, health, dental and disability), asset management, investment banking/brokerage, individual and group life, health, dental, annuities, supplemental products, personal and commercial lines property and casualty coverage (including E&O, D&O and Bonding), and pre need products, sales and marketing strategies.


   For more information visit www.gfsinsgroup.com

   Contact Rachel Rojas at 770 989 7332 or lpgrr@bellsouth.net

 


                 GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC Receives Grange New Agency of The Year Award In Georgia

       Atlanta GA (March 11, 2015), GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC received the New Grange Agency of the year award at Granges Annual Atlanta Conference held at the Cobb Energy Centre.

    " We are excited about our partnership with Grange Insurance Company and are proud of the efforts our team put forth last year to earn this recognition", said Leonard P. Grimes, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of GFS. This partnership has allowed GFS to increase both our personal line and commercial lines markets in specific states, which has grow opportunities, revenue and bottom line profitability.

    We are looking forward to developing this partnership in 2015 and reaching the Senior Partner Level within the next two years.

  About GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC  

  GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC is a multi - line insurance broker and specialty marketing firm with a financial service platform that includes the marketing of group reinsurance (life, health, dental & disability), asset management, investment banking/brokerage, individual and group life, health, dental, annuities, supplemental products, personal and commercial lines property and casualty coverage (including E&O, D&O and Bonding) as well as pre need insurance products, sales and marketing strategies.


   For More information visit www.gfsinsgroup.com

   contact Rachel rojas at 770 989 7332; lpgrr@bellsouth.net
                                      

                         GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC Forms Alliance with Aon Cornerstone

  Atlanta GA. April 8, 2015 - GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC today announced a strategic partnership with Aon Cornerstone, a business unit of Aon plc. (NYSE:AON) that focuses on fostering strategic alliances with minority business enterprises. GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC headquartered in Atlanta GA. is a African American owned firm with extensive experience in the risk and human capital industry. Aon plc. is the leading global provider of risk management, risk and reinsurance brokerage, and human resource consulting and outsourcing solutions. 

Aon Cornerstone unites the global risk management and human resource solutions of Aon with the local presence and functional knowledge of GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC to deliver distinctive value to clients. By leveraging the specialized expertise, broad resources, global network, intellectual capital and best practices of the two firms, this partnership is positioned to deliver strategic, integrated strategies and solutions for managing risk and human resource demands while meeting important diversity and inclusion imperatives in an increasingly complex global environment.

  " This strategic alliance affords GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC, the capabilities to extend our risk and human resources capabilities globally while solidifying our firms marketing objectives in the Fortune 500 market place" said Leonard P. Grimes, Chief Executive Officer of GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC.

Through a rigorous vetting process, GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC was chosen by Aon Cornerstone as a new addition into their exclusive network of partners seeking to care for existing clients' needs surrounding diversity and exploring new endeavors that would afford global corporations, Fortune 100 companies, and large public entity clients the opportunity to work with a minority-owned firm, while simultaneously giving them the comfort of Aon's extensive global network of resources, support and service.

for more information on Aon Cornerstone, log onto http://www.aon.com/cornerstone 

    About GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC

    GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC, is a multi-line insurance broker and specialty marketing firm with a financial service platform that includes the marketing of group reinsurance (life, health, dental & disability), asset management, investment banking/brokerage, individual and group life, health, dental, annuities, supplemental products, personal and commercial lines property and casualty coverage (including E&O, D&O and Bonding) as well as pre need insurance products, sales and marketing strategies.

    for more information visit www.gfsinsgroup.com
    contact Rachel Rojas at 770 989 7332 ; lpgrr@bellsouth.net    

  
                 GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC, Welcomes William A. Clement to Board of Directors

 Atlanta GA. June 1, 205 - GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC (GFS) is pleased to announce the appointment of William A. Clement to its Board of Directors.
 
 Mr. Clement is the non - executive Chairman , I Gotcha Pockets which manufactures and distributes a multi-purpose utility belt along with unique pockets for various markets, including painters, carpenters, warehouse workers, gardeners and electricians.
 
 " We are delighted that Bill accepted the appointment to the GFS Board" said Leonard P. Grimes, Chief Executive Officer of GFS. " Bill's business acumen,   
 industry knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit will supplement the Board's existing skills mix as the company continues to grow".

 " I'm honored to join the Board of GFS" said William A. Clement. " I look forward to helping GFS become a prominent player in the insurance market in Atlanta as well as nationally".

 Mr. Clement is the former President & CEO of the Atlanta Life Financial Group, Inc. , a privately-held financial services company. Founded in 1905 by an ex-slave, Atlanta Life Financial Group is one of the oldest and largest black-owned financial service company in the country.
 He is the former Chairman and co-founding stockholder of The Clement Insurance Group, Incorporated, a multi-line insurance agency. He was awarded the chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation by the American College of Chartered Life Underwriters.

 Before joining Atlanta Life Financial Group, Inc., Mr. Clement was a co-founder of Dobbs, Ram & Company, a systems integration company. Founded in 1981, Dobbs, Ram & Company was a sub-contractor engaged by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to develop and maintain the IRS "E-Filing" system, the national system used to electronically receive federal/state income tax returns.

 Mr. Clement is a former Vice-President and Senior Credit Officer of Citizens Trust Bank.

 Appointed by President Carter, Mr. Clement served as the Associate Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration in Washington, D.C. during the Carter Administration.

 Mr. Clement is a former director of 2 publicly traded companies - Radiant Systems, Inc. and the TRX, Inc. 

 Mr. Clement earned a bachelor's degree from Morehouse College and an MBA from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania.

  About GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC

 GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC is a multi-line insurance broker and specialty marketing firm with a financial platform that includes the marketing of group reinsurance ( life, health, dental & disability), asset management, investment banking/brokerage, individual and group life, health, dental, annuities, supplemental products, sales and marketing strategies.

    for more information visit www.gfsinsgroup.com
    contact Rachel Rojas at 770 989 7332; lpgrr@bellsouth.net

                            

           GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC Welcomes Robert L. Atkins, Jr. to Board of Directors



  Atlanta GA, June 12,  2015 - GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC (GFS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert L. Atkins, Jr. to its Board of Directors.

  Mr. Atkins is currently Treasurer of DeKalb County, Georgia's Forth largest county with a budget in excess of $1 billion.
 
  " we are pleased that Bob has agreed to join our Board of Directors" said Leonard P. Grimes, Chief Executive Officer of GFS. "Bob is a personal friend and a trusted confidant that I often consult with about strategy, the industry and financial matters, he will strengthen the company through his presents"

  " I am excited about the opportunity to work with GFS" said Robert L. Atkins, Jr. " I look forward to working with the firm  as it develops its strategic direction and policies"

 Prior to DeKalb, Mr. Atkins was COO of Jackson Securities, LLC, a broker dealer which is a subsidiary of Atlanta Life Financial Group (ALFG). He also served 10 years as AVP, Controller and VP, Treasurer for ALFG subsidiary, Atlanta Life Insurance Company.

 Mr. Atkins has more than 30 years of finance experience in the financial services industry - 25 years in insurance and 8 years at several broker dealers. The majority of his work has focused on Corporate Finance and M&A. Mr. Atkins began his insurance career as a Financial Analyst in Cigna's Special Risk department located in Philadelphia.

 Mr. Atkins has also served as Director, Corporate Development, Related Business Group and Manager, Corporate Development, Strategic Planning at Unum in Portland, ME. Unum is a leading provider of financial protection benefits in the United States and United Kingdom. Mr. Atkins also was AVP, Channel Marketing and Finance at Colonial Life & Accident, a Unum subsidiary in Columbia, S.C. Prior to the start of his insurance career Mr. Atkins was an Over-the-Counter stock trader with Oppenheimer & Co. in New York, N.Y.

  Mr. Atkins received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Bowdoin College and an MBA from the Kenan Flagler Graduate School of Business in Chapel Hill, N.C. Mr. Atkins also attended The London School of Economics as a student in the Institute of European Studies' program.

   About GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC

  GFS Insurance Solutions Group, LLC is a multi-line insurance broker and specialty marketing firm wit a financial platform that includes the marketing of group reinsurance ( life, health, dental & disability), asset management, investment banking/brokerage, individual and group life, health, dental, annuities, supplemental products, sales and marketing strategies.

   For more information visit www.gfsinsgroup.com
   contact Rachel Rojas at 770 989 7332; lpgrr@bellsouth.net
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