Dwight Carter began his career in the insurance industry in 1969 when he went to work in the Raleigh, NC branch of a major property and casualty company. After nearly 25 years of managing their life department, Dwight opened a brokerage general agency of his own, Financial Security Associates.
As President and CEO, Dwight has developed FSA from a small regional operation into an organization that is now operating in 48 states. He is founder, CEO and CFO of The MV Group, one of the nation's highest producing and well respected national marketing organizations. Dwight is a long standing member of many advisory boards & CEO Councils for major insurance carriers within the brokerage industry.
A long time supporter of Independent Agents, Dwight maintains a 30+ year relationship with his local Independent Insurance Agents organizations. He is involved with the organization through sponsorship of their educational events and by serving as a continuing education and pre-licensing education instructor.
Dwight and FSA are also active NAILBA members.
Most recently, side by side with NAFA, Dwight led our industry in its battle with the SEC over Rule 151a. As is typical with his style of doing business, Dwight tirelessly devoted his professional and personal resources. He helped break down barriers and bridge differences in order to align the strengths within the insurance brokerage industry which ultimately became the force needed to grasp victory. Dwight’s job in that role, however, is not over. He continues to believe our industry’s future will rely on the ability of our collective voice to be heard and he is ready to serve in any capacity necessary to protect our businesses and the clients we serve.
Dwight's reputable tenure in the insurance business is recognized outside our industry as well. He frequently consults with professionals in other fields who require detailed knowledge of life insurance brokerage, and he has been asked to serve as an expert witness during the litigation and trial of cases involving life insurance sold through brokerage distribution.
Dwight was born & raised in rural Ellerbe, North Carolina, but has resided in Cary, NC since 1972. He and his wife, Kathleen, have been married for 44 years. They have 2 sons, Stephen & Phillip, and daughter, Paige who is Vice President of Financial Security Associates. They also have three granddaughters- Sara Jane, Sophia and Lily Mae and grandson, Richard.
Phone: 800.834.7646 x103
Paige Carter Blair
Paige joined Financial Security Associates in 1998 and has since achieved a high level of understanding of the life brokerage business from a product, service, administrative, technical and marketing perspective. Since joining FSA, she has served as an administrative assistant, case manager, system administrator and office manager. Today, as Vice President, she oversees a well-structured system of communication to new and existing agents, a second-to-none web site and top-notched training and seminar programs. She implements production incentive programs, coordinates the advertising and promotion of every aspect of FSA and manages all agent relations and agent recruitment efforts. Paige works with our sales support and operations staff to assure our agents' access to the best service, best products and best contracts in the industry. Her expertise in life and annuity brokerage has helped establish FSA as a national marketing organization and continues to be a valuable resource to our agents and partners.
Paige has a BA in Communication Studies from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She is licensed in the state of NC for Life & Health and for LTC/Med Supp. Paige is a member of NAIFA, NAILBA and NAFA. A native North Carolinian, Paige resides in coastal NC in the town of Wilmington with her husband Greg, their daughter Lily Mae and Pug, Fleetwood. She and Greg are active volunteers with a local non-profit organization, Nourish NC, that works to solve food insecurity in the school children of their county.
Phone: 800.834.7646 X101
Paige Carter Blair
VP / Brokerage Managersherry@fsa4life.com
When Sherry joined Financial Security Associates in April, 2000, she brought with her a strong background in the insurance industry. She began her career in service to independent agents in 1979 with a major property and casualty company. During her tenure in their claims department, Sherry gained her designation AIS and completed multiple supervisor seminars and management courses.
Sherry is a licensed life and health agent in the state of NC and also holds her LTC/Med Supp license. As brokerage manager, she over sees all internal operations, work flow distribution, internal staff and office logistics. In addition to her supervisory duties, Sherry also handles Group Benefits quoting and Long Term Care case consulting. Her long term experience with meeting the needs of independent agents makes her a vital asset to FSA's staff.
Sherry is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. She & her husband, Mike, live in Clayton, NC.
Phone: 800.834.7646 x14
VP / Brokerage Manager
New Business Case Managermarie@fsa4life.com
Marie joined FSA's staff in 2001. Her years of sincere dedication have yielded a true master in the new business and underwriting processes. As FSA's most experienced case manager, Marie handles a constant case load of hundreds of pending applications and she corresponds with dozens of agents each day.
Since her employment at FSA began, Marie has been oriented towards getting accurate results. She has excelled in her ability to coordinate even the most detailed requirements between home office and agent on cases of any type or size. Her willingness to meet any task, no matter how large or small has earned her a reputation of dependability and trustworthiness from both her agents and co-workers alike.
In addition to her mastery of new business case management, Marie also assists with on-going improvement of the internal data management system that FSA uses to process that new business. She advises on work flow & procedures that she believes will be most effective for our staff's proficiency and she is diligent with making sure every detail related to our processing system is covered. Her prospective as a veteran case manager is vital to keeping our system working as efficiently as possible so that our agents get the best level of service possible.
Marie is a licensed L&H agent in the state of NC. She & her husband Jeremy reside in Garner, NC with their sons Kaleb and Ethan.
Phone: 800.834.7646 x16
New Business Case Manager
Jessica joined Financial Security Associates in 2005 after graduation with a BA in Communication Studies from North CarolinaStateUniversity. She started in life new business case management, handling pending business for one single carrier. She then moved on to managing life, annuity, disability income and long term care cases for all carriers offered by FSA.
After a very short tenure with FSA, Jessica excelled in her understanding of the underwriting process and of FSA's function as a brokerage general agency. She has since moved onto our marketing team and now provides all levels of sales support to our for life & disability income products. From quotes & illustrations to shopping hard to place cases with multiple carriers, to going the extra mile to help an agent close a sale, Jessica approaches every task with diligence and dedication. Her agents and co-workers alike consider her a valuable asset to FSA.
Jessica earned her L&H license in 2005. She grew up in Clayton, NC and still resides there with her husband, Jimmy, and their bull dog, Zeus.
Phone: 800.352.7133 x11