Our Team Is Your Team

Mike Hicks

Mike is the President and a founding member of Alliance Insurance Group, a full service employee benefits agency. The agency was created in 2003 on the principles of customer service, integrity and honesty. Alliance has grown from 3 employees and one location to more than 15 employees with offices in Birmingham, Montgomery and Opelika.

 

Prior to starting Alliance Insurance Group, Michael started his insurance career with Liberty National in 1992 in Montgomery, AL. He was promoted to sales manager after just 3 years with Liberty National.  He then had the opportunity to work with the The Securance Group in Montgomery, Alabama from 1999 to 2003, before starting his own employee benefits agency.

 

Michael has received the designation LUTC, as a Life Underwriting Training Council Fellow.

 

Michael has served his community through his memberships in the Saint James United Methodist Church, Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, Alabama Independent Agents Association, Alabama Association of Life Underwriters, Society of Human Resource Management, and as a coach with Dixie Youth Baseball.

 

Michael is a native of Montgomery, Alabama and attended Auburn University at Montgomery. He now resides in Pike Road, Alabama with his wife of 18 years Michelle Bradley Hicks and their two children, daughter Bradley and son, Granger.

 

Jill Wisener

Jill Wisener is an original employee of Alliance Insurance Group LLC which started in February 2003. Prior to Alliance, she has 16 years in the insurance industry starting at a small agency in Tallassee, AL and after a year moved to a larger agency in Montgomery, AL. Jill’s working experience includes all aspects of customer service to selling various group products.

 

With now 20+ years of experience, Jill is the Office Manager of Alliance Insurance Group LLC where she manages the variety of day to day issues associated with running an office. Jill manages the Accounts Receivable/Payable Departments and HR Department.

 

Kelli Burt

Kelli Burt has been with Alliance Insurance Group since 2007.  Prior to becoming one of our team members, Kelli was a dental office manager for 4 years with extensive experience in HR and claims processing.  Currently she handles all of the Alliance125 benefit plan administration which include the Flexible Spending Account, Dependent Care Account and Health Reimbursement Account. Additionally, Kelli is responsible for COBRA Administration for contracted clients.

 

The Alliance125 administration includes marketing, implementation, plan design, enrollment, claims processing, claims adjudication and handling daily customer service issues.  The Customer Service and prompt attention Kelli provides, is an invaluable asset to any employer and Alliance Insurance Group.

 

Vicki Maddox

Vicki Maddox has worked in the insurance industry for over 17 years and joined Alliance Insurance Group in 2008 as a Customer Service Representative. She now is the Account Manager for the Group Benefits Department and is responsible for marketing and managing all group accounts.

 

Born in Auburn and a 1990 graduate of Auburn University, Vicki received a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice with a Psychology minor. She moved to Montgomery after graduating from college. Vicki is married and has one son.

 

Joey Marquez

Joey began his career in the employee benefits industry in 2001 as a Marketing Representative with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama. Working for the states largest medical and dental provider has given him a solid background and insight into the healthcare industry, and after 8 years of service brought that expertise to Alliance Insurance Group in our Birmingham office.

 

As an Employee Benefits Consultant, his main practice revolves around healthcare and group benefits working with a wide variety of clients from small fully insured groups to larger self-funded plan sponsors. Since the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Joey works closely with his clients to ensure their compliance and helps them navigate through the ever changing regulatory landscape that PPACA has created.

 

In addition to his role as a benefits consultant, he works closely with our vendors and ensures we are on the cutting edge in terms of products and services offered to our clients. Since joining Alliance Insurance Group in 2009, we have seen a transformation in our block of business focusing more on healthcare now, than at any point in our past.

 

Joey is a graduate of The University of Alabama with a major in Advertising and a second major in Political Science. He and his wife Andi have two children and call Birmingham home.

 

Paul Cobb

Paul began his sales career in 1992 with Tractor and Equipment Company in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He worked in the equipment business for over 20 years, where he gained valuable contacts and insight into a variety of industries in and around construction.  In August of 2009, Paul left the equipment sales business to join Alliance Insurance Group as a sales associate. He will focus on group products in and around Montgomery and other parts of the state.


Paul is a native of Montgomery, Alabama and now resides in Prattville, Alabama.  He is a member of Prattville First United Methodist Church, the Kiwanis Club of Prattville, and currently serves as board president of Hooper Academy in Montgomery, Alabama


Paul is married to Kelly Kamykowski Cobb of Montgomery and they have three children, Tatum, Kamy and Anne Turner.

 

Jason Hicks

Jason was born and raised in Montgomery Alabama. After high school he joined the United States Army and was assigned to the 217th Military Police Company. He attended Troy State University in Montgomery.

 

Jason started with Alliance the end of 2003 and obtained his insurance license in early 2004. Prior to joining Alliance he spent 10 years with the largest swimming pool distributor in the country, starting in customer service and progressing into sales and then management.

 

Jason his wife Sheila and two boys reside in Auburn, Alabama.

 

King Saville

King Saville is a partner in our Birmingham office.  He has been in the insurance business since 2001 and joined Alliance insurance group in 2013. Prior to joining Alliance, King worked as a producer in one of the largest firms in the Southeast.  King primarily works with mid-sized employers across many different industries such as: Manufacturing, Municipalities, Labor Associations/Unions, Trucking, Non-Profit, Healthcare, Media and others.

 

King is a broker and consultant for all lines of Employee Benefit coverage.  He is also one of the leading advisors in Alabama for Self-Funded medical plans, with an expertise in Stop Loss Reinsurance.  He helps employers understand the risk vs. reward principles of self-funding in addition to negotiating risk protection with Stop Loss Reinsurance.

 

King’s clients would tell you that he is a trusted advisor and consultant.  He has retained the majority of his clients for a long period of time due to this approach. King relies on his experience and the quality staff at Alliance Insurance Group to provide the highest level of knowledge, expertise and service.  He prides himself on being an advocate for the group’s employees and HR administrators.

 

King has resided in Birmingham since graduating from Auburn University in 2001.  He is married with 3 children.

 

Jeannie O'Malley

Jeannie O’Malley is a Certified Healthcare Reform Specialist currently serving as Compliance Director for Alliance Insurance Group.  She delivers timely compliance services to assist our clients in effectively complying with Healthcare Reform while avoiding costly fees and penalties.  Compliance services include direction for compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and current healthcare reform, preparation of Plan Documents, direction for preparation of a DOL Audit, timely deliverance of Newsletters and Human Resources Alerts, and access to our on-line Human Resources library and compliance desk.  Services also include preparation and mailing of 1095-C Forms and electronic filing of 1094-C and 1095-C Forms.

 

Jeannie is a graduate of the University of Alabama and is a member of the Alabama Association of Health Underwriters, a member of America’s Health Insurance Plans, and a member of the Alabama Association of Health Plans.

 

Jeannie began her career in the insurance brokerage industry in Huntsville, Alabama.  She later moved to Montgomery, Alabama utilizing her employee benefit skills with MacMillan Bloedel, PNC Bank, and Regions Bank.  With over a decade of employee benefit compliance experience, she took the position of Manager, Employee Benefits with Jackson Thornton Benefit Resources where she led a team of professionals in administering retirement plans for companies throughout the southeast.  In 2002, Jeannie co-founded the consulting firm, MTB Group, of which she still remains an active principal. 

 

Jeannie and her husband, Mike, live in Mathews, Alabama with their three boys Michael, Trent and Bryson.

 

John Reed

John joined the Opelika office of Alliance Insurance Group in 2012, bringing more than 22 years of experience in the insurance business.  Prior to joining, John served in a marketing capacity with one of the largest property and casualty agencies in Alabama and has owned his own agency specializing in employee insurance benefits.

 

John is a 1983 graduate of Auburn University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.  He and his wife Michelle live in Auburn, Alabama.

 

Tim Gourlay

Real world business operations and management experience is what our newest Benefits Consultant, Tim Gourlay brings to our team. Tim graduated from Auburn University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and began applying his knowledge as the Operations Manager of Builders Transport in Nashville, Tennessee. After 3 years of experience operating a logistics terminal, Tim moved on to become a Partner with Universal Builders of Alabama, a General Contractor selling and erecting pre-engineered steel buildings. Eight years later, an entrepreneurial itch led Tim to purchase DogWatch of Mid-Alabama, a distributorship of underground electrical “fencing”, pet containment systems where he owned, operated, and successfully grew his own business/franchise.

 

Seeking new challenges and rewards, Tim joined Alliance Insurance Group in August 2015 and will be in the field finding and fulfilling solutions to benefits administration “issues” brought about by changing economic and legislative conditions. His real world corporate and entrepreneurial experience will be a significant asset to Alliance Insurance Group, our clients, and prospective clients in the Southeastern U.S.

 

Tim and his wife, Billie Rae are the proud parents of two beautiful young women, Kenzie and Annslie and are members of First Baptist Church of Montgomery.

 

 

Craig Goldstein

Craig has over 32 years in the financial industry and brings risk management to the team at Alliance Insurance Group.

 

Craig spends the majority of his time working with individuals helping them solve their income replacement needs. He also specializes in addressing planning problems faced by business owners and executives helping them meet their objectives for business succession, financial independence and legacy planning. Working with medically rated cases is also an area of focus.

 

Craig has earned the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) designation in 1991, the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) designation in 2003, and the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation in 2004.

 

Mark D. Favre'

Mark Favre’ join our team in April 2014, bringing 20 plus years of varied sales & business development experience to include outside sales, retail sales, and telemarketing. He has served in the insurance industry for 16 years, primarily selling and supporting voluntary, supplemental insurance sold through the workplace. He has earned the CLTC designation for Long Term Care planning and provision.

 

Mark graduated from Auburn University at Montgomery in 1996 with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and lives in Prattville, Alabama with his wife of 34 years, Anita. Together they have two grown children who live in the area and visit frequently. Mark enjoys simple pleasures in life such as time with his family, going to the beach, reading, and surfing the internet.

 

Donna K. Phillips

With over 33 years of experience in the insurance industry, Donna Phillips joined Alliance in 2011 with the acquisition of the Opelika office.  She provides detailed information directly to the payroll manager or HR department of employer accounts to provide needed coverage to their employees.  She is responsible for group accounting services between employer payroll accounts and the insurance carriers to include billing and collection of premiums, full reconciliation of the multiple premium statements and prompt payment of all invoices. Clients of our Opelika office rely on Donna’s vast knowledge of customer service and extensive problem solving skills to assist them with accounting, eligibility issues and ultimately, the claims process.

 

Donna and her husband Don live in Opelika and have an adult daughter Amanda in North Carolina.  They enjoy all Alabama sports, spending time on the family farm and visiting their daughter whenever possible.

 

Shannon Williamon

Shannon Williamon is an Accounts Services Representative in our Birmingham office. Shannon uses her extensive knowledge and expertise from her background in Human Resources to assist clients with the day to day service of their account. Shannon is the main point of contact in our Birmingham office where she handles all manner of service requests, to include carrier relations, claims research and resolution, applications and forms provision and follow up; as well as, employee benefits communication and enrollment.

 

Shannon graduated from the University of Alabama in 1998 with a degree in Hotel Management and worked in the hotel business for 1 year after college. Shannon then went on to work for Saks Incorporated for 7 years as a Benefits Analyst. After leaving there Shannon worked for NorthStar Communications for 2 years as their Human Resources Representative. Shannon was formerly a stay at home mom for 6 years before joining Alliance in 2014. Shannon’s family enjoys Alabama football, traveling to the beach and going to the lake in the summer. She is married and has 2 boys, they reside in Birmingham.

 

Homer McCollum

Homer has been in the insurance business for over 37 years and with Alliance Insurance Group for the last 4 years.  He has continually maintained excellent relationships with his clients and their employees, knowing most of them and their families, on a first name basis. 

 

Homer was born and raised in Opelika, played basketball at Alex City Junior College and then moved on to Auburn University.  He has been married to his wife, Liz, for 40+ years and has 2 children, a son Cliff and daughter Ansley.  Homer is a member of First Baptist Church, where he serves as a Deacon and also teaches Sunday School to the youth of the church.  In his spare time, Homer enjoys working with the youth of the Opelika community and remains active in the girls' softball and boys' baseball programs.