Justin E. (Gary) Garrison, Jr., is a well-known financial educator in the central Arkansas area. Over the years, Gary has counseled thousands of Arkansas seniors. Retirees from many major employers, including AT&T, Baptist Health, Farmers Insurance Group, Entergy, the VA Medical Center, and the Arkansas public schools system, have consulted with him to find ways to preserve their capital, increase their income and more profitably organize their investments. His specialty is assisting those approaching or now in retirement financially prepare for and enjoy their retirement years.
Gary is a graduate of Louisiana Tech with a degree in finance and has been in the financial services business for over 25 years. He is President and Founder of Asset Protection Group, LLC, which is a Little Rock, AR, based insurance firm which specializes in annuities, long-term care, and life insurance. He is also the President and Founder of Asset Protection Wealth Management, LLC, a Little Rock, AR, based Registered Investment Advisory firm which specializes in fixed income portfolios, managed mutual funds, exchange traded funds, separately managed accounts, and tax planning. Gary is an Investment Advisor Representative registered with the Arkansas Securities Department.
As Office Manager, Mary Ann works closely with Gary and meticulously oversees all aspects of the office. She joined APWM after over 8 rewarding years at a large CPA firm (Vawter, Gammon, Norris & Co.) in Memphis, Tennessee, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge! She manages all daily operations, both in office and through social media and marketing. She has a positive attitude and strives to continually exceed the expectations of our valued clients and the APWM team! She loves visiting with clients in the office and meeting potential clients at our events! Mary Ann lives in Little Rock with her husband and two beloved lab-mix rescues, Buddy and Duke.
As Administrative Assistant, Courtney works diligently to ensure things run smoothly at the office. She joined APWM after over 4 years of customer service and relations as a data entry clerk at a pharmacy in Little Rock, amongst other experience, making her perfect for helping our clientele. She takes care of the office by keeping track of appointments and reports needed for meetings while making you feel welcome the second you step into the office. She has a fun and bubbly personality sure to make you feel a part of the APWM team! She’s excited to learn and grow with this company while expanding her knowledge of PR and marketing. Courtney currently lives in Sardis, Arkansas and enjoys seeing what Central Arkansas has to offer by trying out locally owned restaurants and businesses along with spending time with her family and rescue dog Bella.