Our Executive Team

Eric & Linda Howard, Founders & CEOs

Eric Howard has been in the life insurance industry helping families and communities for over 2 decades. He has always had a special place in his heart for educating churches and communities. Reaching out to hundreds of churches teaching about proper preparation.

In 2008, Eric started focusing on building a large insurance agency to be able to teach and educate thousands of people per year. It was at this stage in his career, Eric met his wife Linda Howard. With the assistance of his wife and other leaders in his agency, he was able to increase to over 200 agents, becoming one of the top 10 agencies in the country. He has mentored thousands of life insurance agents to become better and to achieve financial success.

With God’s gift and anointing, he has created a system for agents called the 7STEPS. This system has inspired agents to help over 10K people a year receive the proper life insurance coverage needed. Eric alongside his wife, founded First Generation Life, focusing solely on “Breaking Cycles” in their business and their personal life. In their business, First Generation Life focuses on breaking the cycle of poverty being left to the next GENERATION.

Eric, a devoted husband and father of 4, feels driven to break the cycles and leave a lasting legacy to his next generation.In personal, Eric and Linda are breaking the cycle of living an unhealthy lifestyle and creating a healthier environment for
their family.

At First Generation Life, Eric and Linda created a mission statement of “Being the FIRST GENERATION to build and leave a lasting legacy to our next GENERATION.”

Chris Graves, Vice President of Wealth Management Division

Chris has extensive experience in the insurance industry, with a key focus on life protection and creating generational wealth for his community. He is responsible for developing new business opportunities and providing the best solutions for a growing client base. For 20 years, Chris has been meeting with consumers and solving their insurance needs.

His approach is to provide the best and most cost-effective insurance program for each client. Chris started his insurance career in 2000 and quickly gained responsibility in the insurance field by demonstrating an outstanding work effort and client-centered focus. Chris attended UNC Charlotte where he studied mathematics and economics. He is an active member at Jones Crossroads Baptist Church where he serves in a leadership role.

Despite the numerous career awards and accolades, Chis states his proudest accomplishment is being a devoted husband to Gale and proud father of his three children Khalil, Tristan and Taylor.

Robert Shigley, Vice President of Wealth Management Division

Chris has extensive experience in the insurance industry, with a key focus on life protection and creating generational wealth for his community. He is responsible for developing new business opportunities and providing the best solutions for a growing client base. For 20 years, Chris has been meeting with consumers and solving their insurance needs.

His approach is to provide the best and most cost-effective insurance program for each client. Chris started his insurance career in 2000 and quickly gained responsibility in the insurance field by demonstrating an outstanding work effort and client-centered focus. Chris attended UNC Charlotte where he studied mathematics and economics. He is an active member at Jones Crossroads Baptist Church where he serves in a leadership role.

Despite the numerous career awards and accolades, Chis states his proudest accomplishment is being a devoted husband to Gale and proud father of his three children Khalil, Tristan and Taylor.

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