Ron Wheeler named CEO of First Financial Security, Inc.

JOHNS CREEK, Ga., August 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — First Financial Security, Inc. today announced that Ron Wheeler was appointed CEO of the company. An industry expert, Wheeler has more than 40 years of financial services experience, many of which have been in senior management roles.

Former CEO Phil Gerlicher will remain with the company in the role of President, where he will focus his energy on achieving the company’s broad and long-term goals.

Wheeler’s relationship with FFS dates back to 2006. He was the first person Gerlicher consulted when considering an acquisition of the company. From those early years, Wheeler aided Gerlicher as a confidant and strategic advisor. He officially joined the company in 2019 as Executive Vice President of Products and Distribution, already familiar with FFS operations and distribution strategies.

“Ron has been there for me and the company since day one. He knows First Financial Security inside and out,” Gerlicher said. “The business is poised to achieve new levels of success and touch more lives than ever before. I am using this time to focus on broader goals for our business, and the experience and leadership from Ron are just what we need to help us meet today’s great demand for financial security and peace of mind.”

In addition to his extensive work with FFS, Wheeler has served on several national and regional committees, including the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration.

First Financial Security, Inc. (FFS) is a national financial brokerage firm dedicated to bringing financial security and peace of mind to everyone. With access to the most innovative products from renowned insurance companies, FFS is focused on providing a comprehensive suite of support for a highly diverse sales force, including all training, marketing, technology and support. administrative support needed to develop their own successful businesses and serve their customers in the field.

SOURCE First Financial Security, Inc.

Sarah J. Greer