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We are there every step of the way for you and your employees.

Protecting Families
First Financial provides supplemental health insurance benefits and financial services that help protect your employees and their families. We are committed to helping them make the most informed decisions in their financial planning for the best price available.

Supporting Employers
We specialize in supplemental health insurance benefits and financial services for school systems, hospitals, counties and city governments. From educating your employees on benefits and services to providing flexible enrollment options, we offer a full range of administrative services to make your benefits administration a breeze.

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Our Passion

At First Financial Group of America, we work hard to simplify the benefits process for you and your employees. We are a full-service agency with a dedicated home office team, salaried account representatives and established relationships with vendors. This allows us to provide support from the beginning to the end. Our goal is to help you design a benefits portfolio that makes sense, is affordable, and most importantly, protects your employees and their families.

A Rated Vendors

We only work with vendors who have an A or better rating with the AM Best Company because financial stability is important to us

50 Plus Years Experience

More than 50 years of experience providing quality benefit solutions for employees of school systems, hospitals, counties and city governments

High Tech Philosophy

High touch, high tech philosophy that combines traditional customer service with the latest technology to simplify and personalize your experience

Become a True Partner

We become a true partner with you, working closely together to ensure the success of your benefits package

We understand that every organization is different and has unique needs. Our comprehensive approach to developing and managing benefit solutions is designed to meet those needs. We begin with understanding your objectives, carefully crafting a plan that maximizes your benefits, and then smoothly executing the plan effectively. Our expertise in implementing an array of solutions from beginning to end makes us different.

We’re here to help you offer a better benefits package that benefits you, too!

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Look for us in various states across the southern region of the United States. Find a location near you!

  • Arizona
  • Louisiana
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Virginia

Cameron – The Foundation Matters

Purchased by the Cameron family in 1994, First Financial was created to provide employer cost-savings solutions and supplemental benefits to specific industries. Over the years, the Cameron family has built a reputation of resilience and reliability in the financial industry.

As First Financial has grown, so have the entities owned by the Cameron family. The Cameron Enterprise now encompasses 12 companies, a select group who believe the values they share and the financial security they provide create the foundation for all future successes. Visit Cameron Enterprises to learn more about how these companies help provide unique solutions to our customers.

Meet Our Professional Team

Executive Team

Dawson Schnautz

Dawson Schnautz

President & CEO, FFC

Dawson Schnautz has been with First Financial Group of America for 30 years. He is currently President and CEO of First Financial Corporation. He graduated…

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Sherrie Pruitt

Sherrie Pruitt

President, FFA

Sherrie Pruitt has been employed with First Financial Group of America since 1984. She is currently President of First Financial Administrators, Inc. / Vice President…

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Larry Forrester

Larry Forrester

CFO & President, FFS

Larry Forrester has been with First Financial Group of America for 18 years. His current role is Chief Financial Officer of the company. Forrester is also President…

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Liz Ramos

Assistant VP/Director of Administrative Operations

Melissa Blalock

Melissa Blalock

Client Services Manager

Carol Fountain

Carol Fountain

Assistant VP/ Retirement Services Manager

Pat Younger

Pat Younger

Assistant VP/Operations Manager

Lewis Li

Lewis Lu

Director of Technology

Bryan Packwood

Bryan Packwood

Human Resources Manager

Tom Brick

Tom Brick

National Sales Director

Traci Hampton

Traci Hampton

Assistant VP/ Director of Corporate Sales Strategy, Marketing, & Training

Karen Corr

Karen Corr

TCPN Manager

Scott Elgin

Scott Elgin

North Texas Regional Manager

Chris Hunter

Chris Hunter

North Texas Senior Account Administrator

Jason Walters

Jason Walters

Central Texas Sales Manager

Zac Pruitt

Zac Pruitt

West Texas Sales Manager

Mack Almendarez

Mack Almendarez

Houston Sales Manager

Nicole Brown

Nicole Brown

New Mexico Regional Sales Manager

Ginger Huff

Ginger Huff

Arizona State Manager

Mindy Tart

Mindy Tart

Eastern Regional Manager

Gayle Adams

Gayle Adams

Louisiana State Sales Manager

Michele Noboa

Michele Noboa

Investment Director

Dana Anthony

Dana Anthony

Houston Region Account Development Coordinator

Sarah Tallant

Sarah Tallant

North Texas Region Account Development Coordinator

Cindy McClure

Cindy McClure

Central Texas Region Account Development Coordinator

Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy

Director of Benefits Consulting

Summer Morley

Summer Morley

Marketing Specialist

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