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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.
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.
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.
We only work with vendors who have an A or better rating with the AM Best Company because financial stability is important to us
More than 50 years of experience providing quality benefit solutions for employees of school systems, hospitals, counties and city governments
High touch, high tech philosophy that combines traditional customer service with the latest technology to simplify and personalize your experience
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!
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
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
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…
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 with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture economics from Texas A&M in 1985. Additionally, Schnautz holds his Group 1, Series 6, 63 and 26 licenses.
As CEO and President of First Financial Group of America, Schnautz is responsible for the entire company in sales and operations. His primary responsibility is maintaining the success of our 50-year-old company through growing our customer base via personal relationships and living our mantra, “First in Service and Expertise.”
Schnautz currently lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife, Kim. He and Kim have been married for 26 years and have two sons, Brady and Brandon. In his spare time, Schnautz enjoys fishing and golfing.
Sherrie Pruitt has been employed with First Financial Group of America since 1984. She is currently President of First Financial Administrators, Inc. / Vice President…
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 First Financial Capital Corporation.
With more than 35 years of experience in the insurance industry, Pruitt understands what it takes to keep benefit plans running successfully. She holds her Series 6, 63, and 24 Securities licenses is certified in Flexible Compensation Instruction (CFCI). Additionally, she is designated as a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and an agent for Legal Reserve Life Insurance by the Texas Department of Insurance.
Pruitt is also appointed with the National Tax Sheltered annuities Association (NTSAA), the Employers Council for Flexible Compensation (ECFC), The Society of Financial Service Professionals and the Southwest Benefits Association. Plus, she is HSA and COBRA certified.
In her present role, she oversees the management of benefit plans and handles escalated issues. She also notifies customers of any changes in legislation and provides guidance regarding compliance.
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…
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 of First Financial Securities. As CFO, Forrester oversees the accounting, commissions, treasury and compliance departments. He is a Certified Public Accountant and also holds licenses in Group 1 insurance and Series 63, 7, 24, 27 and 53 securities.
Forrester graduated from Baylor University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He currently resides in Spring, Texas.
Assistant VP/Director of Administrative Operations
Client Services Manager
Assistant VP/Operations Manager
Director of Technology
Human Resources Manager
Retirement Services Manager
National Sales Director
Assistant VP/ Director of Corporate Sales Strategy, Marketing, & Training
North Texas Regional Manager
North Texas Senior Account Administrator
Central Texas Sales Manager
West Texas Sales Manager
Houston Sales Manager
New Mexico Regional Sales Manager
Arizona State Manager
Eastern Regional Manager
Louisiana State Sales Manager
Houston Region Account Development Coordinator
North Texas Region Account Development Coordinator
Central Texas Region Account Development Coordinator
Director of Benefits Consulting