Our Company Values
For those who are looking for financial advice, we realize the available options are many and deciding who to work with is a challenging problem. Listed below are our Company Values which we hope will give you a better understanding of how we operate.
- People Matter – We believe that each person is innately valuable and worthy of respect and honor. We believe that relationships matter and that business is relational, top to bottom. People First, Money Second is a priority statement that places people and relationships ahead of financial matters.
- Integrity Matters – We believe that integrity and truth matter. We believe we need to conduct our business in such a way that we are “above reproach. We believe suitability and ethical practices come from placing a high value on other people and their needs before our own.
- Communication Matters – We believe that communication with our client partners builds and maintains the trust that is necessary for business relationships to reach their full potential. We believe that our client partners deserve the type of communication that is frequent, timely, truthful, & relevant.
- Service Matters – We believe that good service is practical and that great service is necessary in the pursuit of business excellence. We will pursue perfection and in so doing “catch a little excellence along the way.” (Vince Lombardi)
President, Hicks & Associates Insurance Services, Inc
Debra Hicks is the president of Hicks & Associates Insurance Services, Inc. located in Glen Ellyn, Illinois and has been an established business owner in the insurance industry since 2003. Her business has been accredited with the BBB since 2006. She is also a member of the National Association of Ethics. Debra is a “Safe Money Strategist” and has helped hundreds of individuals, families and small businesses with Retirement planning, Annuities, Life Insurance with Living Benefits, Tax-free Retirement and College Funding with insurance based products.
I use education as a tool. My philosophy has always been “Knowledge Is Power”. She has been the guest speaker on numerous occasions while networking and promoting different women’s groups as well as educating women on the topic of money.
She also is an instructor for Adult Financial Education Services as well as being published in Fortune.com. Before her career in insurance, Debra spent eleven years as an Executive Recruiter in the Hi-Tech Sales and Marketing arena where she developed and built relationships with both clients and prospects around the country. Since 2009 Debra has been volunteering with DuPage PADS on the “Mission to End Homelessness” in DuPage County. She has worked as the coordinator of both the silent and live auctions for the annual “Taste of Hope” event, which is the largest fund raiser of the years.
When she is not working, she loves to go boating, play golf, travel, try new restaurants and loves to entertain. Debra lives in Glen Ellyn with her husband Russell. Most importantly, Debra’s mission is to help you avoid losing money in the Wall Street Casino, and instead help you to build your wealth safely and securely. Regardless of your financial situation, Debra can help you get on the path to financial freedom and sleep well at night.
Plan For Your Future
There is no one “best place” to put your retirement money because each individual and couple has unique requirements, different tolerances for risk, and need their money at different times. Likewise, there is no one place to keep your money that fits everyone for exactly the same reasons. Your unique circumstances must be taken into consideration if you seek to find the “most favorable place” for your retirement money. This is where we can be of service.