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Woody Merry entered the financial services industry in 1975 with the Life Insurance Company of Georgia. In 1980, he became a financial professional with Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York (MONY). He served as agency manager from 1983-1986. In 1986, Mr. Merry gave up management to work independently representing MONY. The primary focus of his practice encompasses retirement planning, employee benefit planning, pensions, profit sharing plans, and deferred compensation plans, both qualified and non-qualified.

Mr. Merry has been the recipient of numerous sales achievement awards as well as being a consistent qualifier and life member of the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table. He has been an instructor of financial and retirement workshops at Augusta State University and has been a keynote speaker in various clubs and organizations. He successfully completed continuing education campus courses at the University of Southern California, the University of Alabama, and the University of Notre Dame in areas of personal and busness insurance, pension and retirement planning. He was also an instructor for the Life Underwriter Training Council in Augusta for personal and business insurance, which was training for professionals new to the industry.

Mr. Merry has been a member or held an office with the following associations: the Augusta Chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (member since 1975), the Exchange Club of Richmond County, the St. Joseph Hospital Development Council, Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Board Member, Red Carpet Tour Chairman, Augusta Showcase Chairman, Leadership Augusta graduate, the Sunshine Foundation and Augusta Players.

The MONY Group, Inc. was acquired by Equitable Financial, Inc. in July 2004.

Woody Merry has earned the Retirement Planning Specialist (RPS) title. The Retirement Planning Specialist title is awarded by Equitable Advisors, based upon the Financial Professional's (FP) receipt of a Certificate in Retirement Planning from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. In a collaboration between the Wharton School and Equitable Advisors' affiliated life insurance carrier, coursework for the certificate was developed exclusively for Equitable Advisors FPs, and the title may be used only by FPs who have completed the required coursework and maintain the title through ongoing continuing education requirements. To verify that an FP has earned and holds the title in good standing, contact us at atretirement@equitable.com. Complaints about an Equitable Advisors FP should be directed to customer.relations@equitable.com.

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