OUR TEAM

Ashley Brady, CIC

Vice-President, Principal Agent

Phone: 843-423-1212

Fax: 843-423-3955

Mr. Ashley Brady, Vice-President and principal agent, is a life-long resident of the City of Marion and grew up in the family-owned agency. He is a 1989 graduate of Francis Marion University and was licensed in Property & Casualty the same year. He earned his Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) designation in 2002. He joined the SC Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers Board in 2002 and served as Chairman during 2012-2013 term. Presently, he serves as the National Director of the SC Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers.


Ashley’s community involvement includes serving as President of Marion Rotary Club, past President (twice) of the Marion Chamber of Commerce, Historic Marion Revitalization Association, and Pee Dee Academy Board of Directors. He was Scout Master with Boy Scouts Troop #708 for 25 years and has hiked Philmont Scout Ranch on three occasions with Scouts from Marion. He currently serves as the Mayor for the City of Marion.

Ruth Brady

President

Phone: 843-423-1212

Fax: 843-423-3955

The youngest of seven children, Mrs. Ruth was raised on a farm in Centenary, S.C. She began working for First Charter in 1955 while a junior in high school after her older sister, who worked for the company, mentioned the company needed a part-time employee. After graduation, she continued to work for First Charter full-time and was able to purchase the agency in 1982. The business thrived under her leadership, and she was able to purchase two additional agencies and add real estate to the list of services. Her love for her customers and business continues as she is still actively working at First Charter.

William Brady

Rentals, Real Estate Broker-in-Charge

Phone: 843-423-1212

Fax: 843-423-3955

Better known as Brady, serves as the Broker-in-Charge and handles sales and property management for First Charter.


Brady, a US Navy veteran, met Ruth Richardson while stationed in Charleston, SC in 1958. After his military enlistment concluded, he began a career in finance. The family moved back to Marion, SC in 1966 where he worked in the textile industry until 1983. Since then, Brady has been leading the real estate business at First Charter.

Abby Calder

Real Estate Agent

Direct Phone: 843-245-8225

Phone: 843-423-1212

Fax: 843-423-3955

Abby is a real estate agent and manages First Charter’s real estate listings. As a resident of Marion for over 30 years, she is knowledgeable about the area, and can help you find the perfect home for you and your family.


If you are selling or buying a property, contact Abby for all of your real estate needs.

For current real estate listings, visit
www.firstcharterco.com

Shelley Sarvis, CISR

Personal Insurance CSR

Phone: 843-423-1212

Fax: 843-423-3955

Shelley specializes in personal lines and is licensed to write Property & Casualty, Life, and Accident insurance. She began her career with First Charter in 1999 and has over 20 years of insurance experience. Shelley is also First Charter’s office manager.


A native of Marion, Shelley is very active in her community. She has served in leadership roles in various community organizations such as the Historic Marion Revitalization Association (Board member and past President) and ACS Relay for Life. When not assisting customers or volunteering, she enjoys spending time outdoors gardening or running, and enjoying events in her hometown.

Shannon Graham

Personal Insurance CSR

Phone: 843-423-1212

Fax: 843-423-3955

Shannon joined First Charter in 2007 and has over 10 years in the insurance industry. She specializes in Personal Insurance such as home, auto, boats and recreational vehicles.


When she’s not in the office assisting customers, Shannon enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and cheering on the Carolina Gamecocks.

Joey Powell

Commercial Insurance CSR

Phone: 843-423-1212

Fax: 843-423-3955

Joey started working part-time at First Charter in 2007 and became a full-time Agent in January 2010 while working on his degree in Business Administration from Coker College. He specializes in Commercial Lines, but can also assist clients with Personal Lines Insurance. He obtained his Property and Casualty License in 2009, and Business Administration Degree in 2012.


In his spare time, Joey enjoys church, family, and community service. He and his family attend Mullins First Baptist Church. His family time is always busy with a wife and three young daughters, two of which have the same birthday! He is a member of the Marion-Mullins Rotary Club (past President), Marion County United Fund (President), past member of Marion Foxtrot (CFO), Eagle Scout, and past Assistant Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop #708.

Ginny Woodhouse

Receptionist

Phone: 843-423-1212

Fax: 843-423-3955

Ginny began working for First Charter in 2013, but her experience with the insurance industry dates back to 1967 with Allstate Insurance on Long Island, NY. She is the office receptionist and assists clients with questions and payments.

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