900 Ashwood Parkway
A 3rd generation native of Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. V. Thomas Purcell, fondly known as Tom, grew up with an entrepreneurial spirit. Mr. Purcell worked his way through college, earning a Business Degree from Georgia State University. He went on to work in the pharmaceutical industry. His recognitions and accomplishments include Rookie of the Year in sales, and promotions to District Manager and Area Manager.
Upon returning to Atlanta in 1991, Mr. Purcell joined the Atlanta agency as a Sales Manager. It was here at Ashford Advisors that Mr. Purcell realized his dream of becoming a business owner. In 1999, Mr. Purcell became a co-General Agent with his longtime friend, Leonard Taylor. In 2006, he became the sole General Agent.
Professionally, Tom holds the designations of Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®) and Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®). He is an active member in the Atlanta chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and the General Agents and Managers Association
As a leader in this industry, a successful businessman and entrepreneur, Tom is a passionate believer in helping others and started the Ashford foundation, an organization whose goal is to support causes and allocate resources important to or affecting the families in our firm. These causes range from Hospice Atlanta to Paul Anderson Youth Homes to the National MS Society and the 3 Day Walk Benefiting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure to Faith in Practice. In 2008, the Ashford Foundation was honored to support over twenty different charities.
Tom is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and currently lives in Dunwoody. He and his wife, June, have been married for over 35 years. They are members of Dunwoody United Methodist Church. Within the community, Tom is a member of Dunwoody Country Club and the Ravinia Club, where he is on the Board of Governors. He is an avid golfer and a past tennis player. He and his wife have a grown daughter, Emily. Mr. Purcell is known for his commitment to recruiting, his hands-on approach to leadership, and his motivating stories, as well as his undying loyalty to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
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