Robert "Rob" J Powell III, ChFC®, CLU
After nearly 40 years in the life insurance and financial services industry in eastern North Carolina, Rob still enjoys his work. Throughout his time in the business Rob has always appreciated that diversity comes in many different flavors and the things that make people happy are the same way. He is grateful for the opportunity to see people enjoy what they do and values the relationships that he is able to build.
For Rob the best part of the job is finding out the dreams and goals of his friends and clients and doing his best to play a part in making them come true. This profession allows him the opportunity to become close with clients and have conversations with them that no one else has.
Rob graduated from Davidson College and earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina. He is a Chartered Life Underwriter and a Chartered Financial Consultant. In 1976, he moved to Greenville, North Carolina and joined the Equitable Financial Companies. From 1978 until 1982, he served as that company's district manager for the northeastern part of North Carolina.
His articles about financial planning and insurance have been published in the Life Association News, Life Insurance Selling, California Brokerage, and the Florida Life Underwriters magazine. Rob has been recognized by various companies for high production levels as well as being honored for consistent, long-term service to his community and to the industry.
Rob's past community service includes President, Greenville Noon Rotary Club; Chairman, St. Peter's School Advisory Board; President, Greenville Swim Club; President, Pitt-Greenville Soccer Association; President of New Directions (Pitt County Family Violence Center) and a member of the Advisory Board of St. Catherine's School in Richmond, Virginia.
Outside of work Rob enjoys being outdoors and with family and friends. He has been married to his wife, Clarine, for more than 45 years. They are the parents of four adult children, one of whom is Rob’s business associate. Rob and Clarine like to cook, travel, collect art, and spend time with family that lives close to them in Greenville. Additionally, their travels include trips to Charleston, South Carolina to visit two of their sons and Jackson, Mississippi to visit their daughter.