Serving The Federal Employee Community
Alexis Jones brings to Retirement Benefits Institute over 30 years of experience in federal employee benefits programs. During her career with two dynamic federal agencies, she had an opportunity to develop and present in-depth federal retirement briefings for the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) including health (FEHB) and life insurance (FEGLI), Thrift Savings Program (TSP), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP), and Social Security/Medicare benefits for thousands of employees.
Alexis is retired now, and enjoying her new life with her faithful companion (dog), Amber, in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina. In 1987, she began a second career as a Federal Retirement Benefits Educator providing briefings to employees and their spouses at federal agencies throughout the U.S. Critiques of her seminars often include accolades on her depth of knowledge, and her ability to explain retirement benefits in a language that is easy to understand. She embraces life and gets excited when she finds herself helping other feds learn and understand more about the benefits of working for Uncle Sam. She loves to travel to new places, and is constantly drawn back to the idea that she may someday “live at the beach, watching the waves in the ocean, and seeing the sun rise or set in the water”. If you add family to that mix, life doesn’t get any better than that.
Brandon Christy holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from Macon State College, and has continued his professional career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) as well as a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS). A designation held only by CPAs that have completed additional financial planning benchmarks. Brandon has spent the last eight years assisting individuals in sound financial planning. He is a member of the Georgia Society of CPAs, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Financial Planning Association. Brandon serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors and Finance Chair at Covenant Academy located in Macon and he is also a trustee and deacon of his church.
Brandon and his wife, Cara, have three children and reside in the Macon area.
Mark Wilson holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from Mercer University. Mark had a successful career during his 21 years as an engineer which included 19 years with the federal government. He served as a Project Manager, Maintenance Operations Officer, Flight Director and managed employees in both the Civil Service and Federal Employees Retirement Systems (CSRS and FERS). Mark is a member of Lizella Baptist Church and serves on the Stewardship Committee and men’s welcoming ministry. Mark has coordinated the Financial Peace University course at his church. At the request of a friend and Pastor, he also taught a 6 week financial course at a church in a neighboring community.
Mark and his wife Kristie have been married over 20 years. They have a daughter and a son and live in Macon, Ga. Mark enjoys the outdoors including camping, hunting and fishing.