Darryl A. Hicks joined Equity Services, Inc. under Apogee Financial Partners in April 2022. Darryl worked for MassMutual Capstone Agency for 9 years and Morgan Stanley for almost 3 years before building on a distinguished career in both public service and the private sector. In 2010, he ran for Labor Commissioner for the state of Georgia, attracting over 1 million votes in the general elections. Prior to the election, he served as the chief of staff to the chairman of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, the largest county in Georgia. Mr. Hicks also spent more than 20 years on the management team of AGL Resources, the parent company of Atlanta Gas Light Company.
Mr. Hicks was appointed by Governor Brian Kemp to the State Ethics Commission and the Georgia Board of Used Motor Vehicle Dealers. In addition, he is currently on the board of the Fayette County Development Authority (chair), the Fayette County Board of Elections and Morris Brown College Trustee Board. He also co-founded a non-profit organization called He Ain’t Heavy Pretrial Diversion Program (for young males with low offenses) and serves on the board. He is a former chair of the board of directors of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity and was a trustee of Young Harris College. He served on the Atlanta Metropolitan College Foundation, where he served five years as its chairman, advisory council of Habitat for Humanity of Atlanta, the boards of Atlanta-based Mutual Savings Credit Union, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlanta, Future Foundation, Center for the Visually Impaired of Atlanta, and the Butler Street YMCA. He also was a member of the Atlanta Junior League Advisory Committee and has chaired the South Metro March of Dimes annual drive. President George W. Bush honored Darryl as the “Outstanding Volunteer of Georgia” in 2002.
In 2003, Darryl earned an M.B.A. in executive management from Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business while working full time at AGL Resources. The school honored him with the Brook’s Community Award for his exemplary record in the field of community service and business ethics. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia. He has earned his FINRA series 7 and 66 registrations, as well as licenses to sell Life Insurance, Accident & Sickness Insurance, and Variable Annuity products. He also has a Property and Casualty license.
Darryl offers securities in the following states:GA and NY and is insurance licensed in GA.
He and his wife Shirelle have three children and lives in Fayetteville, GA.