Kenneth Harper for NC Us Senate

Ken Harper
2022

Troubled Youth Finds Light”

Kenneth excelled in High School as Student Body President his Freshman Year and a Student-Athlete. He was recognized as a Who’s Who student for his academic achievements in US History by the recommendation of his History teacher, Charlie Aboiurjilie. In the summer of 1994, weeks from the start of his senior year in High School, his friend Craig Cole was tragically killed in an automobile accident. Kenneth’s senior year would be his worst socially and academically. He was expelled and arrested weeks away from graduation and would become a father in short order. He had a praying mother and Principle who, despite his recent fallouts, knew his character and allowed him to graduate on time. Two weeks following his High School graduation, his first daughter was born. It was then that Kenneth had to decide to either stay and father his daughter or attend college. He became a father and worked 16 hours a day to provide for his family. Within one year, he had his own storefront Kirby Vacuum Shop in Reidsville, North Carolina. 

“Entrepreneur Flare

In April of 1996, Kenneth walked in the Kirby Distributorship of Roger and Carl Roberts. Having no previous sales experience, within 13 months, Kenneth had earned his own Kirby Area Distributorship in Reidsville, North Carolina. His Kirby career expanded across a decade. He won over 30 trips and many Kirby accolades. Kenneth’s years spent door-knocking taught him how to connect with the spirit of his fellow man. It taught him how to listen to their needs and find practical solutions for his customers. Kirby gave Kenneth an opportunity, and he took advantage of it. (What opportunity?). The first time Kenneth flew on an airplane, cruised on a ship, and stayed in a 5-star hotel resulted from knocking on doors and selling vacuums door-to-door to North Carolinians. 

Kenneth Business Growth”

After mastering a successful salesman’s skills, Kenneth decided to pursue different routes in the sales industry. He began to work in Manufactured Housing and then became a Housing Consultant for Fleetwood, Ted Parker, and Tucker Homes. He went on to sell double wide and single wide houses to hard-working North Carolinians all over the state. Kenneth tried his hand in the Automotive Industry and became a top Sales Consultant with Saturn, Saab, and Hummer. In six months, he was recognized as employee of the month by the General Manager. Following over a decade of chasing his dreams for his family, he felt a void in his life and began searching for the next step on his journey. 

Financial Trouble Knocking”

Kenneth felt frustration in his life due to not having a college degree and his blemished record. Several opportunities evaded him. He was also struggling with understanding the tax code. He earned significant money in KIRBY. However, he had very little to show for it. Kenneth had a wife and three daughters. He did not possess life insurance, a will, or investments. Comprehending how the financial system truly worked was tenuous, at best. Then one day, he made an appointment with a Primerica Insurance Agent. After explaining his financial situation and tax problems to the agent, the agent introduced him to a tax professional. Kenneth informed the tax professional of an IRS debt of $8000. The tax professional helped Kenneth understand how to do all of the correct calculations. To his surprise, Kenneth learned he did not owe the IRS $8000 but that the IRS owed him $10,000. This moment changed Kenneth’s life. Shortly after this, he decided he wanted to be an Ambassador for Financial Literacy to prevent what happened to him from happening to many others. He became an Insurance agent and started protecting families and teaching them financial concepts. 

Family History (his point of bittersweetness) 

In 1997, Kenneth redirected his life to Christ and married his first wife, the mother of three of his daughters. It was a marriage filled with happiness yet highly challenging circumstances. Following nineteen years of marriage, they decided to divorce. Shortly after his divorce, Kenenth met his second wife. They discovered they were better friends than they were husband and wife, and after 18 short months got a divorce. Kenenth packed his bags and headed south to Lawrenceville, Georgia. At this point, Kenenth felt like a moral failure to his children, parents, and himself. Sometime later, he was riding down the street in Georgia, and Kenneth felt the presence of the Lord instructing him to go to Haverty’s Furniture store. Initially, he protested as he did not have money to buy furniture. However, this impression persisted. He heard the voice say to him, “Be nice.” As Kenneth walked into the store, a Sales Consultant named Sarah greeted him, and he was immediately head over heels for her. The next day they went on a six-hour date and a year later got married. Sarah has one daughter. They currently have a blended family of four young women and are welcoming their first grandchild. With such dynamic family history, Kenneth truly understands what it means to experience God’s grace. 

Experience

PRIMERICA

·2006-2012
·District Leader 2006
·Division Leader 2006
·Regional 2006
·Regional Vice President 2010
Primerica Awards
·Trophy’s Plaques Trips
·Top 5 Base Shop Legal Protection Plans
·Grande Lakes-2008, JW Marriott, Orlando, FL ·Seize the Bay, San Francisco, CA -2008
·Million in Training MIT-Chateau Elan- GA 2010 ·Double Digit Recruiter- 2007
·Top Recruiter GA – Ranked #16 in the State
·RVP Georgia Dome, Atlanta 2011
·New RVP- Freedom Builders Blitz-Puerto Rico 2011

 

HARPCO BENEFITS ALLIANCE INC

• Helping Americans Resolve Problems & Creating Opportunities – 2014
• Currently- 25 million of Life Insurance In forced for families spread across the United States

• Top 100 Agent- Alliance 2016
• 11th Annual Alliance Group – Sales Conference • The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay, Ca May 5-9, 2019
• 13th Annual Alliance Group- Sales Conference April 24-28, 2019
• Ring Earner 2019
• Top Producer- December 2018

 

WESTERN-SOUTHERN FINANCIAL GROUP

·Ranked #1 Staff Manager 2013 Division C Legion ·Ranked #2 in 41 States in New Business and placed Life Production
·Division Office Record with Staff placing 107 Life Insurance policies in one week.

 

COMMUNITY BOARD

·Treasurer/Board Chairman – Sherri Denese Jackson Foundation, 2016-2017
·America Cancer Society- Real Men Wear Pink, Atlanta 2017, GA – Raised $22,000 for Breast Cancer – Finished 2nd Place

·Board Member – Head Up For Our Youth, 2015- 2018
·Member – High Point – Chamber Of Commerce, 2015

·Board Member – Rainbow Push Atlanta, 2019 ·National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Community Service 2016
·Welfare Reform Liaison Project, Community Service 2016-2018

·Salvation Army Re-entry Program, Winston Salem, 2015
·Speaker for Forsyth Middle College, 2015 ·Featured in Huami Magazine, July 2015 ·Supported Rainbow Push Coalition – Citizenship Education Fund

Community

 MASK UP Campaign 2020 October

Greg Commander Peace Academy

·Providing COVID-19

Information Seminars for Business Owners-PPP loans Information; Employee Unemployed Insurance.

Updated Bulletins For North Carolina Insurance Customers via Insurance Commissioner
The Baton Of Economic Justice – REAL 1100 AM – Politics, Economics, and Social themes Radio Show-Launched in 2019 in Atlanta, GA

HARPCO sponsored- 20th Annual Creating Opportunity Conference/Rainbow Push Coalition & Citizenship Education Fund/19th Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit. 21st Push on Wall street Economic Summit Rainbow Coalition

2nd & 3rd Annual HEADS UP for The Youth back to school rally Motivational Speaker
Self-Help Group in Kernersville, NC a Chapter of the MS Society ·Community Black Tie Event: For Food Insecurity, Community Service Awards

African-American National Multiple Sclerosis Society Conference
·The Hive 2.0 Featured Panelist subject “Business Risk Management” Entrepreneurship Empowerment Event in Washington D.C.

·Dan River Prison Work Farm – Welfare Reform Liaison Project- Featured Guest 2016-2017 ·CASWELL Correctional Center – Financial Literacy w/ Program Coordinators Greg Commander & Charlette Mans

·High Point Chamber OF Commerce ·HARPCO Client Appreciation Night -Greensboro Grasshoppers
·Guest Speaker at Blythe Elementary School- Graduating Class June 2016 ·HEADS UP For Our Youth Financial Literacy 101 -May 2016

·Lemons Sprouts- Financial Literary Class- March 2016
·Cone Health-Health Fair: Diabetes Underwriting Workshop- Nov 2015 ·Forsyth Middle College: Talk with Middle School Students about Financial services- September 25, 2015

·High Point Chamber Event Woman’s Luncheon
·Winston-Salem Salvation Army- Re- entry Program Financial Literacy Presentation

TGK Athletics -July 2015

Accomplishments

BUSINESS ACCOMPLISHMENTS

KIRBY

·Silver “15” Medallion ·2nd Emerald Medallion ·3rd Medallion
·4th Medallion

·5th Diamond Medallion ·$1,000 a week Club

 

LEGAL SHIELD

·Director (2001)
·Manager (2001)
·Senior Associate (2001)
·Prepaid Legal – Top Producer 2005 ·Certified Pre-Paid Legal Small Business Plan Associate

 

INSURANCE

·Appointment Licenses
·NC Insurance License – August 2006 ·Active NC, GA, FL, MS
·Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
·Registered principle -Passes Series 26 (2008)
·Registered Representative – Passed Series 6, 63 (2007)
·Previous held Non-Re
Issued By DOI (AL, VA
NY, NJ, CA, OH, SC, MD, DC,

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