910-452-9877 ext. 206
During his first few years as owner and President, Bennie Sheally has shaped Sheally Insurance into a nimble, growth-oriented agency serving Wilmington and the surrounding community. As an entrepreneur and a family man, Bennie lives his belief that community is about good business and protecting our families.
Bennie has implemented new technologies and innovative business strategies that have enabled this 40 year-old agency to be more responsive to our clients, ensuring our clients get the best coverage at the best possible price. Working closely with our team of dedicated agents, he puts this agency's values into practice every day.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Sheally Insurance Group family.
910-452-9877 ext. 3204
I was born and raised right here in Wilmington, NC, and I love everything about our great city. From the salty breezes to the shops and cobblestone streets of Historic Downtown, I just can’t get enough of what Eastern North Carolina has to offer.
Growing up, I spent a lot of time farming land with my grandparents in Kelly, NC. As an adult, I spent a few years with New Hanover Medical and GE before I found my home in the insurance industry. It’s been 20 great years and I continue to enjoy the opportunity to help protect my clients' most valuable possessions. From your home to your life, I can provide the coverage you need through Sheally Insurance Group.
The greatest love of my life is my husband Kendall, and together we live life to the fullest. We enjoy spending time with our wonderful family and friends and our chocolate lab, Keson. I love meeting new people and learning about their lives. I welcome you to visit our office so I can have the pleasure of getting to know another great person.
C. Brandon Edens
A true Wilmingtonian, born and raised, I have watched this “little town” grow to the wonderful city it is today. With the exception of my college years at NC State, I have always called the Port City home.
“Old fashioned” business ethics were instilled in me at a young age by my father and grandfather who were businessmen within our community. I still believe that a handshake is as good as any signed contract.
My professional career began in the banking industry, where I worked for 10 years and served as vice president and senior branch manager, overseeing the sales and service goals of several financial centers. In 2009 I made the switch to insurance. Specializing in health, medicare, life, and retirement planning has truly allowed me to help secure my clients most valuable assets –their families. Joining the Sheally Insurance Group in September 2013, I am excited to bring more than 15 years of insurance, financial and customer service experience to our current and future clients.
When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family. Whether it is at the soccer field watching my children play or at the beach, being active outdoors is where you will usually find me.
Erica L. Cottle
Associate Agent/Commerical Specialist
910-452-9877 ext. 109
I have resided all over the state of NC and pride myself on being a true North Carolinian. From my first serving job at a small BBQ restaurant to today, I have always made great customer service my top priority.
I find it humorous that we attend college and get numerous degrees just to circle back to this realization – If you provide a service that people need, in a way that sets you apart from the competition, those good people will take care of you and spread the word.Fortunately, we have multiple offices and great staff members who share this sentiment.
I have grown with Sheally Insurance from its inception and was actually the group’s first employee. WOW, how time flies!
Those who know me, know I’m highly motivated, innovative, spirited, goal-oriented and truly do love all things insurance. My passion, however, is business insurance and commercial portfolio management. I love “stump your agent” challenges that keep me knowledgeable and on my toes. With that being said, this industry is always evolving and changing with the times, and I love a good challenge. When I am not hard at work, you will find me enjoying family and the outdoors. Let me know how I can help!
As a Life & Health Specialist with Sheally Insurance Group, I bring my extensive experience protecting our client’s and their most valuable asset – their families! With more than eight years in the business, I have a vast knowledge of that side of the industry. Along with proficiency in life and health insurance, I am also licensed in property and casualty insurance to protect the things that you have worked hard for.
After graduating from Florida State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Bachelors degree in Real Estate, I moved to Wilmington, N.C. I have always said behind every good man there is a better woman, and my better-half, Meggan, is an amazing wife. We welcomed our first child last year and could not be more excited to start our family here.
Not only am I protecting my family, but I am here to protect yours as well. Please do not hesitate to come by the office and say hello. I am always available to review your current policies or feel free to call me with any questions or concerns.
I was born in Baltimore, MD, but spent most of my childhood just outside Chicago in Naperville, I.L. In 1990, I moved to Wilmington to attend UNCW, where I earned a degree in marketing. During my time at UNCW, I played rugby and am still heavily involved with fundraisers and alumni events for UNCW Rugby.
After graduation, I worked in the furniture industry, traveling the world, specializing in sales and marketing. I joined Sheally Insurance Group in 2010 and now focus on commercial and personal line policies. Traveling far less than I used to, I am able to spend more time with my wife Erin and our two children, Hogan and Quinn. I love coaching both of my children’s soccer teams. When we are not playing sports, we enjoy the beach and spending time with our friends.
Please don’t hesitate to give me a call so I can assist you in protecting your business, home, and auto. I look forward to earning your trust and business.
I moved to Wilmington when I was 18 to attend UNCW and never left. I truly enjoy coastal living and all that it.
I started my career in the mortgage industry right after college. When the opportunity arose six years ago to become an insurance agent, I jumped on such an exciting opportunity. I am well-versed in all products of insurance, but my specialty is homeowner’s insurance. Over the years, I have built great relationships with local mortgage brokers and real estate agents, which makes purchasing home insurance as painless and streamlined as possible. I enjoy meeting new people all the time and I love helping first-time home buyers and people moving to our area. I am always available and love to help.
Life & Health Specialist
I was raised in Norwalk, CT, and graduated from Norwalk High School in 1972 with an emphasis in music and math. I earned my degree in music education from University of Tampa in 1976. While at school, my activities centered around marching band, percussion ensemble, concert band, jazz band, university choir and madrigal singers.
After graduation, I moved to Fort Worth, TX, where played for a Christian Theatre Group and church worship bands, and taught percussion privately in the surrounding school systems.
Fort Worth is also where I met my wife of 34 years. Together we raised 6 wonderful children and are now blessed with 4 beautiful grand children.
In 1992, we relocated to my wife’s hometown of Wilmington, NC. I now enjoy watching my 15- and 12-year-old boys playing travel soccer and foster twin 5-year-old girls.
For more than 16 years, I worked as a loan officer in Wilmington’s mortgage industry. I made the move to the insurance industry about 3 years ago. My specialty is Life, Long-term Care, Health Care, Medicare Supplements and Retirement Protection.
I am committed to serving your specific needs with care and integrity.
I was born and raised in the tropical island of Puerto Rico and am a bilingual licensed Agent. I moved to Wilmington in 2002. I am a proud parent of three boys –Jonuel, Adrian Jr., and Hector. I began my career in insurance in 2005 and joined Sheally Insurance Group in January, 2015. I enjoy Zumba and love to spend time with my family and friends. Please don't hesitate to call me at any time with any insurance need.
My wife Lana and I recently moved to Wilmington from Burlington, where we raised our two daughters.
Though I am a relatively new member of the Wilmington community, I have worked in the financial services industry for almost 20 years. My career began at AG Edwards and Sons where I worked as an investment broker until they were acquired by another company.
I believe a financial specialist should determine the financial needs of his clients and match these needs with the various available products and securities.
I have truly enjoyed my move to Wilmington and my work with Nationwide Securities and the Sheally Insurance Group.
910-452-9877 ext. 207
I began my insurance career in 2003 and joined Sheally Insurance Group in 2009. I specialize in the personal lines of insurance and am committed to providing excellent customer service to our clients while working as an account manager and customer service representative.
I was raised in Snow Hill, NC. Among my most proud accomplishments is my wonderful son Darian. I try to maintain a healthy balance between work and leisure, so when I'm not working, I enjoy reading and spending time with family and friends. Please feel free to call me anytime for all of your insurance needs. I am more than happy to help!
910-452-9877 ext 101
I am a native of North Carolina and have called Wilmington home since 2006, when I joined the Nationwide family.
I have two now-grown sons – one in Charlotte and one in Kentwood, MI. I must say, I am looking forward to becoming a grandmother in the near future.
My hobbies include family time, social media, community events and photography. I am customer-service driven and truly care about our clients. It gives me great pleasure to be a part of the Sheally Insurance Group.