Darryl A. Hicks joined MassMutual Financial Group, under the Capstone Agency in October 2013. He co-foundered cRetirement Solutions in June 2014. Prior to joining MassMutual, Darryl worked for 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 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, parent company of Atlanta Gas Light Company.
Mr. Hicks currently sits on the board of directors of the Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, Atlanta Metropolitan College Foundation, after completing five years as its chairman, Fayette County Board of Elections and the chairs the Fayette County Development Authority. He is currently on the advisory board of Center for the Visually Impaired. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Previously, Hicks served on the advisory council of Habitat for Humanity of Atlanta, the boards of Atlanta-based Mutual Savings Credit Union, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlanta, 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 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, Hicks earned a M.B.A. in executive management from Georgia State University’s 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, 66, and 31 licenses, as well as licenses to sell Life Insurance, Accident & Sickness Insurance and Variable Annuity products. He also has a Property and Casualty license.
He and his wife Shirelle have three children and live in Fayetteville, GA.