Leadership Team

Executive Vice President

Fred Claghorn

Fred was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the small town of Gwynedd Valley. He attended Chestnut Hill Academy K -12, and remains friends with most of his class of 50 students. After high school, he attended the College of Charleston where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. He worked full-time at the Charleston Crab House where he learned at an early age the importance of hard work and customer service.

After graduating with a degree in Corporate Communications, he joined the insurance field where he worked for 2 years, focusing on retirement needs. He quickly realized the value of sound financial planning and that the needs of his clients extended far beyond insurance. He obtained his securities license in order to more effectively fulfill their goals. Through his hard work, Fred was ranked in the top 5% of his peers for 10 straight years.

Throughout his career he trained hundreds of insurance agents & financial professionals (both newly licensed and veteran reps) around needs based selling and advanced planning concepts. He helped launch Good Life IA, which is a top-notch Insurance Marketing Organization (IMO) designed to bring value to high producing financial professionals and insurance producers around the nation.

In today’s ever-changing financial world, he is committed to professional development and has fulfilled the necessary extensive training required to obtain the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ® designation.

When time allows, he can be found with a fishing rod in hand, exploring the waterways of the beautiful place he calls home with his wife Melissa and their three young children.

Director of Insurance/National Trainer

Andy Hoffman

Andrew was born in Charleston, West Virginia, but has spent most of his life in the Carolinas. His family moved to Charlotte, NC, at an early age where his parents and siblings still reside. During high school, he was very active in the student council and athletics where he lettered in basketball and soccer. After graduating high school, Andrew attended and graduated from Appalachian State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Communication. Andrew is married to his long time sweetheart and wife of 4 years, Casey.

Andy began his financial services career in 2000, specializing in helping Baby Boomers and business owners transition into retirement. For the last 15 years of his career Andrew has trained and developed insurance agents & other financial professionals to succeed in the industry, while working with a Fortune 500 Company. Holistic Planning through a proper needs assessment has always been part of his business model with a focus on Medicare Supplements, LTC & Life sales as a door opener to meet new clients and referrals. In 2009, Andrew was promoted to Branch Manager of a local insurance agency and managed over 55 agents and two offices located in Charleston and Hilton Head, SC. As many know they don’t give top offices away, so he was given one of the lowest ranked branches in the country and successfully built it to top 50 in the country within 5 years. In 2011 he also obtained a Series 7 & 66, fully understanding that in order to truly participate in holistic planning portfolio management must be incorporated.

Andy will serve as an Executive Trainer and In-house Advanced Case Manager, helping with advisor training needs around specific product lines or case design & implementation.

National Support Specialist

Bridget Grossman

Bridget joined GLIA as the National Support Specialist in 2019 with a focus on the needs of advisors and insurance agents. Bridget is a Charleston, SC native and received her Bachelors in Corporate Communications while attending the College of Charleston. She began her career in early childhood development, managing local childcare facilities, before shifting to business administration and support in the insurance & financial services space. For the past 5 years, she has been a Branch Office Administrator (BOA) with a publicly traded firm where she specialized in the claims process, recruiting, training and all aspects of agent & advisor support. In her free time, Bridget enjoys spending time with her husband and identical twin boys, preferably at the beach, pool or Panthers game.

Principal

Conor Delaney

Conor Delaney founded The Good Life Companies in 2012 after seeing a gap in the marketplace for successful advisors that wanted a turn-key solution to support their independent financial advisory practice. Mr. Delaney, along with his partner Courtnie Nein, began developing procedures, products, and support which became the foundation for the offering at Good Life today. Prior to that, he served as both a financial advisor and branch manager for Waddell & Reed Financial Services since 2005. He graduated from Alvernia University, Reading, Pennsylvania, with degrees in Accounting and in Business Management. Mr. Delaney was a graduate of Red Bank Catholic High School, Red Bank, New Jersey.

After losing his father prematurely while in high school, Mr. Delaney entered the financial services industry full time as a sophomore in college, obtaining both his securities registrations and insurance licenses while remaining a full-time student and NCAA athlete. He began his private practice first before eventually joining Courtnie Nein in 2007, beginning a successful partnership that led the team to found Good Life Financial Advisors, giving them the ability to do more for their current and future clients, while also creating the opportunity to roll out a national platform that is intuitively designed to accommodate successful advisors who share in the same desire – serving their clients, community and family.

Mr. Delaney was also the driver behind creating Good Life Advisors, the Advisor Owned RIA. Again noticing a demand in the marketplace, a specialized model was created which afforded independent IAR’s the ability to own a piece of the RIA instead of just utilizing the RIA for the compliance services. He believes his responsibility is not just to oversee a company that delivers a great product to advisors looking to go independent, but also to help create more wealth for the advisor team by developing new assets and ideas for the firm. He believes in creating jobs and opportunity in communities around the country. To execute on this large responsibility, Mr. Delaney has surrounded himself with an executive team that includes veteran industry professionals and people with a long-established track history of building great companies in various marketplaces in the country.

Delaney married his college sweetheart, Liz, in 2008. They have four children: Blake Seraphina, Rhys Brian, Elena Rae and Boston James. They enjoy distance running as a family and spending time with their brothers, sister, and nieces in New Jersey. Delaney is also a volunteer board member at the YMCA, and an active participant in the Lions Club, Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and the Alvernia Alumni Association.

Personal Lines Consultant, Licensed Insurance Agent

Greg Watson

Born & raised in SC. BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from USC 1988. 5 yrs Active Duty USMC. 18 years State Trooper, SC Highway Patrol, retired 2013. Retired from USMC Reserve 2016. Married, 3 children. Moved to Wilmington, NC in 2018. With Allstate until Dec 2019. Joined Bluewater Jan 2020 and GoodLife Feb 2020.

M.B.A, AIF® – GLIA P&C Director of Insurance & Commercial Lines, Licensed Insurance Agent

Tiffany Grammer-Newlin

Tiffany was born and raised in Carteret County, NC. After graduating from West Carteret High School, she attended Meredith college for 2 years, before transferring to ECU and graduating with a B.S.B.A in Finance. After graduation, she began bartending and managing restaurants where she learned the value of great customer service and dedication. While she continued working full-time in the hospitality field, she decided to further her education with a MBA from ECU.

Tiffany took her customer service and management experience to the banking industry where she learned she wanted to further develop her relationships with her clients and help them pursue their financial goals through personalized planning. She understands that comprehending and understanding financial markets and decisions can be intimidating, so she values explaining and teaching the importance of financial choices.

Tiffany moved back to Morehead City in 2008, where she currently resides with her husband, two-year-old son, and loving pup. When she is not at the office or meeting with clients, you can find her chasing her son and spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys learning, traveling, boating, and her guilty indulgence is Cherry Coke Zero and Doritos.