The Interview – Ginger Jackson Queener


Briefly describe yourself and what you do.

Vice President – Wealth Management UBS Financial Services, Inc.  Wealth Advisor and Partner to 75 families with a concentration in small business owners and one large nonprofit institution. I am also chairwoman of the board of the Coweta Community Foundation.

Best piece of business advice you’ve received.

Take the time to really get to know your clients.  Listen, learn and help find the solution that will make their lives easier and remember, what you do today can impact several generations.

If I had it to do over …

Law School instead of Nursing School

You are going on an extended solo trip. What three albums and three books would you take?

The Snowball – Warren Buffett

Winning – Jack Welch

Ava’s Man – Rick Bragg

Best of Patsy Cline

The Best of the Eagles

ZZ Top Eliminator

Tell us one thing about yourself that few people know

I am half Brazilian.

You are hosting a dinner party for six. What five people, living or dead, would you invite and why.

Warren Buffet – to pick his brain!

My maternal Grandfather – I never had the opportunity to meet him.

My paternal Grandmother – I never had the opportunity to meet her.

Ronald Regan – No explanation necessary.

Sir Winston Churchill – to listen to him talk about strategy and life experiences

Name an as yet unfulfilled dream

Pilot’s license and travelling to Europe.

If you weren’t doing what you are, you would be …

Estate Planning Attorney and working for a nonprofit institution

Your go-to food.

Yellow Chicken, Potatoes, Rice and Black Beans.  Brazilian Comfort Food.

Favorite movies(s)

Patton, Tombstone, Top Gun and all of the James Bond movies

Dogs or cats?

Most definitely cats…I have two and would probably have a couple more.

Your favorite quote and why

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi

I believe that we were put on this earth to help others and to take care of our neighbors.

Name something that you are extremely glad you did or accomplished

Met my Brazilian Grandmother.  My husband took me to meet her for the first time in 2010 and the missing piece of my heart was found.  She was three months shy of her 100th birthday this year and passed away. We were preparing to go visit her this year for that occasion, if I only had one more visit with her.  I also met 70 of my 1st and 2nd cousins, which was an amazing experience.

What advice would you give your younger self just starting out on their own

Listen to my mother and her advice. She is a wise woman and everything she told me was true and if you don’t you’re going to have to go to her a lot when you are older and apologize and say, “Yes Ma’am, you told me so.”

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