Hollie Gandy-Donohue was raised in Dumas, Texas, graduated from Baylor University with a BBA in Management/Marketing and Finance and began her career in the Houston market.
Hollie returned to the Texas Panhandle to help care for her aging mother. She learned firsthand the challenges and financial issues seniors and their families face as Alzheimer’s progresses.
Hollie’s passion for educating and preparing people for their senior years is the foundation of her businesses. Hollie is the owner of Safe Money Solutions and Small Business Solutions in Amarillo, Texas.
She is a fully committed advocate for the Insurance & Financial Advisor community. A member of NAIFA for eighteen years, she has served as the NAIFA-Amarillo Area Local President .
Hollie is an active political advocate, hosting events for candidates to meet with local professionals, as well as lobbying our Congressmen in Washington and Legislators in Austin on issues related to consumer protection, such as the Elder Financial Protection Act and the Tax Reform & Jobs Act.
She is currently a NAIFA-Texas President Elect. Hollie serves on the NAIFA National Independent Advisor Task Force, Communications Council and as the Public Relations Chair for NAIFA-Texas. She has recently completed the NAIFA-Leadership & Life Institute (LILI).
Hollie is active in the Amarillo community with the Senior Ambassador Coalition, Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, American Heart Association, Make-a-Wish Association Chili Cook-Off, The 100 Club of the Texas Panhandle, Amarillo Businesswomen’s Network and as a Dream-Team member at Trinity Fellowship Church.
Hollie met her husband at a NAIFA Conference, which produced her marriage. Hollie is married to Rusty Donohue. They share two children (Tami Donohue Schultz and Russ Donohue) one grandchild, Madison, one new great-grandchild Avery Nicole, as well as two puppies (Daisy Mae and Inkie). Hollie & Rusty are passionate advocates for NAIFA-Texas and the local chapter. They have combined their practices with an emphasis for protecting client’s retirement futures.