Jimmy Youell is a native of Oklahoma and graduated from the University of Oklahoma. After graduation he completed his military training and has an honorable discharge as a 1st Lieutenant from the US Army, Artillery Branch. Jimmy entered the Life Insurance industry and was in management with The Travelers and The Hartford Life Insurance companies for eight years. He then went out on his own and built a Life and Employee Benefits agency in Tulsa, OK. He also was securities licensed and worked with a group affiliated with an Independent Broker Dealer. He is past president of The Tulsa Association of Life Underwriters, and The Tulsa Association of Chartered Life Underwriters. Jimmy and his wife Sheryl are now residents of Highlands, NC and live at Highlands Falls Country Club. They have a son and daughter and ten grandchildren.