Who We Are
RST provides regular weekday classes along with weekend classes for your convenience. Upon completion of our intensive training program, we are sure you will pass the insurance licensing examination on the first attempt, We Guarantee It! Our course and instructors are approved and authorized by the Georgia State Department of Insurance. Our instructors have over 100 years of industry and training experience.
We also have been instrumental in developing thousands of sales people, service representatives and adjusters to prepare for new and exciting careers in the insurance, risk management and financial service industries. RST prepares candidates for Limited Sub Agent certification requirements, Agents and Claims Adjuster's Property & Casualty, Life, Accident & Sickness, Variable Products and Series 6 & 63 examinations.
Ronald S. Thomas
Chief Executive Officer/President
Ronald S. Thomas is currently the Chief Executive Officer/President of R.S. Thomas Training Associates, Inc. Mr. Thomas’ career has span more than 38 years beginning as a Personal Lines and Commercial & Marine Underwriter with Reliance Insurance Company in Dallas, TX. His professional affiliations include three-term past President and current Board of Directors member for the Atlanta Association of Insurance Professionals (AAIP), American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and Society of Insurance Trainers and Educators (SITE).
Wanda Gurley Thomas
Vice President, Business Development
Wanda Gurley Thomas is currently the Vice President of Business Development for R. S. Thomas Training Associates, Inc., a professional management and development consulting firm, located in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to this position Mrs. Thomas served as the Executive Director for the National 8(a) and Small Disadvantaged Business Association, Inc. (Formerly, Region IV 8(a) Contractors Association, Inc.), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
Vision & Mission
- To provide a quality and value added menu of training solutions with measurable results.
Our Values and Convictions:
- Striving for excellence in all that we do
- Being good stewards in all that we do
- Being accountable for all that we do
- Embracing the positive aspects of change
- Adapting to changes in all that we do
- Fostering team-work in all that we do
- Embracing the power of communication
- Accepting diversity of inputs and ideas
RS Thomas Training Associates, Inc. was started in 1984, by its sole proprietor Ronald S. Thomas in Atlanta, GA. The business was initially established on a part-time basis with training classes conducted two weekends per month. By 1987, RS Thomas Training Associates had expanded to a full time operation. For the next few years, Mr. Thomas continued to utilize outside training facilities for his classes. In 1994, the business and reputation grew that required a larger training facility and its present location was acquired.
The company started with a customer base in the insurance industry. This included pre-licensing courses, continuing education and professional development training. RS Thomas Training Associates is in the process of actively crossing industry lines by developing non-traditional markets in the public and private sector.Over the coming years, opportunity to expand into the banking industry to provide customers with a one-stop shopping service for total financial planning (i.e. banking, insurance and investments) will be identified. The emergence of the financial industries is expected to continue into the new millennium. The company is poised to exploit this tremendous opportunity.
The 3000 square feet office and training facilities headquarter is located at 1000 Circle 75 Parkway, NW, Suite 005 in Atlanta, GA. There is designated free parking for our customers, ample eatery locations, a major mall, and host of shopping locations. This location is very convenient and accessible. Although this is highly congested traffic area it is a major business sector of Atlanta.