Our Qualifications


Kenneth S. Payne, President/CEO and  founder of American Brokerage Group. 

An Atlanta native, whose family has had roots in Georgia for generations. Kenneth graduated from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta with a major in Business and a minor in Mathematics.  Immediately after graduation, Kenneth accepted a position in New York with MONY (Mutual of New York) in their Information Systems Department. After beginning his service to his country in the Army Reserves, Kenneth returned to Atlanta in 1973 and accepted a position as sales representative with Phoenix Mutual. Soon thereafter, he launched American Brokerage Group in an effort to better serve the needs of his clients.He has taken numerous courses and attended many workshops and seminars in the areas of investments, life insurance planning, financial planning, wealth management, retirement planning, wealth accumulation, wealth preservation, estate planning and employee benefits.
On the personal side, Kenneth has a son Kenneth, Jr. and is regular worshiper and committed member at Cascade United Methodist Church. There he has served as Vice Chair of the Discipleship Ministry, member of the Men’s Usher Board and the Cascade Business Alliance. He also has served on the Board of Directors of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, as well as chaplain of the organization. One of Kenneth’s passions is giving back, and he has made significant contributions in the area of community service and has served on numerous boards and committees throughout the state of Georgia over the years.
Prior Community Service Experience
Board Member/Vice Chair  -  Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce ( 4 years)
Founding Co-Chair  -  EDUPAC (Metro Atlanta Chamber PAC)  (4 years)
Board Chair  -  Private Industry Council of Atlanta  ( 3 years)
Board Vice-Chair  -  Private Industry Council of Atlanta (2 years)
Board Member  -  Georgia Chamber of Commerce (2 years)
Board Member  - Zoo Atlanta (5 years)
Board of Advisors  -  Atlanta Area Technical School (3 years)
Board of Advisors  -  Robinson Business School at Georgia State Univ. (18 years)
Vice Chair - Finance Committee  -  Ben Hill United Methodist Church (3 years)
PTA President  -  Warren T. Jackson Elementary School ( 2 years)
Membership Chair  -  100 Black Men of Atlanta (4 years)
Chaplain  -  100 Black Men of Atlanta (4 years)
Membership Training Chair  -  100 Black Men of Atlanta
Vice Chair Discipleship Ministry  -  Cascade UMC (2 years)
Men's Usher Board  -  Cascade United Methodist Church (3 years)
President  -  H.M. Turner High Class of '65
Board Member  -  City of Atlanta Vending Review Board (3 years)
Board Member  -  Atlanta Area Technical School (3 years)