Our Leadership


C. Wesley Smith, Jr. AAI, CIC


A graduate of Georgia State University with BBA degree in Risk Management and Insurance, Wesley has spent his career helping others manage risk and build their businesses. With specific expertise in Mergers & Acquisitions and Finance, Wesley loves nothing more than bringing creative, holistic solutions that help his clients grow a stronger organization. He frequently serves as a strategic advisor to clients, non-profits, and other organizations. Wesley has guided Hutchinson Traylor to historic growth and profitability during his tenure as our firm’s president.


Edward D. Smith, CIC

EXECUTIVE Vice-President

Edward attended Wake Forest University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Wayne Calloway School of Business and Accountancy. Edward is the Executive Vice-President of Hutchinson Traylor, and developer of HealthTree, a comprehensive and transparent employee benefits platform.  Advocating for and guiding employers, HealthTree sheds light on the perverse financial incentives embedded within our health system that have driven skyrocketing cost. HealthTree delivers proven results in helping employers achieve better medical outcomes for employees at a significantly lower cost.

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Michael C. Dollar

Chief operating officer

Michael attended LaGrange College where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in business management. In addition, he earned a M.B.A. from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. He is an agency Principal and serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Hutchinson Traylor. Michael oversees all operational functions of the firm. During his 13 year tenure, Hutchinson Traylor has more than quadrupled in revenue and number of employees. Michael’s stewardship and technical sophistication have contributed greatly to our firm being a multi-year recipient of the prestigious “Best Practices Agency” designation.