Jessica Grasso attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on an athletic scholarship for field hockey. After graduating in 1995, she moved to Hamilton to be near her mother (Sue Nelson) and step-father (Rick Nelson).

Before joining The Gerald Flaherty Agency full time, she worked at State Farm Insurance in Dundas.

Jessica has attained the following licenses/designations/courses:

  • Certified Financial Planner (1999)
  • Life insurance licenses (1998/2000)
  • Intermediate (1999) tax preparation course offered by the Jacks Institute (Canada's Leading Trainer of the Tax Industry Professionals).
  • Advanced (2000) tax preparation courses offered by the Jacks Institute (Canada's Leading Trainer of the Tax Industry Professionals)
  • Canadian Securities license (2003)
  • Branch Managers Course (2005)


Previously she was on the Advocis (formerly Canadian Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors) Board of Directors for the local chapter (Greater Hamilton) as the Communications Chair (responsibilities included being the editor of their bi-monthly newsletter and selecting, organizing and running the local chapter's charity events or community involvement) and as the Treasurer. For four years she co-ran the association's annual charity golf tournament with Rick.

Jessica loves spending time with her husband, two daughters and dog. She loves watching her girls play soccer, watching NFL (she is a Raider fan!), and NCAA basketball (UNC of course!).



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