Born and raised in Macon, Elliot Coplin and his family moved to Atlanta when he was 13 and were quickly immersed in the Jewish community in Sandy Springs.
He is the regional vice president for Midland National Life Insurance Company and covers the state of Georgia, working with independent insurance advisors and financial planners to open opportunities for them and their clients for life insurance protection, living benefits planning and retirement income solutions.
Through BBYO, school and sports programs, American Jewish Committee’s ACCESS young adults committee and a number of other local programs, Coplin made close Jewish friends after moving to Atlanta.
“With such a thriving Jewish community here in Atlanta, the opportunities for social growth, business development and family enjoyment are more apparent than ever,” he said. “We are so lucky to live and work in this area.”
He attended the University of Georgia, where he studied risk management and insurance and was in the fraternity AEPI, through which he made lifelong friends.
He and his wife Shelley live in Dunwoody and have an 8-year-old son and a 5-year-old daughter.
“We love the fact that we are so close to the Marcus Jewish Community Center for school, activities and summer camp,” Coplin said. “Our children have made such great friends there, and knowing our children are safe and comfortable at such an amazing Jewish facility is something that makes our family very proud.”
The Coplins belong to Congregation B’nai Torah where they appreciate their fellow families, rabbis and the commitment to teaching children Jewish values and history.
“What we are currently building as a community is a Jewish foundation that will pay huge dividends for the next generation,” Coplin said. “It is an amazing time to be a part of such a thriving Jewish community here in Atlanta and I am excited for the future of our children as they will have so many opportunities to succeed.”